Following their victory in the Festivali di Sanremo 2021, Maneskin have been confirmed as the Italian representatives for Eurovision 2021.
Maneskin will be representing Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song “Zitti e buoni”. Maneskin are a rock band formed in 2015, they rose to fame after they finished second in the 2017 edition of X Factor in Italy. The confirmation of the bands Eurovision participation came in a Rai press conference this morning.
The results of the super final were:
- Maneskin- “Zitti e buoni” (Winner)
- Francesca Michielin and Fedez – “Chiamami per nome” (First runner-up)
- Ermal Meta- “Un milione di cose da dirti” (Second runner-up)
Italy as a member of the Big Five are directly qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on May 22. They will be voting in the first semi-final on May 18 alongside Germany and the Netherlands.
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Italy debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past. Italy has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 1990. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top 10 on seven occasions.