Eurovision Song Contests 2022: The Songs, The Artists and National Finals (So Far)

As we gradually enter 2022, Eurovision National Final season really kicks off – although a few nations are quicker out of the gate, revealing their songs and competing acts in the last act of 2021. We present a little run-down revealing the information that we know so far before the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest on the 14th of May 2022.

Confirmed Acts

Top: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic
Bottom: Georgia, Greece and The Netherlands.

Belgium have announced Jérémie Makiese as their act. The twenty-one year old singer won the 2021 series of The Voice Belgium with takes on Michael Jackson’s Earth Song, Labrinth’s Jealous, and A Great Big World’s Say Something. Jérémie is yet to release any original music so these covers are the best indication of the musical style that the singer will be opting for.

Bulgaria move away from the low-key sounds of Tears Getting Sober from last year’s Victoria. Instead hoping to following in Maneskin’s footsteps, Bulgaria select Intelligent Music Project and their song Intention. The soft-rock track was the first of the 2022 line-up to be officially debut. Listen here.

The Czech National Final, Eurovision Song CZ 2022, presented seven options but voters ultimately selected Czech-Norwegian electropop band We Are Domi and their song Lights Off. The song presents impressive vocals (we hear a little Miley Cyrus) against atmospheric synths that build to incredibly danceable electronic beats. We Are Domi have released the first banger of the 2022 ESC. Listen here.

Georgia have yet to unveil their song, but have revealed their act Circus Mircus. The circus academy drop-outs have turned their hands to experimental rock and were announced as the country’s ESC act in November 2021.

Amanda Tenfjord is a twenty-four year old singer chosen to represent Greece through an internal selection. Amanda predominantly records in English with an impressive discography already built-up. Although Amanda’s most recent EP was 2021’s Miss the Way You Missed Me, her Eurovision entry is yet to be unveiled.

The Netherlands have internally selected S10 who will deliver a Dutch language entry to the contest. S10 is a twenty-one year old alternative singer from Abbekerk. She is no stranger to chart success in her home country with her single Adem je in hitting #15 in the Dutch Top 40.

National Final Decisions Pending

Albania (Fik TBD 29th December 2021)

Albania’s Festivali i Këngës is currently underway with familiar acts MIRUD and Alban Ramosaj taking part. The winner of FiK will be decided in the coming days. For a recap of the songs, check here.

Benidorm Fest Line-Up

Spain (Benidorm Fest – TBD 29th January 2022)

And the award for the most improved goes to Spain. The Big 5 nation has compiled an incredible list of competitors for their selection scheme Benidorm Fest which will have two semi-finals before a grand finale on the 29th of January. Highlights include Postuero, Chanel, Gonzalo Hermida, Javiera Mena, Rayden, Rigoberta Bandini, UNIQUE, Xeinn, and Varry Brava. Just a few then! Check the full recap here.

Slovenia (EMA Freš – TBD February)

The sixteen acts competing in Slovenia’s EMA Freš will fight through a number of semi-finals and a grand finale in February 2022.

Italy (Sanremo 2022 TBD 5th of February)

Almost serving as a Best of Italian Eurovision special, Sanremo 2022 boast numerous former ESC competitors: Iva Zanicchi (1969), Gianni Morandi (1970), Massimo Ranieri (1971 and 1973), Emma (2014), Fabrizio Moro (2018) and Mahmood (2019). There are also a further twenty acts competing, hoping to replicate Måneskin’s success.

Latvia (Supernova – TBD 12th February 2022)

Supernova Favourite Markus Riva

Supernova is set to begin with a semi-final on the 5th of February with a final the following week. Can we expect regulars Markus Riva and Samanta Tina to be in the line-up? We hope so.

Lithuania (Pabandom iš naujo! 2022 – TBD 12th of February 2022)

Three heats, two semi-finals and a grand final make up Pabandom iš naujo! 2022. You can see the full thirty-six participants here.

Estonia (Eesti Laul 2022 – TBD 12 February 2022)

After four quarter finals this December, acts will progress to two semi-finals in February. You can hear the semi-finalists here.

Norway’s MGP Logo

Norway (Melodi Grand Prix – TBD 19th February 2022)

Norway really have stepped their Eurovision game up in recent years with their Melodi Grand Prix national selection now extending to an impressive five semi-finals and one spectacular grand finale. Events kicks off on the 15th of January with the full list of 21 competing acts unveiled on January 10th.

Croatia (Dora 2022 – TBD 19th of February 2022)

Fourteen songs will be fighting for victory in Croatia’s Dora 2022. These are set to be a mix of Croatian language and English with artists including those listed here. The tracks are currently not released.

