JESC 2018 | Meet Marco And Melissa From Italy
This year a record breaking 20 countries will be taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Minsk, Belarus on the 25th November 2018. With just over a week to go until the competition, Eurovoxx will introduce you to each artist, and give a little insight to the country they will be representing.
Who are Marco and Melissa?
Marco Boni is 14 years old and comes from Abruzzo whilst Melissa di Pasca is 10 years old and comes from Alassio. Marco attended a music school in Avezzano before moving to the Italian Academy of Performing Arts in Rome. Marco is no stranger to competition, having competed in no less that 26 competitions throughout Italy, including Sanremo Junior.
Despite her young age, Melissa has also performed in many competitions and festivals throughout Italy, including VB Factor Kids, an Italian music competition.
Marco and Melissa - "What Is Love"
How were Marco and Melissa chosen?
Marco and Melissa were internally selected by the Italian broadcaster in October, to sing at Junior Eurovision 2018.
Italy at The Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Italy is rather new to Junior Eurovision, having only made their debut in 2014. Things got off to a great start as Vincenzo Cantiello won the contest for Italy on their debut with his song "Grande Amore". In 2015, twin sisters Chiara and Martina failed to carry on Vincenzo's success, finishing in 16th place with 34 points. 2016 saw a return to the top 3 with Fiamma Bocca and her song "Cara Mamma" whilst Maria Iside Fiore achieved 11th place for Italy in 2011.
EuroVoxx reacts to "What Is Love?"
All the team at Eurovoxx would like to wish these young, talented singers a big in bocca al lupo! in Minsk!
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