Mika and his team have already flatly denied that he’ll be hosting Eurovision 2022 in Italy. But another weekend has brought another statement from the British-Lebanese singer.

It came last Sunday in an interview published by the French newspaper Le Journal du dimanche, where a journalist asked Mika once again if the rumour is true.

Mike is clearly over it. He said: “I really don’t know what you are talking about. You must have read wrongly — change your glasses!”

Mika denies Eurovision 2022 hosting rumours

It is, of course, a predictable outcome given Mika’s negative opinion about Eurovision. On the current edition of X Factor, Mika reinforced this sentiment several times, once calling a singer’s choreography “too Eurovision-y” — in a negative way. 

The “Grace Kelly” hitmaker was even worried about competitors on his team choosing Eurovision tracks — yet another sign that his opinion on the song contest has not changed since he previously told French journalists that “most of the songs sent to the competition are shameful, they are pure s**t!”

Rumours about the Eurovision 2022 hosts have been spreading for months now. 

One of the most talked about names has undoubtedly been Mika. He is, in fact, a great candidate, given his international background and close ties with Italy, where he’s been a judge of X Factor for five editions. 

Mika’s staff already denied the rumour months ago, but last month the radio presenter Gabriele Corsi dropped the bomb that Mika had the hosting gig.

Speaking on his show Chiamate Roma Triuno Triuno, he said: “Big success for Mika who is going to… He’s going to host Eurovision!”

He later said that he was just joking.

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Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

What this episode has taught me is how disappointing Mika’s singing career has been after such a promising start. I thought he’d made more records but instead he’s in the niche of a reality TV judge.

Ben R
Ben R
1 month ago

Can you please stop posting about this guy. We get it. He insulted Eurovision and he’s not gonna host. Please post actual Eurovision-related news, like updates on Junior Eurovision, which Wiwibloggs has pretty much neglected so far this year.

Jar
Jar
1 month ago

Stop posting about Mika, this isn’t news. It’s promo for a nobody like him. A total has been.

hzalfa
hzalfa
1 month ago
Reply to  Jar

Can we please criticise his views on Eurovision without insulting him? After all these rumours started because he is still very much beloved in Italy (I don’t know about France)

Bird Lover
Bird Lover
1 month ago
Reply to  hzalfa

the facts are facts lol. this is the real world. as good as he is, relax take it easy was over 10 years ago. thats decades in music industry time. Lady gaga wasnt even famous whe take it easy was popular. if he had the pulse on music as much as you claim he would still be charting

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

He could be lying due to the contract but then again Isn’t The Voice airing on the same period as Eurovision rehearsals/live shows?

I hope it’s not him, PLEASE. Why would that italian dude mention him as a host though? My only concern is that EBU might want someone fully fluent in English and French and he ticks the boxes but i hope they can find Italians..

Sale
Sale
1 month ago

Mika’s most streamed song
233m streams

Duncan’s most streamed song (eurovision winning song)
556m streams – Arcade

Maneskin most streamed song
701m streams – Beggin’
237m streams – Zitti E Buoni (eurovision winning song)

Now talk about all these sh*tty eurovision songs as he stated outselling him lol. The irony

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Sale

and that streamed song was ages ago, he hasn’t had a hit since Maneskin were children.

Bird Lover
Bird Lover
1 month ago
Reply to  Sale

its not even a manskin song lol its a cover

Alice
Alice
1 month ago
Reply to  Sale

Nice ad hominem, the guy can dislike Eurovision if he wants

Sigh
Sigh
1 month ago

Mika this Mika that, we all know his opinnions about anything Eurovision related and to be fair he is allowed to say no. I just hope that “no” won’t turn into “yes”, it would be quite a change of mind – after getting money and publicity of course. The latter one been given him already with articles such as this.

MALTESER
MALTESER
1 month ago

The rudeness tho. Alessandro Catalan and Chiara Ferragni should host. Why are we even looking elsewhere?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  MALTESER

THIS. !!!

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  MALTESER

And Victoria Cabello too!

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Dua Lipa feat Angèle for me.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Sorry wrong article, my mistake

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

I think this rumour was created only to embarrass and to annoy him knowing his aversion for Eurovision and to make the eurofans talking of him and hating on him again more and it works. He has his point of view on the contest that I don’t share, millions of people are like him, saying even worst things about esc, unfortunately the contest has not good reputation for everybody and everywhere but you can’t blame somebody for not liking something you adore, that’s life. If you ignore all of this, he would have done a good host because of his… Read more »

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hzalfa
hzalfa
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

The rumor probably started because Rai 1 director Stefano Coletta likely thought of him as 1 of the possible choices for hosting the event since he has already hosted his own variety show here. But that’s probably where it stopped, I don’t think he was ever actually contacted by Rai about the job.

Roo
Roo
1 month ago

I find articles and rumours like the embarrassing. The man doesn’t like Eurovision. Leave him alone. Let the rumours die. Ultimately it just brings negative attention to Eurovision.

Having said that if there is any truth to then I will be disappointed.

As others have already stated let’s cover Junior Eurovision where there is some verifiable news rather than publishing stories you know are irritating us.

