“Zitti e buoni”, the Italian entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has received Platinum certification in Italy.
This year’s Italian Eurovision entry has gone Platinum in Italy, and has been streamed over 15 million times on Spotify. Måneskin follow in the footsteps of previous Italian Eurovision entrants, as Diodato, Mahmood, Ermal and Fabrizio, and Francesco Gabbani all reached Platinum and beyond for their entries in their respective years.
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.
Source: eurofestivalnews.com / Image source: Eurovision.tv / Gabrielle Giussani
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Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past.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.