Eurovision starts NOW! Over 55 selected shows you can watch online in 2022:

Casual viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest may not realize that there is a whole world of pre-qualifying competitions airing in lounges around the world MONTHS before the grand finale on Saturday night.

For those interested in an unusual New Year’s resolution, we think we’ve taken on the perfect challenge: Can you commit to watching all of the international selections by the March application deadline?

To date (Saturday January 1), we currently estimate that there is at least 55 programs to watch free online, broadcast for approximately 126 hours, thanks to the best public service broadcasters in Europe. We keep a log of shows, dates and streaming links here and will add more shows as countries publicly confirm their plans for Eurovision (Ukraine and France, for example).

Ready to take the challenge ?

Here’s everything you need to watch out for over the next 10 weekends …

January 2022

Eden Alene represented Israel in 2021; they use “X Factor” again to find their Eurovision participantShaï Franco

We’re supposed to find out the act Israel will send to Turin via The X factor; they use the now famous format to choose their artist and will then work with that winner to find the perfect song for Eurovision Song Contest.

Spain opens a new path to Eurovision with the introduction of Benidorm Fest – a series of performances in the iconic coastal town, inspired by the old Benidorm International Song Festival. Interest in the new festival has exceeded Spanish expectations, and the number of participants has therefore increased from 12 to 14.

The Late Late Show: Eurovision Special is tentatively scheduled for January in Ireland, who will decide who will succeed Lesley Roy as the representative of the Emerald Isle.

Slovenia should also find a representative by EMA 2022 – a national selection program which has a sister series FREE EMA which specifically aims to give unsigned deeds under the age of 30 a chance to succeed. FREE EMA ends in january with EMA 2022 continues in February.

Lithuania‘s Pabandom iš Naujo and Norway‘s Mélodi Grand Prize also start.

JANUARY (TBC DATES)

  • 🇸🇮SLOVENIA: Free EMA (Show 1)

  • 🇸🇮SLOVENIA: Free EMA (Show 2)

  • IRELAND: The Late Late Show: Eurovision Special

  • ISRAELL: X factor (Final) ⭐️

SATURDAY JANUARY 8

SATURDAY JANUARY 15

SATURDAY JANUARY 22

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26

THURSDAY JANUARY 27

SATURDAY JANUARY 29

  • SPAIN: Benidorm party (Grand Final) ⭐️

  • NORWAY: Mélodi Grand Prize (Show 3)

  • 🇱🇹 LITHUANIA (8:00 p.m. CET): Pabandom iš Naujo (Semi-final 1)

⭐️ = The act / song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be chosen during this show

February 2022

Italy in search of Måneskin’s successors in SamremoFrancois Delacroix

Premiere in February: 6 nights of Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo, Thank you Italy! Yes, the daddy of all music competitions, Sanremo, takes place on consecutive nights between Tuesday 1 February and Saturday 5 February. These shows are bursting with so much talent and Italian flair for… unpredictability, they are known to overflow late into the night.

Make sure you have unlimited coffee if you want to be the first to find out who Italy sends to defend Måneskin’s Eurovision title. The winner does not always automatically go to Eurovision, but he has the first refusal.

Like Sanremo, Melodifestivalen is a massive televised event, filled with international and national talent.

Also on the evening of the Sanremo final, the Swedish mastodon who is Melodifestivalen begin. They will be looking to secure a 7th Eurovision Song Contest, as the chase begins in Malmö with a spectacle that will certainly end at a much more respectable time than its Italian counterpart.

The semi-finals of Estoniais established Eesti Laul run alongside Sanremo, culminating a week later in a grand final on the evening of Saturday, February 12; which is the same date as Latvia‘s Supernova show… Estonia and Latvia having won Eurovision Song Contest in 2001 and 2002 respectively, they hope to find top news champions some 20 years later.

February 19 and 26 are shaping up to be “super Saturdays” for the Eurovision fandom …

Hatari presents the Songvakeppnin trophy to Daði FreyrRUV

Saturday February 19 sees the return of Söngvakeppnin – the Icelandic selection which produced very good results thanks to Hatari and Daði Freyr. Along with this, we can expect to find out who Norway will send to Italy, thanks to Mélodi Grand Prize grand finale, before Croatia‘s Dora ’22 comes to a conclusion at the same time.

A voice by San Marino will also conclude and determine what act the microstate will send on the road to Turin.

