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The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be the 66th annual edition and will be held in Italy following Måneskin's victory in Rotterdam the year before. This is the first time since 1991 that Italy will be hosting the contest as well as the first since its return, and the first time for a Big Five nation since 2011.

17 cities have submitted bids to host the 2022 contest: Acireale, Alessandria, Bertinorio di Romagna, Bologna, Genoa, Florence, Jesolo, Matera, Milan, Palazzolo Acreide, Pesaro, Rimini, Rome, San Remo, Turin, Trieste and Viterbo. A decision about the host city is expected to be made by RAI by the end of August.

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Presenters

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Incidents

Participants

The following countries have confirmed their participation for 2022:

The semi-final allocation draw will be held on __ 2022 at __, and hosted by __ and __. The insignia handover ceremony will take place before the draw begins, officially beginning the countdown to the contest.

The pots will be as follows, calculated by the EBU's voting providers Digame and based on voting patterns over the past 10 years:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6 Finalists
IconFrance.png France
IconGermany.png Germany
IconItaly.png Italy (Host)
IconSpain.png Spain
IconUnited Kingdom.png United Kingdom

Pre-Allocations

Semi Final One

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Semi Final Two

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Grand Final

All countries will vote. The final will take place on TBA May 2022. Italy's place in the running order will be decided during the Head of Delegations meetings in March 2022.

As the host country is also a Big Five country, the final will feature 25 participants instead of the usual 26.

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Withdrawing/Uncertain

  • IconAndorra.png Andorra - RTVA confirmed on 19 June 2021 that Andorra would not return for 2022.
  • IconBelarus.png Belarus - The EBU suspended BTRC indefinitely on 28 May 2021 as a result of the unrest in the country, the government's stance against freedom of expression, the snubbing of its planned 2020 act and the disqualification of its planned 2021 entry on political grounds. As of 1 July 2021, BTRC was expelled from the EBU.
  • IconBosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina - BHRT confirmed on 25 June 2021 that Bosnia and Herzegovina is still unable to participate at Eurovision due to unpaid debts to the EBU. The broadcaster has been under sanctions since 2017.
  • IconSlovakia.png Slovakia - RTVS announced on 18 June 2021 that Slovakia would not return for 2022.
  • IconTurkey.png Turkey - Reports say that the EBU is in talks with TRT about a possible 2022 return for Turkey.

Other Countries

  • IconCanada.png It is likely that Omni Television will air the 2022 contest in Canada.
  • IconUnited States.png As per a deal reached with the EBU and in conjunction with the upcoming American Song Contest, NBC's streaming platform Peacock will broadcast the 2022 contest in the United States.

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