Following on from winning Sanremo 2023 last night, it has been confirmed that Marco Mengoni will represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
Sanremo 2023 Results
Below you can see the results from last night’s Sanremo Super-Final which ultimately saw Marco win with his song “Due Vite”
|Artist||Entry||Press and Demoscopic||Televote||Total||Result|
|4||Marco Mengoni||Due Vite||52.34||32.31||45.53||1st|
You can listen to all the Sanremo songs here by checking out our Spotify playlist below:
Who is Marco Mengoni
Marco Mengoni is a 34 year old singer from Viterbo on Italy. In 2009 Marco won the third season of Italy’s The X Factor. Since then he has won Sanremo in 2013 and represented Italy with his song “L’essenziale”. In 2013 Marco also represented Italy in Eurovision where he finished in 7th place with 126 points. Marco has returned 10 years later with the ballad “Due Vite” which was written and composed by Davide Petrella and Davide Simonetta.
Listen to Marco Mengoni’s Due Vite on streaming services
Italy’s Eurovision Journey
Italy have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since the very beginning and have always been considered a powerhouse in the contest. Italy have won the contest on three occasions in 1964, 1990 and 2021. Italy did withdraw for a while after 1997, returning again in 2011 with Raphael Gualazzi who sang ‘Madness Of Love’ Raphael placed second in the 2011 Eurovison Song Contest after scoring 189 points. Italy’s most recent entry in 2022 was “Brividi” by Mahmood and Blanco, performed on home soil after rock band Måneskin won the previous contest in 2021. At the close of voting, Italy scoring 268 points in the Eurovision 2022 Grand Final, placing 6th.
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News Source: RAI
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