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.

 

Are you living for the band’s performances? Do you expect to see more of them in the USA? Let us know down below!

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Alex
Alex
30 days ago

This is soo HUGE for them and Eurovision brand. I really hope they keep performing around the globe and releasing hits. Mammamia is not performing as well as Slave and Beggin (or even Zitti) but they\’re still popular selling out shows! I hope they can record some Italian songs though..

I bet Eurovision 2022 will be very competitive after Maneskin’s success.

Ellie
Ellie
1 month ago

Yet again I have to point out: most Eurovision performances on YouTube, including Måneskin’s, are blocked in the United States. We can’t watch them. We can see Jimmy Fallon talk up their Eurovision win, go to YouTube, and see nothing. This year’s winner is blowing up all over to such an extent that even one of the hardest places to break in the world is noticing and yet the EBU and NBC have completely dropped the ball. This would even be the best free promotion for their American Song Contest and yet, nothing.

mamaaa oooh
mamaaa oooh
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellie

this may sound self-explanatory, or that i dont care, but just get a vpn. idk maybe if one of them is sponsoring your favourite youtuber you can get it for an insane discount

Ellie
Ellie
1 month ago
Reply to  mamaaa oooh

My point isn’t about me. I know how to watch it and have for years. My point is that people keep asking how Americans know nothing about Eurovision and why Jimmy Fallon was comparing it to lesser contests. Part of the problem is because we are quite literally closed off from it. There’s a unique opportunity here to leverage Måneskin’s American success to grow Eurovision that I feel is being missed. And I don’t mean so that the US wants to join, ugh no, but so instead of the constant “X artist has been asked if they’d do Eurovision and… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellie

I’m not sure why a union of European public broadcasters need to chase an American audience, though. The EBU isn’t there to make profit for the shareholders, like NBC. It exists to protect a public service. YouTube and Netflix are their biggest threat. I feel bad for you, but Tonight Show audiences will still be able to see the band’s video, and still be able to hear the song – they are probably more important for success than the Rotterdam performance.

Jason
Jason
30 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I feel like this is a naive take. This isn’t just about the EBU but the artists themselves. You are closing the artists from growing organically in one of the biggest music markets in the world if not the biggest. You are capping the competitor’s growth after their victory. Yes, one can get a VPN to watch the performance in Eurovision. But, Americans who are getting a VPN to watch it are quite literally those who already have previous knowledge of the competition or artists. Could you imagine if their performance or Duncan Lawrence’s performance in Eurovision trended in the… Read more »

Alex
Alex
30 days ago
Reply to  Ellie

you’re right. it’s crazy that they have blocked the ESC videos and makes no sense. More Americans would be able to watch the Eurovision performances, especially after the Netflix movie.

KT P
KT P
27 days ago
Reply to  Ellie

The Song Contest is on their Peacock service and for free….

Nikko
Nikko
1 month ago

I know their English songs Are more successful but I like their Italian songs more. They should not be afraid to Release an Italian song internationally. If they can win ESC with an Italian song then they can also have a hit in Italian

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
1 month ago

Doubt this will do anything in terms of boosting Eurovision’s popularity in America. Netta and Duncan Laurence both appeared on American television after winning Eurovision yet that didn’t convince Americans to discover the contest. However it might be a good thing that Americans have never heard of Eurovision because the prospect of America competing in Eurovision terrifies Eurofans.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

The idea of the United States joining doesn’t terrify me at all. I just think they wouldn’t understand it. Just look at the way they are comparing it to cheap talent shows right now. Anyway, while I also don’t think this will boost Eurovision’s popularity overseas, it might help us Europeans prove our point to our homegrown naysayers: that the contest actually dishes up some real quality music. So, the more exposure and success Måneskin get, the merrier I am. I just hope they can handle their new global stardom. Just imagine how abnormally crazy their past 12 months must… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

Måneskin’s already more popular here than Duncan or Netta have been. I’ve never heard toy played on the radio here. Arcade I do every once in a while, but beggin and I wanna be your slave have been getting like constant airplay here as of late.

Maybe ESC itself won’t get big here because of them, but I think Måneskin itself at least have a pretty decent chance to. That WOULD increase knowledge of ESC overall I think, even if not by much.

Zisk
Zisk
30 days ago

I have many friends who have never heard nor cared of Eurovision over in America that love Maneskin! It’s a totally different level of success.

Alex
Alex
30 days ago

Sorry but i think you’re listening to the wrong stations.

Duncan’s song is a bigger hit on airplay charts than Beggin’ although Beggin’ has reached a higher peak and still rising. Arcade is all over AC/HAC and pop stations. Beggin’ has a bigger reach because it’s also played on rock stations.

Slave isn’t played anywhere though??

Netta has never been popular there, Toy was only a hit on the Dance Club Play songs chart which is mostly remixes played on gay clubs (even My Number One did well there)

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
30 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I don’t know which stations you tune into, but I wanna be your slave gets a lot of airplay, actually. At my workplace we keep the radio on and I hear both that one and beggin at least once a day

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

It warms my heart that the year is ending with a winning Eurovision act having so much success in the USA. I’d rather their big hit was not a cover, but it’s all good.

tomatoman
tomatoman
1 month ago

Jimmy Fallon should had invited Blind Channel instead. Even if Måneskin won, nobody seems to remember them anymore. Blind Channel howewer, looks really popular around this beautiful globe.

Gippa
Gippa
1 month ago
Reply to  tomatoman

I have nothing against Blind Channel, but what are you smoking?

sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  tomatoman

there’s no way you’re being serious

L'oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  tomatoman

Who are they again?

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  tomatoman

Alternative facts mucho?

Luri
Luri
29 days ago
Reply to  tomatoman

Yeah, blind channel is more american style than maneskin.

vetrina
vetrina
1 month ago

Great choice of songs, I just wanted different outfits for each performance!

matt
matt
1 month ago

and btw, what a great perfomance!

xxx
xxx
1 month ago

And Jimmy Fallon announced that they are opening for the Rolling Stones!

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that esc winners have big and global success, and I congrat them for that but I thought this success would help to make shine Eurovision worldwilde more, but here no interviews of them, so no mention of Eurovision and of their winning entry at all, I know it’s not Maneskin’s fault, but it’s still sad cause this late show in US would have been a big opportunity to do good publicity for Eurovision outside Europe.

adampd
adampd
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Jimmy Fallon did mention that they won Eurovision so there’s that

Lucie Zápotocná
Lucie Zápotocná
1 month ago

They just simply own the world!!!

tomatoman
tomatoman
1 month ago

Unpopular opinion, but Yüksek Sadakat – Live It Up (Turkey 2011) was better than Måneskin – Zitti e buoni.

voix
voix
1 month ago
Reply to  tomatoman

girl pass the joint

tomatoman
tomatoman
30 days ago
Reply to  voix

im not a girl

Jamie
Jamie
29 days ago
Reply to  tomatoman

Boy pass the joint, you have some good sh*t