What do you get when you stick one crazy, hotheaded Italian and one glittery, camp popstar in a room together? You get an average episode of X Factor Italia of course! Yes, the amazing has happened. Our favourite Italian X Factor judge Mika (not Mika Newton) has been assisted at judges houses by Marco Mengoni!
We may remember Mika for hits like “Grace Kelly” and running around his bedroom in a nappy for the “We are Golden” music video, but we fell in love with him as an X Factor judge on the very first episode after we watched him cheekily teach the Italians some very British slang!
Marco has not been a stranger to the X Factor stage either, as his initial claim to fame was winning the show in 2009 before he reached international success with Samremo Festival and Eurovision. His winning song “Dove Si Vola” was the first of many top 10 hits Marco has achieved over the past few years since winning X Factor.
Marco has also announced plans to release a live album this week following his national tour which he finished in Milan this week. Goodness knows how he managed to find the time to travel to Judges houses in Dublin with Mika! We can only hope that a duet will be on the cards in the coming months…