The EBU and Italian broadcaster RAI have just announced that Eurovision 2022 will be held in Torino. The semi-finals will take place on May 10 and 12, while the final will be on May 14.
This will be the third edition of the contest held in Italy, after Naples (1965) and Rome (1991). This comes after Måneskin’s victory in Rotterdam this year. The show will take place at the PalaOlimpico.
Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl commented,
‘Turin is the perfect Host City for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.
As we saw during the 2006 Winter Olympics, PalaOlimpico exceeds all the requirements needed to stage a global event of this scale and we have been very impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment from the City of Turin who will welcome thousands of fans next May.
This will be the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Italy in 30 years and, together with our Host broadcaster Rai, we are determined to make it a special one.’
Furthermore, CEO of Italian broadcaster Rai, Carlo Fuortes, shares his excitement:
‘We are happy that Turin will host the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, the international festival loved by a huge audience in every country.
Thanks to the beautiful victory of the Måneskin, the Contest returns to Italy after 31 years, in a city that has all the characteristics to host such a prestigious event.
The choice made by Rai, together with EBU, was not easy given the very high level of the proposals made by the competing cities, which I thank for their enthusiastic participation.
From today, an exciting journey begins for Rai and the city of Turin that will lead us to May 2022. A great challenge for Rai and for our country’