It’s time to strap yourself in for yet another super Saturday! And while we have the same number of shows as last week, tonight is even bigger as half of them are grand finals. The four countries making their minds up are Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Meanwhile, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and Romania continue with the preliminary stages of their competitions.
Before the night is out, we should have four new entries for Turin. Here are all the details you need for 2022’s sixth Saturday of national selections.
You can follow all the results on wiwibloggs (and via our Twitter: @wiwibloggs and Instagram: wiwibloggs) throughout the day. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening, when it’s on and how to watch.
Saturday 12 February: Eurovision 2022 Selection Shows
Ukraine’s Vidbir 2022
🏆 Grand Final
Time: 17:30 CET to 20:00 CET and 20:33 CET to 21:30 CET
After a year off, Ukraine’s national selection returns with a slightly tweaked format. The semi-finals are gone, as has the deep-pocketed STB as a broadcasting partner. However, tonight’s Vidbir final is still set to be quite the show. There are many big names among the eight finalists, including Wellboy and Alina Pash. Meanwhile, we can expect guest performances from Go_A, Jamala and Tina Karol.
Watch Vidbir 2022 or on YouTube
Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2022
🏆 Grand Final
Time: 18:30 CET to 20:00 CET and 20:30 CET to 21:55 CET
Last week we had two semi-finals. Now, two and a half months after the first quarter finals, Estonia’s Eesti Laul is almost ready to wrap for another year. But first we have the grand final to get through. Who will win the coveted Eesti Laul title and head to Eurovision 2022? There are four former Eurovision stars in the mix — Elina Nechayeva, Ott Lepland, Stig Rästa and Anna Sahlene. But Eesti Laul regular Stefan has all the buzz.
Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2022
Semi-final five (Last Chance)
Time: 19:55 CET to 21:10 CET
We’ve had four regular semis and a second chance round on Monday. So tonight’s semi-final five really is the last chance to qualify for next week’s Melodi Grand Prix 2022 grand final in Norway. The returning eliminees are Kim Wigaard, Maria Mohn, Mari Bølla and Trollfest. As per usual, the quartet will be split into duels and one act will progress to the final. Automatic qualifier Anna-Lisa Kumoji will also perform “Queen Bees”.
Lithuania’s Pabandom is naujo! 2022
🏆 Grand Final
Time: 20:00 CET to 22:00 CET
Tonight is the night! After three heats and two semi-finals, Lithuania is ready to crown its Pabandom iš naujo! 2022 champ. And, for the first time since its inauguration in 2020, the PiN trophy will be handed over to an act that isn’t The Roop! Monika Liu, Ieva Zasimauskaitė and Lolita Zero are among the contenders for the crown.
Alternatively, you can watch the show via the official LRT YouTube channel.
Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2022
Heat one | Deltävling 2
Time: 20:00 CET to 21:30 CET
Last week’s season opener was memorable, although not always for the right reasons. Host Oscar Zia will be hoping for a quieter night tonight, without any voting app breakdowns. This heat boasts many familiar faces including LIAMOO, Lisa Ajax, Alvaro Estrella and John Lundvik. As always, two will go direct to the final and two more will get a second chance later in the series.
Romania’s Selecția Națională 2022
Time: 20:00 CET to 23:00 CET
Romania’s Selecția Națională has returned back to a multi-act format for the first time since 2019. And organisers really went wild, taking the opportunity to send 45 acts through to the online stage. Over the past week, this number has been cut to just 20. Tonight’s live semi-final will see another cull.
Latvia’s Supernova 2022
🏆 Grand Final
Time: 20:05 CET to 22:10 CET
It started with an online wildcard vote back in January, followed by last week’s semi-final. And now Latvia’s Supernova 2022 is ready to draw to a close. Tonight’s grand final will see 11 acts sing it out, but only one will make it to Eurovision in Turin. Eurovision 2015’s Aminata is back, while newcomers Citi Zēni have also been generating a lot of interest with their vegan anthem “Eat Your Salad”. A total of 11 acts will compete tonight.
Slovenia’s EMA 2022
Time: 20:20 CET to 21:40 CET
The process started all the way back in November with the early rounds of EMA Freš. But the end is near for Slovenia’s EMA 2022. However, before next week’s grand final, we still have the second semi-final to get through. Two-time runners-up BQL are possibly the biggest name in this evening’s lineup.
Which show will you watch? Let us know below.