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🇮🇹 “Zitti E Buoni” becomes most-viewed Eurovision live performance on YouTube

In less than two weeks, Måneskin have surpassed Loreen's record from 2012

Following their win at last month’s Grand Final, Måneskin have experienced popularity across the continent, where they have charted in multiple territories. Last week, they became the first winners to crack the UK Official top 20 since 2015. Today, Måneskin’s performance of “Zitti E Buoni” has become the most viewed live Eurovision performance on YouTube.

Yesterday evening, the Grand Final performance of “Zitti E Buoni” passed 46 million views on the official Eurovision YouTube channel. This means that Måneskin have broken Loreen’s record for the most-watched live Eurovision performance on the official YouTube channel in just 12 days.

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The most-watched live performances on the official YouTube channel are as follows:

  1. 🇮🇹 Måneskin – “Zitti E Buoni” – 46.1 million views
  2. 🇸🇪 Loreen – “Euphoria” – 45.9 million views
  3. 🇸🇪 Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes” – 45.3 million views
  4. 🇮🇱 Netta – “Toy” – 44.4 million views
  5. 🇫🇮 Lordi – “Hard Rock Hallelujah” – 42.8 million views

About Måneskin

Måneskin is a 4-piece rock band hailing from Rome, consisting of vocalist Damiano David, bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi, and drummer Ethan Torchio. The band met in high school and made their breakthrough after coming second in the Italian X Factor back in 2017. 

In March they won Festival di Sanremo with an impressive 53.5% of the vote in the superfinal, beating out still competition from two former Italian Eurovision representatives Francesca Michelin (2016) and Ermal Meta (2018). Following their win, “Zitti e buoni” has found success both domestically and across Europe. 

Last month, Måneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for Italy. The band won the contest in Rotterdam with a grand total of 524 points. Fellow Big Five member France finished as runners-up, with Barbara Pravi collecting 499 points. It is Italy’s first victory in 31 years, with their last victory dating back to Toto Cutugno in 1990. In a decisive victory, the band scored top three in Eurovision televoting with over 65% of the countries.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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