Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro are the winner of the prestigous Sanremo Festival in Italy. They now have the right to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, but it is not known yet if this will happen indeed.
Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro won tonight with well over 50% of the vote. Annalisa came in third and Lo Stato Sociale came in 2nd.
Lo Stato Sociale almost risked disqualification from the competition earlier in the week. There were claims of plagarism in their song. People claimed that their entry was very similar to the song Silenzio by Ambra Calvini and Gabriele de Pascali. They ended up being suspended from performing earlier in the week pending an investigation.
About Fabrizio Moro and Ermal Meta
Fabrizio Moro has performed in five San Remo competitions, dating back as far as 2007. In the youth version in 2007, he won the junior contest with the song “Think”.
Ermel Meta is Italian-Albanian. His first San Remo festival was in 2006. He has worked with several high profile Italian artists including fellow 2018 finalist Annalisa and Chiara. In 2017, he won the MTV European Music award for best Italian act, beating the 2017 Italian Participant Francesco Gabbani.