The Maneskin lead singer advised Eurovision attendees “not to get too close to the table”, citing allegations he was caught using drugs with a camera at last year’s competition.
The Italian rock band had “strongly denied allegations of drug use” that surfaced on social media after Damiano David appeared to have bent over a table in the competition’s green room in front of the camera.
After Maneskin’s win last year, David denied using drugs and said he bent over because another band member broke a glass at their feet.
The European Broadcasting Union later confirmed that the frontman had received a negative result on a drug test since the event.
During the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 final, the reigning champions took the stage to perform their new single Supermodel.
After their powerful performance, a limping David was asked to offer advice to this year’s contestants, after which he quipped: “Two things. Have fun and don’t get too close to the table boys.”
Maneskin won the top prize with Zitti e buoni, which scored 524 points, ahead of the French entry Voila by Barbara Pravi and the song Tout l’Univers by Gjon’s Tears, which took third place.
Singer-songwriter Mika also took the stage and performed an incredible medley of songs including Love Today, Grace Kelly and Happy Ending surrounded by heart flags, a floating heart balloon while dancing on the piano.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/eurovision-champions-joke-about-drug-allegations-during-last-years-final-41650695.html The Eurovision champions joke about drug allegations during last year’s final