The Eurovision 2022 hosts won’t be announced anytime soon. In an interview with ANSA, Rai1 director Stefano Coletta says that they won’t be revealed until after Sanremo.
Eurovision 2022 hosts to be announced after Sanremo
The TV exec talked about the goals achieved by the Italian broadcaster in 2021 regarding ratings and the many projects ready to be aired over the coming months. There is obviously space for the Eurovision Song Contest, the big event of 2022, alongside the traditional Festival di Sanremo.
However, we will have to wait until at least the beginning of February before we learn the identities of the next Eurovision presenters. Here is what Coletta said:
“On Eurovision, having already defined the choice of the location and the conception of the scenography, we have begun to plan the editorial part, obviously also in relation to the aspects linked to the conduction. After Sanremo we will be able to reveal the hosts.”
Rai1’s priority at the moment, also for chronological reasons, is the Sanremo Music Festival, which will be aired from 1 to 5 February. After Sanremo, which will decide the artist who will represent Italy in Turin, Rai’s focus will shift 100% to the European contest.
Among the possible presenters, Alessandro Cattelan is still in the lead. As declared by Coletta, he has already been approached by Rai for his possible involvement in the kermesse.
When were the Eurovision hosts revealed in past years?
Let’s make a comparison with the previous editions of Eurovision to understand at what pace Rai is traveling.
It must be said that there has never been a fixed date or period for the announcement of the presenters — each broadcaster has chosen for itself.
As can be seen, for the last ten editions it has ranged from the first days of December to the borderline case of Azerbaijan, which announced Leyla Aliyeva, Eldar Gasimov and Nargiz Birk-Petersen on 16 April 2012, about a month before the first semi-final.
Eurovision 2021 was not considered because Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley, Jan Smit and Nikkie de Jager were first chosen for the 2020 edition in Rotterdam. They were almost immediately confirmed for 2021 when 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2020: December 4, 2019
- 2019: January 25, 2019
- 2018: January 8, 2018
- 2017: February 27, 2017
- 2016: December 14, 2015
- 2015: December 19, 2014
- 2014: February 4, 2014
- 2013: January 28, 2013
- 2012: April 16, 2012
- 2011: December 16, 2010
What do you think? Who would you like to see hosting Eurovision 2022? Tell us your thoughts below!
Mika should be a co-host!
List of Sanremo 2022 acts (missing the two who will win Sanremo Giovani next 15th of december: 1) Emma Marrone (ESC2014) 2) Achille Lauro 3) Michele Bravi 4) Iva Zanicchi (ESC1969) 5) Rkomi 6) Fabrizio Moro (ESC2018) 7) Mahmood e Blanco (ESC2019) 8) Giusy Ferreri 9) Irama 10) Giovanni Truppi 11) Aka7even (Winner MTV EMA 2021 Italian act) 12) Elisa (Sanremo 2001 winner with the song “Luce (Tramonti a nord est)”) 13) Dargen D’Amico (41y.o. rapper) 14) Gianni Morandi (ESC1970) 15) Dito nella piaga (Margherita Carducci, born 1997) with Donatella Rettore 16) Highsnob (rapper Michele Matera) and. Hu (Federica Ferraguti,… Read more »
Given that Milan and Bologna were clearly viable hosts, I wonder if RAI are actually hoping to win again in Turin and so they’re focussing on Sanremo as a genuine selection. Also, Sanremo, FiK and MelFest are the three selections which have a greater intrinsic value than just being ESC selections, so it’s understandable as to why RAI is concerned with it.
ALERT: tonight during the 8pm news on Rai Uno, Amadeus will give the official list of champions competing at Sanremo 2022
Just written the list of acts in another post.
lukewarm drama here, i was expecting more from the fanz
A lot of things in terms of preparations seem to go very slowly, we already noticed with how absurdly long it took them to pick a host city. I just hope we get a logo and allocation draw before their NF so that nothing will look like it’s done last-minute.
