Eurovision 2022: How, when and where to watch
James R | On 10, May 2022
It’s finally here: Eurovision 2022 is upon us. This year marks the 66th edition of the competition, where there will be 40 countries competing in the world’s biggest music competition.
Italy will play host to the 2022 contest following the country’s victory in 2021 in Rotterdam with Zitti E Buoni performed by Måneskin, with the proceedings broadcast live from Turin. Graham Norton will once again return for his 13th Eurovision Song Contest on BBC One, where he will be commentating live, while AJ Odudu will be taking the reins of the Eurovision Spokesperson, as she will be delivering the results of the UK professional jury vote live from Salford, for the first time ever.
TikTok sensation and singer-songwriter Sam Ryder will be representing the UK with his single Space Man, while the ceremony itself will be hosted by Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and Mika and broadcast live from The Pala Olimpico Arenain Turin.
The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final takes place on Saturday 14th May, but there’s more than just the one night of entertainment, with two semi-finals during the week leading up to the finale seeing 35 countries competing for their spot, with coverage hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills. Each semi-final will include an opening sequence and interval acts featuring Italian performers. 10 acts from each semi-final will make it through to Saturday’s Grand Final.
Here’s your Eurovision streaming guide:
Semi-Final 1 – 10th May
The first semi-final will be broadcast at 8pm on BBC Three and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer.
17 acts battle it out but UK viewers will not be able to vote.
Here’s the line-up:
🇦🇱 Albania: Ronela Hajati – Sekret (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇱🇻 Latvia: Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇱🇹 Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
🇨🇭 Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
🇸🇮 Slovenia: LPS – Disko (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇺🇦 Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
🇧🇬 Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project – Intention (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇳🇱 Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
🇲🇩 Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov – Trenulețul
🇵🇹 Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
🇭🇷 Croatia: Mia Dimšić – Guilty Pleasure (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇩🇰 Denmark: REDDI – The Show (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇦🇹 Austria: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – Halo (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇮🇸 Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól
🇬🇷 Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
🇳🇴 Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
🇦🇲 Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap
Semi-Final 2 – 12th May
The second semi-final will be broadcast at 8pm on BBC Three and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer.
18 acts battle it out and UK viewers will be able to vote for their favourites.
Here’s the line-up:
🇫🇮 Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
🇮🇱 Israel: Michael Ben David – I.M (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇷🇸 Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
🇬🇪 Georgia: Circus Mircus – Lock Me In (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇲🇹 Malta: Emma Muscat – I Am What I Am (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇸🇲 San Marino: Achille Lauro – Stripper (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇦🇺 Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
🇨🇾 Cyprus: Andromache – Ela (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇮🇪 Ireland: Brooke – That’s Rich (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Andrea – Circles (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇪🇪 Estonia: Stefan – Hope
🇷🇴 Romania: WRS – Llámame
🇵🇱 Poland: Ochman – River
🇲🇪 Montenegro: Vladana – Breathe (DID NOT QUALIFY)
🇧🇪 Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You
🇸🇪 Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
🇨🇿 Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off
The A to Z of Eurovision – 14th May
As warm-up act to the main event, Rylan Clark-Neal presents a guide to all things Eurovision.
Airing at 6.15pm on BBC Two and then available on-demand on BBC iPlayer.
Final – 14th May
Graham Norton commentates live from Turin as the tournament reaches its big climax.
The ceremony is broadcast at 8pm on BBC One and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer.