Gigliola Cinquetti will be one of the protagonists of the Eurovision Song Contest. On Saturday, May 14, during the final, the singer will perform in her hit I am not old (for amartthe). In 1964, the song earned her the competition victory, as well as the record as the youngest singer to get on the podium, being only 16 at the time..
That of 2022 will be Gigliola Cinquetti’s fourth participation in Eurovision. In fact, after the victory of ’64, he returned 10 years later, in 1974, competing with the song Yup. That time she came in second, finishing behind ABBA who brought one of their biggest hits Waterloo. The third appearance of the singer was then as a presenter. After Toto Cutugno’s victory in 1990, Gigliola Cinquetti conducted the ’91 edition from the Cinecittà studios in Rome.
The 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be broadcast on Rai 1 during the semifinals, on 10 and 12 May, as in the final on 14, will be a huge event. Mika, Laura Pausini and Alessandro Cattelan will be the hosts for connected spectators from all over Europe and beyond, and 40 countries will participate in the competition. For Italy, of course, there will be Mahmood & Blanco with theirs Chillsafter winning at the Sanremo 2022 Festival. In addition to Rai 1, the Eurovision live broadcast will also be broadcast by Rai Radio 2 and available on RaiPlay.