Strange, you didn’t post anything similar when Germany, in 2011, communicated the location of their ESC around the 11th or 12th of october. RAI communicate the host city the 8th of october, and we have to read stupid comments like your throwing sh*t against my country, just because in your country (whatever it is)it is the national sport to do so. First of all, tell me which is your country, so I will enjoy, too, to find something about your country to talk about. Always blame the southern Europe countries. FYI, Portugal, Italy, France and Spain, probably because they are… Read more »
I have absolutely no clue why you’re acting so butthurt over me wondering why things could go a lot more slowly this year. Do I ‘throw sh*t against your country’? No I absolutely don’t, and I find it remarkably interesting how (not only that I never actually insulted anyone) without any sort of info about me, you immediately try to deflect the suspicion of me insulting you, for it to be the other way around. If I wanted to insult Italy, I wouldn’t be so cryptic about it. I would just say it straight up. But I don’t hate Italy,… Read more »
Sorry if I was harsh in my reply, but this kind of comments regularly pops out on this forum. Does anybody care if we will know the names of the hosts now or early february? Why Italy has to be considered late only because this does not reflect your expectations? You didn’t answer my question. Did you write here that Germany was late when they made public the city selection 3 days later than RAI? Sorry if I replied in a not nice way. But there isn’t one post related to ESC2022 here without somebody regularly spitting on the fact… Read more »
turin was picked at least a month before they made the announcement of the host city, they don’t decide things and then immediately make it public…
Nothing is going slowly! RAI is just not that outspoken and public about the organization like some host broadcaster from the North would be that consider the ESC to be the purpose of life. And btw, what do you do when you have a logo? Stare at it 24/7?
Design thinking is extremely significant when creating any sort of media product, whether it’s a symbol for an event, merchandise… any sort of prep work needs a lot of time and effort. The less clarity we have on such things, the more people will question RAI’s ability to host. To clarify, I’m not one of them. I can always wait until May until the actual show happens, but one of the key things about creating media products is public opinions and potential feedback. You can keep all designs in a cluster of secrets and private documents, but the more you… Read more »
If the hosts aren’t revealed until after sanremo’s over, then who’s going to do the semi final allocation draw at the end of January?
That wouldn’t be a bad idea, but they might be busy around that time or they might not be experienced enough to be Presenters. We’ll have to see.
I don’t think it is a problem for RAI to assign this role to some other host. Also not the ones who will present the shows. They can appoint Carolina Di Domenico or any other host they have. So I sincerely don’t understand all this worries like if RAI was TeleKabul under the Talibans. Stop the crap, please.
Still rooting for Cattelan and Chiara. I think they will have perfect chemistry, and also they speak fluent English. If I could make the analogy, Cattelan is like a real-life Pokemon Professor, with Chiara being his assistant.
don’t judge me but i am a little worried about next Eurovision , they do everything so late. It’s like they care about Sanremo more than Eurovision .
And i feel like we will watch a Eurovision which has a sanremo vibe and far from ”The Esc” that we are used to.
You’re right, the Italians are always late, they eat pizza and pasta in the morning, they are all mafia , they sleep and have fun all day in the sun and never work, and they travel on a Vespa with their hair greased with gel whistling at women!
And unlike northern Europe, they are also behind with vaccinations!
If I were you, I wouldn’t trust .
ps I’m ironic.
Clichés exist about every country… it’s a fact that they’ve not really taken the bull by the horns, so to speak. That’s not criticism about Italy as a whole, more about the people who organizers Eurovision over there.
and that’s supposed to be a bad thing ? i’d rather have a eurovision with 100% live vocals than a melfest’d one
of course it is a bad thing if they really don’t care.. I didn’t say that Eurovision should be like melfest-ish
My point is i’m feeling like they don’t care , they are going to organise it just because they have to.. not with passion and the worry about being liked
You know the sanremo selection and i would not want Eurovision to be like it. Stage , the way the presenters host and any other thing..
If the ESC 2022 is going to be like Sanremo, I’ll certainly be thrilled. I LOVE Sanremo. Sanremo over Melodifestivalen! ANYTIME! Why? It’s because I do prefere a song and music contest over a mere show contest on a burning stage.
For me personally even comapring Sanremo to that event from the Norht is an insult for an institution like the Sanremo Festival.
That would not be a problem, I mean the organization itself. They don’t lack organizational skills up there. The only thing is that SVT would probably have like 3 submissions overall of those who feel confident enough to actually sing under the Sanremo rules.
Stop worrying. They care.
Of course. You want a Melodifestivalen copy. Do you know why they didn’t care about Eurovision for two decades and left? Because there were people like you just criticising Italy at all cost.
Sanremo stages are bad? Are you crazy? Did you see the Sanremo stages of the last 20 years? They are much better, much more complex than any Eurovision stage. The stage of the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo is small. But they are able to create impressive designs using every available corner. Look at the 2020 and 2021 ones designed by Gaetano Castelli, a genius. Or 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Riccardo Bocchini. Or 2013 and 2019 by Francesca Montinaro. Or 2014 and 2018 by Emanuela Trixie Zitkowsky. They are all incredible. ESC is a huge ledwall and nothing more. The… Read more »
It’s hard to fight the bad taste of some people. The host country of 2022 is known for so many things, but certainly not to be a hub of design. (I hope you get the irony). 🙂
My dear, before saying the Sanremo stage designs are bad, look this video:
Good one! Me too!
Your last sentence: THAT’S WHAT I HOPE FOR!!!!!
