Earlier this month, Marco Mengoni won the hearts of the Italian public with his tear-jearking Sanremo ballad “Due Vite”. And as is tradition for the Italian act, he’s released a trimmed version of his Eurovision entry. The Liverpool version of Italy’s Eurovision song is out now on streaming services.
The Eurovision edit cuts out part of the introduction and first verse, ramping up the energy faster to reach a speedier climax.
Marco Mengoni releases “Due Vite” Eurovision edit
In March, Marco Mengoni won the Sanremo Music Festival and earned the right to represent Italy at Eurovision.
His winning song “Due Vite” originally clocked in close to the four minute mark. In accordance with the Eurovision three-minute long, he’s trimmed down his track in preparation for Liverpool.
The shortened version has a shorter introduction and fade out. The first verse is also chopped in half, getting to the pre-chorus faster and building energy quicker.
A Eurovision cut is traditional for the Italian act. In recent years, acts including Mahmood, Måneskin, Francesco Gabbani and Nina Zilli all released edited versions of their songs before their song contest debuts.
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“Due Vite” translates to English as “two lives”. The metaphor-filled song is about how the lives of two former lovers drift apart after a breakup.
Marco Mengoni previously represented Italy at Eurovision in 2013. His song “L’essenziale” placed seventh in Malmö, scoring 127 point in the grand final.
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