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She is one of the world’s leading fashion influencers. And, if the latest media rumours are to be believed, Italian TV bosses are keen for Chiara Ferragni to host Eurovision 2022.

Chiara Ferragni rumoured to host Eurovision 2022

In the latest edition of Oggi magazine, the gossip columnist Alberto Dandolo claims that RAI want Chiara for Eurovision 2022. His comments have been picked up and reported by numerous outlets including Elle and ilmattino.it.

Dandelo writes: “RAI seems to have set its sights on Chiara Ferragni for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, which, thanks to the victory of Måneskin, will be held in Italy”. He contends that the powers that be would agree on Chiara and Alessandro Cattelan. You may recall that Cattelan was one of the earliest names to be linked to the hosting gig back in June. The showbiz hack concludes that “Chiara Ferragni has an international image, is loved by the online world and is quickly conquering even more traditional audiences.”

 

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Who is Chiara Ferragni?

Chiara Ferragni is a 34-year-old, Italian fashion influencer who first rose to fame through her The Blonde Salad blog, which she launched in 2009. By 2011 she was being profiled by Teen Vogue and in 2013 she published a book, also called The Blonde Salad. She has also designed her own collections. Ferragni’s star has long since outgrown Italy, and she is now well known abroad. She boasts almost 25 million followers. And in 2020, she starred alongside supermodel Heidi Klum on Amazon Prime Video’s fashion reality show Making The Cut.

Ferragni is married to the Italian rapper Fedez. They have two children together. Eurovision fans will know him for his duet with Francesca Michielin — “Chiamami Per Nome” — which finished second at Sanremo 2021.

Alessandro Cattelan — the other rumoured name — is a 41-year-old Italian television and radio host. He became famous in the early 2000s as a veejay on MTV Italia, presenting programs such as Most Wanted and Total Request Live. In 2011, he moved to Sky Italia to host X Factor, a programe that he stuck with until the fourteenth edition in 2020.

Three months ago Cattelan left Sky to move to RAI, a move that sparked rumours he’d soon land at the Sanremo Music Festival as its next artistic director. But now the Italian broadcaster has to think about Eurovision…and the timing is perfect! Cattelan is managed by LaTarma Management, owned by Marta Donà, who also manages Marco Mengoni, Francesca Michielin and, until recently, Eurovision winners Måneskin.

Would Chiara be a good pick to host Eurovision 2022? Who else should RAI consider? Let us know below.

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Nikko
Nikko
3 months ago

I prefer Michelle Hunziker. She speaks 6 languages, English is among them.

Here is a clip in English of her:
https://youtu.be/J2KgpBZZvlI

And here is a clip in all 4 official languages of Switzerland:
https://youtu.be/JlCXQifLxYE

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

Speaking of Italy: third official host city bid is in from Bologna. Not a bad bid at all (sufficient venue, plus it’s a big city so there are plenty of places to stay), and apparently the provisional date of the final is May 14.

ales
ales
3 months ago

Again I’d love for Chiara to be involved but I don’t see it happening since Fedez (her husband) has the on-going beef with RAI :/

Luc
Luc
3 months ago
Reply to  ales

OMG what’s going on!? ?

Branko86
Branko86
3 months ago
Reply to  ales

What happened between Fedez and RAI???

Leanne
Leanne
3 months ago
Reply to  Branko86

Fedez was invited to the May 1st concert, which is a big event in Italy broadcasted by Rai where big artists perform and sometimes give a speech. There is a lot of political discourse right now in Italy regarding the approval of a law that specifically criminalizes homophobia, transphobia,discrimination based on gender/gender identity and ableism, so Fedez decided to give a speech to explain why the law is needed, but in doing so he quoted and mentioned specific people from “Lega” (Italy’s main right wing party) publicly saying stuff like “if my son was gay I’d burn him alive” and… Read more »

Luc
Luc
3 months ago
Reply to  Leanne

Wow, that’s real sh*t! And I’m not that surprised, I always got some bigot vibes from Fedez but RAI wasn’t a saint here either

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Luc

Fedez is not being bigoted, he is in defense of the law, which would criminalize homophobia, transphobia and etc., and he is speaking out AGAINST the bigoted right wing politicians he is quoting. The “burn him alive” comment is him quoting a politician who he is criticizing for those comments, they are not his own views.

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Richard
Richard
3 months ago

I’d prefer Raffaela Carrá.

Ashton
Ashton
3 months ago
Reply to  Richard

what, from beyond the grave?

Richard
Richard
3 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

She’d do better.

Alessandro
Alessandro
3 months ago

Her English is not the best, and she has never presented anything before. I hope RAI won’t make this awful mistake