ITALY – Måneskin is an Italian rock band from Rome, consisting of lead vocalist Damiano David, bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi, and drummer Ethan Torchio.
The band rose to fame after ending up second in the eleventh season of the Italian talent show X Factor in 2017.
The band won the Sanremo Music Festival 2021 and the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 – as the Italian representative in the latter – with the song “Zitti e buoni”.
They were announced as the winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, representing Italy with “Zitti e buoni, in Rotterdam on 22 May 2021.
LGBT media took note of the kiss between Damiano and Thomas, broadcast after they accepted the prize on the stage. In a February 2021 interview with a Corriere della sera magazine, Victoria self-described as bisexual, Thomas as hetero, Damiano as hetero “curious”, Ethan as “sexually free”.