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Eurovision 2022: Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of Belgium!

The live-on-tape of the countries that participated in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in May in Turin will be shown this year through the official Eurovision channel on YouTube.

From June 14 to 23, Eurofans will have the opportunity to watch the live-on-tape appearances of about thirty of the forty countries that took part in this year’s contest.

Today, it is the turn of another country of the second semi-final. Since the EBU decided to show the live-on-tapes based on the running order of the two semifinals, this means that today it is the turn of  Belgium. Montenegro’s live-on-tape was not published on Eurovision Song Contest official YouTube channel, but it’s already been released. Since the Czech broadcaster didn’t give its permission to publish We Are Domi’s performance, and Sweden Live-on-Tape was not published, we have now seen all of the Live-on-Tape performances of the First and the Second semi-final

🇧🇪 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “Miss You” by Jérémie Makiese:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OriGcvsLB7U

Watch the previously published Live-on-Tape videos:

What do you think about the Live-on-Tape videos of Eurovision 2022? Do you like them or do you prefer the live performances?

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Eurovision 2022: Watch the Live-on-Tape performances of San Marino, Ιreland and North Macedonia!

The live-on-tape of the countries that participated in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in May in Turin will be shown this year through the official Eurovision channel on YouTube.

From June 14 to 23, Eurofans will have the opportunity to watch the live-on-tape appearances of about thirty of the forty countries that took part in this year’s contest.

Today, it is the turn of three other countries of the second semi-final. Since the EBU decided to show the live-on-tapes based on the running order of the two semifinals, this means that today it is the turn of San Marino, Ireland and Νοrth Macedonia. That means we will not be able to watch the performances of Australia and Cyprus.

🇸🇲 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “Stripper” by Achille Lauro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oddndP2tfg

🇮🇪 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “That’s Rich” by Brooke:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjssCjX0X8E

🇲🇰 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “Circles” by Andrea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou_5niV_PKg

Watch the previously published Live-on-Tape videos:

What do you think about the Live-on-Tape videos of Eurovision 2022? Do you like them or do you prefer the live performances?

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest!

Eurovision 2022: Watch the Live-on-Tape videos of Greece, Armenia and Finland!

The live-on-tape of the countries that participated in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in May in Turin will be shown this year through the official Eurovision channel on YouTube.

From June 14 to 23, Eurofans will have the opportunity to watch the live-on-tape appearances of about thirty of the forty countries that took part in this year’s contest.

Today, it is the turn of three more countries, two of the first semi-final and one of the second semi-final. Since the EBU decided to show the live-on-tapes based on the running order of the first semifinal, this means that today it is the turn of Greece, Armenia and Finland.

🇬🇷 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “Die Together” by Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWmhGVv-b-s

🇦🇲 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “Snap” by Rosa Linn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDCrgxAD-Ss

🇫🇮 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “Jezebel” by The Rasmus:

Watch the previously published Live-on-Tape videos:

What do you think about the first Live-on-Tape videos of Eurovision 2022? Do you like them or do you prefer the live performances?

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Eurovision 2022: Watch the Live-on-Tape videos of Denmark, Austria and Iceland!

The live-on-tape of the countries that participated in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in May in Turin will be shown this year through the official Eurovision channel on YouTube.

From June 14 to 23, Eurofans will have the opportunity to watch the live-on-tape appearances of about thirty of the forty countries that took part in this year’s contest.

Today, it is the turn of three other countries of the first semi-final. Since the EBU decided to show the live-on-tapes based on the running order of the first semifinal, this means that today it is the turn of Denmark, Austria and Iceland.

🇩🇰 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “The Show” by REDDI:

🇦🇹 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “Halo” by LUM!X and Pia Maria:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YeTB9HX4NU

🇮🇸 Watch the Live-on-Tape performance of “Með Hækkandi Sòl” by Systur:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ-UZRfMHXU

What do you think about the first Live-on-Tape videos of Eurovision 2022? Do you like them or do you prefer the live performances?

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Czech Republic: The Live-on-Tape video of We Are Domi will not be published!

After the Netherlands, the public broadcaster of Czech Republic, gave out the news of them not giving permission to EBU to publish the live-on-tape video of their representatives for Eurovision 2022.

The news were confirmed by the head of press of the Czech delegation through a tweet. Czech Republic was represented by We Are Domi and the song “Lights Off”. The group finished  fourth in the second semi-final, but ended up 22nd in the Grand Final with 38 points.

From June 14 to June 23, the live-on-tape videos for Eurovision 2022 will be published in the official YouTube channel of Eurovision. Those performances were recorded prior to the contest and they would have been used in case the delegation was unable to travel to Turin due to COVID-19 restrictions or if a member of the delegation was diagnosed with COVID while in Turin and couldn’t perform in the live shows.

