Eurovision 2022 Live On Tape Albania Latvia Lithuania
Photo: EBU / NATHAN REINDS / SARAH LOUISE BENNETT

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”

What do you think of the Live On Tapes? Which is your favourite from today’s batch? Let us know down below.

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Mr X
Mr X
15 days ago

The NQ was well deserved and it wan´t robbed by the juries- Ronela received only 46 points from the public.

Mr X
Mr X
15 days ago

It´s an unpopular opinion in the fandom but for me is Albania one of the worst songs this year especially this really vulgar performance.

Marina
Marina
17 days ago

Albania is good of how bad it is!

James
James
19 days ago

So apparently a few broadcasters who opted to not have their tapes uploaded onto the channel.

Last year it was Ireland and the UK but the teaser definitely showed Brooke so yey for that. I hope the UK will also show theirs too.

ete sech
ete sech
19 days ago

Is it just me or Lithuania looks better live-on-tape and in the NF than it looked in Turin?

Jamie
Jamie
19 days ago
Reply to  ete sech

Probably. Smaller stage, more intimacy. It just fits better.

Azan
Azan
19 days ago

Albania, just OMG

Albania sucks
Albania sucks
19 days ago

Albania and 1001 stories of what not to do!

Thallo
Thallo
19 days ago

Those dark, spooky and sexy vibes Ronala served at FiK were PERFECT!

Why on Earth did her choreographer, stylist and stage designer decide to change everything?

I’m still upset about Ronela, she could’ve done so well with the right team behind her.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
19 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

Absolutely agree. I feel someone should have said to Ronela this doesn’t work. I fear now Albania will not consider another song like this due to this staging. Great shame.

Jercel11
Jercel11
19 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

The saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” definitely applied to Albania.

ete sech
ete sech
19 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

Indeed! The song was cool, but bad decisions around it ended up ruining its chances. It’s such a shame, bc I doubt Albania will feel like experimenting again in the short to medium term 🙁

Siberia
Siberia
19 days ago

Poland much better than in Final Show

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
19 days ago

lithuania looked better in the nf imo. 🙂

loved it in turin as well but overall production was better in lithuania which is embarrassing for rai.

Jamie
Jamie
18 days ago

RAI has set the bar so low that now I feel like even Lithuania would be a better host lol. No they most definitely would be, 2020 grand final of PIN was just amazing.

Héctor
Héctor
19 days ago

Albania looks messy like staged promptly. It is very noticeble Ronela transition moves weren’t smooth like she needed to process them.

Thomas Sturley
19 days ago

It has become very apparent Albania had no idea how to stage the song an they felt compelled to change it post NF.

Max
Max
19 days ago

Poland looks really good

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
20 days ago

Albania was still awful. Lithuania & Latvia were the same as the national final: Amazing. Nothing shocking ; )

Whisker
Whisker
20 days ago

I liked Albania a looooooooooooot! This was better than the semi performance, for sure. Meow meow, EBU. There’s much “worse” in daily, “normal” life than there is about this performance. What a shame. Eff censorship!

Jack
Jack
20 days ago

Albania should have not agree to publish this. It was very bad.

Thallo
Thallo
19 days ago
Reply to  Jack

Ronela even commented on the official Eurovision account that she didn’t want to see her live on tape.

Sekret had so much potential since we first saw it at FiK, Ronela just needed a good team behind her for Eurovision, but she didn’t, at all.

Ken
Ken
20 days ago

Albania’s dancers wearing clownpants? I can’t stop laughing!

Fatima
Fatima
20 days ago

Another incredible job by Poland in this format