It has been nearly a month since Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin Italy. Starting tomorrow, the Live-On-Tape performances that were recorded in the event an artist could not perform in Turin will be released.
What is a Live-On-Tape?
A Live-On Tape performance is essentially a backup performance. Last year they were used in the event that a delegation could not travel to Rotterdam.
This proved to be the case for the Australian delegation in 2021, due to the strict travel restrictions in place in the country at the time. Iceland also had to use a backup performance, however instead of the one they recorded in Iceland they used rehearsal footage, recorded in Rotterdam. Iceland had to use a Live-On tape due to the fact several members of Daði & Gagnamagnið tested positive for Covid-19 during Eurovision 2021.
Due to the uncertainties brought on by the pandemic, the participating countries were required to submit a Live-On-Tape performance for Eurovision 2022.
How will the live-on-tape performances be revealed
For 2022, the Live-On-Tape performances will be released in a course of ten days from June 14 on the official Youtube Channel of the Eurovision Song Contest. At the time of writing, it has been revealed that the Live-On-Tape performances of Albania, Latvia, and Lithuania will be released in half an hour intervals from 16:00CEST. In addition to this, Montenegro and Poland’s Live-On-Tape performances have already been released.
As with 2021, we will not see all of the Live-On-Tape performances recorded by the participating countries, as they want the audience to remember their performance in Turin.
A small number of broadcasters have elected not to have their Live-On-Tape performances released, and so we can continue to remember them as was initially intended – performed on the Eurovision stage from the PalaOlimpico in Turin!
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News Source: EBU
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