Gianluca and friends may have given us cause to swoon in Vienna, but Marco Mengoni will always be the original Italian stallion. Ever since his Eurovision 2013 appearance, the suave singer has proven to be a dependable source of heart-felt, Mediterranean ballads – until now!

“Io Ti Aspetto (I’m Waiting For You)” is a marked change in direction for Marco. While not quite in Calvin Harris or Avicii territory, there are definitely enough beats here to tempt you onto the dancefloor – “L’essenziale” this is not. And no need to worry that he’s sold out. The vocals are still trademark Mengoni. We should probably view this as a welcome summer-time break, rather than a permanent shift.

Marco Mengoni “Io Ti Aspetto (I’m Waiting For You)”

The music video contains some surprises too – for once Marco actually cracks us a smile, making us love him all the more. There’s lots of kissing and partying and sunshine. Marco gets wet. All his beautiful friends get wet. We get wet… ok, time to stop and let y’all check it out for yourselves. Do you like his new sound? Let us know below.

Marco Mengoni interview at Eurovision 2013

Photo: Marco Mengoni Facebook

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Chris
Chris
5 years ago

The verses are great, but I don’t feel the refrain at all. Pity. “L’essenziale” has been still his best song and one of the best entries in the history of Eurovision. My favourite to win in 2013.

mad-professor
mad-professor
5 years ago

Uno parola was kind of up tempo (although not as good).

But yeah: the contest is returning to Sweden, and so should he!

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

Marco is amazing. I love the song & I love the video. He is wearing far too many clothes though.

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

Would definitely love the sexy Marco to return to Eurovision next year! Please make it happen RAI 😉 there is definitely something about Italian guys…scruffy yet still stylish 😛 But songwise, L’essentiale was definitely one of the best songs of the 2013 contest , I still listen to it from time to time.

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

La Vita E Bella…. <3
When you have your baby that is always there waiting 4 you… <3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R08q2wzGpzk

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

But Italians have GreAtY chance to win with Juventus in football in the upcoming Final of Champions League in Berlin on 4 June 🙂
G(ay)ood L(ove)uck to Italy <3 🙂

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

It seems that it was not the GreAtY time of Italia to win our Vision sadly… The Italians were so close to win in Vienna but the juries thought otherwise & stopped their Grande Amore from winning the trophy although the public really wanted Italy as winner.. So Italy stays without victory for 25 years now… So Roma lost the bid over Stockholm(?) to host the next EuroVision 2016.. Marco is so hot as hell <3 I really liked his 2013 visionary song *L'essenziale* song…I thought that it was even better than *Grande Amore*.. It really depends if you gonna… Read more »

Edre
Edre
5 years ago

I’m sure Marco is the only one that, at the moment, could bring Italy a victory. I thought that also in 2013, but sadly the song was completely wrong. He’s got the right face and the right charisma. “L’essenziale” was not really the right song to thow that… (“Put the light on”, for example, could have even won https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkhT2ueaXdo).
I really hope for his comeback, maybe in 2017 (when he’ll probably release his next album).