The northern Italian city of Turin will host the upcoming th th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2022, according to the Italian state broadcaster RAI.
Turin – which hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics and will host the upcoming Nito ATP Tennis Final in November – beat Milan and Rome among other Italian cities, more than 30 years after Eurovision became the first Italian city to host the European Broadcasting Union. The event will be held at the Pal Olympico Stadium in Turin.
“Turin is the perfect city to host the 3rd Eurovision Song Contest,” said Martin Ö Stardahl, curator of the Eurovision Song Contest.
“As we saw during the 2006 Winter Olympics, Palo Olympico has all the prerequisites for hosting a global event for this opportunity,” he added.
In 2021, Eurovision has reached 1 million million viewers on TV and online.
Meanwhile, Italian media are reporting that Lebanese-British singer-songwriter Mika and Italian TV presenter Alessandro Catalan will be co-master of the show at Eurovision, the world’s most-watched music competition. Mika is currently a judge for the Italian “X-Factor”, which hosted several editions before Catalan lost this year. RAI has not confirmed this.
The hard rock band Meneskin (pictured) won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with 524 points, while Italy won the right to host the Eurovision, bringing the show back to Italy for the first time since 1991.
Since winning Eurovision, Menskin, the Roman rocker who made it to the US Top 0 with the song “Begin” and embarked on an international tour, has just launched a new single called “Mammia”, which has nothing to do with Swedish. Classic.