Prior to the reveal of the final results, during an interview with Destiny from Malta, the camera switched over to the Italian band Måneskin, and speculations started on the Internet immediately about the lead singer doing drugs in the Green Room. The Italian singer confirmed in the Press Conference after the Final that he does not do drugs, and the EBU has had a look into the footage, and have made some checks in the Green Room.
The EBU has made the following statement:
We are aware of the speculation surrounding the video clip of the Italian winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in the Green Room last night. The band have strongly refuted the allegations of drug use and the singer in question will take a voluntary drug test after arriving home. This was requested by them last night but could not be immediately organized by the EBU. 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. We are still looking at footage carefully and will update with further information in due course.
Italy’s Måneskin won Eurovision last night with their song “Zitti e buoni”. Give it a listen right here: