The final of Eurovision 2021 ended as brightly as it started with the announcement of the Italian rockers as the winners of the Måneskin competition. Europe seems to have fallen in love instantly with extremely charismatic, young, and self-reliant performers. Yet few know what the true story of the group is and what lies behind their frivolity. So, who are the winners of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest?
Young, Beautiful, Talented, and Grumpy
This is how the band Måneskin is described by the Italians. But are they really like that? Damiano David, Victoria De Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio are in their twenties with a vocation to rock, and it seems that they all have been born to perform on a stage. Their story began back in 2015. Victoria and Thomas first met in high school, and later Damiano and Ethan joined them. The quartet started playing together and decided to form a band in honor of the famous bassist Måneskin. In Danish, this word means ‘moonlight’.
The band gained the popularity with the speed of lightning from clubs in the suburbs of Rome to live performances on the famous Via del Corso and the Italian X-Factor in 2017. It would seem like it was just a short moment career, but the band members won the hearts of teenage fans for a long time. So, with the music company Sky, the careers of the members gained only momentum. The concerts seem to have featured not only their work, but also cover versions of such well-known bands as The Killers.
Måneskin declare themselves as a rocker. They went on the first tour where tickets were sold instantly. Later, the band released a short album, Il Ballo della Vita. One of the albums intertwines different vocal timbres: here you can hear rock, pop, and electro sounds. At the center of each story is a woman named Marlena, who, according to the band members, represents not only the beauty, but also freedom of choice, attitude, style, which four rockers want to talk about.
And so far, each of their song ranks at the top of the charts, every concert reaches the highest quality standards also. But there is nothing surprising here, the band became popular not only because of the X Factor, but also because of the popular music festival Sanremo in Italy, where they won the first place.
The rockers also have an exclusive style: black pained nails and shadows around the eyes, fishnet tights, leather pants and latex shoes. The fans of Måneskin are getting crazy about their style. Of course, some may be shocked by this self-image, but hearing the first words of the songs makes the perfect sense. And the whole image was inspired by the 70’s style created by the band stylist Nick Cerioni. It is described that their style is based on baroque and old-school rock clichés. So, if you saw details of Jimmy Page, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, or Iggy Pop, you were not mistaken at all – that was the goal!