The Italian live-on-tape performance for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was filmed earlier this week in Milan.
Måneskin filmed their live-on-tape performance for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday this week. Filming of the performance took place at the Rai studios in Milan. Details of what the Italian backup performance looks like have not been revealed.
To date the following countries have publicly confirmed that their backup performance has been filmed:
- Austria – Vienna, Austria
- Azerbaijan – Baku, Azerbaijan
- Belgium – Brussels, Belgium
- Bulgaria – Sofia, Bulgaria
- Cyprus – Sofia, Bulgaria
- Czech Republic – Czech Republic, Brno
- Denmark – Copenhagen, Denmark
- Estonia – Tallinn, Estonia
- Finland – Tampere, Finland
- France – Paris, France
- Germany – Vilnius, Lithuania
- Greece – Sofia, Bulgaria
- Israel – Israel
- Italy – Milan, Italy
- Lithuania – Vilnius, Lithuania
- Malta – Sofia, Bulgaria
- Moldova – Sofia, Bulgaria
- North Macedonia – Belgrade, Serbia
- Norway – Oslo, Norway
- Portugal – Lisbon, Portugal
- Romania – Bucharest, Romania
- San Marino – Rome, Italy
- Serbia – Belgrade, Serbia
- Spain – Madrid, Spain
- Sweden – Stockholm, Sweden
- Switzerland – Zurich, Switzerland
This year all 40 acts will need to film a backup performance as part of the many contingency measures the EBU has put in place to ensure the song contest can happen in May no matter what.
Each act can rehearse for as long as they wish for their backup tape performance. However, only three attempts over the course of one hour are given for the filming of the performance which is monitored by the EBU. The participating country can choose which is the three performances is to be used.
Video recordings from all cameras, as well as all audio recordings from mics, are sent immediately to the EBU so that they cannot be tampered with. Each act is filmed as if this was a live show, meaning the performance is one continuous take. The EBU has explained that the backup performance does not need to resemble the live performance in May. All backup performances must be filmed by the end of this month.
Who are Måneskin?
Måneskin is a rock band from Rome, consisting of members Damiano David (lead vocals), Victoria De Angelis (bass), Thomas Raggi (guitar), and Ethan Torchio (drums). The group formed in 2016, while the members were in high school.
This year, Måneskin competed in the Sanremo Music Festival against 25 other participants in the Campioni category. With their song “Zitti e buoni”, they reached the super final, and ultimately won the contest with an average score of 40.7% of the votes from the jury and public combined.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv / 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.