You can watch the first six live-on-tape videos in our articles:

About 30 live-on-tapes will be published, knowing that Ukraine was excluded from the need of recording one due to the war, but also the Nethebrlands and the Czech Republic decided not to broadcast their videos, seven more countries have not given their permission to publish the videos in question.

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Armenia: Listen to Saro’s song that was meant for ESC 2022!

As you have heard before, Rosa Linn was chosen to represent Armenia at Eurovision with her song “SNAP” through an internal selection where international&local jury and passionate eurofans from all over Europe as well helped the country to pick the right entry.

Saro Gevorgyan took part in the selection with the song written by Tokionine (by Maléna’s producer) and his wife Suzanna Khanzadian. His song is called ”Wicked Stranger“. You can listen to the song here:

Nevertheless, Armenia managed to score its best result since 2018, qualifying for the first time in a while and being back to the final as they used to be in the past. Rosa Linn safely qualified from the semi-final, where she placed 5th and impressive 3rd with the televoting. In the final, she was 20th with 61 points. Would Saro do better? We can only guess.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun about any information regarding ESC!

Poland: Watch the live on tape video of “River”

The live on-tape performance of the Polish entry for Eurovision 2022 has been released !

During the Jaka To Melodia? last week, the live on-tape performance of Krystian Ochman’sRiver” was shown. This appearance was essentially a backup and would be presented if Ochman or the Polish delegation did not manage to attend Eurovision in Turin.

This appearance was recorded at TVP Studios in Warsaw

Ochman finished in 12th place for Poland in the Eurovision grand final with the song “River”. This is the best result for Poland in the competition since 2016 when Michał Szpak finished 8th in Stockholm.

Check out Poland’s appearance in the Eurovision 2022 grand final:

What exactly is live on tape video?

According to what was announced, all participating broadcasters were asked to record a live performance of their participation. This recording will be delivered before the competition and will take place in a studio. The recording will take place in real time (as it would be in the Competition) without making any changes to the vocals or any part of the performance itself after the recording. There will be freedom for the delegations to present their entries as they see fit, but instructions will have been given to ensure the fairness and integrity of the competition. There will be no audience and the recording should be unique and not published before the event in May. Delegations are allowed to use similar technical capabilities and dimensions that would be available on stage in Turin, but they are also free to choose a more limited production facility. Video recordings must not contain augmented or virtual reality, overlays, confetti, drone shots, water, color use or green screen. It is the second year that live on tape videos are required from all participants. This video will be used instead of a live performance on the stage in Turin, in case that a delegation cannot travel in May or a member of the delegation falls ill with coronavirus and the first rehearsal has not taken place.

Source: Eurovoix

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Eurovision 2022: 161 Million Viewers Across 34 Countries!

The numbers are in… 161 million viewers watched the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest on television, as online engagement soars to new heights.

Across the three live shows of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 a total of 161 million viewers watched in 34 countries where the viewing audience in measured. The contest recorded a share during the final of 43.3% of audiences, up 3 percentage points from 2021. Interest from young viewers reached 56.2% for those aged 15-24, four times the average for the participating channels.

While the overall total audience for the contest is down on the 183 million recorded in 2021, last year 29 million watched in Ukraine and Russia, two countries where data was not measured in 2022. As a result in the 34 consistent measured markets from 2021, the audience grew up 7 million viewers.

Across Europe, in 13 out of the 34 countries over 50% of the viewing audience watched the Grand Final including Armenia, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Iceland once again topped the share with 96.4% of the viewing audience.

On social media the contest also grew. On TikTok a total of 189 million views were recorded on the official Eurovision account, of which 3.3 million unique viewers watched the Grand Final live. Across the week of the live shows, 42.3 million unique viewers across 232 countries and territories watched content on the official YouTube channel.

Over 8 million Tweets about the Contest were sent during the event week, doubling the record total set in 2021. In total, videos on the 4 social channels were watched over 284 million times during the week of the event.

Additionally, between 1 and 15 May the Contest’s official social media accounts generated 22 million engagement actions on posts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok. Content on the official Facebook page reached 24 million people with a further 13.5 million people reached on Instagram where posts were seen over 255 million times.

Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Martin Österdahl said:

We couldn’t be happier to see the success of the Eurovision Song Contest across all our Members’ channels and on our digital platforms this year…Once again, we have seen the enormous popularity of the Contest among young audiences, some of whom are discovering the event for the first time. The Eurovision Song Contest truly has global appeal demonstrated by the millions watching in every territory on earth and millions more interacting on social media.

