Biography of Marco Mengoni

Marco Mengoni is a talented Italian pop singer-songwriter who gained nationwide fame after winning the third season of the popular Italian talent show, X Factor, in 2009. This was a pivotal moment in his career, as it opened doors for him to the music industry and provided a platform for his unique voice and style.

Since then, Marco Mengoni has gone on to sell over 2.8 million records in Italy and has topped the Italian albums chart an impressive seven consecutive times. He has also made his mark on the Top 10 Italian Singles Chart, charting fifteen times. His success continued to grow as he won the Sanremo Music Festival in both 2013 and 2023, which earned him the opportunity to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest for those years.

Over the course of his career, Marco has earned numerous accolades and awards. Notably, he became the first Italian artist to win two MTV Europe Music Awards for Best European Act. This recognition demonstrates the international appeal of his music and his impressive talent.

Marco Mengoni was born on December 25th, 1988 in Ronciglione, a charming commune located in the province of Viterbo in central Italy. His passion for music started at a young age, and he began taking singing lessons when he was just 14 years old, while studying industrial design at secondary school. With hard work and dedication, he honed his craft and eventually auditioned for X Factor in 2009, where he ultimately emerged as the winner. As a result, he received a recording contract and was automatically selected as one of the participants in the prestigious Sanremo Music Festival in 2010.

Overall, Marco Mengoni is a highly talented and successful artist who has captivated audiences with his unique style and powerful voice. He continues to make a name for himself in the music industry, both in Italy and around the world. Beside his ESC ballads Marco also had quite danceable songs like “Tutti I Miei Ricordi” .

The Song

Song: Due Vite
Writer(s): Davide Petrella & Marco Mengoni
Composer(s): Davide Petrella & Davide Simonetta
Broadcaster: RAI

The song “Due Vite” has received 45.5% of all the votes in the Sanremo Festival and led clearly from the first night. It was not clear from the beginning if Marco Mengoni will perform “Due Vite” in Liverpool. The captivating love song also has very poetic lyrics, which have been written by Marco himself together with Davide Petralla. This song has a great hit potential with the typical Italian flair.

Will it be possible for Marco to do better ten years after his first ESC appearance? In 2013 “L’Essentiale” made a 7th place in Malmö.

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