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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Eurovision 2022: Five host city candidates remain

All 3 of the proposed cities that meet all of the requirements - Bologna, Milan and Turin - remain in contention.

Back in June,ย representatives from Rai travelled to Geneva to meet with the EBUโ€™s Eurovision Reference Group. Following the meeting, Italian Head of Delegation Simona Martorelli stated that the first task ahead was to select a host city. Last month, the bidding process was officially launched,ย with the publication of the criteria for eligible host cities.ย After 17 became 11, now only 5 candidates remain.

EurovisionIN have reported that Rai has once again whittled down the field of potential host cities to five. Earlier this month, the broadcaster had revealed that 11 candidates progressed to the second stage after submitting their bid books.

The 5 cities that remain in contention to host Eurovision 2022 are:

  • Bologna
  • Milan
  • Pesaro
  • Rimini
  • Turin

Unsurprisingly, all 3 of the proposed cities that meet all of the requirements – Bologna, Milan and Turin – remain in contention. Now, the representatives from the broadcaster will be visiting each of the remaining candidate cities to assess their facilities.

The final decision is due to be made next week.

Eurovision 2022 so far

A total seventeen Italian cities submitted their candidacy to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.ย However, only 3 of these proposed cities meet all of the requirements. Notably, Verona, Naples and Bari did not submit bids after initially expressing interest.

The cities in the running are:

The provincial capitals that are in the running are:

  • Alessandria
  • Matera
  • Pesaro
  • Rimini
  • Viterbro

Meanwhile, the following municipalities have submitted bids:

  • Acireale (Catania)
  • Bertinoro di Romagnaย (Forlรฌ โ€“ Cesena)
  • Jesolo (Venice)
  • Palazzolo Acreide (Syracuse)
  • Sanremo (Imperia)

After submitting their initial bids, each candidate received a more detailed document ahead of the next stage. Six of the above were then eliminated from the process following a meeting of the Board of Directors (struck through). Rai, in coordination with the EBU, will select the host city by the end of August.

The hosting line-up has yet to be revealed, but Alessandro Cattelan and Chiara Ferragni are currently the rumoured frontrunners.

Mรฅneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with โ€œZitti E Buoniโ€, taking us to Italy for the first time since 1991. We will report as the selection process continues!

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

Comments on ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Eurovision 2022: Five host city candidates remain

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