Speaking on the latest episode of The Euro Trip podcast, Italian Eurovision expert and editor of Italian news site Eurovision IN, Claudio Sartorelli, has revealed Marco Mengoni could change his entry ahead of competing at the contest in Liverpool.
Italy’s 2013 representative won Sanremo with his emotional ballad “Due Vita” last weekend, but reports are emerging that he will choose a different song ahead of the competition.
When asked whether Mengoni could represent Italy with a new entry, Sartorelli said this could have been planned for a few months:
“The reaction on social media has an impact on his choice, but I would say it’s probably his plans in terms of his musical career.
“He has been to Eurovision already… things have evolved and have changed, and the example of Maneskin serve as an example for many singers in Italy.
“He probably went back to his record company in December [when it was announced he’d be competing in Sanremo] with multiple plans.”
Marco Mengoni won Sanremo ahead of Ultima and their track “Alba”.
When pushed to give more reasons why Marco might change his entry, Claudio Sartorelli added:
“He might have something else cooking, he is about to release another new album, maybe in that album there is something that fits the most.
“In his winning speech he mentioned he was upset there was no woman in the top five. And that gives us a hint he might even figure out he’ll do Eurovision as a duet.”
Italy finished in 6th place on home soil when the contest took place in Turin, with Mahmood and Blanco receiving 268 points.
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