For the second time in his career, Marco Mengoni has won Festival di Sanremo. He did so with his song “Due Vite”.
Mengoni wins the marathon
Mengoni emerged victorious after tonight’s Grande Finale of in Sanremo. After almost six hours of television, musical director and main host Amadeus proclaimed the 34-year old the winner of the contest. He won with the song “Due Vite”, a song he co-wrote himself. The other composers are Davide Simonetta and Davide Petrella. The victory was not a major surprise, looking at the past few nights.
In the superfinal, Marco Mengoni saw off competition from Lazza, Mr. Rain, Ultimo and Tananai. The other 23 competitors had been eliminated earlier on the night. For the superfinal, “Due Vite” received 45.53% of the total televotes – a landslide victory. You can see the full result of Festival di Sanremo below:
- Marco Mengoni – Due Vite (Superfinalist)
- Lazza – Cenere (Superfinalist)
- Mr. Rain – Supereroi (Superfinalist)
- Ultimo – Alba (Superfinalist)
- Tananai – Tango (Superfinalist)
- Giorgia – Parole Dette Male
- Madame – Il Bene Nel Male
- Rosa Chemical – Made in Italy
- Elodie – Due
- Colapesce & Dimartino – Splash
- Modà – Lasciami
- Gianluca Grignani – Quando Ti Manca Il Fiato
- Coma_Cose – L’addio
- Ariete – Mare di Guai
- LDA – Se Poi Domani
- Articolo 31 – Un Bel Viaggio
- Paola e Chiara – Furore
- Leo Gassmann – Terzo Cuore
- Mara Sattei – Duemilaminuti
- Colla Zio – Non Mi Va
- I Cugini di Campagna – Lettera 22
- Gianmaria – Mostro
- Levante – Vivo
- Olly – Polvere
- Anna Oxa – Sali (Canto dell’anima)
- Will – Stupido
- Shari – Egoista
- Sethu – Cause Perse
As always, the winner of Festival di Sanremo has the right to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest. Marco Mengoni previously won that right in 2013 and sang “L’essenziale” in Malmö, finishing in seventh place. The past Sanremo winners have all accepted the Eurovision invitation. The last ones to decline were Stadio in 2016, passing over the right to runner-up Francesca Michielin.
The EBU had already confirmed that Marco Mengoni will indeed go to Eurovision, but have removed the reference from their article. Instead, sources now say Marco Mengoni will announce his decision today at the press conference. If he accepts, “Due Vite” will undergo a Eurovision edit to comply with the three minute rule.
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