Måneskin are the winner of this year’s contest.
In tonight’s thrilling voting, Italy won the contest for the third time. Måneskin and their song “Zitti e Buoni” won for the Mediterranean country!
“Måneskin” collected 524 points with a difference of 25 points from the 2nd placer France.
Italy In The Eurovision
Italy debuted in the contest in 1956, being one of the first 7 countries. Since then, it has participated 45 times, missing the event a couple of times – 1981, 1982, 1986, 1994-1996 and 1998-2010 – without any specific explanation.
The country is part of the “Big 5”, so its prequalified to the grand final. The country has topped the scoreboard on 2 contests (1964 and 1990) and placed in the Top-10 33 times! The country’s most popular entry is Domenico Modugno’s 1958 “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” (Volare), which placed 3rd in the contest. Its worst result came in 2014 when it finished 21 with 33 points. The country has also placed last in 1966 with no points at all. Ironically, it was Domenico Modugno’s second attempt in the contest.
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