We were all rejoicing when the EBU announced yesterday that they were about to release the 2022 live-on-tape performances. Last year, we thought we would only see Australia’s 2021 entry as they were unable to travel to Rotterdam, but a week after the show we received almost all participating countries’ live-on-tapes via YouTube.

However, not all of the taped performances will be released to the Eurovision community. In fact, during their announcement yesterday the EBU noted that a “small number” of broadcasters had refused to show this backup performance, but no official number was given. This means that Eurovision fans should expect to see most of their favorite songs among the releases.

Unfortunately, The Netherlands is the first confirmed country to be absent from the taping releases. “We would like the audience and viewers to remember the performances from the live shows,” a spokesperson to the Dutch national broadcaster AVROTROS told songfestivalupdate.nl. AVROTROS therefore requested the EBU not publish the Dutch performance online.

Who else do #YOU think will be missing in the line-up of released live-on-tape performances? Let us know your guesses in the comments, on our forum HERE or on social media!

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