Victoria De Angelis
April 28, 2000 (23)
Victoria De Angelis is an Italian-Danish bassist and songwriter. She founded the Italian rock band Måneskin in 2015 along with guitarist Thomas Raggi, vocalist Damiano David, drummer Ethan Torchio, which won the Sanremo Music Festival 2021 and subsequently the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for Italy with the song “Zitti e buoni”.
Although De Angelis and Raggi first formed the band in 2015, it wasn’t until 2016 that it was made official when the members had to choose the band’s name because they had decided to register for Pulse, a local music contest for emerging bands. While brainstorming, De Angelis, who is half Danish, was asked by her bandmates to toss out some Danish words, and they agreed on Måneskin (“Moonlight”), although its meaning is not related to the band itself. They later performed as buskers in the streets of the Colli Portuensi district of Rome, and in 2017, they rose to prominence when they finished second in the eleventh season of the Italian talent show X Factor. The band had a breakthrough debut with the studio album Il ballo della vita and tour in 2018 and 2019. In 2021, their second studio album Teatro d’ira: Vol. I was released.