Italy’s Maneskin have gained the Eurovision Music Contest in Rotterdam.
The group – who have been amongst this yr’s pre-show favorites – claimed the coveted accolade in entrance of a socially-distanced crowd on the Rotterdam Ahoy enviornment on Saturday evening (05.22.21) and after they have been named the winners, the band hailed their triumph as an indication that “rock and roll by no means dies”.
They stated: “We simply need to say to the entire of Europe, to the entire world – rock and roll by no means dies!”
The group achieved a landslide outcome from the general public vote after wowing followers throughout the continent with their observe ‘Zitti e buoni’.
The Italian group truly sat in third place after the jury vote, on 208 factors. On the time, they trailed the entrants from France and Switzerland, who topped the leaderboard.
Nonetheless, their fortunes have been completely reworked by the general public vote, which earned them 318 additional factors.
Against this, this yr’s UK entrant, James Newman, completed all-time low of the desk.
The 35-year-old musician did not earn a single level on the evening, as viewers have been left unimpressed by his dance observe ‘Embers’.
Regardless of that, the evening will likely be thought of a hit by its organisers, who managed to stage probably the most high-profile stay occasions to happen through the coronavirus pandemic.
After months of uncertainty, some 3,500 individuals – round 20 % of the world’s capability – have been available in Rotterdam and thousands and thousands of TV viewers have been capable of see Maneskin win the Eurovision crown.
The outcome implies that the subsequent version of the long-running occasion will likely be held in Italy.