Malta is also expected to choose its Eurovision participant in February via the ‘Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022’ (a name that is sure to delight SEO enthusiasts), having used ‘X Factor Malta’ to select Michela and Destiny in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Saturday February 26 is another big event because it is quite possible to jump into the 24 hours of Eurovision Song Contest on this day. European fans will be able to watch Eurovision – Australia Decided on brunch from 10:00 a.m. CET and ends at 6:00 a.m. CET (!) when Finland‘s UMK after party finally calms down. In between is the national final action of Sweden and Iceland.

And if that sounds like a lot, we’re pretty sure there are still more announcements to be made regarding the February shows.

FEBRUARY (DATES TO BE CONFIRMED)

  • SLOVENIA: EMA 2022 (Semi-final 1)

  • SLOVENIA: EMA 2022 (Semi-final 2)

  • SLOVENIA: EMA 2022 (Final) ⭐️

  • MALTA: Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 (Semi final)

  • MALTA: Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 (Final) ⭐️

TUESDAY 1 – SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5

  • ESTONIA: Eesti Laul (Semi-final 2)

  • SWEDEN : Melodifestivalen (Semi-final 1: Malmö)

  • NORWAY: Mélodi Grand Prize (Show 4)

  • 🇱🇹 LITHUANIA (8:00 p.m. CET): Pabandom iš Naujo (Semi-final 2)

  • LATVIA: Supernova (Semi final)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12

  • ESTONIA: Eesti Laul (Final) ⭐️

  • SWEDEN : Melodifestivalen (Semi-final 2: Göteberg)

  • NORWAY: Mélodi Grand Prize (Show 5)

  • 🇱🇹 LITHUANIA (8:00 p.m. CET): Pabandom iš Naujo (Grand Final) ⭐️

  • ROMANIA: Selecţia Naţională (Semi final)

  • LATVIA: Supernova (Final) ⭐️

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19

  • CROATIA: Dora ’22

  • SWEDEN : Melodifestivalen (Semi-final 3: Linköping)

  • NORWAY: Mélodi Grand Prize (Show 6: Grand Final) ⭐️

  • ICELAND: Söngvakeppnin (Semi-final 1)

  • SAN MARINO : Una Voce Per San Marino (Grand Final) ⭐️

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26

  • AUSTRALIA: Eurovision – Australia decides

  • SWEDEN : Melodifestivalen (Semi-final 4: Lidköping)

  • ICELAND: Söngvakeppnin (Semi-final 2)

  • FINLAND: UMK22 (and After Party) ⭐️

⭐️ = The act / song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be chosen during this show

March 2022

Who knows what Moldova will bring this year… or when they will reveal it!TRM

Things are sticking around as we get into spring. The first grand final will take place on Saturday March 5 with Dansk Melodi Grand Prix determine the Danish Entrance; Selecţia Naţională sorting Romaniathe participant of; and Söngvakeppnin provide us with a Icelandic entrance to lean on by Gagnamagnið success in Rotterdam.

Moldova‘s O Melodie Pentru Europe is tentatively scheduled for this date as well, but just to keep us on our toes they reserve the right to announce a participant at any time.

Fans the following weekend are blessed with two of the classiest Grand Finals of the domestic final season: Sweden‘s Melodifestivalen in Stockholm and Portugal‘s Canção Festival 2022 live from Lisbon.

It is in March that a good number of participants are determined by an internal selection jury. It’s also possible that the selection shows haven’t been revealed yet – for example, fans have only discovered RussiaThe show aired barely 2 days before its broadcast in March 2021, with the eventual winner Manizha who will be very successful in the Eurovision Song Contest.

SATURDAY MARCH 5

  • DENMARK: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix

  • PORTUGAL: Canção Festival 2022 (Semi-final 1)

  • MOLDOVA: O Melodie Pentru Europe [TBC]

  • SWEDEN : Melodifestivalen (Semi-final 5: Örnsköldsvik)

  • ICELAND: Söngvakeppnin (Grand Final) ⭐️

  • ROMANIA: Selecţia Naţională (Grand Final) ⭐️

MONDAY MARCH 7

SATURDAY MARCH 12

⭐️ = The act / song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be chosen during this show

Shortly after this date the meeting of heads of delegation of the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Turin – this is the deadline for broadcasters to submit their applications.

And, of course, the most important dates of all:

  • 🇮🇹 Tuesday May 10, 9:00 p.m. CEST: Eurovision Song Contest, first semi-final

  • 🇮🇹 Thursday May 12, 9:00 p.m. CEST: Eurovision Song Contest, second semi-final

  • 🇮🇹 Saturday May 14, 9:00 p.m. CEST: Eurovision Song Contest, Grand Final 🏆

So, are you up to the challenge? Let us know via the official Eurovision Song Contest Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook channels.

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