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Back on September 8, the official Eurovision Twitter account shared a GIF of a pizza and teased that the host city announcement was coming soon.

Now, on the eve of the one-month anniversary of that bake, that pizza is apparently fully cooked. So much so that its charred remains have been reconstituted into a vintage TV set — replete with black and white static snow. For continuity we’ll call it a mix of salt and pepper.

All of that to say: The official Eurovision Twitter account has teased that the ESC 2022 host city announcement is “coming soon.” It also ends with Toto Cutugno, winner of Eurovision 1990 and host of the 1991 edition, saying allora

Y’all know the show really is about to begin.

Eurovision 2022 host city: Which candidate will win the race?

 

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Naturally the Eurofandom is in full on speculation mode and wondering allowed: Which of the five cities reportedly still in the race has sealed the deal?

It’s all about Bologna, Milan, Pesaro, Rimini and Turin, but fans have their theories on who might take it.

One interpretation of the vintage TV is that Turin has this in the bag. In their pithy and well-produced pitch video, the city emphasised that it’s the birthplace of Italian radio and television.

The glossy promotional video celebrates Torino’s place in Italy’s cultural and commercial history. It opens with a series of questions related to significant Italian firsts, all of which took place in — you guessed it — Turin.
Where, in 1895, was the tradition of Italian espresso born? Where, in 1924, did Italian television first come to life? Where, in 1899, did the Italian automotive industry first rev its engine? Torino across the board.

@wiwibloggs_officialShould ##Torino host ##Eurovision? This is why they think they should 🇮🇹 ##esc2022 ##fyp ##foryoupage ##eurovision2022♬ original sound – wiwibloggs

Funnily enough, on Wednesday the regional news service for Rai in the Emilia Romagna region reported on its evening news that Bologna had won the bid and would host.

But this was based off of a FAKE Twitter account (@Eurovision2022), which was masquerading as the official account from the EBU. Woops!

You can read that full story on Eurofestival News.

 

In any case, where do you THINK we are going next year? This isn’t about voting for your favourite, but rather reading the tea leaves and letting us know where you think Rai has decided to take the beloved festival.

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Caterina
Caterina
14 days ago

How many of us are in Torino btw?

Sabi
Sabi
14 days ago

Should be in Milan, but due that Mediolanum Forum its just full for few concerts between April-May and almost impossible to reshedule in order to have empty for ESC Dates, will be in Torino because their arena dates are empty for concerts on May.

Caterina
Caterina
14 days ago

For one sweet week, Torino FC and Eurovision, my two favourite things will be sitting side by side a 15 minute walk from my house. How did these stars align??? Thank you Maneskin! thank you Rai! booking a week off work in May 2022 right now… Wiwifolk you will not be disappointed, this venue is a great place for Eurovision.

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
14 days ago

After Turin was selected as a host of Eurovision 2022. I would like to make a possible list of venues and other sites

Venue: Pala Alpitour
Semi-Final allocation draw: Turin Cathedral
The Turquoise carpet: Piazza Castello
Eurovision Village: Parking Vittorio Park
EuroClub: Palavela

Last edited 14 days ago by Hyunwoo
Caterina
Caterina
14 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

I think there is going to be something at Venaria Reale

steve rossi
steve rossi
14 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

Wowww…. Perfect !!! It’s a great suggestion !

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago

It’s confirmed! Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be in Turin and the main host will be …. MIKA! Sorry guys. 🙂 I have proposed him as one of the potential hosts from the beginning.

Last edited 14 days ago by Vincenzo
Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

I like those who downvote me because I have cheered for Mika from the beginning. He may have changed his mind on the contest (he has the right to it) or he may have decided his future will be in Italy as a TV Host. Or he may only be grateful to RAI for the opportunity RAI gave him to have his own show in 2016 and 2017. Who knows. Anyway, nobody knows who will be the co-host. In terms of dates, it should be around middle may. The weekend of the 14, so semi finals the 10th and 12th.… Read more »

Last edited 14 days ago by Vincenzo
steve rossi
steve rossi
14 days ago

It’s official : TORINO

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago
Reply to  steve rossi

Bravo! Sono contento. Anche che sia stato scelto Mika che avevo proposto fin da subito assieme a Livio Beshir. 🙂

Michael STEINER
14 days ago

For me is RAI a little shame we have oktober and we wish not what city is host next year.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago

Now RAI has made official it will be Torino and Mika will be the host.

Yudhistira Mahasena
14 days ago

I swear to Allah, if Turin doesn’t get selected as Eurovision 2022 host city, we’re starting a riot.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
14 days ago

11 downvotes??? Why? Because you just mentioned Allah because he was not a fans of ESC? 🙂

Rich
Rich
14 days ago

Considering how much the announcement has been “shrouded”, Turin is the obvious choice.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago

I don’t want northern Italy but yeah it’s going to be Turin.

For me, Bologna would have been awesome.

Weirdo
Weirdo
14 days ago

I don’t know if Giro d’Italia will be finishing in Milan as usual in 2022, but in case it does, wouldn’t it be too many events to host for them in a short period of time? I personally feel like Milan is one of the least likely hosts

Azaad
Azaad
14 days ago
Reply to  Weirdo

I would argue that since Covid really took a toll on Lombardy (of which Milan is the capital) that ESC 2022 wasn’t going to be held there, not least because they also have the 2026 Winter Olympics coming up.

