Eurovision stars react to Italy victory over England Euro 2020

After a year-long postponement, 24 countries and 51 matches, the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship finally came to a conclusion on Sunday night. Italy and England, two behemoths of European football, faced off against each other in London’s Wembley Stadium. But only one team could lift the coveted trophy, and after a thrilling game which went to extra time and then penalties, Italy emerged victorious.

This marks Italy’s second victory at a major international event in just three months. Of course, they won Eurovision 2021 in May with Måneskin and “Zitti E Buoni” in May. Social media has been filled with memes drawing comparisons between the rockers and their soccer counterparts.

Eurovision stars react to Italy’s Euro 2020 victory

There’s also been plenty of reactions, including from past stars of the contest. Here are just a handful.

Jedward – Ireland 2011 and 2012

Montaigne – Australia 2020 and 2021

Mahmood – Italy 2019

 

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Gianluca Ginoble of Il Volo – Italy 2015


Francesca Michielin – Italy 2016

Diodato – Italy 2020

Ermal Meta – Italy 2018

Pastora Soler – Spain 2012

Laura Tesoro – Belgium 2016

Jay Aston and Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz – UK 1981

Richard Herrey – Sweden 1984

Andy Abraham – UK 2008

Duncan James – UK 2011

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Sot
Sot
14 days ago

So nice to see ESC outside ESC!

Shuma
Shuma
15 days ago

When it’s based on talent and skill.
2018 – 4th
2019 – 3rd
2021 – 2nd

When it’s based on friendship groups and popularity contests
2018 – 24th (3rd to last)
2019 – 26th (last)
2021 – 26th (last) & Nil poi

Sot
Sot
14 days ago
Reply to  Shuma

Football =/= Eurovision

canada_piano
canada_piano
14 days ago
Reply to  Shuma

shuma, i am seeing your comments and am starting to believe that you dont like eurovision. if you dont like the contest, then get off this website. you dont need to be here

destiny stan account
destiny stan account
14 days ago
Reply to  Shuma

storm, bigger than us, and embers are horrible songs. what place did u expect????

James
James
12 days ago

Subjective.

Una
Una
15 days ago

Massive congratulations to Italy on their victory!! And to Australia on Ashleigh’s Championships victory, such a nice and humble woman and amazing athlete. Australia can be very proud of her!! And massive congratulations to Karolina as well; she fought very hard!!

If the UK could only try to do better in Eurovision but they lack motivation 100%. The fairplay award goes to James Newman the Great though. At least there’s a tiny win. Nice people deserved to be recognized as such.

T.J.
T.J.
15 days ago

@Jedward The game is called football, not soccer! This was a european championship and you are not american, so there‘s no need to americanize it.

Matt Church
Matt Church
14 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

The word soccer originated in the UK, and only became out of fashion there when the US started using it. So hardly… ‘americanizing’
.

Kaitlin
Kaitlin
14 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

Its to differentiate it from GAA

James
James
12 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

Soccer stems from its full name “associate football”. The rest of the world preferred just using “football”.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
15 days ago

Not a sports person but I must say Eurovision is the perfect gateway to Euro lol. Congrats Italy!

Shuma
Shuma
15 days ago

When its based on who’s friends with who, England & UK come last.

When it’s based on pure talent, with no hint of a televote in sight, England & UK come 2nd!!!

Ashton
Ashton
15 days ago
Reply to  Shuma

god shut up

canada_piano
canada_piano
14 days ago
Reply to  Shuma

stop being everywhere and just shut up becuase you clearly dont like eurovision

Jo.
Jo.
15 days ago

Italia world domination

Rye
Rye
15 days ago

This Euro 2020 was full of drama!

– Finland and North Macedonia made their European Championship debuts

– Players such as Christiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba dissmissing the sponsors

– Germany lighting up Allianz Arena with the rainbow colours when they were playing against Hungary! Shade!

– Azerbaijan officials confiscating rainbow flags from fans, showing how homophobic country they are

– English football fans making fun of a German girl crying, pointing laser beams at the Danis goalkeeper and then even starting to show racist opinnions as their team didn’t win.

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Rye

The lighting of the arena in Munich never happened – because UEFA are pathetic.

Shan
Shan
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Thankfully in the end they did say that: “The rainbow is not a political symbol, but a sign of our firm commitment to a more diverse and inclusive society.” as they also changed their logo in social media to include a rainbow background so in the end although the arena in Munich didn’t get lit up other stadiums did, so did the Town Hall, Olympiaturm, and the wind turbine right next to the football arena.

esc_fl
esc_fl
15 days ago

The shade at the UK with it’s coming Rome lol! Jokes aside it was a very good match

Azaad
Azaad
15 days ago

Given what Greece and Portugal pulled off, maybe Italy will do an Ireland and win on home soil?

Also, having gotten England to the semis of the World Cup and the finals of the Euros, I’d say the HoD needs lessons on managing Eurovision from Gareth Southgate.

