Marco Mengoni confirms he’ll go back to Eurovision

Marco Mengoni won the 73rd Festival di Sanremo with his song “Due vite” (Two lives) and has now officially accepted the invite to represent Italy at Eurovision in Liverpool.

Eurofestival News reports that in the wee hours of the morning, Rai held its final press conference at the Casinò di Sanremo, and winner Marco Mengoni had this to say:

“I want to go and have fun there too, in Liverpool, absolutely yes I do! I’ve never been to Liverpool, can’t wait to go, but would like to take us all! We’d make a nice choir.

For now, let’s not talk about expectations, it’s early, we’ll talk about those starting tomorrow, let’s think about enjoying this victory also because it wasn’t just me who won but all 28 of us won because it was a wonderful festival. I want to enjoy Liverpool because I’ve never been there and then I want to enjoy it.”

 This makes Marco Mengoni the eighth artist from Italy to go back to Eurovision for a second time. He’ll join the ranks of:

  • Mahmood (2019, 2022)
  • Mia Martini (1977, 1992)
  • Al Bano & Romina (1976, 1985)
  • Massimo Ranieri (1971, 1973)
  • Gigliola Cinquetti (1964, 1974)
  • Claudio Villa (1962, 1967)
  • Domenico Modugno (1958, 1959, 1966)

Mengoni now returns to Eurovison exactly 10 years after he secured a 7th place result for Italy with “L’essenziale” in Malmö in 2013.

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Last year, Mahmood and Blanco stormed to victory at the 72nd Festival di Sanremo, winning the televote, the demoscopic jury, and the press vote. At Eurovision in Turin, the duo secured a 6th place finish with Brividi.

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