Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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May 21, 2022

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 (Concours Eurovision de la chanson 2022) is the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in Turin, Italy, thanks to Måneskin's victory at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with the song "Zitti e buoni". This was the third time the competition was held in Italy, after 1965 in Naples and in 1991 in Rome. After London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Paris, Munich, Rome, Oslo, Athens and Moscow, the Eurovision Song Contest was organized in another Olympic city. The competition consisted of two semifinals held on May 10 and 12 and a final held on May 14, 2022. A total of 40 countries participated in the competition. Armenia and Montenegro returned after an absence in 2021, while Russia was disqualified from the competition due to the invasion of Ukraine. For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, a song was performed that contains a part of the text in Latin, while this was the first edition without a single song in French. Ukraine achieved its third victory in the competition after winning in 2004 and 2016.

Host city selection

The competition was held in Italy, after Italy won the competition in 2021, when they were represented by Måneskin with the song "Zitti e buoni".

Household competition

After the victory of Italy in Rotterdam, on May 23, 2021, representatives from Bologna, Milan, Pesaro, Naples and Turin expressed interest in the household. On the same day, the mayor of Reggio Emilia, Luka Veki, also expressed interest in hosting the competition in the RCF arena with a capacity of 100,000 visitors. The mayor of Rome, Virginia Radja, also expressed interest in the household. On May 24, 2021, the mayor of Rimini also expressed interest in the household, proposing the Fiera di Rimini arena. On the same day, the mayors of Florence, Sanremo and Verona also expressed interest in the household.7. In July 2021, the ERU and the Italian television RAI launched a household application procedure where they published a list of criteria necessary for the city and venue: The venue must be free for use 6 weeks before the competition as well as 1 week after the competition; The venue must be indoors with favorable air conditioning, have a well-installed perimeter and have the capacity of the arena between