Eurovision 2022: Italy
Italy's Mahmood & Blanco are the last act to be highlighted for the Grand Final.
Eurovision: Grand Final
Mahmood & BLANCO
Two of Italy’s most popular young artists, Mahmood and BLANCO, will represent the host country in Turin. As with reigning Contest champs Måneskin, Mahmood shot to fame on The X Factor Italia. The Milanese musician released a succession of singles thereafter, and has also put out two full-length albums. The artist’s biggest hit to date has been Soldi, which finished second at Eurovision in 2019 and became the most-streamed Eurovision song of all time on Spotify (a record held until January 2021 when it was surpassed by Duncan Laurence’s Arcade). BLANCO is a singer/rapper from Brescia with big aspirations. His 2021 single, Mi Fai Impazzire, spent 8 weeks at the top of the Italian charts, and was followed by the release of debut album, Blu Celeste, which also shot to number one.