Another week, another set of accolades for our reigning champions Måneskin. Last week, the band were honoured by the Mayor of Rome, their home city, amid their ongoing international success. They also hit a new milestone as their cover of “Beggin'” entered the Billboard Hot 100.
As reported by Euronews, Måneskin have been honoured by the Mayor of Rome in light of their international success. In a special ceremony in their home city, where they once performed as buskers on the streets, the band received a small replica of Lupa, a wolf that has become a symbol of the city.
“I am aware of Spain that is going very well,” said lead singer Damiano David on their international rise, “Russia is going very, very well, England and Netherlands. Scandinavian countries.” “Everywhere!!!,” added bassist Victoria De Angelis.
In a feature with Rolling Stone, the band expressed that they’re looking to release their third album before the end of 2021. The timing would be ideal, as they have just broken into the top 40 of the US’ Billboard Hot 100 at no. 35 with their cover of “Beggin'”.
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.
Back 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).
In Rotterdam, after an exciting voting segment, Italy was announced as the winner with 524 points – their first win since Toto Cutugno in 1990. Scoring 206 points from the juries and a further 318 televoting points, Måneskin finished 25 points ahead of France’s Barbara Pravi who finished as runner-up with 499 points.
You can relive their winning performance below:
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