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 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.