If that’s what you’re referring to, the host city was announced 8 months before the contest. Is that what you call « so late »? Also, what else are they doing « so late »?
You all need to chill, these timelines are perfectly normal and even conservative. Also why do you need the names of the hosts 6 months in advance? What difference does it make?
Bella, I couldn’t agree more!
I understand your concern but I also ask what you consider as late? Seems to me some ESC fans think organisers should plan everything the moment this years ESC ends. With such a show a stretched timeline is fine, you need to be flexible and change it if you must.Not announcing hosts is not being late. Why does it even matter announcing hosts now?
Obviously the priority is on Sanremo, Rai earns 30 million euros every year from the sale of advertising space on TV, on the radio and on the web.
I don’t know if Eurovision brings some economic gain to the state TV that organizes it, as well as the prestige of hosting it.
Ps priority of Sanremo at the moment.
Then after Eurovision
What’s the problem?! Sanremo is about music and songs. ESC, nowadays, it’s about the show. Thus, focusing on music and songs in a song contest rather then on a show contest just claiming to be a song contest simpley DOES make sense.
Let me crack a joke here: what about if the allocation draw will be on the stage of Sanremo, the final night, at 2 AM, just before the winner is announced?
Don’t joke! You’re giving them ideas.
I love the idea!
By the way, the allocations draw ceremony happens at the end of January usually so who will present this if we won’t still know the hosts until the beginning of February at best? Usually these are the future esc hosts who do that.
Do you need presenters for that?! Let’s just have a voice from the off doing the “presentation” and Måneskin doing the drawing. An unimportant thing done in no more than 10 minutes.
Not so unimportant for the non big 5 countries and for the eurofans sorry. Don’t belittle some esc traditions like if Eurovision was not an important thing, for us the real eurofans this contest and all the things around it are important.
May I ask to explain to me the importance of it? Is it maybe because of the travel dates for the delgations? I simply don’t get it.
When you know the song that will represent a country, it’s always better to know in which semi final it will compete and mainly against who, for example, it allows us to evaluate more easily its chances. There are countries which are always qualified or which have by tradition more chances to qualify than others it’s important and interesting to know against who they will compete. There are countries which always share points, so it’s interesting to see if they are in the same semi or not. Here are some reasons among others.
Following that logic each country should have its entry ready before the allocation draw! And the countries that have already picked they entry, should they change it after the allocation draw if all those circumstances you wrote about seem unfavourable for them?! With your answer you, at least indirectly, confirmed my point of view that at the ESC the song (= the artistic/musical quality of it, the vocal capabilities of the peformer/s etc.) does not matter. I thnik that’s what the ABBA lady was referring to the other day. It’s the “external factors” that count. I am sorry, but for… Read more »
External factors exist in San Remo too sorry, the already big popularity of artists in the country for example can influence the results and a big fandom can influence too. Your obsession for San Remo is a reality but nothing is perfect you know, Eurovision or San Remo have their flaws.
They might exist as well but they are not the defining factor. That’s the crucial difference here.
Man you prefer San Remo it’s your right, watch it and don’t watch Eurovision if it’s that bad for you, it’s so simple.
I do watch both. My intention was just to point out the unfounded accusations of the RAI. And if you claim to be such an avid ESC fan, you surely know where the ESC took its inspiration from and what it was originally based on. So, if it wasn’t for Sanremo, would nowadays an “Esc addict” exist?
Since it takes inspiration from San Remo, Eurovision has always be a special and unique show, Eurovision has made his own way now, don’t be nostalgic, now and since long time it has nothing to do. So yeah I feel “Esc Addict” would exist, because if San Remo had not existed, they would have taken inspiration elsewhere from another contests or not at all but they wanted a song contest at all cost so yeah I strongly believe that my username would exist in any case.
Personally the hosts are my least interesting aspect of the contest..
The stage and the songs are the important thing.
Ok, we will wait then, but could we have something else instead, a little present to make the wait less long, like a stage concept and/or a visual with the slogan for example it would be cool.
I think that, according to the allocation draw, we’ll have logo and slogan very soon
I hope, the allocations draw happens at the end of January so fingers crossed that we won’t have to wait until that to get at least something.
Why do you need to know it that early? As fas as I know the Grand Finale draw ist done a day before. I am sorry, but I don’t get the importance of all the draws.
I don’t ask for the allocation draws to be done early, it’s really not my point.
Well songs are dropping early this year to keep us busy.
True, you’re right, this end of year is full of surprises for the eurofans but still more informations about the future contest are still welcomed 😉
The stage design is ready. But it depends on RAI and EBU to authorize its disclosure to the fans.
At the end Italians always do a great job . That s why we are so proud to host the Eurovision 2022 with pride .what is important the result of preparation not the preparation
Glad to hear that, so fingers crossed for very soon.