The Italian Government has congratulated the Maneskin band, winner of the 65th edition of Eurovision with its song “Zitti e buoni”, whose triumph is the third achieved by the country in the history of this contest, after those of 1964 (Gigliola Cinquetti) and 1990 (Toto Cutugno).
“Congratulations to the winners @thisismaneskin of #Eurovision,” wrote the Twitter account of Palazzo Chigi, the official profile of the presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers shortly after the victory of the Italian rock group, which prevailed, with 524 points , ahead of France (499) and Switzerland (432).
Former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio; and the mayor of Rome, Viriginia Raggi, also sent messages of congratulations to the winners, who in their final performance, after the victory, sang the original version of the song, which included some rude words that had been censored in their first presentation.
“Claw, talent, determination. Congratulations to the Maneskin who have brought Italy to the top of Europe. An extraordinary night for Italian music, a moment of pride for the country, a formidable success for RAI, and a sign of openness. the youth audience and the recovery after the confinement season, with an eye toward 2022, when it is us, it will be Italy who will host and organize the European Song Contest”, said the president of Italian Radio Television, Marcello Foa.
Foa highlighted the importance of this year’s celebration of the San Remo Festival, surrounded by controversy over the pandemic and in which the Maneskin prevailed, who won again last night in Rotterdam.
“Rock’n’roll never dies. Rock and roll will never die,” said after the victory the singer of the group, Damiano David, who in the final press conference denied that he had used drugs during the voting, as a television image You might suggest, “I don’t use drugs, please guys, don’t say that.”
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