Italian broadcaster RAI has revealed that the key theme for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be Peace. Deputy Director at Rai Claudio Fasulo said the following about the theme of Eurovision 2022.
We want to bring to the event important contents, which speak of peace and are appropriate to this delicate moment”.Deputy Director of Rai Claudio Fasulo on the key theme of Eurovision 2022.
Ukraine ‘s presence at Eurovision 2022
Rai’s Simona Martorelli spoke about how the Ukrainian delegation is doing all they can to ensure they still participate in Eurovision 2022. Kalush Orchestra with their song “Stefania” were selected to represent their country. Since the selection, however, Russian troops have since invaded Ukraine, which has led lead to Russia not being allowed to compete in Eurovision 2022. Simona said the following about Ukraine’s preparations for Eurovision 2022.
“The Ukrainian delegation has confirmed its presence and has so far incredibly respected all the deadlines. It is also gearing up to make the back-up video of the performance, asked to all delegations in case problems arise and the delegation or a part of the delegation could not show up in Turin. They are having some difficulties but they are trying to achieve it, not in Kiev but in another city more on the border.”Simona Martorelli confirming Ukraine’s presence at Eurovision 2022.
Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Italy won the right to host the 2022 Eurovision Contest after Måneskin won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Since then, Turin was selected to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to take place on 10th, 12th, and 14th May. It’s been revealed that 40 countries will be competing in the 66th edition of the competition with Armenia & Montenegro returning to the competition.
The slogan for this year’s Eurovision is The Sound of Beauty, and you can see more about how the stage fits in with the concept here!
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News Source: Rai
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