RAI and Eurovision.tv have announced today that Diodato will perform as one of the interval acts during the first semi-final at Eurovision 2022.
Diodato previously won Sanremo 2020, and was named the Italian representative of Eurovision 2020 prior to the contest’s cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. His entry, “Fai Rumore”, was one of the favourites to win the contest.
Following the contest’s cancellation, “Fai Rumore” became an anthem of Italian lockdowns, with videos being shared around the Internet of people singing the song together from their balconies. Diodato also recording a special performance of the song from an empty Arena di Verona.
According to the release from Eurovision.tv:
The singer’s interval performance is hoped to symbolise a return towards normal life after two years of restrictions and social distancing, and he will finally have the chance to perform on the Eurovision stage and interact with the audience, having been denied this special opportunity following the extraordinary events of 2020.
It is not yet known what Diodato will perform as part of the event.
Semi-final one of Eurovision will take place on 10th May 2022.
Antonio Diodato has been a prominent figure in the Italian music scene for almost ten years. He first appeared at Sanremo in 2014 as part of the newcomers’ section with the song “Babilonia”, where he finished as runner up.
He returned to Sanremo in 2017 with a duet performed alongside to Roy Paci – “Adesso”. They won the Critics’ Choice Award. In 2019, he returned as a guest, performing alongside Ghemon.
Outside of his performances at Sanremo, he has worked alongside Benjamin Ingrosso, and released four studio albums. The most recent of these, Che vita meravigliosa, was released in 2020 and is certified platinum.
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News Source: RAI/Eurovision.tv
Photo Source: Carosello/Giuseppe Gradella