Ermal Meta | Fabrizio Moro Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente
"Non mi avete fatto niente" (English: "You did nothing to me") is a song performed by Italian singers Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro. The song was released as a digital download on 7 February 2018 as the lead single from the respective albums by each artist Non abbiamo armi and Parole rumori e anni. It won the Sanremo Music Festival 2018 and will represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
The song was written by both singer-songwriters together with Andrea Febo. The lyrics deal with wars across the world and terrorist attacks in Europe and the Middle East: the cities of London, Paris, Nice, Cairo and Barcelona are cited in the lyrics. The song was written consequently to the Manchester Arena bombing.
The chorus of the song is cited from a previous song written by Febo (third author of "Non mi avete fatto niente"), titled "Silenzio" and submitted to the Newcomers' section of the Sanremo Music Festival 2016 performed by Ambra Calvani and Gabriele De Pascali.
Meta and Moro were announced to be taking part in the Sanremo Music Festival 2018 with the song "Non mi avete fatto niente" on 16 December 2017. They competed during the show's first night on 6 February 2018, placing first after winning the televote and public opinion jury and placing second with the press jury. The song competed again during the third night on 8 February, and placed first yet again, receiving top marks from the televote, and placing second and third with the public opinion jury and press jury, respectively. The song later competed in the final on 10 February, and advanced to the superfinal along with the songs by Annalisa and Lo Stato Sociale. They went on to win the competition after receiving 44.66% of the overall vote. Shortly after, it was confirmed that Meta and Moro had accepted the invitation to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Non mi avete fatto niente".
As Italy is a member of the "Big Five", the song will automatically advance to the final, held on 12 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.