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Listen to “Un Mondo Giusto”, the song by Melissa and Ranya that will represent Italy at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

"Un Mondo Giusto", Melissa and Ranya's song that will represent Italy at Junior Eurovision is composed by prestigious Italian songwriters with vast experience in Sanremo.

The 20th edition of Junior Eurovision 2023 is getting closer, and the participating countries are starting to reveal their artists along with the respective songs they will perform at the contest. Italy will make a new appearance at Junior Eurovision, since its debut in 2014.

A few days ago, it was revealed that Melissa & Ranya have been chosen to represent Italy at the highly anticipated Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023. However, the excitement doesn’t stop there, as we now have the opportunity to discover their song entitled “Un Mondo Giusto”.

The talented Franco Fasano, a renowned Italian singer-songwriter with an extensive career as a composer and producer of young artists. Fasano has already made his mark in the Junior Eurovision world with previous compositions, such as “La Voce Della Terra” at Junior Eurovision 2019 and “Specchio (Mirror On The Wall)” at Junior Eurovision 2021. Their presence in this project ensures a high quality and emotive entry that promises to surprise all viewers.

To carry out this choice and the production of the song, Rai Kids and Universal Music Italy teamed up in a collaboration that guaranteed an exceptional level of professionalism in the Italian entry. The result is a song that not only stands out for its musical quality, but is also charged with emotion and authenticity.

“Un Mondo Giusto” continues the Italian tradition at Junior Eurovision by being entirely in Italian and with a musicality that is uniquely Italian. The song also features a unique dynamic, alternating between slow and fast rhythms, which adds depth and versatility to Melissa & Ranya’s performance. The music video was shot at the Multiset Bicocca Studio in Milan and directed by Davide De Meo. It was produced by Mario Natale at the famous Christmas Studios.

David de Meo is a video director and editor who has worked for brands such as Kappa, Brunello Cucinelli and Shein. He has also worked for artists such as: Emma Marrone, Lazza, Madame or Leo Gassmann.


This is Melissa

Melissa Agliottone, a native of Civitanova Marche, lives with her family in Sant’Elpidio a Mare. Her musical talent is not limited to singing; she also excels at instruments such as drums and piano. After winning La Voz Kids, she signed her first record deal with Universal Music Italia, further consolidating her promising musical career.

Participating in Junior Eurovision is a monumental achievement for Melissa, as it allows her to fulfil one of her most cherished dreams. However, her ambition does not end here, as she also aspires to participate in the prestigious Italian song festival, Sanremo.

During her outstanding participation in La Voz Kids, Melissa Agliottone captivated the audience with memorable renditions of songs such as “Fallin” by Alicia Keys and “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, with which she also achieved her victory. It should be noted that she was part of the team of Loredana Bertè, a renowned Italian actress and singer, who dedicated some emotional words to her during her participation in the well-known children’s talent show:

“Music is your element, and you belong to music: you will become a great artist. You are a bomb”

Loredana Berté

Ranya’s career

Ranya Moufidi is a young woman of Moroccan origin who first saw the light of day in Ciserano, a picturesque town in the province of Bergamo, Italy. Despite her young age, Ranya is a talented polyglot who has demonstrated an exceptional gift for languages. In her linguistic arsenal, she has an impressive command of five different languages, which brings out her great intellectual capacity and dedication to learning.

Inaddition to her native Italian, Ranya has honed her skills in Arabic, Spanish, French and English. This linguistic diversity has not only allowed her to connect with a wide range of audiences, but has also broadened her cultural horizons, giving her the opportunity to explore and understand different perspectives and traditions in an increasingly globalised world.

Not surprisingly, Ranya inherited her love of music from her father, who is an accomplished musician and passionate about his art. Ranya’s father is not only a musical instrument dealer, but also a well-known performer. In their home, music is more than a passion; it is a way of life. Ranya has grown up immersed in this musical environment, which has deeply influenced her own musical interest and talent.

Italy at Junior Eurovision

Italy made its debut at Junior Eurovision in 2014, at the edition held in Marsa (Malta) after Gaia Cauchi and her song “The start” won the previous year.

But their participation in the contest goes back even further. Back in 2011, the EBU negotiated Italy’s participation in the junior competition with RAI, after its return to the senior edition in the same year, but could not confirm its participation due to lack of time.

Finally, in 2014, the Italian country made its debut, being the first “Big Five” country – in senior Eurovision – to return to the junior contest since 2006.

And the truth is that their debut could not have been better. The first Italian representative in the junior contest was the young Vincenzo Cantiello who sang the song “Tu primo grande amore“. Vincenzo, at the end of the night, gave Italy the victory in Junior Eurovision with 159 points. Italy’s debut at the festival was a great success.

Since then, Italy has regularly participated in the contest, maintaining good results – in fact, only in 2 editions has it fallen out of the top 10: in the 2015 edition in Sofia (Bulgaria), with the duo formed by the young singers Chiara and Martina and the song “Viva“, finishing in 16th position; and in 2017 in Tbilisi (Georgia) with the young Maria Iside Fiore and the song “Scelgo (My Choice)“, finishing in 11th position -.

In the 2016 edition, held in Valletta (Malta), Fiamma Boccia and her song “Cara mamma” placed Italy in 3rd position; this was the best result achieved by Italy since its debut.

In 2021, the young Italian singer Elisabetta Lizza and her song “Specchio (Mirror on the Wall)” put Italy in the top ten – 10th place – with 107 points, putting her country in a great position again. Last year, Chanel Dilecta and her popular “Bla Bla Bla Bla” fell just a few points short of the top ten, finishing 11th with 95 points, including 12 points from the Albanian and Georgian juries.


Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023

On Sunday 26 November, Junior Eurovision 2023 will be held, the 21st edition of the children’s contest in which European artists between the ages of 9 and 14 will compete for the mini crystal microphone. The Palais Nikaïa in Nice will be the main stage for this year’s edition.

Public broadcaster France Télévisions will organise the festival again two years later, as it did in 2021, following Lissandro’s brilliant victory in Yerevan with “Oh Maman!

Under the slogan Heroes, the French broadcaster wants to create a unique experience for the participants of the 21st edition of Junior Eurovision, as well as to convey an explosion of happiness under a corporate identity with paint, chalk, gunpowder and fireworks as protagonists.

A total of 16 countries will participate in Junior Eurovision 2023, the same number as last year, including the return of Germany after a year’s creative break. It will therefore be the first edition of the contest to feature the entire Big Five.

Contrary to the withdrawals of Kazakhstan and Serbia, the 2023 edition will be the first Estonian edition of the festival, as so far ERR had been the only Baltic broadcaster not participating in the children’s competition.

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