Maneskin got a standing ovation on Saturday night after they performed on the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. When their performance was over, lead singer Damiano spoke with the hosts about what it was wish to be back. He also offered this 12 months’s contest some advice while waiting for the outcomes to are available.
“What I’m about to say makes me feel old but proud,” host Alessandro Cattelan said.
“I used to be there whenever you were first on stage and now I’m here with you after an incredible 12 months with a world tour sold out in 4 hours.
“North America, South America, Europe after all, Japan, what a 12 months.”
Bass player Victoria De Angelis chipped in: “It has been amazing this 12 months, now we have been touring the entire world and we’re very grateful.”
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Nevertheless, ahead of the competition, the singer reassured his fans that he was okay.
He wrote on his Instagram story: “My ankle is bad but my skin can still be perfect.”
In a later post, he added: “Tomorrow we’ll smash the stage anyhow, don’t worry 4 me. Love y’all.” (Sic)
Shortly after their performance, the outcomes began rolling in and the UK got off to an excellent start.
Sam Ryder began the outcomes by topping the leaderboard after his stunning performance of Space Man.
Sweden followed closely behind them, together with Spain and Italy.
The UK hasn’t won the Eurovision Song Contest since 1997 when Katrina and the Waves performed Love Shine a Light.
Before that, it was Bucks Fizz who rose to victory with Making Your Mind Up.
The Eurovision Song Contest is obtainable to observe on BBC iPlayer.