ITALY – Singer Ermal Meta, representative of Italy in the Eurovision 2018 Song Contest, was considered by the Vatican Secretariat for Communication as a “person who conveys the values of love, peace, solidarity and friendship.”
Fifth in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2018 with Fabrizio Moro, the Albanian-Italian singer Ermal Meta was considered by the Vatican Secretariat for Communication as a “person who conveys the values of love, peace, solidarity and friendship” announced the Holy See in an official communiqué. In this way, Pope Francis blessed the tour of the composer and singer who, on September 3, 2018, will receive the official parchment of the award.
Born in Fier, Albania, Fabrizio Moro moved to Italy at the age of 13, where he began his musical career.
With three previous appearances at the Festival of Sanremo, the singer and composer entered the edition of this year with Fabrizio Moro in defense of “Non mi avete fatto niente”, song that reached the victory.
Ermal Meta is an Italian singer and songwriter. He was a member of Italian bands Ameba4 and La Fame di Camilla, both of which competed in the Newcomers’ section of the Sanremo Music Festival.
After becoming a songwriter for several Italian artists, he launched his solo career, releasing two studio albums: Umano (2016) and Vietato morire (2017).
The latter peaked at number one in Italy, and was preceded by the single with the same title, which placed third in the main competition of the Sanremo Music Festival 2017, also receiving the “Mia Martini” Critics’ Prize.
In a duet with Fabrizio Moro, he won the Sanremo Music Festival 2018 with the song “Non mi avete fatto niente”, that also represented Italy during the Eurovision Song Contest, in which they came fifth with 308 points.