Eurovision 2022: When is the final and how can I watch it?

It’s that point of yr once more – the Eurovision Music Contest is again!

After Italian rock band Maneskin received in 2021, this yr’s occasion will probably be hosted by Italy, with 26 artists flocking to Turin to signify their international locations within the grand remaining. This yr’s UK entry will probably be Sam Ryder. Discover out extra concerning the musician right here.

The semifinals are at the moment underway, with the occasion concluding with the grand remaining on Saturday (14 Might).

All the pieces it’s essential know concerning the Eurovision 2022 schedule

Semi-final one kicked issues off on Tuesday (10 Might) with 17 international locations battling it out to make it to the grand remaining.

The international locations that made it by have been Malta, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Israel, Cyprus, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Belgium and Norway.

In February, it was introduced that the European Broadcasting Union had barred Russia from collaborating.

“The decision reflects concern that, in light of the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine, the inclusion of a Russian entry in this year’s contest would bring the competition into disrepute,” stated the EBU, who had earlier introduced they’d no plans to stop Russia from collaborating earlier than backtracking on their assertion.

The second semi-final will happen on Thursday (12 Might) with one other 18 international locations competing in opposition to each other.

The group consists of Australia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Finland, Georgia, Israel, Malta, San Marino, Serbia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Eire, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, and Sweden.

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra will compete at Eurovision

(Maxim Fesenko)

France, the UK, Germany, Spain, and Italy mechanically qualify for the grand remaining on Saturday (14 Might) and due to this fact don’t have to compete within the semi-finals.

The grand remaining follows on Saturday (14 Might) when the winner will probably be introduced at Pala Olimpico.

How can I watch Eurovision 2022

All reside occasions will start at 8pm UK time. The Eurovision semi-finals (on 10 and 12 Might) might be watched reside on BBC Three, with Scott Mills and Rylan Clark commentating.

The Eurovision Grand Ultimate will probably be proven on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 8.00pm on Saturday (14 Might). It should even be obtainable to hearken to on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.

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