ESC 2022 – Selezioni Nazionali – 2ª Semi-Finale

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La selezione dei partecipanti all’Eurovision Song Contest spetta alle emittenti televisive competenti dei singoli stati. A loro spetta la scelta del metodo di selezione: una selezione interna (quindi cantante e/o brano vengono scelti dall’emittente stessa), come accade solitamente per San Marino o Australia, oppure può organizzare un festival musicale (il pubblico sceglie un vincitore che viene invitato a partecipare all’Eurovision Song Contest), come accade in Norvegia (Norsk Melodi Grand Prix), Svezia (Melodifestivalen), Italia (Festival di Sanremo), Grecia (Ellinikós Telikós) e molti altri. Il vincitore dell’eventuale festival però non è obbligato a partecipare all’Eurovision Song Contest né tanto meno è obbligato ad esibirsi con la canzone vincitrice, ad esempio Iva Zanicchi ha vinto il Festival di Sanremo nel 1969, in coppia con Bobby Solo, con la canzone “Zingara”, ma all’Eurovision Song Contest si presentò da sola con il brano “Due grosse lacrime bianche”. Con il tempo buona parte delle emittenti sta abbandonando la selezione interna in favore del festival musicale.

I partecipanti non devono obbligatoriamente avere vincoli di nazionalità (ad esempio nel 1988 la Svizzera vinse con la cantante canadese Céline Dion) e le canzoni non hanno restrizioni riguardanti la lingua (anche se nelle prime edizioni vigeva un obbligo di cantare in una delle lingue ufficiali del proprio paese).

L’Eurovision Song Contest 2021 sarà la 65ª edizione dell’annuale concorso canoro e si terrà presso l’Ahoy Rotterdam a Rotterdam, nei Paesi Bassi.

Il 18 marzo 2020 l’Unione europea di radiodiffusione (UER) ha annunciato la cancellazione dell’edizione 2020 a causa della pandemia di COVID-19 che ha coinvolto diverse regioni del mondo tra cui, più duramente, la Cina e l’Europa. Successivamente è stato annunciato che la manifestazione verrà riorganizzata nel maggio 2021 e sono in corso discussioni con le emittenti olandesi NPO, NOS, AVROTROS, incaricate di organizzare la precedente edizione, e la città di Rotterdam sulla riorganizzazione dell’evento nella stessa città o meno.

Il 16 maggio 2020, durante la trasmissione dello show Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, è stato confermato che la città Rotterdam avrebbe ospitato l’evento.

A seguito della cancellazione l’UER ha valutato la possibilità di consentire ai brani selezionati di competere nel 2021; tuttavia, il 20 marzo 2020, è stato confermato dal gruppo di referenza che, in conformità al regolamento, ciò non sarebbe avvenuto, lasciando però la possibilità alle singole emittenti di selezionare nuovamente i rappresentanti annunciati per il 2020.

Il 16 maggio 2020 l’EBU-UER e AVROTROS hanno confermato che lo slogan ufficiale dell’evento resterà Open Up, il medesimo pianificato per l’edizione annullata.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2021 ← Eurovision Song Contest 2022 → Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Contest

• Country: 🇱🇻 Lettonia

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  • Selection process: Supernova 2022
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Background. 

Before Eurovision.

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• Country: 🇱🇹 Lituania

• National selection:

  • Selection process: Pabandom iš naujo! 2022
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Background. 

Before Eurovision.

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• Country: 🇲🇹 Malta

• National selection:

  • Selection process: Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022
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• Country: 🇲🇩 Moldavia

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• Country: 🇲🇪 Montenegro

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• Country: 🇳🇱 Paesi Bassi

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• Country: 🇲🇰 Macedonia del Nord

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• Country: 🇳🇴 Norvegia

• National selection:

  • Selection process: Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 2022
  • Selection date(s): Semi-finale 1: 15 January 2022; Semi-finale 2: 22 January 2022; Semi-finale 3: 29 January 2022; Semi-finale 4: 5 February 2022; Semi-finale 5: 12 February 2022; Finale: 19 February 2022
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Melodi Grand Prix 2022 is set to be the 60th edition of the Norwegian music competition Melodi Grand Prix (MGP). The contest is held annually and serves as the country’s preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. MGP is organized by Norway’s public broadcaster NRK and will be held in January and February 2022. The winner of the competition will represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy in May 2022.