Darren
Darren
14 days ago

Personally think it should be Milan but I think RAI has wanted it to be Turin.
Bologna would be cool too.
But look it’s Italy, it’s going to be fab wherever it’s held.
I’m just surprised that we still don’t know where the host city is. ESC 22 is only 7 months away.

Sabi
Sabi
14 days ago
Reply to  Darren

RAI never wanted Torino seriously. Then could have announcied it mon ths ago.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
14 days ago

Whether it be Bologna, Turin, or Milan whoever is chosen as the host city better host Eurovision in an arena and not in some convention center like in Kiev or Tel Aviv.

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

Why? I always hate that sometimes semi-finals look half empty.

Alo
Alo
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

That’s a good point. Actually expo tel Aviv looked very good on TV. Maybe sometimes smaller arenas are better.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

semifinals are rarely half empty in recent years and even when they are going to be (2017, 2019), they give away tickets (see Israel 2019)

Rotterdam was going to be sold out in all shows pre-pandemic.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

I agree with you, i dislike those convention centers, they are very small and they don’t look good on TV (exception 2014, that shipyard) but the main Italian submissions are about arenas (Torino, Milan, Bologna).

Yudhistira Mahasena
14 days ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

Apparently all of them have arenas fit for concerts:

  1. Turin = Pala Alpitour
  2. Bologna = Unipol Arena
  3. Milan = Mediolanum Forum
Crystal
14 days ago

Realistically, I’ve thought that Turin has the best chance of getting the hosting gig, as it has the arena most suited to the EBU’s venue criteria. Another side of me wants to see it go to Bologna (Senhit’s hometown), but realistically I think it will be Turin.

Sabi
Sabi
14 days ago
Reply to  Crystal

Milan Arena – Mediolanum Forum – also fits the EBU criteria too and Milan is the most rich city in Italy, so.

Jo.
Jo.
14 days ago

shocking if it’s not torino at this point

Norbert Agius
14 days ago

Why all this obsession with turin yawn i wish its milan

Sucof
Sucof
14 days ago

I inform you that last Sunday they voted to elect the mayor of Turin, Rome, Milan, Bologna, etc., and in two weeks there will be ballots. this is the reason for the “delay” in announcing the host city. the new mayors will choose if they want to organize Eurovision in their city.

DonutLover
DonutLover
14 days ago

Yawn I don’t even care anymore…
They are delaying too much it just gets on my nerves…
If there is a reason for so much wait,they should have been open about it…

Vale
Vale
14 days ago
Reply to  DonutLover

Relax and eat a giuanduiotto, The reason is: Mayoral elections, held last Sunday-Monday. It is a couple of weeks that it is known the race is between Turin and Bologna. Bologna has elected its mayor. Turin is going for a runoff on the 20th October, but the mayor who sponsored the candidacy for Eurovision is out of the runoff, so she cannot use it as a propaganda tool.

pammy
pammy
14 days ago

eurofestival.ws ha say with a photo the city host https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FBF78L7WUAMiIeu?format=jpg&name=900×900

Sucof
Sucof
14 days ago
Reply to  pammy

Torino

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
14 days ago

I was hoping for either Turin or Bologna, but now I’m not really bothered anymore. I just want them to choose

Last edited 14 days ago by CatcoolH
Ann
Ann
14 days ago

Sigh honestly I don’t give a damn to be honest, it is not Eurovision city contest, it is Eurovision song contest….

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Ann

Just listen to it on the radio if that’s how you feel.

Emma
Emma
14 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well she is right though. I mean how much of the actual city do we get to see during ESC night?

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Emma

Not enough, that is true. Especially when we see the same faces in the audience every year. If Ann is only interested in the songs, though, I suppose she doesn’t care about staging, clothes, fireworks, postcards… that’s why I suggested radio.

jeoffrey joffer
jeoffrey joffer
14 days ago

Milan is out. The president of the Italian Record Company Union Enzo Mazza tweeted it one month ago. Rimini is out as well. No news about Pesaro. Torino and Bologna are still on the table.

Hika
Hika
14 days ago

Do you have any source?

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
14 days ago

Come on, Milano should be the host city…

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago

It will be a city called Drama. For sure.

Dobby
Dobby
14 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Maybe if Greece wins it again. Has some decent bars if you’re looking for a buzukia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drama,_Greece

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
14 days ago

I think it will be Bologna, because unfortunately for early favorite city Turin, an ongoing judicial investigation may seriously damage its chances to host the contest. The company that manages Pala Alpitour (the proposed arena to host the competition in Turin) is investigated for its alleged involvement with the mafia. 

ItaloV
ItaloV
14 days ago
Reply to  Hyunwoo

I don’t know. I live in northern Italy and I am not aware of all this mafia stuff I only read in the comments in this site against torino. everyone has an opinion and that is ok, but you guys really don’t know torino, and torino is structurally one of the best cities in Italy.. but well.. soon we will know and it will be all good.