Entrant: Nina Zilli
Starting as a multi-faceted artist, with many musical ventures behind, Nina Zilli found time and passion to write songs about everything and to present herself as a solo singer. From her magical hat of wonders, Nina pulled out six songs and released an EP in 2009. It included 50mila, the debut single with Giuliano Palma picked by Ferzan Ozpetek for his film Mine Vaganti, and cult cover You Can’t Hurry Love by the Supremes in Italian– L’Amore Verrà.
Nina Zilli debuted in Sanremo in 2010 with L’Uomo Che Amava Le Donne and won the ‘Mia Martini’ Critics’ Award and the Press, Radio & TV Award as well as the Best Live Performance at the Newcomer’s category. This latter award was assigned to Nina by “Assomusica” for her distinctive act, her excellent stage presence, her remarkable flair for performing live and a brilliant talent for interacting with the audience; all features that are crucial to transform live music into pure emotion.
She then released her album Sempre Lontano, which was certified gold, and following a guest performance at the 2011 Sanremo Festival for a duet with La Crus, the new edition of the album went Platinum.
Entry: L’Amore É Femmina (Out of Love) [Love is Female]
Back in February, when Nina Zilli was announced as the Italian representative during the San Remo Music Festival the song that she was supposed to sing was ‘Per Sempre’ (Forever) but later RAI, the Italian broadcaster announced that the new song for Nina Zilli will be L’Amore É Femmina.
L’Amore É Femina was supposed to be entirely sung in Italian but later, a big part of the song was translated to English.
The song is penned by Nina Zilli, Christian Rabb, Kristoffer Sjökvist, Frida Molander & Charlie Mason and composed by Christian Rabb, Kristoffer Sjökvist, Frida Molander & Charlie Mason.
Tomorrow we will introduce the Azerbaijani entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!