Today is relatively calm compared to the last few Saturdays. We have just four shows in total, and one is already over and done with. Today’s selections include finals in Australia and Finland and semi-finals in Sweden and Iceland.
Before the night is out, we will have two new Eurovision 2022 tracks to add to our playlists. Here are all the details you need for 2022’s eight 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 26 February: Eurovision 2022 Selection Shows
Eurovision: Australia Decides 2022
Time: 10:30 CET to 13:10 CET
Well Australia has actually already decided. They were selecting on Saturday night, but of course that means all the action happened in the morning for Europe. Spoiler – Sheldon Riley won with “Not The Same”. Nonetheless, as always, the Aussies put on a great show and it’s well worth checking it out on catchup if you missed the liveshow earlier on.
Watch Eurovision — Australia Decides 2022 on SBS On Demand (Geo-blocked). If you don’t care to invest in a VPN, you can get around SBS’ geoblock by watching this fan upload on Twitch.
Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022
Time: 20:00 CET to 22:00 CET
Finland’s UMK 2022 is shaping up to be one of the most-anticipated national finals of the season. Several of the songs have already become chart hits and many are firm fan favourites. Tonight, everything will come to a head with the one-shot final. The Rasmus have the international clout, Bess is topping local charts while Isaac Sene and Cyan Kicks and the rest are bubbling under. It’s really anyone’s game!
Watch UMK 2022 final (TV stream) or Watch UMK 2022 final (with English commentary)
Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2022
Heat four | Deltävling 4
Time: 20:00 CET to 21:30 CET
Sweden’s heats are almost over. Tonight is the last one before we move on to the semi-final, formerly andra chansen. There are some returning fan favourites in the mix including Anna Bergendahl and Klara Hammarström. As always, two of the seven acts will go straight to the final with two more going on to the second chance round.
Click to Watch Melodifestivalen 2022 heat four
Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2022
Time: 20:45 CET to 21:20 CET
It’s the most westerly of all national selections. And tonight, Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2022 returns to our TV screens after a year off. Five acts will compete for two places in the grand final.
Click to watch Söngvakeppnin 2022 semi final one on RÚV.is
Which show will you watch? Let us know below.
For me tonight is all about Finland. UMK has the most interesting songs out of the 3 NF‘s in my opinion.
Ps: BESS for Turin?
off topic: russia completely left ebu
With half of the songs chosen, and mostly all of the NF songs known, this season is already shaping up. My wishes / expectations for the rest of the selections: Finland – Wish: Bess / Expectation: The Rasmus (All seven songs are good, and I’d be okay with any winner here). Iceland – Wish: Marketa Irglova / Expectation: No idea, really… Romania – Wish: Andrei Petrus / Expectation: No idea, but so far, rumors are saying Dora, so I’m going with Dora… However, rumors were saying Cezar Ouatu, and that didn’t happen, so honestly it could be anyone at this… Read more »
I hope for Ram pam pam! WE NEED A BOP!!! And it´s in Finnish.
Thanks for this post! I hope all discussions during the shows will be here and not devided between different posts.
I’m rooting for Olivera to win UMK just for the title of her song!
I (and perhaps most of us) will be watching UMK, where I like most of the songs. I really hope that the show will match if not exceed my already admittedly high expectations. Rooting for the Rasmus to win! See you in a few hours!