May 23, 2021 - World

Italy's Måneskin wins Eurovision 2021 in front of thousands of fans

 Italy's Maneskin celebrates after winning the final of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, at the Ahoy convention centre in Rotterdam, on May 22

Italy's Måneskin celebrates after winning the final of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest at the Ahoy convention centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Saturday. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Italian rock band Måneskin won Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, early Sunday, as the European song contest took place in front of a crowd of 3,500 and tens of millions of TV viewers worldwide.

Why it matters: The event was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Its return with strict testing and hygiene measures in place marks a "step toward a post-COVID-19 return to live entertainment," notes AP, as several European countries reopen their economies.

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