Eurovision winners Måneskin have made their US television debut and broadcast television will never be the same again.
The Italian four-piece — Damiano, Thomas, Ethan and Victoria — sang their 2017 cover of “Beggin'” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. They also uploaded a special performance of “MAMMAMIA” to the show’s YouTube channel (though it wasn’t performed live on-air).
As ever, the band turned up with their gritty spin on glam. In the opening shot of “Beggin'”, the camera captured Damiano’s dark eye make-up and the black polish on his finger nails. When the shot panned out his full splendour came into sharper focus — a black leather collar with silver chain; a form-fitting sequin top with a neckline plunging well below his chest; and flared trousers that smack of another era yet plant him firmly in today.
WATCH: Måneskin sing “Beggin'” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
They chose their song wisely. “Beggin'” is currently #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and it has American roots.
“Beggin’” was popularised in 1967 by the American Franki Valli and his band The Four Seasons. The lyrics recount a man who has lost his lady through his own bad deeds and he’s regretting it bad. “I need you to understand that I tried so hard to be your man/ The kindo f man you want in the end/ only then can I begin to live again.” The song was subsequently reworked by the likes of French DJ Pilooski and Norwegian hip-hop group Madcon. Musical theatre buffs may recognise the song from the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, which is about the Four Seasons.
The band also served a special performance of their latest single “MAMMAMIA”, which you can see on The Tonight Show YouTube channel and below.
Their appearance on American TV isn’t the only big news. The band have also announced that they’ll be opening for The Rolling Stones on November 6 in Las Vegas.
The venue can welcome 68,000 fans.
Can’t believe to finally announce this: we’re gonna open for the @RollingStones on November the 6th at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Can hardly wait. 🖤https://t.co/AYulPcR19x pic.twitter.com/mbTrx32JHo
— MåneskinOfficial (@thisismaneskin) October 27, 2021
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