Turin, the Host City of the 2006 Winter Olympics, has been chosen to be the Host City of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest – with the Grand Final on Saturday 14th May.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, had the following to say:
“Turin is the perfect Host City for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. As we saw during the 2006 Winter Olympics, PalaOlimpico exceeds all the requirements needed to stage a global event of this scale and we have been very impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment from the City of Turin who will welcome thousands of fans next May. This will be the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Italy in 30 years and, together with our Host broadcaster Rai, we are determined to make it a special one.”
Carlo Fuortes, CEO of Rai, the Italian national broadcaster, had the following to say:
“We are happy that Turin will host the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, the international festival loved by a huge audience in every country. Thanks to the beautiful victory of the Måneskin, the Contest returns to Italy after 31 years, in a city that has all the characteristics to host such a prestigious event. The choice made by Rai, together with EBU, was not easy given the very high level of the proposals made by the competing cities, which I thank for their enthusiastic participation. From today, an exciting journey begins for Rai and the city of Turin that will lead us to May 2022. A great challenge for Rai and for our country.”
Author: Richard Taylor