Last edited 1 month ago by Roo
Chessguy99
1 month ago

I find it amusing that we again come back to this, while having scant coverage of the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest. But then that’s the history of this place with hardly any JESC coverage until about a week before.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Chessguy99

The junior contest is for children. I’m happy with the amount of attention Wiwi gives it, it’s just right for me.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think at most, wiwibloggs will report on all of the releases songs and then the winner, but that’s it.

Joey
Joey
1 month ago

Now that you’ve had your answer (again), will you please stop pushing someone if they aren’t interested? You’ve been doing the same with Steps and it’s getting a bit annoying.

They don’t want to participate/host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 and in future editions. End of story.

Efraim
Efraim
1 month ago

So now that Mika’s denied the whole thing once again, can we please just leave him be and move on?

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Efraim

Good idea, but not before mentioning how rude that “change your glasses” comment was. So rude.

BlackAndWhite
BlackAndWhite
1 month ago

Sounds like his opinion of Eurovision hasn’t changed much at all throughout the years. I’m glad he’s denying the rumours himself, Italy’s got plenty of competent television people to choose from so I never really thought they needed to bring in an international star.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

How many times do have we go through this again? If Mika says he doesn’t want to host Eurovision, he doesn’t wanna host Eurovision. End of story right there.

Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
1 month ago

Who is this total nobody. Someone famous back in 1967!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jean-Paul

He was born in 1983.

Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I know I know. But why is he still famous in France and Italy? Is it because he speaks French and a little Italian?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jean-Paul

I don’t know, but I do know that the UK is not the centre of the universe.

Vale
Vale
1 month ago
Reply to  Jean-Paul

I am not a fan. But your comment is pointless. Clearly Mika decided to develop his career in a different way, he doesn’t make just music, but also he works on different music programmes. In France he has been a judge for the Voice, mentoring also Gjon’s Tears. In Italy he has been a judge in X factor for many years, also in Italy he had his own tv show, which won the European award for entertainment (an international awards festival managed exactly by EBU). So I wouldn’t call him nobody, just because he doesn’t get much attention anymore from… Read more »

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Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

The negative comments about Mika are more likely due to repeated articles on this site suggesting his involvement when there is no substance. The same as we keep getting articles about Steps and Frock Destroyers. It’s off season and there isn’t much to talk about right now. This is a great website but this time of the year publishing endless rumours devalues the website.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Cool! Can we now stop talking about him and giving him press?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

I mean this guy had 2 hits over 10 years ago and then dipped to spend the rest of his life as an xfactor juror. Can’t really call himself superior to bands like maneskin.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Aw, he’s not that bad. I like all his five albums. His opinion of the contest is totally wrong, but he probably hasn’t even seen the contest since the Terry Wogan days when Scooch burned themselves into his brain.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Hmm true, but I mean him being mostly associated with a series like x factor nowadays it’s kinda ironic that he’s shading on eurovision.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

True. The X Factor even deliberately includes terrible performers, laughs at them, and then pushes them off a cliff.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

True he might not be making hits but that does not mean he is without merits. In parts of Europe he is huge. He still has a career, getting frequent airplay and his five albums are good. He is a very quirky camp unique artist that would be perfect for ESC if he chose it…

Jason
Jason
1 month ago

If he doesn’t like Eurovision he shouldn’t host it. Seems strange that giving his disdain for the contest he should choose to be a judge on a show that most people would regard as a lighthearted singing competition with wannabe performers singing cover versions of songs.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Any news on Michelle Hunziker’s chances?

hzalfa
hzalfa
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

An Italian website reported that due to budget cuts, the chances of RAI choosing hosts that are not already under contract with them is not very high. Michelle Hunziker works for Mediaset, so I don’t think they will choose her over their own people.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  hzalfa

Thanks. Disappointing but understandable.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

So Italy wants him to host but he don’t want to?
Has this become a weakly soap? Will he or won’t he? Join us next week..

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

Relaaaax, take it eeeeeeeeezaaaay!

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

A fine human being I read.. Love his music, I guess everybody is entitled to a stupid opinion

Teddy
Teddy
1 month ago

New Eurovision drinking game! Drink every time Wiwi claims Mika is “rumoured” to be hosting! You’ll be on the transplant register before FiK60…

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Teddy

Lots of Eurovision sites do reports on people who MIGHT do things. Wiwi is the only place I can think of that talks constantly about people who have explicitly said they have no interest in doing things.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I love Wiwi, don’t get me wrong, but I’d rather have rampant speculation about who MIGHT compete or host than hear more about Steps or Mika not being interested

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Either he’s trying to throw people off the scent as emphatically as possible or he isn’t doing it

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

At this point, I guess it’s safe to say he would face some major backlash from ESC fans if he really were to host it.
It would be like Salvador Sobral competing with an entry penned by Kirkorov.

Patrick Pastor
Patrick Pastor
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

“It would be like Salvador Sobral competing with an entry penned by Kirkorov.”

If that were to happen, there would be nuclear war in Wiwibloggs’s comments sections.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick Pastor

Actually, I’d spend half of my money to see Salvador do the whole DoReDos performance. XD

Last edited 1 month ago by Nils
Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Yes yes yes yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!