Italian broadcaster Rai just revealed that Måneskin will be back rocking the Eurovision Stage on the Grand Final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy. It will be the first live performance of their brand-new single Supermodel, which will be released the day before, on Friday 13 May.
As soon as Måneskin were selected to represent Italy in Rotterdam, they were considered amongst the hot favourites to win the 65th Eurovision Song Contest. During their first rehearsal in Rotterdam, they burned down Ahoy Rotterdam with their flaming performance. After a nerve-wrecking televote, their self-penned track Zitti E Buoni (English translation: ‘Shut Up and Behave’) won the Eurovision Song Contest with 524 points.
The band exists of vocalist Damiano David, bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi, and drummer Ethan Torchio. The members have known each other since middle school but didn’t establish the band until 2015, when they brought together their musical influences, from rock and rap, to reggae, funk and pop. They took their band name from the Danish word for ‘moonlight’, as a tribute to their bassist Victoria’s home country.
They first rose to prominence after finishing in second place in the 11th season of the Italian talent show The X Factor in 2017. In 2018 the band released singles Morirò da Re and Torna a casa ahead of their first chart-topping studio album Il ballo della vita. Followed by their second sucessfull album Teatro d’Ira – Vol. I.
Their international breakthrough came when the foursome won Sanremo in their native Italy in 2021, going on to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest that May with the song Zitti E Buoni. Since winning Eurovision, Måneskin have enjoyed chart success all over the world with I Wanna Be Your Slave and Beggin’. They won an MTV EMA, helped with revealing the GRAMMY nominations and performend on NBC’s Saturday Night Live!