Last night Marco Mengoni was officially announced as the artist who will represent Italy at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. The song that he will sing has not be announced, but will be revealed at a later date.
Marco rose to fame after winning the third series of the X Factor. The following year he came 2nd in Sanremo with the song “Credimi Ancora”. Last night he won Sanremo with the song “L’essenziale”. He will now have the honour of being the third artist to represent Italy since their return in 2011.
You listen his performance to “L’essenziale” below: