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Måneskin breach the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and Duncan Laurence’s Steady Rise continues

Given the momentum behind rock band Måneskin after their winning Eurovision 2021 with “Zitti e buoni” for Italy, it was only a matter of time before they would the crack the main singles charts of the United States, the Billboard Hot 100. After three weeks cantering up the Hot 100, Måneskin finally breached the hallowed Top 40 of that chart …

UEFA Euro 2020 Final: England vs. Italy – with a Eurovision Twist!

After its postponement from last summer, group stages involving 24 teams, and some shock results in the knock-out stages, the final of the UEFA Euro 2020 soccer tournament is here. And don’t get salty with me about using soccer. The English invented the word. Anyway, it’s going to be England vs. Italy at the Euro 2020 Final to be held …

RAI releases bid process for Eurovision 2022 hosting rights: Who’s still in the running?

As is tradition for the month of July, we’ve already received our first piece of news for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest! It would appear that after receiving documents from Martin Österdahl, the executive supervisor of the contest, Italian broadcaster RAI is wasting no time to find a suitable host city and venue for the 2022 edition of the contest. …

Måneskin enters the U.S. Billboards 100

Måneskin has hit a Eurovision milestone by achieving a coveted feat across the Atlantic Ocean. The band has claimed a spot in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with their cover song “Beggin’.” “Beggin’,” is a cover of 4 Seasons’ 1967 song, which itself peaked at No. 16. According to Billboard, Måneskin’s “Beggin’” earned 7.9 million U.S. streams in the June 25 to …

Italy: Television and Music Icon Raffaella Carrà passes away at age 78

She was an icon for decades on Italian television. She was an icon on American movie screens. She was an icon in Spain, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and for the LGBTQ+ community, and it is with much sadness that we learned of the passing of Raffaella Carrà this morning at the age of 78. In a statement, her partner …

Bugo wins court case against Morgan over Sanremo 2020 drama

The long-running drama between Sanremo 2020 contestants Bugo and Morgan has attained a legal character, with Bugo appearing to have secured an important victory as a Court in Milan ruled that Morgan can no longer modify the text of their Sanremo entry Sincero. During the fourth night of Sanremo 2020, Bugo famously abandoned the stage while performing Sincero, a song …

Sanremo 2022 to take place at the beginning of February with host rumours in full swing

Italian broadcaster Rai confirmed yesterday that Sanremo 2022 will take place at the beginning of February 2022. During a press conference, Stefano Coletta, the director of Rai 1, announced that the 72nd edition of the music festival will take place in its traditional February slot, after the 2021 edition was postponed to March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sanremo Giovani, …

Måneskin to livestream TikTok concert TODAY after joining the app by popular demand

Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin have joined popular social media app TikTok, following a concerted campaign by fans asking them to do so. In the past few weeks, the hashtag #VogliamoIManeskin, meaning we want Måneskin in Italian, has been trending on TikTok. The hashtag totalled almost 64 million views, with fans decrying Måneskin’s absence on the app. In response, Måneskin have …

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