We can always count on the Eurovision Song Contest to rock our world with glitzy and over-the-top performances, and this year’s edition definitely didn’t disappoint. Europe’s biggest music event gave us countless memorable performances, and Italian glam rock band Måneskin was crowned as the winner.
Måneskin took part in the competition with the song “Zitti e buoni”, which literally translates as “shut up and behave”. They celebrated their victory with the words “rock n roll never dies” and delivered a celebratory performance of their rebellious anthem about defying society’s expectations.
Måneskin is currently Italy’s third Eurovision Song Contest winner. This country previously won in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti’s “Non ho l’età” and 1990 with Toto Cutugno’s “Insieme: 1992”. They’re also the first band to win since Finland’s Lordi was crowned as the winner in 2006.
Barbara Pravi from France made it the no. 2 spot, while Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears came in third. Iceland and Ukraine rounded out the top five. The 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands between May 18-22, marking the fifth time the contest returned to this country.