Italy wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with Måneskin
The 2021 Eurovision Grand Final show has passed into history crowning as winner Måneskin from Italy with their song 'Zitti E Buoni'
Rotterdam made it happen a brought back the biggest TV song contest with million viewers across the world!After two weeks of rehearsals, two semi final shows the night for the Grand Final show of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest took place this evening live from Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands.
A total of 26 countries competed in this evening's show. The 20 qualifiers from the 1st and 2nd semi final shows along with the Big-5 countries and the host nation, the Netherlands that have pre-qualified. Hosts of the Grand Final were singer Edsilia Rombley, who represented the host nation twice in the past (1998 and 2007), actor and presenter Chantal Janzen, singer and television host Jan Smit along with the popular YouTuber NikkieTutorials.
The opening startεδ with a recording of the reigning Eurovision winner, Duncan Laurence. Whilst he ςασ playing on a piano, video clips ςερε shown of people from different countries celebrating moments of life. Then the the flag parade will take place with the comepting acts called on stage having their nation's flag as a backdrop.
The 26 competing delegates took the stage in the following running order decided by the producers (Dutch broadcasters AVROTROS, NOS and NPO):
🇨🇾 Cyprus / Elena Tsagrinou - El Diablo
🇦🇱 Albania / Anxhela Peristeri - Karma
🇮🇱 Israel / Eden Alene - Set Me Free
🇧🇪 Belgium / Hooverphonic - The Wrong Place
🇷🇺 Russia / Manizha - Russian Woman
🇲🇹 Malta / Destiny - Je Me Casse
🇵🇹 Portugal / The Black Mamba - Love Is On My Side
🇷🇸 Serbia / Hurricane - Loco Loco
🇬🇧 United Kingdom / James Newman - Embers
🇬🇷 Greece / Stefania - Last Dance
🇨🇭 Switzerland / Gjon's Tears - Tout l'Univers
🇮🇸 Iceland / Da∂i Freyr og Gagnamagni∂ - 10 Years
🇪🇸 Spain / Blas Cantó - Voy A Querdarme
🇲🇩 Moldova / Natalia Gordienko - SUGAR
🇩🇪 Germany / Jendrik - I Don't Feel Hate
🇫🇮 Finland / Blind Channel - Dark Side
🇧🇬 Bulgaria / Victoria - Growing Up is Getting Old
🇱🇹 Lithuania / The Roop - Discoteque
🇺🇦 Ukraine / Go_A - Shum
🇫🇷 France / Barbara Pravi - Voilà
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan / Efendi - Mata Hari
🇳🇴 Norway / TIX - Fallen Angel
🇳🇱 The Netherlands (Hosts) / Jeangu Macrooy - Birth of a New Age
🇮🇹 Italy / Måneskin - Zitti E Buoni
🇸🇪 Sweden / Tusse - Voices
🇸🇲 San Marino / Senhit - Adrenalina
Music Binds Us
The segment began with a video clip of a boy declaring his love to a girl as they run away together the city during the night. The orchestra was featured in a spectacular way on a Eurovision branded tram. The orchestra moved onto the Rotterdam bridge with the kids running into Afrojack who was behind his DJ deck and was joined by Wulf singing on the bridge. Next up was Glennis Grace singing (Netherlands 2005) "Titanium", a song orginally performed by David Guetta ft. Sia.
Next we saw the 3rd part of Nikkie's “Eurovision Tutorials”, giving tips on how react during the voting part of the contest, while Nikkie will go on with some backstage footage from the last two weeks in Rotterdam
In addition previous Eurovision Winners featured the show with video clips from Anne-Marie David (Luxembourg 1973), Izhar Cohen (Israel 1978), Ruslana (Ukraine 2004), and Niamh Kavanagh (Ireland 1993) talking about the past and the whole impact from their Eurovision experience.
Rocking the Roof
The most impressive part of the interval act was the Roof top performances! Six Eurovision winners performed their winning entries on top of Rotterdam’s most iconic buildings. Namely we saw the six acts sing on the roof tops of Maassilo, Hotel New York, and the Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot Museum):
- Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes (Sweden 2015)
- Teach-In – Ding-A-Dong (The Netherlands 1975)
- Sandra Kim – J'aime La Vie (Belgium 1986)
- Lenny Kuhr – De Troubadour (Netherlands 1969)
- Helena Paparizou – My Number One (Greece 2005)
- Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (Finland 2006)
Last but not least the act that brought with his victory the contest on home soil, the Eurovision 2019 winner, Duncan Laurence, appeared sitting behind the piano in a dark scenery and began performing "Arcade", his ESC 2019 winning song , followed by the debut of his new track "Stars".
First were announced the national jury results with the first set of 9 points coming up the screen while the 12 points were announced by national spokesperson from each of 39 nations that took part in this year's contest.
Here is how the Jury voting turned out:
Once the votes from the public were counted in the overall final scoreboard saw Italy topping the score with 524 and Maneskin winning the 65th Eurovision Song Contest.
Congratulations to Italy's Maneskin for their outstanding performance and winning eventually this year's competition. You can watch below the last exciting minutes during which Italy was declared winner of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest:
News source: Eurovision.tv
Image: EBU/ THOMAS HANSES
- Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes (Sweden 2015)