Turin will hold Eurovision song contest in May 2022

18:44, 08 October 2021
Turin will hold Eurovision song contest in May 2022

The Italian city of Turin located in the Italian province of Piedmont in the northwest of the country will hold the 66th Eurovision song contest, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced on Friday

Turin has won the race to become the host city as the Italian organizers had been choosing between 17 locations including Milan, Rimini, Bologna, and Pesaro.

The mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino, said: "Hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin is, at the same time, a great honor and a great result for our city and our country.”

The Grand Final will be held in Turin on Saturday, May 14 with Semifinals on May 10 and 12. The contest will take place at the biggest indoor stadium in Italy, PalaOlimpico, which was built for the 2006 Winter Olympics Games. 

According to the contest tradition, the next contest is hosted by the country which the performer ranked first at the previous one.   

An Italian band Maneskin won the 2021 Eurovision in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a pop rock song Zitti e Buoni.

The last song contest in Rotterdam has been shifted from 2020 to 2021 due to the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic.