Italy’s Marco Mengoni has cut an elusive figure at Eurovision. As we reported yesterday, he cancelled his press conference after his first rehearsal, supposedly because he was ill. But he was looking incredibly fit and healthy when he turned up at the mandatory red carpet opening just a few hours later. Hmmm.
Our Italian correspondent Dr. D was live on the scene as Marco strutted past and grabbed him for a word. Marco was wearing a shirt that said “Senti il Sound”—that means “hear the sound”. But when Dr. D asked him what that meant Marco replied, “The army knows.” Um, maybe he was sick after all because that doesn’t make any sense. Or perhaps he still isn’t eating as part of his ongoing transformation and is having trouble holding it together. Get the man some cheese please! And then consider voting for him in our ongoing search for Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model.
Update: Apparently “the army” refers to Marco’s army of fans. One of his lieutenants has let us know below. Watch out, y’all. Marco’s army are watching you!