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Eurovision 2022 - What we know so far

September 1 marks the beginning of the Eurovision 2022 season as any song released from today is eligible for the Contest.



With a big season ahead, we're taking a look at what we know about the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 so far.


What’s happening with Australia?


SBS has confirmed that Australia will be participating in Eurovision next year, with preparations already underway for the return of our famed national final, ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’.


The national final will take place on Saturday, 26 February, 2022 with 10 songs performed by 10 different acts.


The show will once again return to the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre and will be hosted again by our Eurovision commentators, Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey.


Details about the Eurovision 2022 Song Contest


Following their win at the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this year, Italian Eurovision broadcaster RAI has whittled their host city selection from a massive seventeen cities down to eleven, and then to five, and the final location is still yet to be announced with Bologna, Milan, Pesaro, Rimini and Turin in the running.


While the announcement of the contest’s hosts also haven’t been announced, we do know that it will not be hosted by Amadeus (who will be hosting the 2022 national final ‘Sanremo Music Festival’), as the broadcaster has announced that the hosts of the contest and the national final will be different people.


Other details including dates have yet to be announce, but as usual it will be a week during May.


Countries that have confirmed their participation for the 2022 contest (so far)


  • Albania (entry to be selected through ‘Festivali i Këngës’)

  • Australia (entry to be selected through ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’)

  • Belgium

  • Bulgaria

  • Czech Republic (entry to be selected through ‘ESCZ’)

  • Denmark (entry to be selected through ‘Dansk Melodi Grand Prix’)

  • Estonia (entry to be selected through ‘Eesti Laul’)

  • Finland (entry to be selected through ‘Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu’)

  • France (entry to be selected through ‘C’est vous qui décidez’)

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Israel (entry to be selected through ‘X Factor’)

  • Italy (entry to be selected through ‘Sanremo Music Festival’)

  • Latvia (entry to be selected through ‘Supernova’)

  • Lithuania

  • Malta (entry to be selected through national final)

  • Netherlands

  • Norway (entry to be selected through ‘Melodi Grand Prix’)

  • Poland

  • Romania

  • San Marino (artist to be selected through ‘Una voce per San Marino’)

  • Serbia (entry to be selected through ‘Beovizija’)

  • Spain (entry to be selected through national final)

  • Sweden (entry to be selected through ‘Melodifestivalen’)

  • Switzerland

  • Ukraine


Countries yet to announce their intentions


  • Armenia

  • Austria

  • Azerbaijan

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Georgia

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Ireland

  • Moldova

  • Montenegro

  • North Macedonia

  • Russia

  • Slovenia

  • Turkey

  • United Kingdom


Eurovision 2022 calendar (so far)


October

‘X Factor L’Eurovision’ first show (Israel)


December

‘Una voce per San Marino’ first show (San Marino)

‘Festivali i Këngës’ (Albania)


January

15 – ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ Semi-final 1 (Norway)

22 – ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ Semi-final 2 (Norway)

29 – ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ Semi-final 3 (Norway)

‘Benidorm Music Festival’ (Spain)

‘X Factor L’Eurovision’ Final (Israel)


February

01 – ‘Sanremo Music Festival’ Night 1 (Italy)

02 – ‘Sanremo Music Festival’ Night 2 (Italy)

03 – ‘Sanremo Music Festival’ Night 3 (Italy)

04 – ‘Sanremo Music Festival’ Night 4 (Italy)

05 – ‘Sanremo Music Festival’ Final (Italy)

05 – ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ Semi-final 4 (Norway)

12 – ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ Semi-final 5 (Norway)

19 – ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ Final (Norway)

26 – ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ (Australia)

‘Beovizija’ (Serbia)

‘Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu’ (Finland)


March

‘Dansk Melodi Grand Prix’ (Denmark)


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