© EuroStarz Concert 2019

Salena Mastroianni

I Don't Wanna Fight

EUROVISION YOU DECIDE 2017

She doesn't wanna fight anymore - its Salena Mastroianni from BBC Eurovision You Decide!

Salena Mastroianni's no stranger to showbiz. She's worked as a backing vocalist and dancer for such famous faces as Robbie Williams and Rita Ora on tour as well as working with her own band playing at various public and private events in London and throughout the UK.

Salena claims her family aren't musical, but there's definitely talent in her genes: the Italian film actor Marcello Mastroianni is her fourth cousin. Salena’s been singing since she was a little girl, and first started honing her musical skills whilst watching The Little Mermaid. “I still watch it, singing along!” She grew up listening to hip-hop, RNB and garage, but her major musical influence as a child was Christina Aguilera. “I used to listen to her album ‘Stripped’ and if I got one ad-lib wrong, I’d rewind and listen to it again.” She credits her supportive parents for keeping up the faith in her singing skills. 

Salena's Eurovision: You Decide song is called I Don’t Wanna Fight. “I love it. As soon as I heard it, I thought ‘It’s mine!’ It’s so diverse, it could be about so many different things: how no one wants to fight, and that love survives."

One of her favourite Eurovision moments was Blue’s entry, I Can, in 2011, and Molly Smitten-Downes’s 2014 entry, Children of the Universe. “It was great, such a strong song, and a very good live vocal too.”

 

We are thrilled to be able to showcase her at this years EuroStarz concert!

Why can’t we put our weapons down
We never meant to hit the ground

Why oh why oh why
Do we keep pointing out
All the flaws inside our walls that bring us down?


Why oh why oh why
Do we not stop and stare
And exhale this mental tale that we have found?

Why can’t we put our weapons down
We never meant to hit the ground
We’ve both been lost but never found
Why can’t we put our weapons down

 

I don’t wanna fight
I don’t wanna fight
We can make it right
Only love survives
We can make it right
We can make it right
If we put our weapons down

We should put down our weapons,
Put down our weapons, put down our weapons
We should put down our weapons,
Put down our weapons, put down our weapons

Why oh why oh why
We keep telling lies
There’s no limit, burning spirits with our eyes

Tell me why oh why oh why
Do we walk hypnotised

 

We don’t listen to intuition here inside

Why can’t we put our weapons down
We never meant to hit the ground
We’ve both been lost but never found
Why can’t we put our weapons down

 

I don’t wanna fight
I don’t wanna fight
We can make it right
Only love survives
We can make it right
We can make it right
If we put our weapons down

We should put down our weapons,
Put down our weapons, put down our weapons
We should put down our weapons,
Put down our weapons

 

I don’t wanna fight…
Only love survives…

I-I-I-I-I
I don’t wannt fight
We can make it right
Only love survives
We can make it right
We can make it right

We should put down our weapons,
Put down our weapons, put down our weapons
We should put down our weapons,
Put down our weapons

 

I don’t wanna fight…