While it’s still early days since their win, speculation is rife around Italy’s hosting of Eurovision 2022. While Turin is currently the frontrunner for the host city, the hosting is another important matter. One of the main names touted is Alessandro Cattelan, who hosted X Factor Italy for nine years, included the edition that Måneskin competed in back in 2017.
In an interview with La Repubblica (paywall), Alessandro responded to the calls for him to host Eurovision 2022. He has previously been touted as a potential host for Sanremo, so he is certainly on Rai’s radar, having left Sky after a decade to join the broadcaster last year.
This, and the fact that he is apparently on of the stronger English speakers in Rai’s talent pool, have lead to speculation about whether he will be on the list of potential hosts. In the interview, he remained vague, but appeared flattered when it was mentioned that there were calls for him to host.
After Måneskin’s victory, everyone on social media was nominating you to host Eurovision in 2022.
That was an honour. It also made me say that I’ve worked well with Måneskin.Alessandro Cattelan La Repubblica
While far from a confirmation, he is definitely a contender to watch.
Although the host city is yet to be announced, along with the dates of the contest, here at ESCXTRA we’re already speculating. Current availability suggest that Turin is a likely candidate for the host city. Italian broadcaster Rai will be holding a bidding process to determine which city will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The official bids have yet to be put forward but so far we’ve heard from the following cities.
- Reggio Emilia
Måneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “Zitti E Buoni”, taking us to Italy for the first time since 1991. We will report as the bidding process continues!
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