This year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam took place over the weekend and the winner has been chosen: Italy! The winning band, Måneskin, performed their rock song “Zitti e Buoni” and got first place with a total of 524 points. So now that we know who is going to reign as 2021’s Eurovision champion, let’s get to know a bit about the band behind the victory.
Måneskin is comprised of lead vocalist Damiano David, bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi, and drummer Ethan Torchio. The name of the band means “moonlight” in Danish, the home country of bassist De Angelis. Måneskin rose to fame in 2017 after competing on Italian X-Factor and placing second.
They then went on to win the Sanremo Music Festival in 2021, qualifying them to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest, where they took home first place.
Among other things, Måneskin is most noted for their effort to defy gender stereotypes, something that bassist De Angelis described as important for them to do in order to encourage people “to open their minds and stop judging others.”
Following their Eurovision win, Måneskin will go on tour in Italy starting in December and then hopefully the world.