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.
Gaffe del tg regionale TGR Emilia Romagna. Abboccano alla fake news su Bologna città ospitante dell’ #Eurovision2022 e danno l’annuncio in diretta. #esc #Eurovision #tgr #EmiliaRomagna pic.twitter.com/MauTgNeLCt
— Sara ♥ #Eurovision2022 ⏳ (@_SaraC_92) October 6, 2021
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.