The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 39 competing songs in Eurovision 2021. Next we head to Italy where rock band Måneskin have “Zitti e buoni”. Were we hearing their message? Read on to find out!
Måneskin – “Zitti e buoni”
“Zitti e buoni” reviews
Lucy: There’s something truly magical about having the brass to send something as new to Eurovision as “Zitti e Buoni”. This is exactly the kind of music I adore away from Eurovision, so I’m obsessed. The charisma of lead singer Damiano lures you into an awesome power move of a song, giving us bold meaning and rock star vibes. I can’t fault this entry; from start to finish it’s a hurricane of sheer coolness – it never relents. Bring on Rotterdam.
Robyn: I’m very ready for Måneskin to take to the Ahoy stage. Their Sanremo performances showed that they are capable of delivering a show-stopping performance, able to bring plenty of rock and roll swagger and attitude with a definite Italian feeling. The performance might lose a little with the band not being able to perform live, but I get the feeling that Damiano’s vocal performance will more than make up for that. Eurovision always needs a good rock performance to set the arena on fire — and Måneskin are here to serve.
Tobias: I love the Italian language a lot but please don’t mix it with rock! I might be one of few, but I don’t understand the hype about this song and the top five position in the odds? This is just a lot to embrace and makes me feel stressed listening to it. Sorry Italy, but this is not my cup of tea.
Lauren: This is not the kind of entry I would ever expect to hear from Italy in Eurovision. The closest we’ve gotten from them is Emma’s “La mia città”, and it didn’t have to win Sanremo en route there. Italy keep reinventing themselves. They have consistently proven themselves as thinking out of the box and getting the results they deserve. I will be pushing for Italy’s victory in Rotterdam, even if I’m not very optimistic about it right now. And with my regular stan countries Slovenia and Portugal heavily letting me down this year, I think Italy has got to be the one.
Luis: Updating a formula is not an easy task, but Italy’s Måneskin have succeeded. Their sound blends rock bands from the previous decades and updates it for 2021, while giving it an extra dose of glam. “Zitti e buoni” is a punch on the face made with gusto. It’s edgy and elegant, gritty yet classy. The band has proven their live abilities during the five nights of Sanremo: Italy is bound to have one of the most exciting performances of the year.
Måneskin – “Zitti e buoni” rankings
In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:
We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 3 and a high of 10.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.7/10
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