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ESTONIA: Stig Rästa and Evelin Samuel amonst first quarterfinalists

Tallinn, 15 November 2021 Estonian broadcaster EER will be kicking off the 2022 National finals season with the first ever veerfinaal (quarterfinal) of Estonia’s annual selection show, Eesti Laul! The first quarterfinal, set to air next Saturday, will feature the following 10 acts: Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks” (Not for long) Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall” Fiona & Me – “Feel like …

Mysterious group Circus Mircus to represent Georgia in Turin 2022!

Everybody, Georgia are at it again! Everyone’s favourite eclectic, eccentric Caucasian nation has confirmed that the mysterious trio Circus Mircus will represent the country in Turin next year. Posting a video message to YouTube this morning, the leader of the group confirmed their selection in unique style, strumming an out-of-tune lute and describing Circus Mircus as “a movement that brings …

Albania: Festivali i Këngës 60 participants announced

The participants of the 60th edition of Festivali i Këngës have been announced! In an Instagram post today, OGAE Albania announced that 20 songs will be taking part in the contest. The list of performers includes FiK 59 participants Kastro Zizo, Mirud, Gjergj Kacirani and Evi Reci amongst the 10 returnees to the Festival of Song, who will be joined …

Spain: More updates regarding Benidorm Fest

Back in June, Spanish broadcaster RTVE new Executive President José Manuel Pérez Tornero promised a continued shake-up at the broadcaster and that they are going to take Eurovision very serious. With Eva Mora as the new Head of Delegation, a complete new Eurovision Working group, and of course Benidorm Fest as national final, Spain is giving us a complete new direction …

Portugal: Festival da Canção 2022 announce the 20 competing composers

The search for the successor of The Black Mamba has started in Portugal! The Portuguese broadcaster RTP has revealed the composers and songwriters that are responsible for the 20 songs competing in Festival da Canção 2022. One of their songs will be representing Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. The following 16 composers were invited by RTP to …

Germany: National Final Returning After Two Years, Public Votes Will Decide 2022 Eurovision Entry

Back to the drawing board! German radio station Bayern3 announced today that the country will be returning to a national selection format for the Eurovision 2022 season. Specific dates for the final, Unser Lied für Turin, are yet to be announced, but the broadcaster has announced some of the details. Interested artists can soon submit through a portal on Bayern3’s …

Many broadcasters announce changes to their 2022 National final format

Follownig the year of internal selections, it looks like numerous broadcasters are ready to host another year of fun and entertaining national finals for Eurovision fans. However, some national finals have decided to rehaul their selection process to introduce some new elements – or in the case of Malta, bring back an old fan favorite of MESC. Let’s dive into …

Familiar trio begin Australia Decides line-up for 2022

A familiar trio of stars have been announced by the Australian broadcaster SBS and the EBU as the first competing acts of Eurovision: Australia Decides! The competition will once again be used to select the Australian representative at the contest to be held in Turin in May, and the first three artists are certainly recognisable both down under and abroad! …

BBC confirm collaboration with TaP Music for Eurovision 2022

The United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, the BBC, has outlined their plans for Eurovision 2022 and confirmed a new collaboration to decide on the British entry for Turin. TaP Music have agreed a collaboration with the British broadcaster to help select an artist and song for the contest, in a similar vein to the contract with BMG to select James Newman …

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