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Eurovision 2016: Spotlight on Francesca Michielin (Italy)


Francesca MichielinItaly – Now we shine the spotlight on the last of the Big 5 this year. After a small drama the Italian Broadcaster RAI internally selected Francesca Michielin to represent the country with her song “No Degree of Seperation” which will be performed in the Grand Final

Song: “No Degree Of Separation”
Music By: Fabio Gargiulo, Federica Abbate, Cheope
Lyrics By: Francesca Michielin, Federica Abbate, Norma Jean Martine

About Francesca Michielin:
21 year old Francesca was born in Vicenza, Italy. She has been singing since she was a teenager and can play the piano and bass guitar. Her fame came when she took part in the Italian version of the X Factor in 2011.
Under the mentorship of Simona Ventura she won the show shortly releasing her debut single “Distratto” making #1 in the charts.
In 2012 she released her first album “Riflessi di me” which was followed by her second album “di20” in 2015.

Francesca Michielin

The winner of the San Remo Music Festival usually represents Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest however this years winner Stadio declined RAI’s offer in taking part. Francesca came  2nd in the contest and when RAI offered the chance to her, she took it. Later it was decided she would sing her San Remo song “Nessun Grado di Separazione” which later became “No Degree Of Separation” after an English Chorus was added. Italy are 9th favourite to win in May

Lyrics:
(Taken from Eurovision.tv)

È la prima volta che mi capita
Prima mi chiudevo in una scatola
Sempre un po’ distante dalle cose della vita
Perché così profondamente non l’avevo mai sentita
E poi ho sentito un’emozione accendersi veloce
E farsi strada nel mio petto senza spegnere la voce
E non sentire più tensione solo vita dentro di me

Nessun grado di separazione
Nessun tipo di esitazione
Non c’è più nessuna divisione fra di noi
Siamo una sola direzione in questo universo che si muove
Non c’è nessun grado di separazione

Davo meno spazio al cuore e più alla mente
sempre un passo indietro e l’anima in allerta
e guardavo il mondo da una porta
mai completamente aperta e non da vicino
e no non c’è alcuna esitazione finalmente dentro di me

There is no degree of separation
There is no degree of hesitation
There is no degree of space between us
live in love
We are stars aligned together
dancing through the sky, we are shining

Nessun grado di separazione

Nessun grado di separazione
in questo universo che si muove

E poi ho sentito un’emozione accendersi veloce
E farsi strada nel mio petto senza spegnere la voce

Francesca Michielin on Social Media:
Facebook: Francesca Michielin
Twitter: @francescacheeks
Instagram: @francesca_michielin
Website: http://www.francescamichielin.it/

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  1. And officially congratulations to France for winning the OGAE vote :-) ! 415 points (and counting) is an impressive score ! Go Amir :-) !

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