The lead singer of Eurovision winners Maneskin didn’t take medication throughout the grand ultimate, an inquiry has concluded.
The Ecu Broadcasting Union (EBU) stated in a observation Damiano David, the frontman of the Italian rock staff, had returned a damaging lead to a medicine take a look at because the tournament on Saturday.
The band, who gained with the track Zitti E Buoni, had “strongly refuted the allegations of drug use” that emerged on social media after David gave the impression to bend over a desk within the contest’s inexperienced room whilst on digicam.
A observation from the EBU stated: “Following allegations of drug use within the inexperienced room of the Eurovision Tune Contest Grand Ultimate on Saturday 22 Might, the Ecu Broadcasting Union (EBU), as asked via the Italian delegation, has performed an intensive assessment of the information, together with checking all to be had photos.
“A drug take a look at was once additionally voluntarily undertaken previous as of late via the lead singer of the band Maneskin which has returned a damaging outcome noticed via the EBU.
“No drug use came about within the inexperienced room and we imagine the topic closed.”
The EBU stated it was once “alarmed erroneous hypothesis main to faux information has overshadowed the spirit and the result of the development and unfairly affected the band”.
All the way through a information convention following Maneskin’s win, David denied he used medication and stated he bent over as a result of any other band member had damaged a tumbler at their ft.
The EBU due to this fact stated band individuals had requested that David be drug examined to refute the theory.
In the meantime, the United Kingdom suffered a brutal defeat as James Newman and his track Embers was once the one access to attain 0 issues from the jury and the general public vote, coming backside at the chief board.
Newman, the brother of singer John Newman, thanked fanatics on Monday and stated he sought after to “focal point at the positives” of his time within the festival, which noticed greater than seven million other folks in the United Kingdom music in to look at the Saturday night time finale.
He wrote on Instagram: “The article about writing songs is that there is not any be sure that a track you suppose will hook up with other folks will hook up with an target market.”
World Industry Secretary Liz Truss rubbished the theory the United Kingdom’s nil issues was once a “post-Brexit snub” and steered the BBC must no longer select long run entrants.
Ms Truss instructed LBC’s Nick Ferrari: “I believe there is a basic drawback with the way in which that we’re opting for our performances and singers for the Eurovision Tune Contest, as a result of I don’t believe it is a post-Brexit snub.
“I believe we wish to have extra festival to get the best entrant, I believe they wish to be extra examined with the general public.
“I am right here as of late at LBC responding to questions from listeners, that is the type of checking out that we’d like our track contest entrant to head thru.
“So possibly it must be LBC that is operating it, no longer the BBC.”