Country
🇮🇹 Italy
Song
Scelgo (My Choice)
Written by
Stefano Rigamonti, Fabrizio Palaferri, Maria Iside Fiore
Composed by
Stefano Rigamonti, Marco lardella
On the internet
Broadcaster
RAI

Maria Iside Fiore was born in Carrara in 2004 and lives in Sarzana, Liguria, where she attends the musical section of the local junior high school. She plays clarinet and sings in the school choir.

When Maria Iside was four, she started dancing in the Danzabilmente group, which promotes the integration of disabilities through the dance. She is still an active member of the ensemble. In 2015 she started singing solo thanks to her teacher and the following year she took part in several talent shows and contests at a local and national level. 

In 2016 she was a finalist of the junior section in the national contest Cantagiro. She also sang a cover of Anna Tatangelo’s Libera as part of a CD project raising awareness of violence against women. In 2017 she participated again in Cantagiro, qualifying for the Semi-Final and debuted as an actress in a production with the Marilontani theatre company. The song that Maria Iside Fiore will sing in Tbilisi is Scelgo (My Choice). It depicts a young girl’s dilemma about her future. Her choice is made: she will not bend to the fear of the unknown and the different: she will be open and freely express herself and her feelings.   

About the song writers and composers   

Stefano Rigamonti is a composer, author, pianist, arranger, producer and writer. He’s been studying music for a long time, attending the Francesco Petrarca Musical High School as well as the Saint Louis Music Academy in Rome. He’s been writing, producing and arranging music for both Italian and international productions for many years and has worked with several record labels. His songs have selected been selected to take part in Zecchino d'oro 2016 and 2017. He is currently working on writing a musical and a novel. 

Marco Iardella is a composer, arranger and music producer. After studying Choir Composition and Direction in which he graduated at the G. Frescobaldi Conservatory of Ferrara, Marco worked as a composer and arranger with many Italian artists. A major part of his work is directed at the children’s world. Marco has composed many entries in the Zecchino d'Oro contest and won several prizes including the first prize in 2013. In 2016, he was among the authors of Fiamma Boccia’s Cara Mamma, which won the third prize at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.   Fabrizio Palaferri is an author and director as well as a TV and music producer. After his experience in the field of major TV events such as the Three Tenors concert in Caracalla in 1990, he worked as an author for TV shows and events for the Great Jubilee in 2000. Fabrizio specialises in family and kids shows such as Christmas Eve events and Mothers’ Day shows. Since 2000, he has been the artistic director of the Zecchino d’Oro contest and was the executive producer of the 14 series of 181 cartoon clips which illustrate current and classic Zecchino songs. Since 2016, Fabrizio has been the artistic director of the Italian team for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.  

Lyrics of Scelgo (My Choice)

  • Italian and English
  • English
Scelgo di non aver paura Di andare oltre, oltre queste mura Scelgo di dare ali e vento Ad ogni mio respiro ad ogni mio momento Scelgo di non aver timori Di non temere confini e colori Scelgo di lanciare il mio sorriso Oltre lo steccato fra terra e paradiso Io vivo, io canto, io sogno, io danzo Io penso, io creo in questa vita sì io ci spero. Scelgo di non aver paura Di prendere il mio cuore e di averne cura Scelgo di crescere il coraggio Passo dopo passo viaggio dopo viaggio Scelgo di non aver timori Di vivere ascoltando e di guardare fuori Scelgo di lasciare il suolo, prendere il respiro e librarmi in volo Io vivo, io canto, io rido, io piango Io penso, io creo in questa vita sì io ci spero. From what I choose today, I will build my life I keep my fears away and I will open up my eyes Amare è la risposta, amare a dismisura Perchè l’amore sempre caccerà via la paura I'm living, I'm singing, I'm dreaming, I'm dancing, I'm thinking, I'm caring and I believe in life, I won't be afraid. I'm living, (Io vivo) I'm singing, (Io canto) I'm dreaming,(Io sogno) I'm dancing,(io danzo) Io penso, io creo in questa vita sì io ci spero. Scelgo di dare ali e vento Ad ogni mio respiro ad ogni mio momento I will fly above the highest wall To make a better day I choose not to be afraid!
I choose not to be afraid to go beyond, beyond these walls I choose to give wings and wind To every breath, to every moment of mine I choose not to be afraid Not to fear borders and colours I choose to throw my own smile Beyond the fence between Heaven and Earth I am living, I am singing, I am dreaming, I am dancing I am thinking, I am caring I have hopes in this life I choose not to be afraid To pick my heart and take care of it I choose to grow the courage Step by step , journey after journey I choose not to be afraid To live listening and to look outside, I choose to leave the ground, take a deep breath and fly high. I am living, I am singing, I am dreaming, I am dancing I am thinking, I am caring I have hopes in this life From what I choose today, I will build my life I keep my fears away and I will open up my eyes Love is the answer, love as much you can, Because love will always kick the fear away I'm living, I'm singing, I'm dreaming, I'm dancing, I'm thinking, I'm caring and I believe in life, I won't be afraid. I'm living, (I live) I'm singing, (I sing) I'm dreaming, (I dream) I'm dancing, (I dance) I'm thinking, I'm creating I have hopes in this in life I choose to give wings and wind To every breath, to every moment of mine I will fly above the highest wall To make a better day I choose not to be afraid