Around The Continent 2022-Week 5

As we continue the weekly series Around The Continent and we are going to talk about news and updated list how each country will select or take part at Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Australian popular star Tones and I was guest on show ”Fitzy and Whippa’s show” on Sydney based radio show on NOVA FM, where she revealed that she was asked to write a song for Montaigne who represented Australia in 2020 and 2021.Unoftunely lockdown made it possible and np longer was able to travel around the country.

Singer also said that she is ready to be part of Eurovision next year. In the interview she also said that she spoke to SBS and said that she wanted to be involved with the contest.
Tones and I said:

“I want to help write the song and the artwork. I love writing songs, doing the film clips… so next year I don’t mind if I sing, but I want to be a part of the artistic side”.

You can listen to full interview here:

In September 2020 it was announced that Australia will use Australia Decides national selection to select next Australian entry for Eurovision 2022.Full details will be announced soon.

First 18 potential artists for ”X Factor for Eurovision” have been spotted by Israeli Eurovision newsite EuroMix and these names are:

Adi Cohen & Liron Lev (Kdam 2011 second runner up and A Star is Born 4th place)

Adi Cohen
Liron Lev

Amit Ben Zaken ( Footballer, brother of the famous singer and X Factor Israel runner-up Eden Ben Zaken)

Ana Spitz (Indie pop musician)

Anna RF (Israeli-Indian ethno-folk band)

Ataliyah Pierce ( American-Israeli,The Voice of Israel semi-finalist)

Dafna Reuveni (granddaughter of the late Ehud Manor, writer of Eurovision winner “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” and runner-up “Chai”)

Gaydaa (Syrian-born Druze singer, runner-up on the singing show Eyal Golan Kore Lakh)

Ido B Zooki (MTV Award-nominated rap-EDM duo, had several Israel #1’s in the mid-’10s)

Inbal Bibi (Semi-finalist in the first season of X Factor Israel)

Linet Menaşi (Award-winning Turkish fantezi pop singer, participated in Kdam in 1993, finishing 10th)

Maor Titun (songwriter, The Voice of Israel participant)

Maya Simantov (singer for Ofer Nissim, successful songwriter)

Or Cohen Akad (Winner of Band Project, teen actress)

Sapir Saban (Winner of the fourth season of The Voice Israel)

Shalva Berti (Participated in Kdam Eurovision 1985, 1992, and 1995, coming 11th, 4th, and 9th)

Shimi Tavori (One of the most famous Israeli artists of all time, released 31 albums, participated in Kdam Eurovision 1991 and 1993)

Shira Atias (Soul singer, participated in The Four in 2018)

Yiftah Deri (Soul singer, cousin of Israeli MP Ariye Deri)

Isralian selection for Israeli artist for Eurovision 2022 ”X Factor for Eurovision” is set to start airing in December 2021.

Originally Napes expressed the interest in hosting Eurovision 2022, Naples wasn’t appearing in the list of cities that officially submitted for bid.

Riccardo Guarino president of the Naples Renaissance Association expressed his criticism:

“This is a missed opportunity. Yet another, unfortunately, due to an administration that has shown again that it does not love Naples and is unable to seize the best opportunities to give it the stage it deserves.
The Naples Renaissance Association has launched several campaigns for Naples to submit a bid but no one listened to us. I am disappointed that this city can be treated so badly. In recent months, any mention of tourism has disappeared from the political agenda. This new administration will have to seriously work in this sector, entrusting care to its people to seize opportunities like this because they represent great tourism relaunch opportunities that we can no longer afford to miss. The Association has drawn up a program for culture and tourism and we are ready to do our part.”

Riccardo Guarino alongside the Naples Renaissance Association has also called for the resignation of the mayor of Naples, Lugi de Megistris and his administration:

We ask for the registration of a mayor who has mismanaged and not thought about the city for ten months. Luigi de Magistris, after yet another mistake made by your administration, prove you have some dignity and set Naples free.”

City of Trieste which is one of 17 cities that has bidding to host Eurovision 2022 not have venue that meets the offcial requirements.

Tieste Prima has contacted a number of persons working in the events industry that has confirmed the lack of suitable venue in Trieste .Bidding city has no venue that can hold at least 8,000 viewers or even with 18m of height between the roof of the structure. Only indoor arena is the PalaTrieste which holds just under 7,000 seated viewers and its opened their doors in 1999. Outdoor arena has converged seating but would need a roof to added to meet RAI needs.
PalaTrieste and Stadio Nereo Rocco are located next to each other ,meaning the PalaTrieste could be used as a press centre should a roof be added to Stadio Nereo Rocco.

17 cities are into in bidding list to host Eurovision 2022 and these cities are:

Bologna
Genoa
Florence
Milan
Rome
Turin
Trieste

Provincial capitals bidding:

Alessandria
Matera
Pesaro
Rimini
Viterbro

Municipalities bidding:

Acireale (Catania)
Bertinoro di Romagna (Forlì – Cesena)
Jesolo (Venice)
Palazzolo Acreide (Syracuse)
Sanremo (Imperia)


RAI is still holding bidding process till 4th of August 2021. RAI and EBU will determine the host city by the end of August 2021.

Spanish broadcaster RTVE has announced that Festival of Benidorm will be used as national selection to select their artist for Eurovision 2022.

It was announced that there will be open call that artists around the country can submit their song. Selection will consist of three shows on consecutive days which are 2 Semi Finals and Grand Final. Competing entries will be revealed in November 2021 while the competition will take place during first months of 2022 which are likely January or February. Winner will be decided through a 50/50 jury and televoting system and potential international jury also has not been removed.

There already 3 artists who expressed their interest to participate in festival and they are:

Cariño 

Varry Brava

Ladilla Rusa

First names has expressed or hinted of participating in Ukrainian national selection Vidbir and these are:

Tayanna

Max Barskih

alyona alyona

Vilna

Kazaky

Alina Pash

Dea

Kazka

Christina Soloviy

The Unsleeping

Tarabarova

FO SHO

Akine

Artem Pyvovarov

Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has not announced officially that Vidbir will be used once again but it will most likely stick to successful national selection.

Currently we got 21 countries confirmed in Eurovision 2022 and these are:

Albania
Australia
Bulgaria
Denmark

Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Israel
Italy (Host Country)
Malta
Netheralands
Norway
Poland
San Marino
Serbia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is set take place in May but the dates has not been announced yet.

I am orginally from Latvia but now live in Ireland.I been Eurovison fan since 2006.My huge intrest is to travel,music and cooking. Currently studiying graphical design

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