The Eurovision Music Contest returns for its 66th version this Could.
It is virtually time for an additional evening of whacky costumes, eclectic music and all-round nice leisure as European nations – and some non-European nations together with Israel and Australia – battle it out to change into the Eurovision champion. Final yr’s competitors in the Netherlands noticed Italian rock outfit Måneskin declare the crown with their hit Zitti e Buoni.
They stormed the evening with a formidable 524 factors, giving Italy its first Eurovision win since 1990. Runners-up France racked up 499 factors. After all, England got here final with ‘nul factors’ as James Newman’s music Embers did not impress both the worldwide judging panel or the viewers.
Perhaps this yr’s entry, Essex musician Sam Ryder, can have extra luck together with his hit SPACE MAN. The singer started posting music covers to TikTok throughout the first lockdown in 2020 and turned the most-followed UK artist on the app earlier than the yr was out.
Some 183 million folks in 36 nations tuned in to observe the musical antics unfold final yr, based on information from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 7.4 million Brits watched the broadcast on BBC One – the highest UK viewing figures since 2014.
So, where abouts is this yr’s Eurovision being held and when are you able to watch it?
Where is Eurovision 2022 being held?
This yr’s music contest shall be stay from Turin, Italy, following Måneskin’s victory final yr. The grand final will happen at the PalaOlimpico, one in every of Italy’s largest indoor arenas.
Turin was amongst 17 Italian cities and areas competing to host the world’s largest stay music occasion. It will likely be the nation’s third time internet hosting Eurovision, having beforehand staged the occasion in Naples in 1965 and Rome in 1991.
When is the Eurovision final?
The grand final broadcasts stay from Turin on Saturday Could 14 at 8pm BST. The 2 semi-finals happen on Tuesday Could 10 and Thursday Could 12.
Grammy and Golden Globe successful Italian recording artist Laura Pausini, esteemed TV presenter Alessandro Cattelan and British-Lebanese pop star Mika shall be internet hosting Eurovision 2022. Music followers can tune in to BBC One for stay protection on the evening, or atone for the motion on BBC iPlayer.