The Måneskin group, which won the 65th edition of Eurovision, is at the heart of a new controversy according to information published by Le Figaro on Monday, June 7.
New scandal for the Italian group. On May 22, live from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the Måneskin group, composed of singer Damiano David, bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi and drummer Ethan Torchio, stood out and therefore won the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. While they had quickly had to face a controversy, a news emerged following the interview with Joris Lissens, the singer of the group The Vendettas. On RTL Boulevard on June 3, he spoke of the resemblance between the guitar tune of one of the titles of his former group You Want It, You’ve Got It and that of Måneskin’s song. “It really sounds like our song but is it coincidence or plagiarism?“, he then asked himself before specifying: “These guys weren’t born during the days of our rock band, of course. But to put it in Måneskin’s own words: ‘Rock and roll never dies“. Allusions to which the members of Måneskin did not wish to react.
They are talked about a lot. On May 22, France, represented by Barbara Pravi, lost to Italy. In this final, the Måneskin group won the competition with a total of 524 points. While they were celebrating their victory, a controversy quickly arose. While awaiting the results, the leader of the group had been filmed in the process of bend over and sniff something on the table in front of him. A gesture quickly commented on by Internet users, who wondered if it was taking a cocaine rail. In addition, his teammate drummer Ethan Torchio was right next to him and he nudged him when he noticed the camera was in front of them. Following their victory, the artists answered questions at a press conference and the singer explained: “Thomas broke his glass. I don’t take drugs. No cocaine please“, he had indicated. The group subsequently reacted on their Instagram account again, claiming that the accusations were false.
A controversy quickly forgotten
Following these accusations, the singer of the group Måneskin had agreed to undergo a screening test. “No drug use took place in the Green Room and we consider the matter closed “, then declared the European Broadcasting Union in a press release before specifying: “We are alarmed that inaccurate speculation leading to fake news has overshadowed the spirit and outcome of the event and unfairly affected the group. We would like to congratulate Maneskin again and we wish them every success. ” The controversy was quickly swept aside until a news emerged on Monday, June 7.
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