Rock (and Italy) rules at Eurovision 2021. And the Italian band may have snorted coke on live TV. (Update: They didn’t.)

Eurovision, the ultra-weird international song competition that consumes a couple of continents every spring, concluded last night (May 22) with Måneskin, Italy’s entry, and their song, “Zitti E Buoni” as the winner. Nice to see a rock song win, innit?

However, there are calls for an investigation as to whether a member of the Italian band snorted coke live on TV. The band member denies it. There will be a drug test.

Props also to Ukraine who got the honorable mention for this.

And a Swedish journalist went for the gack question during the press conference.

And the whole sordid affair has drawn to a close. Måneskin lead singer Damiano David has been cleared of taking drugs at the final.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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