Eurovision 2022: A total of 17 cities in the ESC 2022 host city bidding race
The Italian national broadcaster, RAI, has announced that 17 cities have submitted an application to run in the Eurovision 2022 host city process.
Not one not two or three but a total of 17 Italian cities have submitted their application and ambition to host the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest next year in Italy. With the submission deadline expired last evening, the ESC 2022 host broadcaster, RAI, revealed that exact number of cities on the run for hosting the next competition.
Namely, the cities , regional capitals and municipalities taking part in the ESC 2022 host city bidding race are:
- Acireale (Catania)
- Bertinoro di Romagna (Forlì – Cesena)
- Jesolo (Venice)
- Palazzolo Acreide (Syracuse)
- Sanremo (Imperia)
From what one can notice is that Verona, Naples and Bari who initially expressed interesting in hosting Eurovision 2022 have pulled out of the process. However, the number of the cities eventually interested in hosting is impressive and could easily be justified by the tremendous success of Maneskin in and after Rotterdam.
Tomorrow, July 14, RAI will pass to the candidate cities the bid book which will enclose all the terms and requirements for hosting the next competition. The candidate cities should develop and send in their respective bid books by August 4, while the EBU and RAi will come to a final decision by the end of the month.
In the past years when the contest was a hosted in Italy, it took place in Naples, in 1965, after the victory of Gigliola Cinquetti and in Rome in 1991, after the victory of Toto Cutugno.
News Source: RAI