The Eurovision song contest from 2019: who took second place?

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Alessandro Mahmoud

That ended the greatest, the Eurovision song contest 2019 – winner, he became the representative of the Netherlands Duncan Lawrence. For the first time in many years, the bookmakers determine exactly who will take the first place. But the second position was unexpectedly 26-year-old Italian Alessandro Mahmoud. According to the rules, Italy and immediately gets into the final.

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Note that from the professional jury of the International competition Mahmud received 212 points and from the audience – 253. Thus a participant from Italy evaluated almost the same and the tastes of the professionals agreed with the preferences of the audience.

What is known about “silver medalist” Eurovision 2019Mahmud?

Alessandro Mahmoud was born on 12 September 1992 in the Italian-Egyptian family. His childhood not be called happy, because his father left the family when he was only 6 years old. But even this injury did not prevent the future artist to build a successful career. Mahmoud graduated from linguistic school, and Professional Music Center in Milan.

People first learned about him after he took part in the sixth season of vocal talent show X Factor. The artist had experience of cooperation with many well-known stars namely, together with the Italian musician Marco Mengoni wrote the new album Atlantico, which includes the radio version of the song Hola with the participation of Tom Walker.

After his victory in 2019 at a music festival in San Remo it was decided to send the young rapper to represent Italy. At the Eurovision song contest 2019 Alessandro Mahmoud performed the song “Soldi”, which translated from its native language means money.

The fact that the artist managed to captivate the hearts of millions of audience – a surprise because the bookies predicted Mahmoud seventh place. So, according to them, in second place supposed to be Australian with the Opera voice of Kate Miller-Heidke.

What Mahmud sang the song “Soldi”?

It is worth noting that the single “Soldi” was certified gold by the FIMI, becoming the most listened 24 hours of the Italian song in the history of Spotify. The singer told the press that the train he, rather, not about the days in the material manifestation, and how they can affect family relationships.

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Specifically in her song, Alessandro turns to the father who abandoned him in early childhood. Mahmud was never able to forgive his father, and in the eyes of the artist he will forever remain a traitor, whose priority was the money, but not children. Apparently such a touching story stuck with many viewers who have cast their votes for Italian.

Note, this year hosted 64-second account of the Eurovision song contest. Next year the competition will be held in the country-winner, the Netherlands. For winning the contest fought 26 finalists, listen to their songs.

We have previously told interesting facts about Eurovision winner 2019 Duncan Lawrence.

Recall that in the final of the Eurovision 2019 was made by the finalists and winners of the Eurovision of different years: Verka Serduchka (Ukraine), Conchita Wurst (Austria), Eleni, Purara (Greece), måns Zelmerlow (Sweden) and Gali Atari (Israel). Together artists sang the sensual song Hallelujah and brought the audience to tears.

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