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It was announced on the second night of this year's Sanremo festival that MIKA would co-host 2022's Eurovision Song Contest alongside singer Laura Pausini and presenter Alessandro Catellan.

 

Said MIKA on his Instagram account:

 

"Tonight I was at Sanremo Music Festival to share some very special news! This year’s Eurovision Song Contest is hosted by Italy in Turin and I am honoured and proud to confirm that I will be one of the presenters of this iconic competition! Thank you Eurovision for entrusting myself, @laurapausini and @alecattelan to host the event. It’s just 100 days until this legendary night hits TV screens! Tune in from 10th -14th May!"

 

We can't wait!

 

Eurovision on the www:

Website: https://eurovision.tv (info and daily live blog from the rehearsals / shows)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eurovision (info, updates)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eurovision/ (info, updates)

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EurovisionSongContest (backstage videos, live streaming of the final)
Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@eurovision (exclusive rehearsal videos)

 

 

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It's strange to think Mika will host the Eurovision after watching it for years as a kid. 😁 He is everywhere!!! ❤️ If he ever shows his resume to anyone it would need to come as a book with maaaany pages 😂

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Just now, mariposa said:

My life is complete. I love Eurovision, I love MIKA. The end. ❤️

 

Happier than ever. This news made me log back into the MFC. 🙂

Hear, hear! My friends and I have been dreaming of going to Eurovision for years ... and if other life plans hadn't gotten in the way THIS would be the year! So excited to watch nonetheless. :)

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It's going to be so interesting to see Mika as a co-host. I'm excited to see the part he'll play.

 

I won't be watching the entire contest just because of Mika though. I'm not a fan of Eurovison at all. I've just never got into it and I've never understood why some people represent a country their not from :dunno:

 

A lot of acts just come across as a novelty and I seriously think it's about time the UK pull out of the competition 

(nul points almost every year! :facepalm:), there have only been two times I've liked an act. 2013 Gianluca Bezzina with "Tomorrow" and last year I fell in love with Måneskin!

 

Maybe Mika will perform one of his own songs in between the acts but I'd rather he didn't enter the competition himself in the future!

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I've never watched Eurovision before and, to be honest, I've never had an interest in it... until now, that is. Needless to say, I'll be watching this year! :lol:

 

Personally, I'm happy about the announcement. I'm sure he'll be such a charming presenter and it might even introduce him to new fans.

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OmG!!! 

I had already booked a hotel the moment they announ ed Turin -- just in case I might get my hands on a ticket.. now I MUST go to Turin.. and be at eurovisison...

 

I'm 52 and never yet managed to get a ticket  how how how do I get in this year?? 

 

#excited #bucketlist

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32 minutes ago, teenagedreamer98 said:

I've never watched Eurovision before and, to be honest, I've never had an interest in it... until now, that is. Needless to say, I'll be watching this year! :lol:

 

Personally, I'm happy about the announcement. I'm sure he'll be such a charming presenter and it might even introduce him to new fans.

This is me, I've seen a few clips before but never fully 

Yesterday I wasn't so sure How I was feeling about this But I'm actually exited to watch it and give Eurovision a chance

Im excited to see Mika presenting it im sure e'll be great

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What exciting news! Eurovision was a very big thing for me when I was a kid, but I haven't followed it that regularly in the recent years (except last year when I fell in love with Maneskin as @TinyLove_CJ said :clap:) Needless to say, I've got to watch it this year! So excited, so many feelings :wub2:

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VIDEO

 

RaiPlay

 

Festival di Sanremo

Un trio esplosivo per un evento attesissimo che vede il ritorno dell'Italia come Paese ospitante dopo ben 31 anni. Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan e Mika saranno loro a condurre l'Eurovision Song Contest 2022, che si svolgerà a Torino dal 10 al 14 maggio

 

VK 2022.02.02 MIKA, Laura Pausini, Cattelan

 

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An unprecedented duet on the Ariston stage, Laura Pausini and Mika perform with the Abba song 'I have a dream'.

 

VK 2022.02.02 Mika & Laura Pausini 'I have a dream'

 

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OK, so I have a few thoughts about this:

 

1) I'd never even heard of Eurovision until I came across it while I was researching Sanremo for a story I wrote last year.

 

2) My subsequent exposure to the Eurovision phenomenon was through watching the Will Ferrell / Rachel McAdams movie. Not sure how representative the movie actually is of the ESC, but it was certainly enjoyable to watch, even while it poked fun at the whole thing. :D 

 

3) Hosting Eurovision seems like kind of a perfect experiment for Mika. Big and theatrical in presentation, but also somewhat homegrown in feel and directed toward a multicultural audience. I'm probably not going to watch it all the way through (definitely not in the right time zone for that!), but I agree that it's a good way for Mika to get more exposure to potential fans. Especially if Graham Norton is involved - I've always enjoyed the celebrity interviews on his show, and I'm sure his commentary is just as engaging. :) 

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72nd Sanremo Music Festival 2022 - Day 2
Mika, Laura Pausini and Alessandro Cattelan attend the 72nd Sanremo Music Festival 2022 at Teatro Ariston on February 02, 2022 in Sanremo, Italy.

(Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images )

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I really love this smart slim-fit look on him, I personally think it suits him best.  I am very curious wat Pierpaolo will come up with for him for the ESC and am of course very excited to see him on tv in May. 
 

He will acquire a lot of new fans. Who could resist the charms of such a dashing gentleman? :wink2:

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1 hour ago, holdingyourdrink said:

He will acquire a lot of new fans. Who could resist the charms of such a dashing gentleman? :wink2:

 

 

I am happy as least for one reason:

Mika will be watched on Polish TV - which is very important for Polish audience/fans/music business area.

 

It's easy to complain for French or Italian fans (there is a part) when they have Mika on almost daily basis.

This is a situation when Mika can be watched in over 40 countries which - except I love Beirut concert - the biggest audience ever.

Good opportunity to show Mika's charm and many other skills like languages, cooperation with other hosts (which is not easy at all), management of live broadcast and who knows what else.

I used to watch finals of Eurovision. This time I will watch all 3 evenings :wink2:

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13 hours ago, mariposa said:

My life is complete. I love Eurovision, I love MIKA. The end. ❤️

 

Happier than ever. This news made me log back into the MFC. 🙂

Welcome back ❤️

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18 minutes ago, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:

I used to watch finals of Eurovision. This time I will watch all 3 evenings :wink2:

Same :biggrin2:

Yes, Mika will reach a much broader audience. I guess he needs to book bigger venues for his concerts in the future!!! 

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18 minutes ago, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:

 

 

I am happy as least for one reason:

Mika will be watched on Polish TV - which is very important for Polish audience/fans/music business area.

 

It's easy to complain for French or Italian fans (there is a part) when they have Mika on almost daily basis.

This is a situation when Mika can be watched in over 40 countries which - except I love Beirut concert - the biggest audience ever.

 

I think I feel similarly. It's wild to think we'll have Mika on our television (in Serbia) when that has never happened before (as far as I know :wink2:). It feels quite big to think he will be watched from so many countries. Wow! 

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19 minutes ago, holdingyourdrink said:

Same :biggrin2:

Yes, Mika will reach a much broader audience. I guess he needs to book bigger venues for his concerts in the future!!! 

Ha ha ha! And all this happens actually before his European leg of For The Rite of Spring tour!!!!

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1 minute ago, Anna Ko Kolkowska said:

Ha ha ha! And all this happens actually before his European leg of For The Rite of Spring tour!!!!

How much can the MFC Fourm actually take? We don't want it to crash in May because of an onslaught of fans. :naughty:

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