Format: The contest will consist of five semi-finals to be held in January and February 2022, with the grand final scheduled to 19 February 2022.  The concept will be similar to the competition in 2021.

About one week after the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, NRK officially opened for songwriters to submit entries for Melodi Grand Prix 2022. The submission window was set to close on 15 August 2021, but was later extended to 15 September 2021.

The competition is open to all songwriters, and each songwriter can submit up to three songs. Each song should have at least one Norwegian contributor, in order to “prioritize and promote the Norwegian music scene”. In addition to the open submission, NRK also looks for possible entries through targeted search and direct dialogue with the Norwegian music industry.

• Country: 🇵🇱 Polonia

• National selection:

  • Selection process: Selezione Interna 2022
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• Country: 🇵🇹 Portogallo

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  • Selection process: Festival da Cançao (Festival RTP da Canção) 2022
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• Country: 🇷🇴 Romania

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• Country: 🇷🇺Russia

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• Country: 🇸🇲San Marino

• National selection:

  • Selection process: Una Voce Per San Marino 2022
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• Country: 🇷🇸 Serbia

• National selection:

  • Selection process: RTS Takmičenje za Pesmu Evrovizije 2022
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• Country:🇸🇮 Slovenia

• National selection:

  • Selection process: EMA FREŠ / EMA 2022
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  • Host broadcaster: RTV Slo
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• Country: 🇸🇪Svezia

• National selection:

  • Selection process: Meodifestivalen 2022
  • Selection date(s): Semi-finale 1: 5 February 2022 – Malmö Arena, Malmö; Semi-finale 2: 12 February 2022 – Scandinavium, Göteborg; Semi-finale 3: 19 February 2022 – Saab Arena, Linköping; Semi-finale 4: 26 February 2022 – Sparbanken Arena, Lidköping; Semi-finale 5: 5 March 2022 – Hägglunds Arena, Örnsköldsvik; Finale: 12 March 2022 – Friends Arena, Solna
  • Host venue: Oscar Zia; Offstage co-host: Farah Abadi; Guest co-hosts:
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  • Host broadcaster: SVT
  • Participants – Number of entries: 28
  • Voting system: Semi-finals: 100% public vote; Final: 50% public vote, 50% jury vote
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Melodifestivalen 2022 will be the 62nd edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen, which will be organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and take place over a six-week period between 5 February and 12 March 2022. The winner will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, held in Turin, Italy in May 2022. All shows will be hosted by Oscar Zia, with additional personalities expected to join as co-hosts.

Format: The event is planned to return to its traditional tour around six cities of the country with venues available for spectators, after the previous edition was entirely held in one place and without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first four semi-finals will be held in the Malmö Arena in Malmö (5 February), the Scandinavium in Gothenburg (12 February), the Saab Arena in Linköping (19 February) and the Sparbanken Arena in Lidköping (26 February). The Second Chance round, traditionally held on the fifth night, will be replaced by an additional semi-final, to take place in the Hägglunds Arena in Örnsköldsvik on 5 March, while the final will be held in the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 12 March.

In the newly added semi-final, the third- and fourth-placed songs from each of the previous four semi-finals (eight songs in total) will be placed into two groups, with the top two songs from each group proceeding to the final.

Competition schedule
Show Date City Venue
Semi-final 1 5 February 2022 Malmö Malmö Arena
Semi-final 2 12 February 2022 Gothenburg Scandinavium
Semi-final 3 19 February 2022 Linköping Saab Arena
Semi-final 4 26 February 2022 Lidköping Sparbanken Arena
Semi-final 5 5 March 2022 Örnsköldsvik Hägglunds Arena
Final 12 March 2022 Stockholm Friends Arena

As usual, a total of 28 entries will take part in the competition, 12 of which will make it to the final.

Presenters: On 7 September 2021, Oscar Zia was revealed to return as a presenter for the show in 2022, after hosting the second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2021. It was anticipated that he will be joined on stage by other personalities throughout the contest. Radio and television host Farah Abadi will serve as the artists’ interviewer along the course of the tour.

• Country: 🇨🇭Svizzera

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  • Selection process: Selezione Interna 2022
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• Country:🇺🇦Ucraina

• National selection:

  • Selection process: Vidbir (відбір) 2022
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  • Host broadcaster: UA: PBC (Suspilne)
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