Maneskin to be Featured on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis


Maneskin, the winners of Eurovision 2021, will be on the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's eagerly anticipated Elvis biopic. On Saturday night, at the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final in Turin, Italy, the Italian band confirmed the collaboration. Due to their immensely successful cover of "Beggin”, Maneskin has become one of the hottest bands  in music.

It has since become a worldwide craze, thanks to "Beggin." At least nine nations have voted it as their number one song, and it's ranked in the top five in at least 19 others. The song peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the rock and alternative charts in the United States. The streaming figures are even more impressive. Maneskin's cover of "Beggin'" has been streamed over 750 million times on Spotify.

But the band's appeal isn't limited to that one song. Support for LGBTQ causes is an important part of Maneskin's culture. The ensemble is known for their bright, provocative, and often sexy attire and for challenging gender norms.

Bassist Victoria De Angelis told the Associated Press, "We just have fun with it and feel like we're very free to wear whatever we want, whatever makes us feel right." And we want to send a message that prejudices regarding gender and other things should be blurred. As a result, we believe it's acceptable to dress whatsoever makes you feel most comfortable while you're being yourself.

The band, which includes Damiano David, Victoria De Angelis on bass, Thomas Raggi on guitar, and Ethan Torchio on drums, has had an eventful year since winning Eurovision in May. The band has just released a new tune, "Supermodel," which they collaborated on with Max Martin, a Swedish pop star, on Saturday Night Live at Coachella.

While singing "Supermodel," David revealed the glam rockers had collaborated  with director Baz Luhrmann on a song, "If I Can Dream," for the biopic starring Austin Butler as the doomed music legend. To work with Luhrmann, David remarked, "we felt a huge connection and we decided to jump on it. Our team is quite proud of their work, and they are eagerly anticipating the final product.”

The song is a rendition of an Elvis Presley original that was published in 1968.

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