‘We would never do anything like that!’: Eurovision winners Maneskin slam viewers who thought singer was sniffing cocaine during live finale … after being cleared of drug use by broadcaster
Eurovision winner Maneskin has fooled viewers who thought that singer Damiano David had sniffed cocaine during the live final.
The Italian band spoke candidly NME Wednesday about the allegations, after the singer was cleared of drug use by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Members Damiano, Victoria De Angelis, Ethan Torchio and Thomas Raggi looked back at the allegations in their interview with the publication, saying the allegations were ‘b ****** t’ and that they ‘would never do such a thing. ‘
‘We would never do anything like that!’: Eurovision winner Maneskin slapped viewers who thought singer Damiano David sniffed cocaine during live finale in an interview on Wednesday
Damiano could be seen on Saturday evening during the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Rotterdam, stoop to a table in what was wrong interpreted by observers as a sniffing movement.
He had vehemently refuted the idea that he had used cocaine during the finale by saying that Thomas Raggi, the band’s guitarist, had simply broken a glass in the green room.
After testing him, the EBU said in a statement, “No drug use took place in the Green Room and we consider the case closed.”
Bassist Victoria said of the allegations: ‘We would never do something like this live on television if there were 180 million people watching us.
Moment: Damiano was spotted during Saturday night’s Eurovision Song Contest as he bent over to a table in what was mistakenly interpreted by observers as a sniffing move
“We’ve never used cocaine or any other drugs before, so we said right away,” Test us, because we’ve got nothing to hide and we don’t want people to talk about stupid things like this and our music. “
She went on to talk about drug use rumors and continued, “We knew it was b ****** t.”
On Monday, BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker asked if the rumors and controversies about what appeared to be drug use in the green room had eclipsed the band’s victory.
Criticism: The singer was cleared of drug use by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and bassist Victoria said of the allegations: ‘We would never do anything like this live on television’
It was the moment when they gave us 12 points and in the meantime Thomas broke a glass, so while I was cheering I saw the glass broken and I thought, ‘oh my god – what happened. , ”’Damiano explained earlier.
‘We are young boys with an enormous passion for music and this overshadows our victory. We’ll get drugs tested and prove it’s all speculation. I will be tested for drugs in a few hours today. Let me say we are really offended. ‘
Maneskin took the top prize with Zitti e buoni scoring 524 points, ahead of Barbara Pravi’s French entry Voila and Gjon’s song Tout l’Univers, which came third.
Competition: Maneskin took the top prize with Zitti e buoni scoring 524 points, while British contestant James Newman’s (pictured) Embers scored zero points.
British contestant James Newman’s Embers scored zero points in the song competition, and during a conversation with NME, Damiano said of him: “We just hope he’s not too sad, because in our opinion he did well.”
He continued: ‘He was a nice guy, he had a nice voice and his performance was fun.
‘To get zero points is just a very unfortunate coincidence. I don’t think he deserved such treatment. ‘
Support: While speaking to NME, Damiano said of James, ‘We just hope he’s not too sad as he did well in our opinion. To get zero points is just a very unfortunate coincidence ‘