Eurovision Song Contest 2022
The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is set to be the 66th edition of the competition, and is planned to take place in Turin, Italy, following the country's victory at the 2021 contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with the song "Zitti e buoni" performed by Måneskin.
This will be the third time that Italy hosts the contest (having previously hosted the 1965 edition in Naples and the 1991 one in Rome), as well as the first EBU event to be held in the country since the last edition of Jeux Sans Frontières in 1999.
This years event is scheduled to be held at the PalaOlimpico; with two semi-finals on 10 and 12 May 2022, and the final on 14 May 2022. Forty countries will take part in the contest, with Armenia and Montenegro returning after their absences from the previous edition.
On 25th February the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that they were excluding Russia from this years contest, following the crisis in Ukraine.
Superfan Panel & Contest Contenders
Our very own Eurovision Show Panel of Superfans have been reviewing all of this years participating songs, and revealing their opinions and scores for each entry. The four person panel have also taken on the responsibility of attempting to predict this years winning entry!
Our experts have listened to all of this years entries, carefuly scrutinising each one. Their collective views and points have allowed us to build our leaderboard, which you can see on this page. It shows the total review scores given by our panel for each song - but that isn't the end of the process!
Our superfans will give all 40 entries one more listen - comparing the entire ensemble together - before issuing their bonus points. Just like the televote in the Eurovision Grand Final, this last round of scoring can make all the difference and decide which entry comes out on top for our panel.
You can hear which 15 entries our panel rate the best in our special Contender Countdown show, released on 6th May!
Our 2022 Superfan Panel are (from left to right) James, Simone, Will and Emma.