Eurovision champions joke about drug allegations in last year’s final OCN News

The Maneskin lead singer has advised Eurovision contestants to ‘not get too close to the table’, referring to allegations he was filmed doing drugs during the contest last year.

he Italian rock band had “strongly refuted allegations of drug use” that emerged on social media after Damiano David appeared to lean over a table in the competition’s green room for the camera.

After Maneskin’s win last year, David denied using drugs and said he bent over because another member of the band smashed a glass at their feet.

The European Broadcasting Union later confirmed that the frontman had returned a negative drug test result since the event.

During the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 final, the reigning champions took to the stage to perform their new single Supermodel.

Following their powerful performance, a limping David was asked to offer some advice to this year’s contestants, to whom he joked, “Two things. Have fun and stay away from the table guys.

Maneskin took first prize with Zitti e buoni scoring 524 points, ahead of Barbara Pravi’s French entry Voila and Gjon’s Tears song Tout l’Univers which came in third.

Singer-songwriter Mika also took to the stage performing an incredible mix of songs including Love Today, Grace Kelly and Happy Ending surrounded by heart flags, a heart balloon floating as he danced to the piano.