The EBU has revealed the rules for the up and coming edition of the contest. The rules are being established by the EBU and are approved by the governing body, the Reference Group. On this page the EBU has posted the whole set of rules. Let’s dive in and talk about the most important parts.
The maximum amount of participants has been revealed
One of the most important rules that has appeared on the rules site, is the appearence of the maximum participating countries. 44 members of EBU can take part in the contest with 26 members being in the Grand Final. The concept of the Big 5 + the hosting broadcaster prequalifying rule stays as always. Apart from guaranteed places in the final, 38 countries are allocated between two semi finals.
Prerecorded backing vocals strike again
Among the standard information about the live shows, postcards, national and internal selection paragraphs we go to the song requirements. As always, the song eligible for the contest, can’t be released before the magical date of the 1st September 2022. The duration of the song, as always, has to be at least 3 minutes long and the language is decided by the contestant. The lead vocalist has to be performing the song live. The backing vocalists can support the artist on or off stage. If the backing vocalist appear on stage, the six people on stage rule has to be preserved. Artists can also lean onto the prerecoded backing vocals route. Plugging instruments to play live is still not allowed.
Ending words with the distribution of the contest
At the end of the rule sites, the EBU reminds us that Eurovision is a non-political contest. The EBU now goes into details of acquiring rights to televise the contest. The article ends on the free access point about the share of media. EVN members are granted to share 3 minutes free of charge access of the three Shows strictly in news context from 48 hours, when non-EVN are granted 2 minutes of access. All accredited media are free to share the content they took during the press conferences, open rehearsals and rehearsals.
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News Source: EBU
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