Damiano Le Drian, the lead singer of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest winning band Måneskin, is asking to take a drug test to prove that he wasn’t caught snorting a line of cocaine live on air this weekend.
In case you missed it, at one point in the finals at this year’s annual sing-a-thon, the camera cut to the Rome-based rock band just as their lead singer lowered his head to the table and, uh, sniffed. And, let’s just say, it looks *a lot* like someone snorting a line of coke. Put on your detective cap and take a look for yourself below.
Did someone just do a line live on #Eurovision telly !!? pic.twitter.com/d0gLkIbsZp— Glen Scott QBE (@glenrules) May 22, 2021
The singer has since denied claims that he was taking drugs during the competition and instead said he was looking at a piece of broken glass on the table. When asked by reporters at a press conference at Eurovision after their victory, Damiano rejected the claims, telling the BBC and other reporters: “I don’t use drugs. Please, guys. Don’t say that really, no cocaine.”
Eurovision confirmed in a statement via the BBC that the singer would “take a voluntary drug test after arriving home” from the competition.
“This was requested by them last night but could not be immediately organised by the EBU,” the organisation said in a statement.
“The band, their management, and head of delegation have informed us that no drugs were present in the Green Room and explained that a glass was broken at their table and it was being cleared by the singer. The EBU can confirm broken glass was found after an on-site check.”
Speaking to Italian reporters at the Rome-Fiumicino International Airport, via the ABC, Le Drian’s bandmate and bass player Victoria De Angelis doubled down on her teammate’s claim, adding that “we are totally against cocaine and the use of drugs and we would have never done it, of course, so we are shocked that many people believe this.”
Outside of this controversy, Italian bisexual glam rockstars Måneskin wowed the world and for once made me proud of my Italian heritage at Eurovision with their banger about mental health, ‘Zitti e Buoni’. In what will be remembered as an underdog victory for years to come, France and Switzerland were leading the race thanks to the jury before Italy came stylishly sliding in and won the public vote by a landslide. You can learn more about their bellissimo win here.
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