In a recent press conference RAI stated that they wish to host the Eurovision Song contest should they win tomorrow night.
Italian national broadcaster RAI is ready to host the next Eurovision Song Contest should they win tomorrow’s show. Claudio Fasulo the Deputy Director of Rai stated that in 2017 discussions took place about which city could potentially host:
“We hope to win because we would very much like to host the biggest musical event in the world within our borders. In 2017, before leaving for Kyiv, we talked about the possibility of hosting in Turin because it had all the necessary characteristics to host.”
They also stated that rumours about Rai not wanting to win were completely false.
“That Rai does not want to win is an urban legend“
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: EBU / Thomas Hanses | 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Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past.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.