On May 22, Rotterdam hosted the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Representatives from 26 countries participated in the final.
According to the rules of the competition, 20 participants made it to the final of two semi-finals, five representatives of the founding countries (Italy, Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain), as well as a performer from the country that won the last competition (Netherlands) automatically made it to the final.
According to bookmakers’ forecasts, Måneskin from Italy will become the winner of Eurovision 2021 with the song “Zitti e buoni”, Ukraine and Finland will enter the top ten, and Lithuania and Russia will take places in the second.
Before the semi-finals held in Rotterdam, analysts at the betting portal Betsafe predicted that France would become the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Voilà”, but now Italy has become the favorite. The chances of their entry “Zitti e buoni” winning Eurovision this year are 23% on Betsafe, followed by France at 20% and Malta at 12.7%. However, the chances of both leaders winning are still almost equal, which means that the fight for the first place promises to be intense, and forecasts can change just a few minutes before the `start` of Saturday’s final.
If in previous years the forecasts in the days before the finals generally remained the same, this year there are some changes. “The odds may change after the semi-finals as they are calculated taking into account dozens of different aspects – performances, audience preferences, media coverage and even tests for coronavirus and the political situation. This year, the countries in the predicted top three have reversed places, and there have also been a number of important changes in the rating as a whole,” said Betsafe analyst Ivan Shpol.
After the semi-finals, the Russian contest entry “Russian Woman” moved down in the Betsafe betting rankings to a much lower place – it is now in 16th place. Improved their positions, for example, the representative of Ukraine Go_A, and representing Finland Blind Channel.
Grand Final starts from Cyprus
Cyprus has the honor of opening the Eurovision final with a hand firecracker “El Diablo”. Elena Tsagrinou continues the story that Cyprus started in 2018 with Eleni Foureira and her “Fire” and Tamta and her “Replay” continued in 2019. This diva of Greek origin is another favorite of the evening. His production, charged with red and fiery, was one of the most applause on Tuesday.
This Greek pop diva, adorned with silver rhinestones, fills the Rotterdam scene with strength and energy. Four dancers dressed in red, as the song’s `title` suggests, are dancing at the behest of a very grown-up Elena compared to Tuesday.
The representative of Cyprus, Elena Tsagrinou, performed the song “El Diablo” in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Albania brought us the first ballad of the evening
On Thursday, Albania advanced to their third consecutive qualifier with the incredible Anxhela Peristeri and her “Karma”. The Balkan ballad is one of the few songs that will not be performed in English tonight. This folklore mixes the traditional with the modern and combines it with lighting very similar to what an Albanian woman sings.
Anxhela’s booming voice is undoubtedly one of the best of the night, and her production is one of the most visually elaborate. Is it enough to pass fifth place in 2012 to the amazing Rona Nishliu and her Suus? Perhaps the second place is not in their favor, by the way, in 2019 they also acted second and were in 17th position.
Representative Anxhela Peristeri performed the song “Karma” in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Continuing from Serbia
Hold on, hurricane winds are coming! Serbia brings us the divas we deserve in the Eurovision Grand Final. The Hurricanes and their “Loco Loco” give us one of the best shows of the night with an explosive and psychedelic production. The stroking of the hair and the jiggling of the hips of the Serbs augur well for their country.
Serbia made its debut in Helsinki 2007 as an independent nation with Maria Šerifović and her “Moltiva”, which took the country’s first and only Eurovision victory. Since then, his results have been uneven, earning his best `finish` in Baku 2012, bronze for Zeljko Joksimovic. They have been mixing Serbian with English in their songs since 2015, and as long as it works for them, we’ll see if the same happens with Spanish this year.
We warned the Serbs were coming with a hurricane.
The Hurricanes were even busier than usual. I mean the collapse that was, I’m waiting for the whole of Europe to pick up their phones to vote for them.
Representatives of Serbia Hurricane in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 performed the song “Loco Loco”.
At the Eurovision 2021 final, Afrojack, Glennis Grace and Wulf appeared as invited guests with the project “Music Binds Us” (Music binds us).
Måneskin from Italy wins Eurovision 2021
The international Eurovision Song Contest, canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, was held on May 18-22 at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam.
The Italian rock band Måneskin has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam with the song Zitti E Buoni.
Representatives from 26 countries participated in the final.
25 points separated Italy from France, but Eurovision is like that, and in 2021, Italy.
Italy raises a glass microphone.
Italy returned to the festival in 2011 and has since achieved very good results.
This is the third triumph of the Italians at Eurovision. The first was in 1964, the second in 1990.
See you at Eurovision 2022!
The winner was determined by adding the results of the audience vote and the vote of the national jury. Italy received 524 points, followed by France (499), Switzerland (438), Iceland (378) and Ukraine (364).
Finland was sixth (301), Lithuania – eighth (220), Russia – ninth (204), Moldova – 13th (220), Azerbaijan – 20th (65).
The national juries of the participating countries preferred Switzerland (267 points) and France (248).
The Italians are today the favorites to win Eurovision 2021. Will the predictions come true? Maneskin brings us to Rotterdam a risky and innovative proposal that will grab the viewer’s attention. The scenography of “Zitti e buoni” celebrates the madness and energy that so amaze this Italian rock. One thing is clear: today the rock of Italy will outshine its enemy – Finland.
For the first time, a rock song won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 in Athens. Lordi and their “Hard Rock Hallelujah” 15 years ago managed to put rock first. It could happen again tonight with Maneskin. Since their return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, Italy has placed in the top 10 seven times, two of which were close to winning and coming in second place.
According to the total results of the audience voting and the jury, the Italians received 524 points, becoming the undisputed winner. Performers from 25 countries competed with them.
Places in the first five were distributed as follows. Maneskin (Italy) – first place, Barbara Pravy (France) – second, Gjon’s Tears (Switzerland) – third, Daði og Gagnamagnið (Iceland) – fourth, Go_A (Ukraine) – fifth. They are followed by Blind Channel (Finland), Destiny (Malta), The Roop (Lithuania), Manizha (Russia), Stefania (Greece). The German Jendrik took the penultimate, 25th place in the overall standings.
Manizha scored 204 points. Maximum 12 points. Russia from the jury this year was given only by Azerbaijan. In total, the jury awarded Manizha 104 points, she received another 100 from the audience.
Great Britain, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands did not receive any points from the audience.
Glamorous, androgynous Italian rockers are the children of the 21st century. To whom their composition “Zitti e buoni” cuts the ear, you should know: Maneskin are the winners of the San Remo Music Festival. Apparently, italo-pop – out. Italo rock – in. In Italian and hard rock sounds more melodic.
Måneskin is an Italian rock band consisting of vocalist Damiano David, bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Tomas Raggi and drummer Ethan Torchio. In November 2017, the musicians released their debut single Chosen. In 2021, they won the Sanremo Music Festival with the song Zitti e buoni, which they presented at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The last time Italy won Eurovision was in 1990. In general, this is her third “gold”.
Eurovision 2021 – Grand Final – Press conference
The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will attend a press conference after the show.
The Italian group Maneskin, which won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, was accused of plagiarism.
Another Italian band Anthony Laszlo claimed that the band stole their guitar riff. According to the musicians, the chorus of their six-year-old song sounds absolutely identical to the chorus of the Zitti E Buoni track. The Eurovision winners have not yet commented on the allegations. However, their composition has already entered the top 10 most popular tracks in the world on the streaming service Spotify.