Calendar

The Eurovision calendar is our version of the telly guide that comes in the weekend papers. Except it’s here all the time. 24/7, just like we are.

Times shown are UK (GMT for now)

Jan
29
Sat
Benidorm Fest Final – Spain
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm
Feb
4
Fri
North Macedonia: Za Evrosong 2022
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm
North Macedonia:  Za Evrosong 2022
Artist Song
Voting 50% international jury
50% online voting

Image Credits: ESCUnited.

Irish Final – Late Late show “Special”
Feb 4 @ 9:00 pm
Ireland: The Late Late Show Special
Feb 4 @ 9:30 pm
Ireland: The Late Late Show Special @ Studio 4, RTÉ Television Centre

Hosted by Ryan Tubridy

RTE’s Head of Delegation Michael Kealy said:

I am very excited by the return of a Eurovision National Final on The Late Late Show and the prospect of giving the public a greater say in selecting our entry for Italy. Every year the Eurovision gets bigger and more competitive than ever and given the enormous exposure and huge financial rewards for the winner I’m hopeful that we will attract a very high calibre of songwriter and performer.

Image Credits: RTE.

Feb
5
Sat
Italy – Sanremo 2022
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm
Italy - Sanremo 2022 @ Teatro Ariston

Pull up a very long drink. It’s time for the song festival to end all song festivals. You’ll need patience, as they name the winner around midnight – at the earliest. There’s always plenty of general dicking about on the way to that announcement.

Once again RAI has said the winner gets first refusal on a Eurovision ticket.

Here’s how it goes:

First up, we get 20 songs from so-called big artists. We’ve heard them already this week, at least twice. This time, it’s a blood bath as 17 lose all hope when a three-way split between televoters, the press jury and RAI’s demoscopic jury vote them out. They also count results from the week.

We arrive at a top three.

There’s usually an enormous amount of talking and filler before they perform again in a super final. The same three-way split picks the winner.

There’s a press conference where the winner either says they will or won’t go to Rotterdam – or they take time to decide, but it’s usually a yes.

We all go to bed.

Israel: X Factor – Final
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm
Israel: X Factor – Final
Date 5 February 2022, 20:30 CET
Host Liron Weizman
Voting 25% jury
25% professional committee
50% televoting

Image Credits: Reshet-13.

Feb
12
Sat
Estonia: Eesti Laul 2022
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm
Vidbir 2022 – Ukraine Final
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm
Vidbir 2022 - Ukraine Final
Watch live on UA:FIRST
Hosts Timur Miroshnychenko
Masha Efrosinina
Voting 50% jury
50% televoting
Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Alina Pash Tini zabutykh predkiv(Тіні забутих предків)
Barleben “Hear My Words”
Cloudless “All Be Alright” Yurii Kanalosh, Anton Panfilov, Mykhailo Shatokhin
Kalush Orchestra “Stefania”
Michael Soul “Demons” Michael Soul, Vlad Freimann, Andrey Katikov, Ilia Paliakou
Our Atlantic Moia liubov(Моя любов)
Roxolana “Girlzzzz” Roxolana Syrota
Wellboy “Nozzy Bossy”
Feb
19
Sat
Dora 2022
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm
Dora 2022

Televote and Jury will decide the winner of this venerable old contest live from Opatija.

Song Performer(s)
Forgive me (oprosti) Mia Negovetic
Guilty pleasure Mia Dimšic
Here for love Bernarda
Hideout Tina Vukov
I found you Eric Vidovic
If you go away Ella Oreskovic
In the darkness ToMa
Ljubav Mila Elegovic
Malo kasnije Roko Vuskovic
Moli za nas Marko Bošnjak
My next mistake Jesse
No war Elis Lovric
Stay on the bright side Zdenka Kovacicek
Voli me do neba Tia
Norway – MGP 2022
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm