XTRA DECIDES sees the team here at ESCXTRA score the Eurovision national final songs, reviewing our winner. Follow us from here through to March 2023 as we make our choices for Eurovision 2023.
For this selection, the team chose their top three songs, scoring 8, 10 and 12 points. These are all the songs that scored points.
|1||Marco Mengoni – Due Vite 🏆||88|
|2||Elodie – Due||74|
|3||Madame – Il Bene Nel Male||48|
|4||Mara Sattei – Duemila Minuti||40|
|5||Mr. Rain – Supereroi||22|
|6||Paola e Chiara – Furore||20|
|7||Giorgia – Parole Dette Male||12|
|7||Colla Zio – Non mi va||12|
|9||Colapesce e Dimartino – Splash||10|
|9||Leo Gassmann – Terzo Cuore||10|
|11||Sethu – Sottoterra||8|
|11||Lazza – Cenere||8|
|11||Ultimo – Alba||8|
|Yeah, Italy keep sending male singers. And yes, Italy usually take quite a safe route. And “Due Vite” is both of those: A safe, Italian ballad by a male singer. But… let’s not underestimate how powerful that combination is. Marco Mengoni could sing a phone book and it would still be pretty marvellous. This song is just elevated by how he delivers it. Italian is a gorgeous language for a ballad… so Italy, I’d be happy for you to just take the safe route once again and pick this brilliant ballad.|
|Marco Mengoni holds a very big place in my heart. Marco deserves all the success he receives in Italy and further afield. He has never missed and “Due Vite” would be a phenomenal addition to the 2023 contest. The song has modern production and a beautiful melody. It explores peaks and valleys by use of percussion and along with all of this, Marco is a beautiful talent. It is true that Italy have so many options but this would be a worthy winner.|
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