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Albania: All 20 songs for FiK60 have been released!

Nothing say happy holidays like FiKmas, and this year is no exception to that. While Albania may not be the first roster of songs we’ve received this year (that goes to Estonia’s Eesti Laul), Eurovision fans are extremely excited to watch the traditional kick-off show for the National Final season. Earlier last month, Albanian broadcaster RTSH revealed the list of …

Sweden: Final 14 artists revealed early on the Melodifestivalen app

Whether on purpose or on accident, the Swedish broadcaster SVT released the final 14 artists competing in the 2022 edition of Melodifestivalen on their mobile app today. The official announcement was supposed to come from SVT tomorrow. These artists will join the line-up that was announced on November 26th and will join the race to represent Sweden in Turin this May. …

Get ready for ‘Intention’! Intelligent Music Project will premiere their Eurovision song on December 5th

2022 hasn’t started yet, but the first song of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be released in a few days already! Last Thursday, Bulgaria announced that the rock supergroup Intelligent Music Project will represent them at the contest in Turin. Today the Bulgarian delegation announced in a tweet, that the band will premiere their Eurovision entry “Intention” on the …

Eurovision 2022: Live-on tapes appear to be required of delegations again

Last year we saw a change in the contest that required all of the delegations to record a “live-on tape” performance of their Eurovision song in the event of travel restrictions or a COVID-19 case occurred prior to rehearsals. Ideally none of these were to be used, but due to travel restrictions by the Australian government Montaigne and the Australian …

Estonia: Eesti Laul Quarter-Final 3 line-up announced!

It’s another exciting monday given that ERR has released the next 10 artists and songs competing in the quarter-final set to air on Saturday, December 4th. The broadcaster will continue to use former Eesti Laul contestants and Eurovision artists to host the live show, and this weekend the hosts will be Eurovision 2012 representative Ott Lepland and Eurovision 2005 and …

Norway: All songs to be released at the same time

Since 2020, Norway has been into a Eurovision extravaganza, giving viewers multiple shows to watch over the long and cold winter weeks. This trend will once again continue into 2022, but with a few minor, yet interesting changes. Melodi Grand Prix 2022 Norwegian head of delegation and in-command maestro for MGP, Stig Karlsen, has revealed that there will be changes …

Five more acts advance in Eesti Laul 2022

This evening, the second quarter-final of Eesti Laul 2022 was held in Tallinn, as ten more acts took to the competition to select Estonia’s hopeful for Turin. Once again, the qualifiers would be decided by televoting (3 acts) and juries (2 acts), following all of the performances. This week’s show was hosted by former Estonian representatives Uku Suviste (2020 and …

EMA Freš returns for 2022 – who is in the running for Slovenia’s preselection?

EMA Freš, the first preliminary phase of Slovenia’s famous EMA selection which showcases new Slovenian talent, will once again be held next month, and the Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO has revealed the acts taking part in the first phase of the competition! Over the course of the next four weeks, 24 songs will be whittled down to four EMA Freš contestants …

Italian studio selected to design the Eurovision 2022 stage!

With the Turin contest starting to firm up its plans for May 2022, another key detail of Italy’s hosting preparations has been confirmed, and we now know who is in charge of designing the Eurovision 2022 stage! The design studio Atelier Francesca Montinaro have revealed they have been chosen by RAI to design the scenography of the contest next year, …

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