Italy wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with Måneskin performing ‘Zitti E Buoni’
Måneskin from Italy have won the Grand final of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest singing ‘Zitti e Buoni’.
Following two weeks of rehearsals, two semi final rounds the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest concluded this evening with the Grand Final show live from Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands.
A total of 26 countries competed in this evening’s show. 20 qualifiers from the 1st and 2nd semi final shows along with the Big-5 countries and the host nation, the Netherlands that have pre-qualified took the stage and gave their best to win the trophy.
The show was presented by singer Edsilia Rombley, who had defended the host nation’s colors twice in the past (1998 and 2007), actor and presenter Chantal Janzen, singer and television host Jan Smit along with the popular YouTuber NikkieTutorials.
The show opened with 2019 winner Duncan Laurence, the victory of which brought the contest in The Netherlands, with the presentation of the competing countries and the flag parade following.
The 26 competing delegates took the stage in the following running order decided by the producers (Dutch broadcasters AVROTROS, NOS and NPO):
🇨🇾 Cyprus / Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo
🇦🇱 Albania / Anxhela Peristeri – Karma
🇮🇱 Israel / Eden Alene – Set Me Free
🇧🇪 Belgium / Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place
🇷🇺 Russia / Manizha – Russian Woman
🇲🇹 Malta / Destiny – Je Me Casse
🇵🇹 Portugal / The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side
🇷🇸 Serbia / Hurricane – Loco Loco
🇬🇧 United Kingdom /James Newman – Embers
🇬🇷 Greece / Stefania – Last Dance
🇨🇭 Switzerland / Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’Univers
🇮🇸 Iceland / Da∂i Freyr og Gagnamagni∂ – 10 Years
🇪🇸 Spain/Blas Cantó – Voy A Querdarme
🇲🇩 Moldova / Natalia Gordienko – SUGAR
🇩🇪 Germany/ Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate
🇫🇮 Finland / Blind Channel – Dark Side
🇧🇬 Bulgaria / Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old
🇱🇹 Lithuania / The Roop – Discoteque
🇺🇦 Ukraine / Go_A – Shum
🇫🇷 France /Barbara Pravi – Voilà
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan / Efendi – Mata Hari
🇳🇴 Norway / TIX – Fallen Angel
🇳🇱 The Netherlands (Hosts)/ Jeangu Macrooy – Birth of a New Age
🇮🇹 Italy / Måneskin – Zitti E Buoni
🇸🇪 Sweden / Tusse – Voices
🇸🇲 San Marino / Senhit – Adrenalina
Music Binds Us
The segment began with a video clip of a boy declaring his love to a girl as they run away together the city during the night. The orchestra was featured in a spectacular way on a Eurovision branded tram. The orchestra moved onto the Rotterdam bridge with the kids running into Afrojack who was behind his DJ deck and was joined by Wulf singing on the bridge. Next up was Glennis Grace singing (Netherlands 2005) “Titanium”, a song orginally performed by David Guetta ft. Sia.
Next we saw the 3rd part of Nikkie’s “Eurovision Tutorials”, giving tips on how react during the voting part of the contest, while Nikkie will go on with some backstage footage from the last two weeks in Rotterdam
In addition previous Eurovision Winners featured the show with video clips from Anne-Marie David (Luxembourg 1973), Izhar Cohen (Israel 1978), Ruslana (Ukraine 2004), and Niamh Kavanagh (Ireland 1993) talking about the past and the whole impact from their Eurovision experience.
Rocking the Roof
The most impressive part of the interval act was the Roof top performances! Six Eurovision winners performed their winning entries on top of Rotterdam’s most iconic buildings. Namely we saw the six acts sing on the roof tops of Maassilo, Hotel New York, and the Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot Museum):
- Måns Zelmerlöw –Heroes (Sweden 2015)
- Teach-In – Ding-A-Dong (The Netherlands 1975)
- Sandra Kim – J’aime La Vie (Belgium 1986)
- Lenny Kuhr – De Troubadour (Netherlands 1969)
- Helena Paparizou – My Number One (Greece 2005)
- Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (Finland 2006)
Closing act was the Eurovision 2019 winner, Duncan Laurence, who behind the piano in a dark scenery began performing “Arcade”, to go on with the presentation of his new track “Stars”.
The firs results to announce came from the national juries, with the first nine points displayed on the screen and maximum 12 points revealed by the 39 spokespersons.
Once the national juries finished revealing their points this is how the scoreboard looked like:
In the next stage the public voting was added to that of the juries the outcome of which saw Maneskin from Italy win the contest with their song Zitti e Buoni after receving a total of 524 points. Second behind came Barbara Pravi from France while the top 3 closed with Switzerand and Gjon’s Tears.
Congratulation to Maneskin for their magnificant performance and for bringing the contest back to Italy after 31 years. Watch below the exciting last moment of the results that declared them winners:
News Source: Eurovision.tv
Images: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING