Following the news that Diodato will perform as one of the interval acts at this year’s first semi-final for Eurovision 2022, Eurovision.tv have announced that The Dance Of Beauty will also be taking to the stage during the event!
The act will feature renowned Italian producer Dardust, alongside Benny Benassi, Sophie and The Giants, and conductor Sylvia Catasta.
According to Eurovision.tv, “The Dance of Beauty will see the Pala Olimpico transformed into a giant disco, to celebrate a sound that the Italians have had great success and influence with outside their own borders – dance music!”
About the performers
Dario Faini, also known as Dardust, is one of the biggest names in the Italian music scene. His music permeates Italian pop culture and the music charts, having composed songs for artists such as Marco Mengoni, Emma, Annalisa, Elodie, Ermal Meta and Rancore. In this year’s Festival di Sanremo, he was behind three of the competing entries – “Ogni volta è così” by Emma, “Virale” by Matteo Romano and “Ti amo non lo so dire” by Noemi. His best-known song to Eurovision fans will be “Soldi”. Performed by Mahmood, the song placed second at Eurovision 2019.
Benny Benassi hit the international charts in 2002 with his song “Satisfaction”, widely regarded as bringing the electro-house genre into the mainstream, and he hasn’t stopped since! He has produced for a number of international artists, including Katy Perry, John Legend, Madonna and Eurovision 2022 host MIKA, alongside four studio albums. The most recent of these was 2016’s “Danceaholic”. He has a Grammy Award under his belt for Best Remixed Recording, won in 2008 for his remix of Bring The Noise by Public Enemy.
Sophie and the Giants is a British band formed in 2016 at Guildford Music College. Since then, they have released one EP, Adolescence (2018), alongside a number of singles, including “Falene” with Michele Bravi. Their song “Hypnotized” became popular across Europe, and particularly in Italy, where it received triple-platinum certification. You may recognise them from this year’s Festival di Sanremo covers night, where they performed Live And Let Die as guests of Le Vibrazioni.
Sylvia Catasta is an artist and musician who has played with some of Italy’s biggest orchestral ensembles. These include the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia and the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana. She has also collaborated with a number of international artists, including Eliza, Massimo Ranieri, MIKA and Muse. She has composed music for TV and film, and founded Synthonic, a pop orchestra based in Milan.
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.
It has also been revealed that Italy’s 2020 representative, Diodato, will perform as an interval act in the first semi-final.
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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