MTV EMA 2023: Eurostars among the award recipients!

The 2023 edition of the MTV Europe Music Awards may have been cancelled due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war for security reasons, however this did not prevent the hosts of announcing the winners of each award category. Winning artists were revealed yesterday and hence will receive their awards at a later stage.

The regional European MTV awards have a strong connection with Eurovision, as many artists emerge each year from the contest and introduce themselves into a wider audience. As a result, there could not be an MTV winning artists’ list without the presence of Eurovision stars.


  • Måneskin, the winners of Eurovision 2021, have won in the “Best Rock” category as well as in the “Best Italian Act“. This marks the second time they have been awarded with the “Best Rock”, following 2021 and the first time with “Best Italian Act“, after being nominated for three times.
  • Gjon’s Tears has been awarded the “Best Swiss Act” award for the second time, following 2021, the year he competed in Eurovision, finishing third.

Best Nordic Act

This year, we could all agree that the “Best Nordic Act” category was a bloodbath. All the three artists nominated for the prize were Eurovision 2023 artists. Loreen, Alessandra and Käärijä were nominated, indicating the big commercial success they had after achieving a top five placement in Liverpool.

The choice was hard, but in the end Käärijä from Finland won the award of the “Best Nordic Act”.

Other Eurovision artists nominated

Along with the aforementioned, there were more Eurovision stars nominated for an award in the MTV EMA 2023, such as

  • Sam Ryder (United Kingdom 2022) was nominated for the “Best Push Artist” category
  • and S10 (Netherlands 2022) was nominated for the “Best Dutch Act” category

“Best Israeli Act” missing

Reading the winning artists’ list, we can easily notice the absence of the “Best Israeli Act” category. There is no information given by the awards committee about the exclusion of the category referring to the Israeli music scene and to what extent it is connected with the ongoing war.

Nevertheless, on the nominated artists’ list, Noa Kirel, the Israeli representative in Liverpool, was also found. Noa Kirel, even before her introduction to the European audience the past May, has been a multi-nominated and multi-awarded artist in the MTV EMAs.

You can check the full list of the winning artists here.

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Spotify: “Tattoo” just surpassed Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale in streams! | It is now the 4th most-listened Eurovision song of all time!

Loreen is doing amazing at all streaming platforms, following her big success at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, held in Liverpool, UK. Only three days after the release of her first post-Eurovision singleIs it Love“, her winning song “Tattoo” managed to surpass Alexander Rybak’sFairytale in streams, at the highly-popular streaming platform of Spotify.

As of Monday, October the 16th, “Tattoo” is the 4th most streamed Eurovision song of all time and has accumulated 307.971.675 streams in total, while Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale has accrued a tiny few less, 306.503.428 streams in total.

Top 10 – Most streamed Eurovision songs of all time (at the time of writing)

  1. ArcadeDuncan Laurence (1,039 Billion)
  2. SnapRosa Linn (816,3 Million)
  3. ZITTI E BUONIMåneskin (423,9 Million)
  4. TattooLoreen (306,8 Million)
  5. FairytaleAlexander Rybak (306,3 Million)
  6. WaterlooABBA (276,1 Million)
  7. EuphoriaLoreen (247,6 Million)
  8. SoldiMahmood (226,5 Million)
  9. HeroesMåns Zelmerlow (152,6 Million)
  10. BrividiMahmood, BLANCO (138,5 Million)

Loreen is only the second artist to be in this top 10 with two different songs (“Euphoria” and “Tattoo“) after Mahmood (“Soldi” and “Brividi“) and her success after her second Eurovision victory goes on.

Photo: Universal Sweden/Charli Ljung

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MTV Europe Music Awards 2023: Which Eurostars are nominated for the awards?

The nominations have beeen announced for the MTV’s Europe Music Awards, which is the European version for MTV’s American Music Awards. Taylor Swift tops the list with the most nominations (seven), followed by Olivia Rodrigo and SZA with six nominations. Next on the list to claim the most awards are Måneskin (winners of Eurovision 2021) with four nominations.

