The world of music and television are in mourning. This Monday, July 5, Raffaella Carrà He died at the age of 78, leaving half the planet stunned. After his death, some of his future projects have been left up in the air. During an interview with ‘RAI News24’, Steffano Coletta, director of the RAI 1 channel, revealed that His intention was to propose the interpreter as one of the official presenters of the next edition of Eurovision 2022, to be held in Rome after the victory of the Italian band, Måneskin.
Before knowing this sad news, his name was one of the most famous to host the program, which will return to Italy after 31 years, after winning with the song ‘Insieme: 1992’, composed and performed by the singer Toto Cutugno in 1990 . In fact, had become a favorite of the ‘eurofans’, with his great friend Laura Pausini.
The RAI had planned an intervention by Rafaella Carrà for soon
During the first minutes of this interview, Steffano Coletta wanted to remember one of the last times she spoke with her friend. “It is the first time that I say this: in the last month I have sent him several messages including the last one for his birthday on June 18 and was actually in charge of going back to Rai 1 again, “he commented visibly upset.
Steffano Coletta, director of RAI, acknowledges that television wanted to propose Raffaella Carrá as presenter at Sanremo 2022 and #Eurovision 2022.
What a real shame.
– Luis Mesa ۞ (@luismesacabello) July 5, 2021
But a few minutes later, the manager confessed that his wish was for Carrà to lead the next edition of Eurovision 2022: “My thought, only mine, was to love her both in San Remo and in Eurovision 2022, but there was no time to see and talk to each other. Today there is no professional pain, but human pain. Throughout the years of collaboration, I found a friend who had a very rare trait in our work: she knew how to rejoice in the success of others “.
“My thought was to present both San Remo and Eurovision 2022”
The link between Raffaella Carrà and the Eurovision Song Contest began a few years ago, and this would have been the artist’s second intervention in this European music competition. Already in 2011, this iconic singer was chosen as a spokesperson to announce the official votes of Italy.
But this was not the only proposal that Raffaella Carrà was going to receive in the next few days. The RAI manager himself also confessed that proposed the song artist to lead the next edition of the San Remo Italian song festival, which will be held during the first week of next February.
With this, it would be the second time that Carrà was going to be in charge of one of the galas of this festival. Let us remember that in 2001, the interpreter of ‘Fiesta’ had the opportunity to present this well-known Italian musical event, although after knowing the low audience data that the edition registered, the artist received a great avalanche of criticism from the followers of the format.