We pick up pace as we enter the penultimate Saturday of national final season. After just four shows last week, we jump up to seven selections tonight.
Before the evening is out, we will have four new Eurovision 2022 tracks to add to our playlists thanks to finals in Denmark, France, Romania and Serbia. There are also semi-finals in Iceland, Portugal and Sweden. Here are all the details you need for 2022’s ninth 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 4 March: Eurovision 2022 Selection Shows
Denmark’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022
Time: 20:00 CET to 21:50 CET
Once again, Denmark is going with an eight act one-shot final. The results will be determined by public vote. After the first round of voting, three acts will perform again in the superfinal. A winner shall be chosen from this trio. Tonight’s lineup is made up of Patrick Dorgan, Confessions, Der Var Engang, Fuld Effekt, Josie Elinor & Jack Warren, Morten Fillipsen, Reddi and Juncker.
Romania’s Selecția Națională 2022
Time: 20:00 CET to 23:00 CET
Almost a month after the semi-final aired, we’re back in Romania for the Selecția Națională 2022 grand final. We started with 45 acts in the online stage. This became 20 for the semi, and now only ten remain. The winner of will be decided determined by 5/6 jury and 1/6 televote. There will also be interval performances from several Eurovision 2022 acts including Albania’s Ronela Hajati, Bulgaria’s Intelligent Music Project, Czech Republic’s We Are Domi, Estonia’s Stefan, Moldova’s Zdob și Zdub, Montenegro’s Vladana and North Macedonia’s Andrea. Ukraine’s Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala will also perform “1944” having fled Ukraine due to the Russian invasion.
Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2022
Time: 20:00 CET to 21:30 CET
So long Andra Chansen, long live the Melodifestivalen semi-finals! Sweden’s second chance round may have gotten a makeover for 2022, but the overall outcome will remain the same. The eight third and fourth placed acts from the first four heats will get another opportunity to qualify for the final, with four of them making the cut. In addition to the competition, four more acts will be induced into the Melodifestivalen Hall of Fame.
Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2022
Time: 20:45 CET to 21:20 CET
Five acts will battle it out for two qualification spots to the grand final. The line-up includes Markéta Irglová, who won an Oscar in 2008 for Best Original Song. The other four acts are Suncity and Sanna, Reykjavíkurdætur, Katla and Hanna Mia and The Astrotourists.
Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez!’ 2022
Time: 21:10 CET to 00:00 CET
After a successful inaugural run in 2021, Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez! is back for another year. Tonight’s one-shot final will see 12 acts compete for the opportunity to represent the French at Eurovision 2022. And, for once, international fans won’t be restricted to internet live streams. It will also be possible for international fans to watch the old-fashioned way — on TV5 Monde! Eurovision France’s voting system will be divided into two stages. The first stage will be the qualification phase: the five songs that come first in the public vote will be selected for a final vote. A sixth song will be picked by the jury and will be eligible for the final vote. The vote will then be reset to zero. The public and the jury will then vote 50/50 for the song that will represent France at Eurovision 2022.
Serbia’s Pesma za Evroviziju ’22
Time: 21:05 CET to 00:35 CET
Serbia has delivered two specatular semi-finals. But tonight is the night it’s all about. The grand final of Pesma za Evroviziju 2022! We started out with 36 acts, half of which were cut over the course of Thursday and Friday evening. Now, 18 remain. But who will take the kruna and represent Serbia at Eurovision 2022? Sara Jo and Angellina are among the favourites. Watch live in the YouTube stream embedded below.
Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2022
Time: 22:07 CET to 01:00 CET
It’s the national selection that’s never afraid to be eclectic. And tonight, Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2022 returns to our screens. The first semi-final will be presented by Jorge Gabriel and Sónia Araújo. It will see ten acts perform, but only five will qualify for the final. A 50/50 voting system will determine the results. A single jury and the public televote will decide which songs will advance to the final. In case of a tie, the professional jury will decide which ones advance.
Which show will you watch? Let us know below.