Mahmood has revealed today in an interview with FanPage.it that “Soldi” will not have any English lyrics added to it for Eurovision 2019.
The Italian entry for Eurovision 2019 will not feature any lyrics in English according to singer Mahmood. Speaking to FanPage.it Mahmood explained:
I believe that Soldi is already very European, without having to change too much or add other languages also because there are already two languages and with a third it would seem a ‘minestrone’. “Soldi” will remain so, on the stage there will obviously be a graphic plus maybe.
Mahmood is currently in the studio not only preparing for the Eurovision Song Contest, but also for his debut album which will be released later this year. Mahmood hopes to bring the reasons that he saw for him winning Sanremo to the album:
I believe that when a message is authentic and true the song arrives regardless of everything, with “Soldi” I wanted to bring my story, maybe that’s the thing that struck me most of all.
What is “Soldi” About?
According to Mahmood, “Soldi” is a personal outburst, built on the relationship that the singer had with his father. The singer was born in Milan to a mother from Sardinia and a father from Egypt, however his father was absent from his life after the age of 6. Mahmood explained that his father has married four more times and left children around the world. Find out more about the message of the song here.
Italy debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past. Italy has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 1990. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top 10 on six occasions.