The Italian glam rock band that gained the Eurovision Song Contest returned dwelling Sunday to the adulation of enthusiasts, congratulations from the govt and so a great deal speculation that the guide singer had snorted cocaine for the duration of the show that he vowed to acquire a drug exam.
“We want to shut down the rumors,” Maneskin guide singer Damiano David explained to reporters at Rome”s Leonardo da Vinci airport as the band arrived household right after their victory in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Rumors spread on social media following David was witnessed bending in excess of a table in the course of the Saturday evening live tv broadcast. Questioned at a article-victory news meeting whether he’d snorted cocaine, David claimed he does not use medicine and that he’d bent in excess of mainly because an additional band member had broken a glass at their ft.
Eurovision verified that damaged glass was uncovered below the desk in dilemma, but announced David experienced offered to acquire the exam, which is scheduled for Monday.
Italy won the Eurovision Music Contest 2021 following a late surge.
“Rock n roll under no circumstances dies,” shouted the profitable vocalist. And no one can argue with that sentiment on the night.
The vote was a feeding frenzy, with hundreds of factors up for grabs following United kingdom, Germany and Spain got a suitable kicking from the community with zero factors.
France, Iceland, Ukraine, the Swiss and the Fins were being ruling the roost right after the jury votes, with Moldova and Lithuania in the hunt. But Italy were being usually in contact with the leaders and hurdled the prime nations soon after a substantial vote of self-confidence from the public.
But get this: the British isles gave 12 points to France. Who suggests Brexit manufactured a change?
Not so odd: Greece gave 12 details to Cyprus. And, you know, Vice Versa. Far better the Devil you know, appropriate? (That’s a joke. Cypriot entry was referred to as El Diablo – but it is really also the title of Sonia’s British isles entry that came 2nd in 1993. Me and my mate Benny G ended up inconsolable.)
France have been my prediction. I was erroneous. Forgive me.
San Marino received some early traction. Maybe Flo Rida experienced a lot more sway than I thought! But finally, there was no long-lasting mark.
It can be again!
Eurovision 2021 was a welcome return for the continent-large music contest.
Held in Rotterdam soon after a year’s postponement, the minimized but generally crazed audience were delighted to witness a true smorgasbord of talent.
Definitely, it was a blended bag. But there’s no doubt that it was fantastic to have it back again.
Rotterdam hosted the function after Duncan Laurence, who couldn’t carry out are living this calendar year due to testing good for COVID, won the 2019 gala.
For viewers viewing the United kingdom stream, the redoubtable Graham Norton was on hand to provide an generally essential slice of realism.
“This is marmite…if you despise marmite,” he claimed of the German entry, which was significantly less a yeast feast and much more of a children’s cartoon.
Of the Lithuanian entry, Norton advised it resembled “men and women from IT who experienced dressed up as (Uk pop act) Actions. And not without because of induce. However, I can see the dance moves catching on throughout the continent. Raise your arms to your deal with, kids!
Ukraine came to the social gathering in the guise of the 90s ‘judderman’ METZ advert. A nightmarish people-ridden dance danger. “If you ever questioned what happened to Orville… the lead singer appears to be sporting him,” Norton quipped, referring to the lead singer’s environmentally friendly plumage.
Serbia state-of-the-art their case for EU membership with the woman power threesome, Hurricane, and Finland once extra expounded their Heavy Steel credentials, pursuing in the footsteps of 2006 winner Lordi.
‘Just like Cleopatra’ sang the Azeri entry, who revisited the tale of Mata Hari for some rationale.
Norway’s TIX introduced a pop-rock sensibility to the proceedings, and the Tourettes sufferer sported a substantial pair of angels’ wings. His song outlined angels, so that is alright. And the vital transform was beamed in from 1988, which was refreshing.
British isles entries, as soon as substantially vaunted in the early times of Eurovision, have been lamentable in new many years preserve for a 1997 acquire by Katrina and the Waves. This year’s impoverished entry did nothing to settle the abdomen. Zero details was not unfair.
France had just one of the most fully commited vocal performances of modern years, and will carry comparisons to the Celine Dion victory for Switzerland in 1988. Which is 33 decades in the past for those people of us who take pleasure in the masochism of emotion old.
The Swiss entry was fascinating. Wonderful voice, thoughtful modal variations in the songwriting, and a wonderful overall performance. But as well cerebral for a victory? Most likely. Courageous younger vocalist, with a passing resemblance to Glenn Medeiros. Up to you how you feel about that.
The winners from Italy came at the night with a rock act that was by turns Freddie Mercury and Rage Towards the Device. “Rotterdam: make some noise” they screamed. And the restricted crowd manufactured that sounds. I hope the trousers capture on, they ended up excellent. Rock is a massive deal in Italy so it’s good to see them deliver that to Eurovision.
Million file-advertising rap artist Flo-Rida was on hand, inexplicably, to accompany the San Marino entry. Cavorting on a revolving rhombus, the Cleo-Lane-esque performer was dizzying. And though her famous co-star did very little to contribute to the spectacle, there was an undoubted spritz to this, the final music right before voting.
“Music brings us alongside one another,” explained the hosts. And it can be hard to argue. The music ended up mostly good this 12 months, and even though there was no wonderful like for the British isles entry, it was more due to it being uninspiring than to any variety of political agenda.
Rotterdam taken care of us all to a past winners’ live performance though the voting took place. It was a pleasure to see 1975 winners Educate-In execute. Their successful song Ding-a-Dong, was a apparent impact for the Eurovision-motivated flick ‘The story of Hearth Saga’ starring Will Ferrell. Hilariously, the Icelandic jury asked for Ja Ja Ding Dong for the duration of the voting approach. This is precisely why we like the contest. It has a feeling of humour. We all need to have that right now.
And fortunately Lordi were on hand to demonstrate the world why Hard Rock Hallelujah was unquestionably the best entry 15 several years ago.
Continue to keep rockin’