By Ron Howells • 23 May 2021 • 0:48
Eurovision Confirms Drug Test On Italian Singer Shows A Negative Result.
Italy Crowned Winners Of Eurovision 2021.
Italy has won the Eurovision 2021 contest, last-minute public votes bought them to victory. They were already one of the favourites to win this year’s competition, Måneskin, the Italian rock band, blew everyone away at rehearsals earlier this week with their song “Zitti e buoni”.
France was another one of the favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest after Barbara Pravi put on a spellbinding performance. The established singer won over fans with her single Voilà with many declaring she had won the trophy before the contest had even ended, but it wasn’t to be.
This year James Newman represented the UK with the song Embers. In 2019 the UK contestant was Michael Rice with Bigger Than Us, but unfortunately he came in last place and collected no judges or public votes at all. In fact it’s been 24 years since the UK last won Eurovision.
Here are the top 10 from this year’s contest. The UK finished last with 0 points.
Graham Norton appeared to choke up as he welcomed back the Eurovision Song Contest for the 65th competition on Saturday night.
After last year’s competition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, fans were overdue a live show and some funky Europop. This week has already seen the semi-finals come and go – with live performances at the Rotterdam Ahoy convention centre and a 3,500-strong live audience.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, following the country’s victory at the 2019 contest with Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade”.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
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