Italian rock band Maneskin have inspired nervous Eurovision contestants to “smash the stage and the remainder will observe”.
he band, who triumphed with the tune Zitti E Buoni final 12 months, have been the primary group to win the competitors since 2006.
Lead singer Damiano David instructed the PA information company: “It was tremendous nerve-racking since you get to rehearse the tune many, many, many, many occasions so that you form of overthink about it.
“Each time, you say, ‘I’ll do it higher the subsequent time, I did this error’, so that you form of overthink it and on the finish, if you get to do the actual one, you’re form of exhausted, and then you definately simply wish to give the whole lot you’ve acquired till it’s over after which you may chill out.”
Maneskin took the highest prize final 12 months with 524 factors, forward of French entry Voila by Barbara Pravi and Gjon’s Tears’ tune Tout l’Univers.
The band’s guitarist Thomas Raggi mentioned: “It’s important to simply attempt to have enjoyable and profitable shouldn’t be the primary factor, I believe the tune ought to at all times be the primary factor.
“I believe that it doesn’t matter who actually wins, however the tune that goes extra viral, that reaches extra individuals, that folks get extra connected to.
“So the one recommendation we can provide is simply give the whole lot, you’ve acquired three minutes, go there, smash the stage, after which the remainder will observe.”
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Since their Eurovision win, Maneskin have collaborated with American singer Iggy Pop, opened for the Rolling Stones and carried out on the Coachella pageant.
“It’s been like a loopy 12 months, as a result of we’ve got executed lots of issues and new issues for us,” David mentioned.
“It’s been hectic, however enjoyable on the similar time.”
Talking concerning the band’s journey from busking on the streets of Rome in 2015, bassist Victoria De Angelis mentioned it has been a “lengthy journey”.
“After all, we didn’t anticipate any of this to occur. However on the similar time we knew we needed to do that, like in our lives as the primary factor.
“So we at all times put in lots of effort and even once we have been children and taking part in on the streets, we took it very professionally and put in all the trouble we had.
“So I believe it’s been a journey. After all the whole lot blew up final 12 months with Eurovision, however to get to that time, it’s been six years the place we’ve been touring, writing lots of music, so I believe we actually needed it and labored for it,” she mentioned.
The band will take to the stage on the grand closing in Turin, Italy, to carry out their new single Supermodel, which was impressed by a visit to Los Angeles and the concept of celeb and standing.
David added: “After we went to LA, we went there as Italians on a visit so the whole lot was wonderful to us.
“We noticed individuals faking to be one thing they’re simply not, getting sucked into their character on the level the place you can’t speak about something aside from cash and Instagram.
“We thought that it was one thing that you just see solely on movies so once we noticed it in actual life we have been like ‘that’s actual’.
“So it affected us and we’ve talked about it so many occasions as a result of it was so loopy for us and this simply ended up being the primary matter of the tune.”
The Eurovision Tune Contest closing, hosted by TV presenter Alessandro Cattelan and singers Laura Pausini and Mika, airs on BBC One on Saturday from 8pm till midnight.