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. Here’s the winner’s performance:

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Source: Eurovision.tv

Moldova: jurors explain why they did not give any points to WRS

Moldova and Romania are not only culturally similar but they also celebrate their brotherhood in Eurovision.  In fact, Moldova delivered a song with a message about Romania-Moldova unity for Eurovision 2022.  However, the Moldovan jury did not award a single point to Romania.  In contrast, Romania received 10 points from the Moldovan televote.

The huge difference between the jury taste and the televote have raised more than an eyebrow.  However, the Moldovan jury offered their version of the story in an interview with TVR Moldova.  For the Moldovan jury the result was a matter of musical preferences and that “there were other songs among the 24 that were better than the Romanian song”.

I am a Romanian citizen and I like Romania, but that does not mean that if my mother sang, I would have given it the highest grade. I would have given it to the one who sings well.  (…) I love Romania, but I will vote as I like “, said the lyricist Radmila Popovici for TVR Moldova.

Conductor Adriano Marin who was also a member of the Moldovan jury shared a similar view about the final result:

You put 24 countries in an order of preference, from 1 to 24 (…)  For me, the UK was the first, Ukraine, about the first ones.  (Romania was in my preferences), but in the middle.

Moldovan Jury vote

Adriano Marian, soloist Cristina Scarlat, conductor Ilona Stepanov, soloist Natan and lyricist Radmila Popovici were part of the Moldovan jury.  They awarded points to the following countries

12 points to Ukraine

10 points to United Kingdom

8 points Sweden

7 points Switzerland

6 points Australia

5 points Estonia

4 points Belgium

3 points Spain

2 points Portugal

1 points Azerbaijan

Romanian Jury vote controversy

The Romanian jury result was also highly controversial.  According to the EBU statement, there were irregularities in the jury vote which resulted in the nullification of the Romanian vote.  According to the rules, the EBU replaced the Romanian vote with a substitute aggregated result.

Notwithstanding this official statement  TVR revealed the jury result they intended to give in the final.  Sanda Ladoși, Luminița Anghel, Ovi Jacobsen, Liviu Elekeș and Mihai Pocorschi made the Romanian jury.  The juror voted as follows:

12 points to Moldova

10 points to Greece

8 points Poland

7 points the Netherlands

6 points Azerbaijan

5 points Australia

4 points Italy

3 points Spain

2 points Finland

1 points Lithuania

Moreover, TVR requested EBU concrete reasons why theyr jury vote was replaced.

 

Moldova participated in the Eurovision Song Contest with Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers and their song Trenulețul (The little train).  Their song talks about a train line that goes from the capital of Moldova Chișinău to the capital of Romania Bucharest.  They received 253 points in the final finishing in 7th place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUqf_zO2QaI&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

Source: Elle

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San Marino: SMRTV’s press release on the alleged irregularity in the judges’ vote!

A few moments ago, San Marino’s broadcaster SMRTV issued a press release on yesterday’s EBU announcement on the irregularity in the voting of the six-countries jury. SMRTV is the sixth and last broadcaster from the countries involved to react to the cancellation of its jury vote.

SMRTV’s press release states the following:

EBU changes the vote of San Marino which had given 12 points to Italy.

As for the EBU press release on the alleged voting irregularities that would have occurred during the Eurovision just ended, San Marino RTV specifies that it has always remained in contact with EBU and considered EBU the only interlocutor until yesterday’s release in the late afternoon.

The statement was not shared despite the fact that RTV – and the other 5 countries involved – are active members of the consortium. It is important to underline this because the way in which EBU has moved in this affair seems in our opinion a bit authoritarian rather than inspired by the associations that instead guide and regulate the relations between EBU members. We have already pointed out to EBU our disappointment with the way and we are not referring to just the press release that has just come out.

When asked if EBU believed the suspicions of voting irregularities to be 100% founded, the answer was no. When asked if EBU had noticed that a group of countries in the second semifinal would apparently have exchanged 12, 10, 8, 7 and 6, the answer was no. When asked why the canceled votes of San Marino and the other 5 suspected countries were all given to Sweden (who were given 72 points) and Australia (60 points for her) the answer was because “they had the best songs.”.

Nothing makes us think our jurors voted for something they didn’t like. Their – and ours – 12 to Italy was replaced by EBU with a 12 to Spain. We asked how this new vote was “calculated” but we have not been given a precise answer. We know Eurovision and have been collaborating with them for years, we continue to believe in institutions and in the competition and we cheer for the best, even if it doesn’t always have the best song.

Achille Lauro represented San Marino in Eurovision 2022 and with “Stripper” he came in 14th place in the second semi-final. You can listen to his entry here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCmX64N_sXM

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SourceSMRTV