Country of the month is back. We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Italy. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Italian entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.
Måneskin – Zitti e Buoni
In 2019, Italy selected Måneskin and their song “Zitti e Buoni” to sent in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The song is entirely in Italian.
It was composed by Damiano David, Ethan Torchio, Thomas Raggi and Victoria De Angelis. At the final, the entry placed 1st with 524 points.
Måneskin is a 4-member rock band from Italy.
Måneskin was formed in Rome in 2016 and consists of Damiano David (vocal), Victoria De Angelis (bass), Thomas Raggi (guitar) and Ethan Torchio (drums). Their name is the danish word for “Moonlight”. In 2017, the group auditioned for the Italian version of The X-Factor. At the final of the show, the band placed second and signed with Sony Music Italy. Their debut EP “Chosen” was released in 2017 and reached 3rd place on the charts. In 2018, the band released their first album, which topped the Italian charts and was certified three times platinum.
This year, Måneskin entered the Festival di Sanremo and won it. Therefore, they represented Italy in Eurovision. Following their victory in Festival di Sanremo, the band released their second album, which once again topped the charts and was certified gold.
The group won Eurovision and gave Italy its 3rd victory.
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 3 contests (1964, 1990 and 2021) and placed in the Top-10 34 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.
What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Italy? Let us know in the comment box below.