Eurovision 2022 relies on Shure Axient wireless
Monday, 23 May 2022
eurovisionEurovision 2022 attracted more than 100m viewers globally
Italy - Broadcast live from Pala Alpitour in Turin, Eurovision 2022 featured 40 international artists and attracted more than 100m viewers globally.
The sound of Eurovision 2022 was designed by Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana and supported by Agorà Srl, the service company for audio, lighting, and video service, by De Amicis Wolfango and Vittorio brothers. The Shure Axient digital wireless system was selected to deliver audio throughout one of the largest live music events in the world.
Well-known artists Laura Pausini and Mika hosted the evening with Italian presenter Alessandro Cattelan. During the voting period to select the best Eurovision song, Mika performed some of his most famous music, including Love Today, Grace Kelly, and Happy Ending. He relied on a Shure ADX2FD Beta 58 handheld wireless microphone transmitter before announcing Ukrainian artists Kalush Orchestra as Eurovision’s 2022 winners.
Across Europe, the public also voted for British singer Sam Ryder, who earned second place, and the Spanish Channel, winning third place. Both performances depended on Shure ADX2FD handheld wireless microphone transmitters.
During the semifinals and the Grand Final of ESC on Saturday, all performances, interviews, artists, and viewers enjoyed audio delivered by Shure Axient Digital. Given the complex audio solutions necessitated by the scale of the event, organisers trusted Shure Axient Digital Wireless Systems to perform in even the most congested RF environments.
“Eurovision Song Contest is challenging, because it is broadcast and viewed by millions of people across different countries who get together to celebrate Europe’s music. Without a reliable sound system, we couldn’t make this happen,” said Andrea Tesini, RF engineer at Agorà. “Shure Axient Digital wireless system is the only ecosystem we could trust, as it has all the capabilities for ensuring the stability, control, and clarity needed for an event of these technical characteristics,” added Ivan Omiciuolo and Enrico Mambella, RF engineers at Ágora.
“Both the RAI team for Broadcast Sound and the Agorà team for Studio Sound have done an awesome job ensuring the top audio standard ESC requires. Axient Digital Wireless provided flawless RF, transparent sound, and real-time remote control, which is key on these scenarios,” said Mauro Severoni, head of sound at RAI and head of the ESC audio project.
“We develop our products together with audio professionals, artists, and customers, who help us understand their challenges in complex environments similar to the one at Eurovision. Our Axient Digital Wireless ecosystem is so reliable because it was designed to meet the high demands of today’s most innovative professionals, ensuring impeccable audio for artists and the audience,” said Tuomo Tolonen, senior director of pro audio in Western Europe at Shure.

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