The local government of the city of Turin has approved over €5 million of funding that will be put towards the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2022.
Turin City Council approved the contribution to the Contest almost unanimously with 32 votes in favour and 2 abstentions, according to EurovisionIN. The vote was held in extraordinary circumstances, as the funding was requested by Italian public broadcaster RAI.
Of the €5 million allocated to fund the Contest, the majority is coming from recovery funds from the municipal budget in the area. The money will be used to prepare the city for the Contest in May, including the production of the Contest – similar to the usage of participating countries’ fees.
Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Turin was announced as the host city for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in early October. The announcement came after a highly anticipated battle between Turin, Milan, Bologna, Rimini and Pesaro to host the Contest.
Eurovision 2022 will be held in Turin, Italy after Måneskin won the Contest in Rotterdam in 2021. The band scored 524 points with their song “Zitti e buoni”, scoring highly in the juries and coming first in the televote.
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News Source: EurovisionIN
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