Turin has become the first city in Italy to officially confirm it is bidding to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
The Turin City Council has officially announced that it is bidding to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, having previously shown an interest in the competition. Yesterday the council passed two motions that asked the city to bid to host Eurovision, both motions passed with 33 yes votes out of 33 attending councillors.
Chiara Appendino the Mayor of Turin closed the council session formally announcing Turin’s candidacy. Turin is now awaiting the publication of the requirements for host cities by RAI before they commence work on creating their bid to host the competition.
Rai will hold a bidding process to determine which city will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, details will be revealed in due time. The following cities have already seen local politicians express an interest:
While Turin has formally announced it will be bidding to host the contest next May.
Måneskin and their entry “Zitti E Buoni” won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Måneskin is a rock band from Rome, consisting of members Damiano David (lead vocals), Victoria De Angelis (bass), Thomas Raggi (guitar), and Ethan Torchio (drums).
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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Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 having last participated in the contest in 1997, the country has withdrawn from the contest on a number of occasions in the past.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.