Italy: Marco Mengoni to sing L’Essenziale in Malmö

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 2,332 views

Marco Mengoni will represent Italy at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest with L’Essenziale, his Sanremo winning song. The  2013 Italian entry is included in Marc0’s  latest album # PRONTOACORRERE.

RAI, the national Italian broadcaster has announced today that Marco Mengoni will sing his Sanremo winning entry L’Esseziale in Malmö next May, thus Italy is the last country to reveal their entry for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

Marco Mengoni, was announced as the 2013 Italian Eurovision representative during the 2013 Sanremo Festival final. He won the 2013 Sanremo Song Festival with L’Essenziale. He is among the most sought after singers in Italy today. His victory in the famous Italian song festival has given much mediatic attention and exposure to Marco. His winning entry L’Essenziale has achieved more than 2  million clicks on the VEVO channel on youtube.

L’Essenziale has been composed and written by Marco Mengoni, Roberto Casalino e Francesco De Benedittis.

Marco Mengoni- L’Essenziale official videoclip

Marco’s victory last month has caused a mediatic frenzy in Italy , most of the television channels, newspapers, websites and magazines have been devoting him much extensive coverage.

His Sanremo winning entry has gone gold and is now targetting platinum. L’Essenziale is also charting high on spotify, iTunes and is among the most downloaded songs in Italy currently.

Marco Mengoni’s new album #PRONTOACORRERE will be released by Sony Music Italy on 19 March.  The album has been produced by  Michele Canova and has been recorded in Milano and Madrid.

#PRONTOACORRERE will also be available in the deluxe version (CD + DVD) , which includes an exclusive backstage video withimages  and behind the scene feautures showcasing Marco’s Sanremo 2013 experience.

Who is Marco Mengoni?

Marco was born in 1985 in Italy and has been singing since the tender age of 14.Marco Mengoni shot to fame in 2009 when he won the 3rd season of the Italian version of the X Factor. The following year he competed at the 60th Sanremo Song Festival with the song Credimi Ancora, achieving a 3rd placing.  He has released a total of 4 albums. In 2010 Marco won the MTV Best Italian Act Award and the MTV Best European Act Award.

Italy debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest  in 1956 and was one of the founder members of the contest. The country has won the event 2 times in 1964 and 1990. Italy withdrew from the event in 1998 and returned back in 2011.

Stay tuned to for the latest information on Italy and the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

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