Sanremo will once again be held in the first week of February, while has been confirmed the presenters of Sanremo will be different from the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
The 2022 Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is due to take place in the first week of February, the exact date is still to be confirmed. It was also revealed during a press conference today that the Sanremo hosts will not be the same as the hosts of the upcoming Eurovision Song contest 2022 which Italian broadcaster Rai is also organising.
Last year in 2021 Sanremo took place between March 2 to 6 a break from the traditional dates of the first week in February. The 2021 edition festival took place at a later date to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the hope that conditions would have been better to allow for a live audience, However by February 2021 was confirmed that no live audience would be present.
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Italy debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has participated a total of 42 times to date. Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past. Italy has won the contest three times, the first time being in 1964 and the latest being in 2021. Italy’s hosting of the contest in 1991 has been remembered as one of the most chaotic contests to date. Since their return in 2011 Italy has finished in the top 10 on eight occasions.