San Marino (Una Voce per San Marino – TBD 19th February 2022)

Failing to conjure up the magic with Senhit and Flo Rida in 2021, San Marino turn to the National Final model for their 2022 selection. Una Voce Per San Marino will be split into an emerging artist casting and a big artist casting model, with only 18 artists (9 from each) competing in the semi-finals.

Australia Decides hopeful Andrew Lambrou

Australia (Eurovision – Australia Decides – TBD 26th of February 2022)

Former Eurovision entrant Isaiah Firebrace headlines the acts for Australia Decides alongside rising talents Andrew Lambrou, Seann Miley Moore, and Sheldon Riley. Interestingly the contest will include a TikTok wildcard with submissions opened until 16th January 2022.

Finland (Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022 – TBD 26th of February 2022)

The competing artists are expected to be announced on 12 January 2022, after which the competing songs should be released on a daily basis starting on 13 January.

Ukraine (Vidbir 2022 – February 2022)

Ukraine will gear up to select their act in National Final Vidbir. Eight songs will be selected to perform in the special.

Malta (Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – February 2022)

The competition will be held in February 2022 and will consist of twenty-two songs competing in the semi-final where the top sixteen entries will qualify to compete in the final.

Serbia (RTS Takmičenje za Pesmu Evrovizije 2022 – February 2022)

150 songs were submitted for the national selection, with the list of participants and the format of selection to be determined in January 2022 before a National Final in February 2022.

Romania (Selectia Nationala 2022 – TBD 5th March 2022)

The first semi-final will take place between 5 and 10 February 2022. Forty-five songs will compete and twenty will qualify to the second semi-final. The entries will first face a public online vote on the Eurovision Romania Facebook page on 9 and 10 February 2022 where the top five songs will advance. An additional fifteen qualifiers will be selected from the remaining thirty entries by a jury panel. See the full list of acts here.

Söngvakeppnin 2022

Iceland (Söngvakeppnin 2022 – TBD 5th of March 2022)

Semi-finals will take place on the 19th and 26th of February with a final on the 5th of March. The top ten of entries will be released for Söngvakeppnin 2022 in January 2022.

Denmark (Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022 – 5th of March 2022)

Eight acts (yet to be announced) will take place in the Danish national selection on the 5th of March.

Moldova (O Melodie Pentru Europa 2022 – 5th of March 2022)

O Melodie Pentru Europa will select the artist for Moldova for Eurovision 2022. The live auditions will air on Moldova 2 on January 29th with a National Selection event on the 5th on Teleradio-Moldova.

Some of the high profile Melodifestivalen stars – Image

Sweden (Melodifestivalen TBC 12th March 2022)

Four Melodifestivalen semi-finals will take place throughout February before the traditional second chance Andra Chansen round in March, followed by a grand finale to decide on Sweden’s chosen Eurovision act. Included in the extensive line-up are Robin Bengtsson, John Ludvik, Shirley Clamp, Omar Rudberg, Theoz, Alvaro Estrella, Linda Bengtzing, Anna Bergendahl, and Klara Hammarström. Oscar Zia will host. The songs are likely to be teased before each semi-final.

Portugal (Festival da Canção 2022 – 12 March 2022)

The Festival da Canção 2022 will run with two semi-finals in early March concluding with a grand finale on the 12th. Competing acts have yet to be announced.

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North Macedonia (Za Evrosong 2022 – Date unknown)

 €2,000 is up for grabs to the winner of North Macedonia’s National Selection with six acts fighting for the votes of a 50/50 combination of public televoting and an international jury panel.

France (Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez ! – Date unknown)

The format of the national final will consist of a live final in early 2022 where the winner will be selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, eight entries are to be selected to advance: seven entries via a public vote and one entry by a ten-member jury panel. In the second round, the winner will be determined through the combination of votes from the jury panel and the public.

Alternative Selections

UK Eurovision frontman Graham Norton.
  • Ireland: The Late Late Show: Eurovision Special 
  • Israel: X Factor (Final)
  • Poland: Internal Selection (15th of January 2022)
  • UK: Internal Selection (Date Unknown)
  • Germany: Internal Selection (Date Unknown)
  • Switzerland: Internal Selection (Date Unknown)
  • Cyprus: Internal Selection (Date Unknown)
  • Russia: Unknown Selection Process
  • Azerbaijan: Unknown Selection Process
  • Armenia: Unknown Selection Process
  • Montenegro: Internal Selection (Date Unknown)