Apart from Måneskin, there are more Eurostars being nominated than any other year, proving that the Eurovision Song Contest is strongest and the most artistically influential contest in the world.

The candidates are:

  • Måneskin (Italy 2021) as Best Group, Best Rock, Best Live, Best Italian Act
  • Sam Ryder (United Kingdom 2022) as Best Push Artist
  • S10 (Netherlands 2022) as Best Dutch Act
  • Noa Kirel (Israel 2023) as Best Israeli Act
  • Alessandra (Norway 2023) as Best Scandinavian Act
  • Käärijä (Finland 2023) as Best Scandinavian Act
  • Loreen (Sweden 2012,2023) as Best Scandinavian Act
  • Gjon’s Tears (Switzerland 2020,2021) as Best Swiss Act

It’s worth noting that for the first year, a Eurostar managed to be nominated in four categories, just as for the first time three Eurostars are nominated in the same category to claim the Best Scandinavian Act Award.

Apart from Eurostars, some artists who previously participated in the National Final to represent their country in the contest also have their honor. More specifically, in the category of Best Italian Act together with Måneskin, the candidates are: Annalisa (Sanremo 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021), Elodie (Sanremo 2017, 2020, 2023) and Lazza (Sanremo 2023).

The MTV EMA’s 2023 will be held on Novenber 5th at Nord Villepinte in Paris, France. The award ceremony will be broacast live on MTV.

You can cast unlimited votes for your favorite artists at the MTV EMA’s 2023 by clicking here, voting will last until October 31st at 11:59pm CET.

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Italy: Måneskin win Best Rock Video award at the MTV VMAs!

Eurovision Song Contest 2021 winners, Måneskin, were present at yesterday’s MTV Video Music Awards that took place in New Jersey.

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Italy: Måneskin will sing on the third night of San Remo!

Recently Amadeus and RAI announced that Måneskin will perform on the third night of San Remo on February 9th. A few days ago they announced that Mahmood and Blanco, who represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022, will open the festival on February 7. A huge surprise was the announcement that on the second night of San Remo, on February 8, the Black Eyed Peas band, a world-renowned band, will perform!

See below the relevant announcement of San Remo on twitter:

About San Remo 2023:

Italy for one more year will select their entry through the San Remo festival! 25 artists will compete in order to win the festival, and have the right to represent their country at Eurovision! The contest will be held from February 7 to 11, with the fourth night inviting artists to cover Italian and world hits released between January 1960 and December 1999. In addition to everything, the final night on February 11 will reveal the final winner, and probably the representative of Italy at this year’s Eurovision!

Måneskin’s new album:

The favorite, in Italy but also throughout Europe, Måneskin, released on January 20, 2023 their third album which is called ‘Rush’! In the previous months some of the songs of the album such as “Supermodel” had already been released and it was a huge success. So we are waiting for the third night of San Remo to hear their new hits!

Source: eurovoix

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Måneskin And ABBA Are Nominated For A Grammy Award!

The nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards have just been revealed, and we can proudly present two Eurovision winners among them.Eurovision Song Contest winners ABBA (Sweden 1974) and Måneskin (Italy 2021) are nominated across several categories at the 65th annual Grammy Awards.

Måneskin, who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam with “Zitti E Buoni” have become a world widely known band since their triumph in Sanremo and Eurovision. They have performed at the VMAs, been on an international tour and just announced their third studio album. The popular band from Rome is now nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best New Artist!

But they are not the only Eurovision winners who got nominated for a Grammy this year. The most popular Eurovision winners of all time, ABBA, have celebrated their comeback with the album Voyager in 2021, which has granted them a nomination in not less than four categories:

  • Record Of The Year (Don’t Shut Me Down)
  • Album Of The Year (Voyager)
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (Don’t Shut Me Down)
  • Best Pop Vocal Album (Voyager)

Not long ago, Konstrakta, who represented Serbia at Eurovision 2022, revealed that she was considered for a Grammy Award in 2 categories: “Best New Artist” and “Best World Music Performance” for “In Corpore Sano”, but unfortunately, she did not manage to find herself among this year’s nominations.

