It’s a case of midnight sky meeting moonshine. Yes, the Euro fandom is exploding after Miley Cyrus shared Måneskin‘s cover of her 2020 hit “Midnight Sky”. Many have been calling for a collaboration between these musical icons. Maybe it’s now one step closer…
Miley Cyrus shouts out to Måneskin
Earlier on Monday, Måneskin shared a story on their instagram where Damiano sang “Midnight Sky” accompanied by Thomas on the guitar.
Oh my god 1/2 pic.twitter.com/i159WLm4ri
— Måneskin News (@ManeskinNews) June 7, 2021
Just minutes after that Miley Cyrus answered. She shared their clip on Instagram along with the caption: “My best friends”.
— Måneskin News (@ManeskinNews) June 7, 2021
And then the fandom erupted, and you know, people got creative:
Miley Cyrus when she arrives at Måneskin's studio pic.twitter.com/WdYkHc5clV
— lau (@lauraaceveedoo) June 7, 2021
miley amore della mia vita che cita i maneskin su instagram ma ci rendiamo conto pic.twitter.com/HcsXgxZHJD
— vai a casa no (@foolisharold) June 7, 2021
MANESKIN FT MILEY CYRUS ON TEATRO D'IRA VOL. 2 ? pic.twitter.com/q511QLiXRY
— max ???? (@m2003esc) June 7, 2021
While the possibility of a collaboration between Miley and Måneskin is pure speculation (as far as we know), it’s adding fuel to the dreams of many fans who have been fantasizing about the possibility ever since the band mentioned they would love to duet with her.
Miley and Måneskin are already both signed to the Sony-affiliated RCA record label, smoothing the way for a potential collaboration.
Curiously, it’s the American hitmaker who has made the next move by following the band on Instagram. That’s led a lot of Italian fans to wonder if Måneskin — who dropped their long-time manager shortly after winning Eurovision — could be in talks with Miley’s manager Adam Leber.
Of course, we’re sure Miley loves the group and their style regardless of her management. It’s worth noting how Miley Cyrus’ last album Plastic Hearts has a heavy glam-rock influence. Can you imagine, say, “Night Crawling” with Damiano’s voice instead of Billy Idol’s?
Not just Miley Cyrus: Celebrities react to Måneskin
When you’re catapulted to international stardom as Måneskin has been in recent weeks, you’re going to find your name on the tips of countless tongues. Plenty of international celebrities have reacted to the band on social media. For example, Michelle Visage — known for her epic judging on RuPaul’s Drag Race — gave them her fashion blessing.
HOT. HIGH WAISTED. WHIP STITCHING. GUYLINER ???? #italy
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) May 22, 2021
Italians were delighted with their third Eurovision win, and so was one of the country’s most popular influencers. Instagrammer Chiara Ferragni (who many of you may recognise from Amazon’s fashion series Making The Cut) shared Måneskin’s triumph with her 23.7 million followers.
Okay, it’s just a gallery of photos of herself, but she does shout out to Italy at ESC!
View this post on Instagram
Many former Eurovision stars also reacted to Italy’s victory. But Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira took it to another level in a way only she could. Fancy a Fuego-Zitti e buoni mashup?
Queen Foureira loves Måneskin like we do ? pic.twitter.com/y1yQNmKmBK
— evi ?????? (@horanbadwijade) May 29, 2021
Måneskin’s impact on the charts: A recipe to worldwide success?
Eurovision brought Måneskin global success across both the Spotify charts and traditional sales charts. In fact, they were the highest-placed Eurovision 2021 act on Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart last week and have spent two weeks on the UK’s Official Chart, becoming the first foreign band since Rammstein to make it.
It’s not just about “Zitti e buoni”. Their album track “I Wanna Be Your Slave” continues its climb on the UK charts, having entered at No.83 last week, and rising to No.24 this week.
While the English-language track has not been officially released as a single, it’s proving popular with Måneskin fans old and new. They performed the track at their Wiwi Jam performance, which has gathered over 16 million views since May 20.
Their popularity is not just about the charts. They will soon hit the theatres as Disney signed them for the Italian version of their recently released film Cruella. They will be covering The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog”.
Two international hit singles, a massive new fandom and a wave popularity across borders. Måneskin’s impact is one of the biggest in recent memory for a Eurovision winner.
A collaboration with an international superstar seems like another reasonable step on the road to global domination. Will Miley Cyrus be the one? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!