Ever since the unfortunate cancellation of Eurovision 2020, song contest organisers have required broadcasters to film backup performances in case an act can’t make it to the stage in May. Now, starting from Tuesday 14 June, the EBU is releasing almost all of the Live On Tape recordings for Turin 2022.
The recordings will be released on the official Eurovision channel across a period of 10 days. The publication schedule appears to be following the semi-final running orders. So, to kick things off, we’re getting the first three songs from semi-final one — Albania’s Ronela Hajati, Latvia’s Citi Zēni and Lithuania’s Monika Liu.
The remaining acts will follow over the coming days, although Montenegro and Poland have already jumped the gun and released their Live On Tapes ahead of time. Eurovision.tv states that a small number of delegations have opted not to release their backup performance, but doesn’t specify which ones. Ireland and the United Kingdom held out in 2021. However, the former is featured in this year’s trailer.
The first Live On Tape videos will premiere from 16:00 CET on 14 June.
Eurovision 2022 Live On Tape Performances
Albania’s Ronela Hajati – “Sekret”
Latvia’s Citi Zēni “Eat Your Salad”
Lithuania’s Monika Liu – “Sentimentai”
Montenegro’s Vladana – “Breathe”
Poland’s Ochman – “River”
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