The first major global cultural event to be held in person since the coronavirus pandemic hit last year ended in a triumph for Italy’s Maneskin, who won with a hard-rocking song called “Zitti E Buoni.”
The Eurovision Song Contest, the first major global cultural event to be held in person since the coronavirus pandemic hit last year, ended in a triumph for Italys Maneskin, who won with a hard-rocking song called Zitti E Buoni.
The song received 524 points in voting from national juries and the public, beating Frances entrant, Barbara Pravi, by 25 points, and was cheered to victory by over 3,500 Dutch fans at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
We just want to say to the whole Europe, to the whole world, rock n roll never dies! said Damiano David, the bands lead singer, accepting the prize.
Maneskin, a rare rock winner in a contest whose previous winners include Abba and Celine Dion, beat 25 other acts, some unusual even for Eurovision standards, including a folk-techno act from Ukraine, a feminist Russian pop star and an Icelandic disco band.