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Is the Italian Eurovision Entry for 2013 changing for a second year running?

Marco Mengoni - Italian Eurovision Entrant 2013

Marco Mengoni – Italian Eurovision Entrant 2013

Confusion reigns supreme as to what song Italian Eurovision 2013 Representative Marco Mengoni will be performing in Malmo. This stems from last night’s Azeri National final – Milli Secim Turu 2013 – where they showed clips of the already selected entries for the contest. They went through the Big 5 countries and the video and song that they showed for Italy was of Marco but it did not appear to be “L’essenziale that won him the San Remo Contest in Italy. Instead Azeri television appeared to have played a few seconds of the song “La Vita Non Ascolta”. 

The web lit up with this observation and rumor, therefore confusion has begin to take over the air waves. The San Remo Music Festival – An Italian and European Institution – is the vehicle that Italian Broadcaster RAI uses to select their “artist” for Eurovision since their return to the contest in 2011. last year Nina Zilli won the selection but her San Remo song was changed for Eurovision from “Per Sempre” to “L’Amore È Femmina”.

Today Italian media outlets like”” are claiming that Marco’s song will be changed to the second release from his album “Pronto a Correre”(Ready To Run) and will be the single  “La vita non ascolta” (Life Does Not Listen). Upon looking at Marco’s website and facebook page he was celebrating the success of “L’essenziale” having just reached over 7 million views on YouTube. 

Stay tuned for more information as it unfolds? Is this deja vu for Italy again?

Source Eurovision Ireland and – YouTube Video Courtesy of embedded owner

(Photograph Courtesy of

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