Italy won the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on Saturday, a competition two years in the making, since it was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The highest-scoring entries from the two semifinals, along with previous winner the Netherlands and the big five — Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain (which bankroll the competition) — competed to take home the ultimate singing prize in Europe. We watched all 26 finalists battle it out for the trophy, and we served up commentary, updates and our own personal ratings as each performance happened live. Read all about the scene, the songs and the crazy costumes below..

Eurovision 2021 winner: Italy

Italy scoops up a massive 318 points from the public vote, putting its rock song above national jury winners Switzerland, France and Malta. “Rock and roll never dies,” the winning band, Måneskin, proclaimed when taking the stage to encore its winning tune, Zitti E Buoni.

Eurovision public voting

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