Maneskin: Everything you need to know about Italy's Eurovision Song Contest winners and Supermodel stars
The history-making group - Damiano David, Ethan Torchio, Victoria de Angelis and Thomas Raggi - took home the trophy for Italy with their track Zitti e buoni (English translation Shut Up and Behave) in 2021; with the track going on to become one of the most-streamed Eurovision entries of all time.
And now, as the rock band ready the release of their new single produced by Max Martin, Rami and SLY, we're here to tell you everything there is to know about them; from The X Factor Italy to today.
Who are Måneskin?
Left-right, the members of Måneskin are: Damiano David, Thomas Raggi, Victoria de Angelis and Ethan Torchio.
Where are Måneskin from?
The band formed in Rome, Italy in 2016.
Let's get this out of the way, how do you pronounce Måneskin?
Bassist Victoria is Danish-Italian, and Danish letter å is pronounced as an 'o'. There's much debate around this, but the general consensus is the pronunciation 'mow-nah-skin.'
What does Måneskin mean in English?
A Danish word, Måneskin roughly translates to 'moonlight' or 'light of the moon' in English.
How old are the members of Måneskin? The group's ages:
Victoria is 22, Damiano is 23 and both Ethan and Thomas are 21.
Wait, Måneskin were on The X Factor Italy?
Yep - the group competed on the eleventh series of The X Factor Italy in 2017, coming second to winner Lorenzo Licitra.
Is that where Beggin' originated?
You betcha. The group's cover of the Four Seasons' 1967 track Beggin' became a Number 6 smash in the UK in 2021, following its viral success on TikTok.
Did Måneskin win the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with Zitti e buoni?
CORRECT. The band won the contest for Italy with their song Zitti e buoni last year. The track then went on to reach a peak of Number 17 on the Official Singles Chart.
What's Måneskin's highest-charting UK single so far?
Måneskin's UK chart peak to date comes courtesy of 2021 release I Wanna Be Your Slave, which managed Number 5.
The band also released a version of I Wanna Be Your Slave with Iggy Pop later that year:
Will Måneskin be at the Eurovision 2022 final in Turin?
Indeed. This year's interval act, reigning champs Damiano, Victoria, Ethan and Thomas are set to return to the stage; performing their brand new single Supermodel.
When is Måneskin's Supermodel single released?
To coincide with their return to Eurovision, the group's brand new track Supermodel is out now.
When is Måneskin's Supermodel music video out?
The band have been teasing clips from the video on social media already, so it's likely it'll drop very soon.
Did Max Martin work on Måneskin's Supermodel?
The track was written and produced by bona fide hitmakers Max Martin, Rami and SLY, meaning it's going to be a humongous BOP.
What's this about Måneskin covering Britney Spears?
Damiano and co. covered Britney Spears' 2008 hit Womanizer at Coachella earlier this year. Obviously, it was amazing.
Are Måneskin going on tour?
Måneskin UK tour dates and tickets:
August 24-28 2022: Reading & Leeds Festival
May 8 2023: London O2 Arena.
Måneskin's new single Supermodel is out now.