Host nation Italy gave us more news about Eurovision 2022 during the second night of Festival di Sanremo – we now know who will host the contest in May!
Our hosts for the shows are:
- Alessandro Cattelan
- Laura Pausini
The announcement confirms rumours published by italian news agency Adnkronos last week.
About our hosts
Alessandro Cattelan is a stalwart of RAI, having presented some of their biggest shows over the past two decades. Most notably, he was at the helm of X Factor Italia from 2011-2020. He has also dabbled in voice acting, with his credits including the Italian dubs of The Secret Life of Pets and The Angry Birds Movie.
Laura Pausini is a familiar face to anyone interested in Italian music. The singer-songwriter has a first and third place at Festival di Sanremo under her belt, an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for Io Sì (from The Life Ahead), and holds the Commander Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. With Grammy awards, a Golden Globe and roles on the judging panel of international franchises of The Voice and The X Factor, she now adds Eurovision Host to her extensive list of achievements.
Mika is another presenter with roots in the music industry. The British-Lebanese singer-songwriter also has a presence across European music and television scenes, serving as a judge on the French edition of The Voice and the Italian version of The X Factor. He is perhaps most recognisable for his album Life In Cartoon Motion, featuring the single Grace Kelly, which hit the charts in 23 countries worldwide.
About Eurovision 2022
Italy won the right to host the 2022 Eurovision Contest after Måneskin won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Since then, Turin was selected to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to take place on 10th, 12th, and 14th May at the PalaOlimpico. It’s been revealed that 41 countries will be competing in the 66th edition of the competition with Armenia & Montenegro returning to the competition.
Last week, we found out the semi-final draws for the contest, and we have also recently heard more about the plans for this year’s stage.
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News Source: RAI
Photo Source: ESCXTRA