Eurovision 2022

Turin prepares for the Eurovision Song Contest

By Region Culture News North-west Italy

With only 10 days to go, Turin is in the last throes of preparing for the Eurovision 2022 finals. Forty participants are ready for the finals which start on 10th May.

Italy is hosting for the first time in 31 years after Rome band Måneskin won last year’s title in Rotterdam with Zitti e Buoni. The slogan for Eurovision 2022 is The Sound of Beauty

Details of Eurovision 2022

Eurovision 2022 rehearsals

The PalaOlimpico stadium in Turin is hosting the event. Currently rehearsals are underway.

The first round of semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 10 May. The second round takes place on Thursday 12 May. The Grand Final is on Saturday 14 May. All are live from 9pm.

The event’s official festival area, Eurovision Village, is open to the public for free at Parco del Valentino, every day from 7-14 May. The venue has live performances, DJ sets and special events in addition to screening the competition.

Where to watch Eurovision 2022 in Italy

The event will be broadcast live over the three nights on RAI 1, as well as on Rai Radio 2 and RaiPlay.

The full line up can be heard here.

Who are the presenters?

There are three hosts of Eurovision 2022: Lebanese-born British pop star Mika, Italian TV presenter Alessandro Cattelan and Italian singer Laura Pausini.

Who are the participants?

The participating countries are:

Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the UK.

Related article: A glimpse of Turin

Who is representing Italy?

PHOTO: BOGDAN CHILLDAYS PLAKOV

Italy’s act is the duo Mahmood & Blanco. They won the Sanremo Music Festival with their song Brividi.

This is the second time 29-year-old Mahmood has been Italy’s Eurovision representative. He won Sanremo with his song Soldi in 2019 and went on to finish second place in the Eurovision in Tel Aviv.

For full information, including how to buy tickets, visit the official Eurovision website.

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