The Grammy Awards are one of the biggest celebrations of the world music scene and the nomination alone is a big dream for every artist. The 65th Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 5 in Los Angeles, USA, and will be broadcast on CBS.

Source: : eurovisiontv

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Eurovision 2022: Måneskin & Gigliola Cinquetti to perform in Grand Final!

Gigliola Cinquetti and the recent winners of Eurovision 2022 for Italy  Måneskin, will appear during the Grand Final.

The interval acts and the start of the competition for the Grand Final were revealed. The competition will open with the Rockin ‘1000, a group of thousands of rock artists from all over Italy.

Laura Pausini , who is one of the three presenters of this year’s competition, will perform a medley of her greatest hits, starting with her debut in Sanremo and ending with her latest single “Scatola” .

Måneskin will appear in the competition from Los Angeles, California, where last years Eurovision winners are in the midst of recording their latest album. Following the most recent winners Gigliola Cinquetti, the first winner for Italy in 1964 will take to the stage, 58 years on from her Eurovision victory.

Closing the interval act,  Mika , who also presents the competition, will give a performance that “will continue to stress on the importance to combine the word peace with the word love”.

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Italy: The results of the first night of Sanremo 2022 | Listen to the first 12 songs!

The curtain opened tonight at Teatro Ariston for Sanremo 2022 and the first 12 Campioni artists performed their songs live. At the end of the night, we found out the ranking of the journalists, who are the ones voting the first two nights of the Festival.

The show

Tonight we watched a Sanremo that really had nothing to envy from the pre-pandemic shows. The audience returned to Teatro Ariston after two years and the difference was really obvious compared to last year’s festival.

Amadeus is, for the third consecutive year, in the position of presenter and artistic director of Sanremo. This year, the presenter has five important women of Italian showbiz on his side, each of them co-hosting each night. Tonight, perhaps the top Italian actress of the 70’s and 80’s, Ornella Muti, was the one co-hosting.

Guests of the night were last year’s winners of Sanremo, but also of the Eurovision Song Contest, Måneskin, who performed their winning song “Zitti e buoni” as well as their ballad “Coraline”. Of course, appearances from sports, television and other music industry personalities could not be missing. Also invited tonight were tennis player Matteo Berrettini, the house band Meduza with Hozier and actors and friends of Amadeus Fiorello, Raoul Bova and Nino Frassica.

The first 12 candidate songs

The main menu of today included the first 12 candidate songs of the festival. After months of gossip and speculation on the online and written press, the agony is (almost!) over after we finally listened to half of the songs of Sanremo 2022. These songs were the following:

Achille Lauro & Harlem Gospel Choir – “Domenica”

Achille Lauro has been successful mainly in the field of punk and hip hop music. This is his third participation in the Sanremo Festival.

Yuman – “Ora e qui”

Yuman is half Italian and half from Cape Verde. He had a difficult childhood, and music has always been his refuge. This is his first participation in the festival. He was the winner of the latest Sanremo Giovani last December.

Noemi – “Ti amo non lo so dire”

Although she failed to win The Voice in 2009, she has been a hugely successful name in the italian music scene ever since. She has participated seven other times in the Sanremo festival.

Gianni Morandi – “Apri tutte le porte”

A legend of Italian music, with sales exceeding 50 million records. He represented Italy in Eurovision 1970, and was the winner of Sanremo 1987.

La rappresentante di lista – “Ciao Ciao”

One of the favourites for the victory. The pop band from Palermo, who are constantly changing their appearance, hopes to represent Italy in Eurovision 2022. It is their second participation in the festival.

Michele Bravi – “Inverno dei fiori”

Bravi rose to fame after winning the seventh edition of the italian X Factor. This is his second participation in Sanremo.

Massimo Ranieri – “Lettera di là dal mare”

Winner of Sanremo 1988 and a two-time representative of Italy in Eurovision (1971 and 1973). This is his seventh participation in the festival.

