The London Eurovision Party 2016 is really picking up the pace with confirmed artists… our next is Italy’s Francesca Michelin!

Francesca Michielin / Italy - London Eurovision Party 2016

Born in 1995, Francesca studied piano and electric bass as a child. Aged 16, she won Italian X Factor, her single and EP titled “Distratto” (#1 on iTunes) was certified double platinum. The song was a gift from Elisa, who also worked on the artistic direction of Riflessi di Me, Francesca’s debut album.

Released in 2013, “Cigno Nero”, became a double-platinum duet with rapper Fedez. They also recorded “Magnifico” which was a five times platinum selling song. In 2014, she wrote and sang “Amazing”, on the soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

In 2015, she released her second studio album di20 followed by her first tour Nice to Meet You: a musical autobiography that she toured solo in clubs playing keyboards, guitar, electric bass, kettle drum, and TC-Helicon.

In 2016, she came second at Sanremo with “Nessun Grado di Separazione” (#1 on iTunes and radio charts, Festival’s most popular song on Spotify with 1,000,000 streams). The video already has 5,000,000 views. The track is from di20are, a new edition of her second studio album, which debuted at #1 on iTunes and is an Italian bestselling album.

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