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Ukraine Win Eurovision 2022
The Italian city of Turin was chosen as the Host City of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, having triumphed over 16 other competing bids.
Italy won the right to stage 2022’s event when Måneskin gave their country its first win since 1990 with the song Zitti e Buoni at the 2021 Contest.
The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 took place at the PalaOlimpico, one of Italy’s largest indoor arenas, on Saturday 14 May with Semi-Finals on 10 and 12 May.
Italian public broadcaster Rai, together with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), organised the event
Turin was chosen following a strong city bid process. A total of 17 Italian cities and regions competed to host the world’s largest live music event, which reached nearly 190 million viewers on TV and online in 2021.
Sam Ryder will represent the United Kingdom at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy.
He’s one of the UK’s most followed singers on TikTok, with 12 million fans on the app, and will perform his song Space Man at May’s grand final. “I love Eurovision. I think it’s such a privilege to be able to do it,” he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.
Last year’s contest in Rotterdam was won by Italian rock group Måneskin.
Sam’s taking part following two consecutive years where the UK has placed last at Eurovision. “I don’t want to let the stigma or fear of coming at a certain place in a table stop me from doing something and being a part of something that I enjoy so much,” he says. In 2021, James Newman’s entry Embers received the dreaded “nil points” and Michael Rice came bottom in 2019 with ballad Bigger Than Us. “As long as I can go to Eurovision and know in my heart of hearts I’m going to do the best job I can then everything else is out of my control.” he says.
The last time the UK made the top ten in a final at Eurovision was in 2009 with the song It’s My Time by Jade Ewen.
Source: BBC Newsbeat
Ukraine Win the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest
The televoting sequence of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest
The Jury Votes of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Ukraine Entry – Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
UK Entry – Sam Ryder – Spaceman
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