2022 Eurovision Song Contest

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May 21, 2022

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 (English and Italian: Eurovision Song Contest 2022, French: Concours Eurovision de la chanson 2022) was the sixty-sixth Eurovision Song Contest, held in Italy, as the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was hosted by the Italian Måneskin song won. It was the third time since 1965 and 1991 to be in Italy, the first time to be in Turin, and the second time since 2011 to be held in one of the Five Great Countries. Initially, 41 countries have confirmed their participation in the song festival, including Armenia, which returns one, and Montenegro, which returns after two years left, but the EBU announced on 25 February 2022 that Russia would be excluded from the competition for the 2021-2022 Russian as a result of the Ukrainian crisis. Thus, 40 countries eventually formed the field for the 2022 race. The winner of the competition was the Kalush Orchestra formation representing Ukraine, who won the final with 631 points, reaping the third victory in the country. The song Stefania also received a maximum of 12 points from a professional jury in five countries and an audience vote in twenty-eight countries.

Venue and competition theme

Following its victory in 2021, Italy has traditionally been given the right to host next year’s competition. Between 23 and 28 May 2021, the leadership of twelve Italian cities (Bari, Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Pesaro, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Rome, Sanremo, Turin and Verona) also expressed interest in hosting the 2022 competition. On May 28, it became official that if Rimini won the right to host, the competition would be co-hosted with nearby San Marino broadcaster San Marino RTV. On 7 June, Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) published the three conditions for the host city set by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU): At least one international airport can be reached within 90 minutes. At least 2000 hotel rooms in and near the competition venue. Existence of an event center suitable for hosting a large-scale television program. The EBU, which organizes the program, has set out five conditions for the applicant institutions: Indoor, air-conditioned institution with well-defined dimensions. The auditorium can accommodate about 8-10 thousand people, which is roughly 70% of the capacity of an average full-house concert held on site. An indoor venue suitable for the development of high-quality technical equipment for the organization of live programs. Sufficient space to accommodate venues closely related to live programs (press center, delegation rooms, changing rooms, rehearsal rooms, restrooms, catering facilities, etc.). Availability of rehearsals and live shows, and the six weeks before and after them. Based on RAI’s announcement of July 13, 2021, seventeen Italian cities finally submitted their official application by the July 12 deadline. Of the pre-registered cities, Bari, Naples, Reggio Emilia and Verona were excluded from the application process. On 6 August, Italian public television rejected the tenders of six more cities (Bertinoro, Florence, Jesolo, Matera, Trieste and Viterbo) and on 24 August it was announced that only five cities (Bologna, Milan, Pesaro, Rimini and Turin) The host city, which eventually became Turin, was announced on 8 October. The exact venue for the competition will be the 13,347-seat Pala Alpitour, which previously hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics hockey games. A fan center called Eurovision Village is located near St.