We previously mentioned that 7 cities are interested to host Eurovision Song Contest 2022. It happened after Maneskin took a victory in Rotterdam with song ‘‘Zitti e buoni”.
Those 7 cities are; Bologna, Milan ,Naples ,Pesaro, Reggio Emillia ,Rome and Turin.
3 cities are joining to bidding race and these are:
Sanremo is where already hosts the Italian famous musical and entertainment Festival di Sanremo where usually used to pick Italy’s entry for Eurovision. Festival is hosted at the Teatro Ariston which is a theatre and cinema and been hosted the festival since 1977.
The venue can held a capacity of approximately 2,000 people making it which is likely too small to host the Eurovision Song Contest. In Eurovision Song Contest 1991 Teatro Ariston venue was originally to host but due to security concerns due to the Gulf War it resulted to move the contest to movie studio outside of Rome. City is currently claiming that there was an agreement with RAI in the 1990’s that stated the city should be the next Eurovision host city.
Sanremo Mayor Alberto Biancheri wishes to be honour between Sanremo Music Festival and Eurovision Song Contest 2022 even have the city still contribute in some form if they unable to host the event. Alberto said:
“Sanremo and Eurovision are linked and I think it appropriate, as well as interesting, that the Sanremo Festival has its own “window” within the event. The formula? We will talk about it with the organizers and with Rai at the appropriate time. Participation, in any form, in Eurovision represents an opportunity that we do not want to waste, especially after the serious crisis that is affecting the city and the whole country.”
”Never say never in life, but I want to be honest, I think it will be very difficult. Eurovision foresees crazy structures that logistically do not reconcile with our amphitheatre, it takes months of work and above all they usually choose covered locations because otherwise in case of rain it would be a disaster. Fortunately for us we have a mayor who always pushes hard on the accelerator and does everything to bring the big events to Verona so I would never say never, but it will be very difficult to see Eurovision 2022 in the Arena.”
Rimini is the latest city that is interested to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Rimini is coastal city in the Italy. Rimini is home to over 150,000 people and has been suggested as the most likely to host the Eurovision Song Contest if San Marino ever wins the contest in the future.
San Marino Mayor Andrea Gnassi commented on the interest for hosting:
”the Rimini Fiera has shown in the past that it can organise concerts with at least 10 thousand people and is served by trains and shuttles, there is a huge accommodation and service capacity: all this, and more, makes our area one of those potentially capable of hosting Eurovision 2022, like few others in Italy.”
Current countries that are confirmed to participate at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 are:
Australia (They plan to held ”Australia Decides” national selection)
Estonia (They plan to held ”Eesti Laul 2022” national selection)
Finland (They plan to held ‘‘UMK 2022” national selection)
France (They plan to do national selection)
Germany (First preparations have began)
Greece (They plan to held national selection)
Israel (They plan to held a ”X-Factor” to choose a artist )
Italy (HOST CITY and they plan to held ”Sanremo Music Festival 2022” national selection)
Netherlands (First preparations have began)
San Marino (They plan to held national selection for a artist)
Serbia (They plan to held ”Beovizija 2022” national selection)
Switzerland (First preparations have began)
Eurovision Song Contest is usually is held in May so in fallowing months we will learn more details and we will cover them.