The Italian entry for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest, “Zitti e buoni”, performed by Maneskin, has reached Gold in Italy.
According to Eurofestival News, “Zitti e buoni has sold 35,000 copies sold all across Italy. This grants them the category of the Gold Disc. Apart from Maneskin, other Italian artists that have taken part in Sanremo and whose songs have gone gold are “Chiamami per nome”, by Francesca Michielin and Fedez, “Voce” by Madame and “Musica leggerissima” by Colapesce and Dimartino.
Since 2015, all the songs that have represented Italy at Eurovision have become platinum disc, with the most successful being “Occidentali’s Karma” by Francesco Gabbani.
“Zitti e buoni”‘s gold disc is now included in the list of successes of this promising Italian group, who have also obtained a platinum disc for their LP “Chosen”, and a triple-platinum disc in their album “The Dance of Life”.
As a member of the Big 5, Maneskin will perform “Zitti e buoni” in the Grand Final, on May 22nd. Italy will also vote in the first semifinal, on May 18th, along with Germany and host nation The Netherlands.
Image Credit: Gabrielle Giussani / Source: Eurofestival News
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Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past.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.