Måneskin will represent Italy at Eurovision 2021 with “Zitti e buoni”. The news was confirmed at the Sanremo winner’s press conference on Sunday morning.
Måneskin will represent Italy at the Eurovision 2021 with “Zitti e buoni”
The confirmation was not unexpected. The four piece band had already revealed their intentions during an Instagram live after their win. But the official announcement arrived this morning at the press conference.
Måneskin’s Sanremo win
The 71st edition of the Sanremo Music Festival has come to an end with a twist: rock band Måneskin won the crown and the traditional leoncino — the little golden lion awarded to the sanremese winner.
The quartet launched by X Factor Italy immediately caught the audience’s attention with electrifying performances of their powerful entry “Zitti e buoni”, but they were not on the podium in the provisional ranking before the start of the final, reached instead thanks to the support of the televote.
The overall combined results throughout the week consisted of televoting (25%), the press jury (25%), the orchestra (25%) and the demoscopic poll (25%). All 26 finalists started off with the scores achieved in the four previous evenings behind them when they performed their entries on the night judged by televoting.
After the first round of voting, Ermal Meta, Francesca Michielin & Fedez and Måneskin advanced to the second and last round. Here all the scores were reset to zero and the demoscopic jury (33%), the press room (33%) and the televote (34%) came back into play. In the end, it was Måneskin who emerged triumphant!
Who are Sanremo 2021 winners Måneskin?
Måneskin (Danish for ‘moonshine’) is an Italian rock band from Rome, consisting of lead vocalist Damiano David, bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi, and drummer Ethan Torchio. The band rose to fame after ending up second in the eleventh series of the Italian series of X Factor in 2017.
Immediately after the talent show, they skyrocketed in the charts, collecting several platinum records thanks to the first single “Chosen” and the songs included in the debut album “Il ballo della vita”: “Morirò da re”, “L’altra dimensione”, “Le parole lontane” and the super hit #1 in the Italian FIMI Singles Chart and 5x platinum “Torno a casa”.
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