Diodato will finally take to the Eurovision stage 🇮🇹20 April 2022 at 20:35 CEST
Diodato won the 70th Sanremo Festival back in 2020 with the song Fai Rumore – which topped the Italian charts and looked set to captivate an international audience at the Contest scheduled for Rotterdam.
However, as we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic changed everybody’s plans and prevented the artist from Aosta representing his home country, Italy, in the Netherlands.
However, in Italy, Fai Rumore became one of the anthems of lock-down, and in May of that year, during the Eurovision Song Contest celebration Europe Shine a Light, Diodato performed his entry at an empty Arena di Verona.
The following year, Diodato did not enter Sanremo, which was eventually won by future Eurovision champions Måneskin.
In Turin, 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.
Diodato made his musical debut in 2013 with the song E Forse Sono Pazzo on Le Narcisse Records. The following year, he took part in the 64th Sanremo Festival in the Newcomer category with the song Babilonia – he finished as runner-up.
In December 2017 he won the Critic’s Choice award at the 68th Sanremo Festival with Roy Paci and the song Adesso. The singer returned to the Ariston stage as a guest of Ghemon in 2019 performing Rose Viola.
Between then and his Sanremo victory, Diodato released the songs Il Mercante, Non Ti Amo Più and Che Vita Meravigliosa, as part of the soundtrack to Ferzan Ozpetek’s movie La Dea Fortuna.
- The First Semi-Final takes place in Turin on Tuesday 10 May.