ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Transfer over sequins, disco beats and energy ballads. A four-piece band of Italian rockers gained the Eurovision Tune Contest within the early hours of Sunday.
Maneskin’s win was solely Italy’s third victory within the immensely well-liked contest and the primary since Toto Cutugno took the respect in 1990.
Italy, the bookmakers’ favourite, trailed Switzerland, France and Malta after the nationwide juries delivered their votes however had been propelled to victory by votes from the viewing public.
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After greater than every week of rehearsals, two semifinals and 53,000 COVID-19 assessments for followers, workers and performers, the Eurovision Tune Contest that was canceled final yr due to the pandemic goes stay Saturday in entrance of three,500 followers and a worldwide tv viewers.
Forward of the present, crowds gathered exterior the Ahoy area within the Dutch metropolis of Rotterdam. Drag queens mingled with households as a person in a gold go well with waited to get into the venue.
The vastly well-liked music competition that oozes flamboyance is seen as a major step towards a post-pandemic return to stay leisure, however not all people managed to keep away from the virus.
The favored Icelandic band Dadi og Gagnamagnid, identified for its kitsch dance strikes and inexperienced leisurewear costumes, is within the closing, however cannot carry out stay as a result of one member examined constructive for the virus earlier within the week. As an alternative, viewers will see a recording of one of many band’s gown rehearsals.