May 2022

Eurovision 2022: The Grand Final in Turin

Eurovision 2022: The Grand Final in Turin

The world's biggest music competition returns this May as the Eurovision Song Contest, one of the longest-running and most-watched non-sporting events in the world, is broadcast live from Turin across the BBC.

Italy will play host to the 2022 contest following the country's victory in 2021 in Rotterdam with Zitti E Buoni performed by Måneskin.

This year marks the 66th edition of the competition, where there will be 40 countries competing in the contest, including two semi-finals that will be broadcast live on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, and the Grand Final which will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.

As one of the Big Five countries (United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Italy), the United Kingdom does not have to qualify from the semi-final stage of the competition and will gain automatic access to the Saturday Grand Final. Italy, as well as being part of the Big Five, are guaranteed a place in the final due to their victory at last year's contest.

Graham Norton returns for his 13th Eurovision Song Contest on BBC One, where he will be commentating live from Turin.

TV presenter, AJ Odudu will be taking the reins of the Eurovision Spokesperson, as she will be delivering the results of the UK professional jury vote live from dock10 studios in Salford, for the first time ever.

TikTok sensation and singer-songwriter Sam Ryder will be representing the UK with his single SPACE MAN, released by Parlophone (part of Warner Music Group).

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022, will be hosted by Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and Mikaand broadcast live from The Pala Olimpico Arenain Turin.

The result of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest will be determined by a 50/50 vote. 50% of the votes come from the televoting in each participating country and the other 50% of votes will come from a group of five music professionals from each of the 40 countries taking part.

The BBC's Eurovision coverage is a BBC Studios production, commissioned by Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment. The Executive Producer and Head Of Delegation is Andrew Cartmell, and the series producer and Assistant Head of Delegation is Lee Smithurst. Suzy Lamb is the MD for BBC Studios Entertainment and Music. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown.