Italian rock band Måneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, beating out acts from 39 countries that included pop queens, metalheads, and a group that went viral on TikTok.
As the glam rockers sat offstage and waited for the results, though, viewers noticed that lead singer Damiano David looked like he was getting the party started early. As his bandmates cheered and waved the Italian flag, David ducked his head in a motion that lots of people said looked like he was about to do a line of cocaine — on live TV.
Some people found it hilarious.
And others (particularly fans of the runner-up, France) called for Italy to be disqualified.
In a press conference after their victory, David said that what the video actually shows is him reacting to his bandmate breaking a glass.
"I don't use drugs. Please, guys," he said. "Please don't say that, really."
And in fact, photos show broken glass on the floor.
The European Broadcasting Union, which organizes the song contest every year, said in a statement that it could confirm that broken glass was found around the band's table.
"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 statement said. "The EBU can confirm broken glass was found after an on site check."
Now back in Italy, David has offered to take a drug test to prove he was clean during the show. Eurovision organizers said they're still reviewing all the footage and will provide more information as it's available.