After a long marathon of Italian music and entertainment – the popular San Remo Festival - the Italian representative has been announced: Marco Mengoni. With the song “L’essenziale” (The Essential) Marco has convince the jury and the televoters. Furthermore – Marco Mengoni has also won the San Remo Festival. It is not natural that the Italian representative is also the winner of the San Remo Festival. Last year’s winner Nina Zilli has even received another song. So it’s not 100% sure that Marco Mengoni will perform “L’essenziale” in Malmö. The song is an emotional Italian ballad, sung in a very passionate way. If this would be the Italian entry, it could have very good chances to win the ESC.
Marco Mengoni is 27 years old and has won the most important category of established singers “Campioni”. He is well known in Italy, has released 4 albums already, won the X-Factor in 2009, and has won the MTV best Italian Act award and MTV Best European Act Award.
Watch the winning song of the San Remo festival 2013: