Against all expectations of this year’s San Remo Festival, the rock band Måneskin has made the race in Italy. The winner of the San Remo Festival can always has the choice to in the Eurovision Song Contest as well. In this case the band Måneskin agreed and showed happiness to represent Italy in Rotterdam.
It was a week full of Italian music, maybe the quality of the songs was not that high as usual. Nevertheless the outcome of at least some good songs can’t be denied. The big favourite Ermal Meta only became third and Francesca Michelin & Fedez second.
Another interesting fact is that the entire show is always very long-lasting. Hence the last voting of the top three acts has been actioned at 1.30 am. The elderly generation will have not been awake anymore, this is the reason why the televoters were younger and voted for Måneskin.
Italy has never send a rock song to Eurovision, and it will be the big question if this will be successful. As there is another rock song from Finland this year.
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