Watch Today 29/01/2022: Spain (“Benidorm Fest 2022” – Final), Moldova (Live Auditions), Norway (“Melodi Grand Prix 2022” – Semi-Final 3) and Lithuania (“Pabandom iš naujo 2022” – Semi-Final 1)

Tonight, 4 countries will take another step towards selecting a song and an artist for Eurovision 2022!

What: Moldovan broadcaster TRM will hold live auditions for Eurovision 2022. 28 artists will give a live performance of their song.
A professional jury will rank the performances. The highest-ranked act will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2022.

TRM reported yesterday that the televised show (that was scheduled for the 5th of Match 2022) has been cancelled.
The reason is the increase in the Covid vases in Moldova which won’t permit holding a show.

How to Watch: TRM Livestream

When: 13:00 – 16:00 (CET)

Format: 28 artists (with 29 songs) are in the race:

  1. Annet Smirnova – Toxic Eyes 
  2. Denis Midone – Run Away
  3. Katy Rain – Lele
  4. Misscatylove – Intro
  5. NaMinAl – Stop tonight
  6. Ricky Ardezianu – Cherche la femme
  7. Sasha Bognibov – (I Just Had) Sex with Your Ex
  8. The Tramps – Sky blues
  9. Trio EVA – Get a Kiss
  10. Y-LIMIT – Nothing More
  11. Bumbac Tudor – Iarta-ma ca te iubesc
  12. Carolina Gorun & Danieli Shvets – Take me anywhere
  13. Emilia Vlas – Yama
  14. LEMONIQUE – Boys
  15. Marcela Scripcaru – Starlight
  16. Maxim Zavidia – READY
  17. Mihaela Andrei – Libre
  18. Sasha Bognibov – My Friend Is Gay
  19. Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov – Trenulețul
  20. Lanjeron – Magic Carpet
  21. Pelageya Stefoglo – I’m the only one
  22. Ana Cernicova – Silent Battlefield
  23. Angel Kiss – The Sunshine in Me
  24. Diana Elmas – Spirit high
  25. Ferum – Love is
  26. SENDREI – Beginer’s Luck
  27. Valeria Barbas – My Tree
  28. Viola Julea – Before (Twin flame)
  29. Viorela Moraru – Tell me that you love me

Playlists are available here:

Official Website



Apple Music

What: “Benidorm Fest 2022: Grand Final

Where: Live Stream on RTVE, YouTube

When: 22:15 – 23:45 (CET)

Format: 8 finalists will perform their songs in the following running order:

  1. Rayden – Calle de la llorería
  2. Tanxugueiras – Terra
  3. Varry Brava – Raffaella
  4. Chanel – SloMo
  5. Rigoberta Bandini – Ay Mama
  6. Xeinn – Eco
  7. Gonzalo Hermida – Quién lo diría
  8. Blanca Paloma – Secreto del agua

The results of the grand final will be determined by the following mechanism:

  1. The results will be determined by 50% public vote and 50% jury vote
  2. The jury will include 3 Spanish and 2 international members
    • Felix Bergsson, head of the Icelandic delegation for Eurovision
    • Marvin DietmannAustrian art director
    • Natalia CalderonSpanish vocal coach – Head of Jury
    • Estefanía García , Spanish mezzo-soprano of the RTVE Choir
    • Miryam BlessedSpanish choreographer
  3. Each juror will grant 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,10 ,12 points to the songs.
  4. This makes the jury vote to be equal to 52X5 = 260 points.
  5. Public voting will be divided into 2 subgroups: Demoscopic jury and SMS.
  6. Demoscopic jury, those are 350 people from the Spanish public that are from different regions in Spain. They will grant the songs (by mutual ranking): 30, 25, 20 ,18, 15, 12, 10 points.
  7. SMS – The songs will get 30, 25, 20 ,18, 15, 12, 10 points by the total ranking.

You can read our review here

Video reactions are available here

What: “Melodi Grand Prix 2022” – Semi-Final 3

Where? Live stream on NRK website

When? 19:50 – 21:05 (CET)

Format: 4 artists will compete for one spot in the final.
In the first part of the show, they will sing in 2 duels:

Duel 1

Mari Bølla – “Your Loss

Oda Gondrosen – “Hammer of Thor

Duel 2

Sturla Skår i hjertet” (Shards in the Heart)

VILDE Titans

The winner of each duel will qualify for the next round.
In the second round, we will have a 3rd duel between the 2 winners.
The winner of the last duel will be the winner of this semi-final, and will receive a path for the final.
The results will be determined by a public vote.

You can read Doron‘s review of the semi-final 3 line-up here

In addition, we will watch the live performance of one of the pre-qualifiers:

NorthKid Someone

What: “Pabandom iš naujo 2022” – Semi-Final 1

Where? Live stream on LRT website or on YouTube

When? 20:00 – 21:40 (CET)

Format: 9 artists will compete for 4spots in the final:

  1. Elonas Pokanevič – Someday
  2. Emilija Katauskaitė – Illuminate
  3. Queens of Roses – Washing machine
  4. Joseph June – Deadly
  5. Justė Kraujelytė – How To Get My Life Back
  6. Lolita Zero Not Your Mother
  7. Gebrasy – Into Your Arms
  8. Gintarė Korsakaitė – Fantasy Eyes
  9. Erica Jennings – Back to myself

The results will be determined by 50% national jury voting and 50% public vote.
The top 4 will qualify for the the final.

You can read more about their performances here:

ou’re welcome to read all about Eurovision 2022 on our homepage

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Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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