The city of Turin has been chosen as the host city of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest on May 10, 12, 14, 2022!
It is a tradition, the country which wins organises the competition the following year. Thus, after winning it in Rotterdam (Netherlands), in May 2021, Italy will organize the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, in 2022.
European Broadcasting Union reaction
Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl welcomed the choice: “Turin is the perfect Host City for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.”
Rai’s CEO Carlo Fuortes added: “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.” he added “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.”
The current Mayor of Turin also brought her full support to the city’s bid “Hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin is, at the same time, a great honour and a great result for our city and our country. […] We are delighted to represent Italy in front of such a large audience and we are already preparing to welcome guests from all over Europe. As always, we will be ready.“
Watch below the official video announcement by the EBU:
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