IT’S THAT time of year again, when weird and wonderful acts take to the stage for Eurovision.
And with the 2022 Song Contest comes three flamboyant hosts.
Meet the Eurovision 2022 hosts – Mika, Laura Pausini, and Alessandro CattelanCredit: AP
Who are the hosts of Eurovision 2022?
The Eurovision 2022 final is on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
It will be held at Italy’s PalaOlimpico Arena in Turin.
Flamboyant singer Mika is hosting EurovisionCredit: Alamy
Lebanese singer Mika is known for his hit song Grace Kelly which dominated the charts.
His debut album, Life in Cartoon Motion, proved a global smash hit, reaching No. 1 in the UK and across Europe.
Speaking about Eurovision, Mika told press: “I’ve watched Eurovision my whole life and I think it’s an amazing show.
“It’s great that you have all these artists from all over Europe coming to one Contest.
“I think in the past five years in particular, there has been an enormous effort by the EBU to bring the show into even greater relevance; without losing anything about it.
“The production values have been completely stepped up. It’s amazing to see the impact it has these days. I love it and I’m really happy to be here.”
Laura Pausini is one the hosts of the 2022 Song ContestCredit: Alamy
Italian singer Laura Pausini shot to fame in 1993 with her debut single La solitudine, which became an international hit.
She has released fourteen studio albums. and was even a judge on the Spanish X Factor.
Speaking about Eurovision, Laura told press: “It’s interesting because it’s an opportunity for us, the audience, to learn and to discover.
“All of this through music in another language. I’m in love with this! This, for me, is life.”
Alessandro Cattelan says Eurovision is his ‘biggest’ hosting gig everCredit: EPA
TV presenter Alessandro Cattelan is a well known face on Italian telly.
He is best known for hosting the Italian version of the X Factor from 2011 to 2020.
Speaking about Eurovision, Alessandro told press: “In my career I’ve mostly done two different genres of TV hosting – music shows and comedy stuff.
“Eurovision is big. The MTV stages were big, The X Factor stage is huge – but this is bigger.
“Bigger than everything I’ve done before.”