Kristian
Kristian
15 days ago
Reply to  Azaad

This was Euro 2020 , Italy would win eurovision 2021 which they did

Luc
Luc
14 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

I thought the same and was about to comment it lmao

Kal
Kal
15 days ago

Since 2000, only Southern European/Mediterranean countries have won the Euro: France 2000, Greece 2004, Spain 2008&2012, Portugal 2016 and now Italy 2020. It’s nice to see them also doing well in ESC with Portugal, Italy (and even Israel’s) recent wins..

MyName
MyName
15 days ago

Nice to read about football at this site 🙂 Italy really deserved their victory – just like in ESC

Alex
Alex
15 days ago

Glad for Italy. Deserved. They were good in all matches except against Spain maybe. Very consistent tho. A very Italian win was.
Sad for England and for their young generation but they have so much talent in that squad.
Denmark was also fantastic

Una
Una
15 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Denmark were AMAZING!!! They should have been in the final.

Sama
Sama
15 days ago

Forza Italia ! <3

Last edited 15 days ago by Sama
Kristian
Kristian
15 days ago

How come there is no mention of Portugal winning euro in 2016 n then Eurovision in 2017

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

Greece 2004/2005, and now Italy 2020/2021…

Una
Una
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

OMG.

Alo
Alo
15 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

And Greece 2004!

Carola
Carola
15 days ago
Reply to  Alo

I still have fond memories of Spain’s Eurovision victories in 2009 and 2013

Oh, wait…

Kristian
Kristian
15 days ago
Reply to  Carola

In 2017 wiwibloggs had done on article mentioning how Greece’s 2004 win was a harbinger for their 2005 ESC win and whether Portugal’s win could do the same ?
And then it did

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Carola

It only works for countries who have never won before, sorry.

percy
percy
15 days ago

GG to Italy, Forza Italia! As a Brit, yes I am disappointed that our immaculate squad lost to penalties , but oh well! One thing I’d like to point out is some of our low-life, disgusting fans are sending abuse to some of the black players (Rashford, Saka) for missing their penalties. Please don’t join in too! The artists have great reactions too! 🙂

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
15 days ago

Congratulations Italy !!!

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
15 days ago

Brava Italia, you were the better side and it was proven. However, I want to say as a British man that how our fans acted after the match with the racism and assaulting of Italian spectators and fans is proving the narrative that England are very sore and salty losers. Also how James Newman handled his nul point in Eurovision this year is how the Country should of handled defeat to Italy on Sunday, instead of disgusting racist abuse and indignant assaulting of Italians. FOOTBALL – ENGLAND & THE UK TAKE SERIOUSLY: 4TH PLACE AT LAST WORLD CUP & RUNNERS… Read more »

Last edited 15 days ago by Liam Lindsay
Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Booing the Italian national anthem was also a disgrace.

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Booing the Italian players as they stepped up to take their penalties another disgrace.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Again totally agree with you Jonas.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I couldn’t agree more, that the thing with the English (even though I am one) there is this thing of ruining everything they compete in, by what ever means possible, booing of national anthems or assaulting fans and racially persecuting our POC players, without whom we would of not of made it as far.

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

The actual team I like very much, though. Hopefully their taking of the knee has made at least a few of these idiots think.

MyName
MyName
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Nice that even WE agree sometimes 😉 It is so disrespectful. Totally agree

Bella
Bella
15 days ago

Oh so England is a “behemoth of European football” now? Let me just have a good laugh, hahaha… They were just lucky with the draw and played their whole tournament against weak teams (out of 7 games, they only faced 2 potentially serious opponents: Germany and Italy, which they lost against). Without that they would have been eliminated way before the final. It’s 2021 and we are post-Brexit, there’s nothing England is a behemoth of.

Awesome job Italy, so happy for you!!

Jofty
Jofty
15 days ago
Reply to  Bella

Yes, England always seem to get lucky with the draw. And sadly how the tide turns. When Andy Murray loses he becomes “Scottish” and Jo Konta “Australian with Hungarian roots”. The Brexit referendum said it all. Pity those youngsters who were chosen to take penalties.

Nathan
Nathan
15 days ago
Reply to  Bella

Wow some people are so petty… and why bring up Brexit? England was the runner-up because they played brilliantly and if you can’t see that, it says far more about you than it does about them.

Awesome job England, so happy for you!!

Yep
Yep
14 days ago
Reply to  Bella

Do you even watch the sport?!?!? Germany is a REALLY bad team right now, they’ve never performed this poorly for so many decades. Denmark was a greater threat to England than Germany was, Ukraine had even suffered from multiple injuries after their match against Sweden.

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago

Don’t worry, England, you might get the same chance next July in the same stadium.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’m talking about when the other half of Europe’s footballers get their turn. Women. The whole thing will be in England.

Coco
Coco
15 days ago

Great year for Italy! Enjoy, you deserve it!

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
15 days ago

What a great year for Italy. Italians should be very proud of themselves.

Hopefully, my country, Turkey, can also return next year and showcase our beautiful music.

MyName
MyName
15 days ago
Reply to  ROXELANA

Yes, would be great to hear Turkey again in ESC soon. So many great entries. We are many who miss you