Happy Eurovision New Year! A Round-Up of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest so far

Happy Eurovision New Year! A Round-Up of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest so far

Well, it just turned midnight in Central Europe, and with that, there’s only one thing we have to say

LET THE 2022 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST SEASON BEGIN!!!

With it, we are only about eight months in, until we head to Italy for the 66th edition of the competitions. Host broadcaster RAI is certainly working hard to ensure we have a great competition. It has been 30 YEARS!!! since Italy last hosted the competition in 1991, where Carola won with her entry “Fångad av en stormvind”.

What to expect in Italy

After winning the Eurovision Song Contest, Italy will have the honor of hosting the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. 17 cities have placed a bid to host the 66th edition of the contest, with five cities remaining in contention. At the time of writing, it was reported that the host city is set to be revealed imminently.

Who will we see or won’t see in Italy?

With the 2022 Eurovision season just starting, some countries have already confirmed that they will be participating in next year’s competition. However, despite confirming their participation, the selection method for their Eurovision 2022 entry, is yet to be confirmed:

The following countries have participated previously, but have not publicly confirmed their participation in next year’s competition:

  • Armenia – Despite being set to participate at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, Armenia had to wtihdraw from the competition. However, Armenia’s Head of Delegation ‘David Tserunyan’ is currently a member of the Eurovision Reference Group, with a reutn looking likely.
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic – Despite revealing that submissions for ESCZ 2022 being open later this month, CT is yet to confirm officially, if they will be participating at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey – It is reported, that TRT is currently in negotiations about a possible return to the competition.
  • United Kingdom

The following countries have also confirmed that they will not be participating in next year’s competition.

Are you excited about the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comments and on social media! Don’t forget to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ over at Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

News Sources: Various

Photo Source: EBU / Andres Putting

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