How to stream the Eurovision 2022 Song Contest live

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The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the biggest TV events on the calendar, with people watching the musical spectacle from as far away as Australia and the U.S. This year, the 66th Eurovision contest finals will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m. EST in Turin, Italy. Here’s how you can catch the performances live online!

Watch Eurovision 2022 live online for free

If you live in a participating country in Europe, you’ll be able to watch the semi-finals and the grand final on a public broadcaster. If you’re watching outside of Europe, there are several ways you can tune in to the show. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location that matches the location of your preferred broadcaster. For example, if you’d like to see the British broadcast, connect to a server in the UK.
  3. Tune in and enjoy the drama and pageantry!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

We recommend the following English-language broadcasts if you want to watch Eurovision 2022 for free, securely and in blazing HD:

Watch Eurovision live on BBC iPlayer

Price: Free

Let’s face it, Eurovision would be incomplete without live commentary from Graham Norton on BBC One. You’ll be able to stream the entirety of Eurovision on BBC iPlayer easily and for free via the website or app; just provide a valid UK postal code (like NW8 9AY or EH1 1JT) when signing up to access the service.

Live stream Eurovision on RTÉ Player

Price: Free

Ireland-based fans can enjoy the full spectacle for free with national broadcaster RTÉ. It’ll also be available on its free streaming platform RTÉ Player (albeit with ads). No signup required!

Watch Eurovision on SBS Australia

Price: Free

You can also watch Eurovision live and for free on Australia’s public television network, SBS and its online streaming service, SBS On Demand. Simply register for an account or sign in on the website and tune in to the event!

Stream Eurovision 2022 on YouTube

Price: Free

If you don’t need the commentary, you can also watch the contest live online via Eurovision’s official YouTube channel—*except in Australia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the U.S., and the UK.

Check out the full list of official broadcasters here.

Stream Eurovision on Peacock in the U.S.

Price: 5 USD/month

Eurovision will once again be airing live in the U.S. on streaming service Peacock. You can watch the performances via the app or on the Peacock website, though you’ll need a Premium-tier subscription (5 USD per month) to enjoy the performances live.

When is Eurovision?

This year, the 66th Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will take place on May 14, 2022.  There are two semi-finals before that—the first on May 10 and the second on May 12.

Who won Eurovision in 2021?

Italian rock band Måneskin clinched the win at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Zitti e buoni,” the first rock song to win since 2006.

Where will Eurovision be this year?

Thanks to its victory in the 2021 contest, Italy will be hosting this year’s Eurovision. The contest will be held in the city of Turin.

Who are the Eurovision finalists?

As is customary for Eurovision, the “Big 5” countries—France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK—are automatically qualified for the Grand Finals. The remaining countries compete in one of two semi-finals, where the top 10 for each semi-final will qualify for the finals.

There are a total of 25 finalists this year, including Australia, Iceland, and perhaps most notably, Ukraine. Represented by crowd-favorite trio Kalush Orchestra, their performance of “Stefania” received a standing ovation during the semi-finals.

Here’s the full list of the Eurovision 2022 finalists, in running order for the Grand Final:

  1. Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off
  2. Romania: WRS – Llámame
  3. Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
  4. Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
  5. Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
  6. France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn
  7. Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
  8. Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap
  9. Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi
  10. Spain: Chanel – SloMo
  11. Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
  12. Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
  13. Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars
  14. Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
  15. Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
  16. Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You
  17. Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
  18. Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól
  19. Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul
  20. Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
  21. Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
  22. United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN
  23. Poland: Ochman – River
  24. Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
  25. Estonia: Stefan – Hope

How does voting work in Eurovision?

Eurovision voting is split between judges from each country, and a televote. First, each country’s jury awards 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point to their favorite songs. Afterward, the televote is read out, where the combined public vote totals (via phone or SMS) are read out in ascending order.

Viewers can vote up to 20 times for their favorite songs, except the one from their own country. The country with the most points from both judges and the public wins the competition and will host Eurovision the next year!

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