The Grand Final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin will have the honour of a very special guest on Saturday 14 May. Italy’s first ever winner of the Contest, Gigliola Cinquetti, will be performing for attendees at the PalaOlimpico and viewers at home.
It’s approaching a whopping 60 years since Gigliola won the Eurovision Song Contest with her song Non Ho L’età (Per Amarti). Since that victory in 1964, the song has made it back to the Eurovision stage a second time – in 1991, when the Contest was hosted in Rome. Gigliola co-presented Eurovision that year, also performing the classic song as an interval act during the show.
Now, the beloved artist from Verona will bring the song back to its Eurovision roots once more, and will sing Non Ho L’età (Per Amarti) on stage at the PalaOlimpico during the Grand Final of the 2022 Contest in Turin. Gigliola’s rendition of the hit will form part of a line-up of interval performances throughout the three shows on 10, 12 and 14 May, showcasing some timeless moments contributed by Italy to the Eurovision Song Contest over the years. Previously announced acts include Il Volo and Diodato.
About Gigliola Cinquetti
Aged just 16 years old at the time of the Contest in 1964, Gigliola Cinquetti became not just Italy’s first ever Eurovision winner, but also the youngest singer ever to stand on that winner’s platform.
The artist competed again in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, held in Brighton, where she once more represented Italy. Performing the song Si, she finished in second place with 18 points behind Waterloo, famously sung by Sweden’s ABBA, who won with 24 points.
Since her Eurovision win in 1964, the singer has gone on to sell millions of records around the world, toured extensively throughout many different territories, and has also carved out a career for herself as a television presenter in Italy, alongside her recording and performing work.
Her return to the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday 14 May will be warmly received by Italians and international viewers alike, with the performance of her timeless number sure to provide an extra-special touch of elegance on the night.