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.
Watch Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022
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.
Click to Watch Selecția Națională 2022 Grand Final
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.
Click to Watch Melodifestivalen 2022 semi-final
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.
Click to watch Söngvakeppnin 2022 semi final two on RÚV.is
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.
Watch Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez! online
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.
Click to Watch Festival da Canção 2022 Semi-Final One
Which show will you watch? Let us know below.
For France I found only this stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axDhveltMIw
So no livestream on youtube this year for Eurovision France?
Hope there will be a Twitch solution again.
My plan is to watch DMGP, then C’est vous qui décidez (though I’m feeling it will be hard to watch it, all the official links are geoblocked :() and close the night with Portugal.
Yeah, I’ll be doing that, but we never know which link is working until the show actually starts. Hopefully I’ll be some time to search between the last act in Denmark and the first in France. An official Youtube stream would be perfect. Serbia really made things easier for me on the last couple of nights.
Was france.tv livestream geoblocked last year ? I thought they made it avalaible for the duration of the show but if it’s not the case, you shood definetely take a look on a Facebook live. Also on TV5 Monde it’s super easy to tune on it.
TV5 Monde is not working 🙁
It’s crazy all these finals and semi-finals that fall on the same night! Tomorrow we won’t know where to turn our heads!?
Another busy Saturday. Soon, by next week, everything will be out.
Thank you Padraig for making it so easy to follow what is happening on these big nights. I’ve learned that it’s best to choose one final and concentrate on that rather than watching several all at once. I’m going to chose one at random right now and will be … Denmark
Hey wiwi team ! 🙂
I try to find your reaction video to the 12 songs from France, but can’t find it. Do they have one like the overs national selections ? I’d love to see it ! 🙂