Mahmood & Blanco – “Brividi”

Also one of the favorites for the win. Mahmood does not need introduction to the fans, as he was the winner of Sanremo 2019 and brought Italy near the victory at Eurovision. Blanco is a rather new artist who has already made a name for himself in Italy among the younger generations, especially with his album “Blu Celeste”. This is his first participation in the festival.

Ana Mena – “Duecentomile Ore”

First participation in Sanremo for the Spanish singer and actress.

Rkomi – “Insuperabile”

First participation for the rapper from Milan too. He already counts three albums that arrived at the top of the Italian charts, especially last year.

Dargen D’Amico – “Dove si balla”

Another first-time participant as a performer, although he has already participated in the festival as a composer of the songs “Chiamami per nome” and “Dieci”.

Giusy Ferreri – “Miele”

Known for several hits in Italy and not only. Her fourth participation in the festival.

The voting

The first 12 songs competing in Sanremo 2022 were heard by the general audience for the first time tonight. The result was determined 100% by a jury of journalists (34% television editors, 33% radio and 33% online correspondents).

The same process will be repeated tomorrow night, for the remaining 13 songs of Sanremo 2022. Journalists will have the right to vote again on the fifth and final night of the festival, Saturday, February 5th.

The ranking of the first night

At around 1am, Amadeus announced the journalists’ ranking of the 12 songs. The ranking was as follows:

  1. Mahmood & Blanco
  2. La rappresentante di lista
  3. Dargen D’Amico
  4. Gianni Morandi
  5. Massimo Ranieri
  6. Noemi
  7. Michele Bravi
  8. Rkomi
  9. Achille Lauro feat. Harlem Gospel Choir
  10. Giusy Ferreri
  11. Yuman
  12. Ana Mena

The winners of the first night were Mahmood & Blanco with the song “Brividi”.

What do you think of the results of the first night? What was your favorite song and/or performance? Tell us in the comments!

Måneskin will perform on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and Coachella!

Last year’s Eurovision winners Måneskin seem to have officially made a name for themselves on the american music scene, apart from the european one, as their appearances on major live and television shows in the United States keep on coming.

After their TV appearances on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show and The Ellen Show, their next stop is the famous late-night sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live (SNL) on Saturday, January 22nd.

It is worth mentioning that Måneskin will also be attending Coachella on April 17th and 24th, the annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, which brings together the most famous names of the year.

Måneskin’s ‘Beggin’ is No. 1 in Germany and Switzerland

2021 Eurovision winners Måneskin keep getting good results on the music charts all over Europe.  This week, their cover version of Beggin reached to number one in Germany and Switzerland.

They currently have three songs on the UK singles top chart as well as two top three singles in Austria.  Måneskin have become the first Eurovision act to reach number one in Germany and Switzerland since Loreen in 2012.  However, the success of the current winners do not end there.  Måneskin are the first Eurovision winner to top the charts with a different song than their winning entry since Celine Dion.  The band has in fact reached the top 10 in several countries with their most recent singles.

These are Måneskin’s most recent peak positions in the European charts.

Torna A Casa

  • Finland 14
  • Italy 1


  • Finland 5
  • Italy 13

I Wanna Be Your Slave

  • Austria 2
  • Belgium 16
  • Finland 1
  • Germany 4
  • Netherlands 3
  • Ireland 5
  • Italy 10
  • Norway 2
  • Sweden 6
  • Switzerland 8
  • UK 6
  • Denmark 8

Zitti E Buoni

  • Austria 2
  • Belgium 2
  • Finland 1
  • Germany 9
  • Netherlands 1
  • Ireland 12
  • Italy 2
  • Norway 2
  • Spain 15
  • Sweden 1
  • Switzerland 2
  • UK 9
  • Denmark 18

Were you expecting Måneskin to be the most successful Eurovision winner from this decade?  Which is your favourite single from the band?

Source: Top-40 Charts