Måneskin confirmed to represent Italy at Eurovision 2021
After their spectacular win at Sanremo on Saturday night - the four piece alternative rock band Måneskin have confirmed their attendance for Eurovision 2021. Launching into the public eye as Runners Up of X Factor Italy 2017, they've gathered a strong fanbase with good reception from their two albums 'Il ballo della vita' (2018) and 'Teatro d'ira - Vol. I' (2021). Lead by frontman Damiano David, Måneskin debuted for the first time at Sanremo this year. An impressive feat to win on their first attempt.
Sanremo Music Festival is the gateway for Eurovision selection - the winner is automatically offered the spot to represent the nation. However, it's completely up to the artist if they choose to accept or not. Thankfully for the fandom - Måneskin confirmed promptly:
After five nights of festivities it was looking unlikely the quartet hailing from Rome would take home the golden lion based on the provisional results...however the televote came in strong, taking a whopping 53.5% of televotes in the super final. Måneskin were fifth in the odds leading into the contest and are currently soaking up the Italian charts at #14 and #5 on Spotify.
Major Results of Sanremo 2021:
Winner: Måneskin - 'Zitti e buoni'
Second: Francesca Michielin & Fedez 'Chiamami per nome'
Third: Ermal Meta 'Un milione di cose da dirti'
Critic's prize: Willie Peyote 'Mai dire mai (La locura)'
Winner of the Newcomer Section: Gaudiano - 'Polvere da sparo'
Meet the band:
Damiano David (Main vocalist)
Victoria De Angelis (Bass)
Thomas Raggi (Guitar)
Ethan Torchio (Drums)
Italy has been knocking on the door for a win at Eurovision since their return - could 2021 be the year they make it happen with 'Zitti e buoni'? Give us your take at @aussievisionnet on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.