They’re the glam-rock megastars who lifted the crystal microphone and brought Italy their third Eurovision victory this year. And Måneskin’s success is already going above and beyond the song contest standard.
That’s why we’re pleased to announce Måneskin as the winners of the wiwibloggs’ Vision Music Award 2021 for Most Likely to Succeed Commercially!
This is Måneskin’s second title in the Vision Music Awards 2021. Earlier, they picked up the VMA for Best Dressed at Eurovision 2021.
Måneskin win Most Likely to Succeed Commercially at the Vision Music Awards 2021
For many years, acts from all over the world have used the Eurovision Song Contest as a launching pad for their chart-topping careers. ABBA, Celine Dion and Gina G all come to mind.
This award honours the contestant who is most likely to make it big — or at least cash some checks — once the hype for Eurovision 2021 fades.
We asked our readers to vote for which Eurovision 2021 act they think has the most potential to succeed commercially. And three months after their song contest victory, Italy’s Måneskin are keeping the fire alive. The four-piece rock band, consisting of Damiano David, Victoria de Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio, picked up a grand total of 2,729 votes — that’s a whopping 45.1% of all votes cast.
The Italian rockers are proving they’ve got what it takes, too. The fearsome foursome made waves around the world with their Eurovision-winning track “Zitti E Buoni” and Måneskin were quick to follow up that commercial success. Their fiercely sexy track “I Wanna Be Your Slave” made its way into charts across Europe, including a #7 peak in the United Kingdom. This made Måneskin the fourth Eurovision act in 12 years to break into the top ten of the British charts, after Alexander Rybak, Loreen and The Common Linnets.
Elsewhere, fans are discovering new delights in Måneskin’s back catalogue of music. Their 2017 track “Beggin'” continues to dominate charts everywhere, spurred on by a burst of TikTok virality. The group’s cover of The Four Seasons’ 1967 classic topped the Spotify Global Chart and found its way into the US Billboard Chart, earning the Italian rock stars a spot in the elite club of very few Eurovision acts to make it big across the Atlantic.
If anybody had any doubts about the new Eurovision champions, Måneskin are making it very clear. They’re here to stay!
The second most popular candidate in our Vision Music Award for Most Likely to Succeed Commercially is claimed by Iceland’s Daði Freyr. The “10 Years” mastermind, who won the VMA for Most Likely to Succeed Commercially in 2020, picked up 848 votes — that’s 14.01% of all votes cast.
Meanwhile, Malta’s Destiny earned the bronze medal. The “Je Me Casse” songstress received a grand total of 617 votes — that’s 10.2% of the total vote.
Poll results: Who should win the Vision Music Award 2021 for Most Likely to Succeed Commercially?
- Italy: Måneskin — 45.1% (2,729 votes)
- Iceland: Daði Freyr — 14.01% (848 votes)
- Malta: Destiny — 10.2% (617 votes)
- Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou — 9.88% (598 votes)
- Norway: TIX — 9.87% (597 votes)
- Serbia: Hurricane — 6.41% (388 votes)
- Bulgaria: VICTORIA — 4.53% (274 votes)
Total votes: 6,051
Vision Music Awards 2021
This award is just one of 14 awards we have launched as part of the Vision Music Awards 2021 (VMAs).
Our 14 categories — from Best Dressed to Best Use of Social Media — identify the contestants who left the biggest impression on Eurovision fans, regardless of whether they won the contest or not.
Click here to see the remaining categories, and stay tuned to find out the Vision Music Award winners!
What do you make of Måneskin’s commercial success since Eurovision? Which other acts can we expect to see in the charts? Sound off in the comments below.