The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest was found in 2021. The Italians, Manskin, under the slogan “Zitti E Buoni”, became the latest winners of the International Music and Television Competition. Portugal’s The Black Mamba, who competed with the slogan “Love On My Side”, reached the final and finished 12th.
Bookmakers have long expected a preference for a young Italian rock band (which formed in Rome in 2016), but the group – which responded to the victory by shouting that “rock and roll will never die” – is apparently able to end the night without winning a Eurovision award, Given that in each state’s trained jury vote (which would only be added after the last nation vote) she was in fourth place.
Both French Barbara Bravi, who sang “Voilà” and took second place at Eurovision 2021, or Swiss Gjon’s Tears, who sang “Tout l’Univers” and closed the stage, only got fewer votes from the global audience (by phone) than the audience. . Måneskin – which is why the Italians, who began to stand out in the country because of the poor reputation they had on the talent show, won.
This is the third time Italy has won a Eurovision award, after Gigliola Cinquetti was voted the most in 1964 (with the song “Non ho l’età”) and Toto Cutugno triumphed in 1990 (with the song “Insieme: 1992”).
After representatives of Italy (1), France (2) and Italy (3), the contestants most voted were interpreters from Iceland (fourth place) – who could not even perform live in the final, because one of the members contracted the Coronavirus. They have not been released yet – Ukraine (5), Finland (6). Representatives of Malta (seventh, obstructed by the public vote, will be in the top five), Lithuania (eighth place), Russia (ninth place) and Greece (tenth place), and close the top ten.
Representatives of Bulgaria (11th) and Portugal (12th) were on the doors of the top ten ranked group at this year’s edition of Eurovision.
Eurovision Song Contest May 22, 2021
In contrast, the last three countries ranked in the final were three out of five, the so-called “Big Five”, which had automatic and direct passage guaranteed every year. In last place was the United Kingdom, whose representative, James Newman (sang the song “Embers”), did not get any vote from either the jury or the public, which is unusual. In the penultimate place was the German Jendrik, with the subject “I Don’t Feel Hate”, and in the penultimate place was Spanish Blas Cantó, with “Voy a Quedarme”.
The host country’s translator, the Netherlands – Django McCroy – also failed to convince the jury or the audience and ended up with a disappointing result, taking 23rd place behind competitors from countries such as Azerbaijan (20), Albania (21) and Sao Marino. (22).
Black Portuguese Mamba finished Eurovision after qualifying for the final and finishing 12th in the last list of 26 countries, 20 of which qualified in the semifinals and six automatically qualified.
In the past 24 years, only Salvador Sobral has performed better, and in almost 60 years of Eurovision, 11 Portuguese actors have scored better than that of The Black Mamba. They were Salvador Sobral (1st) in 2017, Lucia Muniz in 1996 (6th), Sarah Tavares in 1994 (8th place), Annabella in 1993 (10th place), Dulce Punts in 1991 (8th place), Maria Guinot 1984 (eleventh place), Jose CID in 1980 (seventh), Manuela Bravo in 1979 (ninth place), Fernando Tordo in 1973 (tenth), Carlos Mendes in 1972 (seventh) and 1968 (eleventh) and Tuncha 1971 (9th place).
Black Mamba also matches Eduardo Nascimento (12th place) in 1967, in Vienna (with the song “O Vento Mudou”) by Carlos de Carmo in 1976, in The Hague (with “Uma Flor de Verde Pinho”), and Alma Lusa. 1998, in Birmingham (under the heading “Excuse me a hug”).
Looking at the last Portuguese competitors by comparison, Conan Osiris did not qualify for the final in 2019 and in 2018 Claudia Pascual took last place in the final – which was automatically determined by Salvador Sobral’s victory the previous year. . In 2020, Elisa did not represent Portugal at Eurovision, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here you can review the performance in this year’s Eurovision Final of Portugal’s representatives, The Black Mamba: