Eurovision 2022 has begun! The world famous song contest reaches a thrilling climax this evening with the Eurovision 2022 final. Ireland may have failed to qualify, but the UK, Finland, Poland and Italy will pushing favourites Ukraine all the way. The Eurovision final is free to watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK. Follow our guide to watch a free Eurovision 2022 live stream online and on TV from wherever you are.
Eurovision final: Saturday 14th May 2022
Start time: 9pm CET / 8pm BST / 3pm ET / 5am AEST
Predicted winner: Ukraine (odds: 2/5)
Buona sera and welcome to Turin's PalaOlimpico arena for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest final. The "Big Five" nations (Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the UK) automatically qualified. They have been joined by the likes of rock legends The Rasmus (Finland) and TikTok star Sam Ryder (United Kingdom) and Mahmood & Blanco (Italy). Subwoolfer (Norway) have also made it to the 2022 Eurovision final with their unforgettable song, Give That Wolf A Banana.
Of course, Ukraine are hotly-fancied with artist Kalush Orchestra's 'warzone anthem' tipped to win the 66th Eurovision Song Contest by a landslide (some are predicting over 50 percent of the votes). Russia and Belarus are banned from taking part. Have a listen to the Eurovision 2022 playlist ahead of the show and judge for yourself.
The 2022 Eurovision final takes place today. Get to grips with the Eurovision 2022 voting system and make sure to print out a Eurovision 2022 scorecard for some voting of your own. You can see every every performance free on BBC iPlayer. You can even watch in 4K in Italy. Make sure you know how to watch a 2022 Eurovision live stream from where you are.
Eurovision 2022 songs and running order
- Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off
- Romania: WRS – Llámame
- Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
- Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
- Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
- France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn
- Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
- Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap
- Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi
- Spain: Chanel – SloMo
- Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
- Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
- Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars
- Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
- Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
- Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You
- Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
- Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól
- Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul
- Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
- Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
- United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN
- Poland: Ochman – River
- Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
- Estonia: Stefan – Hope
Watch Eurovision 2022 free live stream
In the UK, Eurovision 2022 is free to watch on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab). Simply sign up for a BBC account (opens in new tab) with an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. W1A 1AA).
Outside the UK? UK TV licence holders roaming abroad can use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer from overseas. (opens in new tab) Find instructions below.
Aussies can watch Eurovision 2022 free on SBS (opens in new tab). Again, you'll need use a VPN when outside of Oz.
Watch Eurovision 2022 live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you are signed into your BBC or SBS account, you won't be able to access them when outside your home country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access to the 2022 Eurovision live stream.
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How to use a VPN to watch Eurovision 2022
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2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Eurovision 2022, you may wish to choose 'UK' for BBC iPlayer.
3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the Eurovision live stream free of charge.
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Eurovision 2022 live stream in the USA
In the US, all the Eurovision 2022 shows – including Saturday's final – air live on streaming service Peacock (opens in new tab).
A subscription to Peacock costs from $4.99 a month (ad-supported), and includes premium content such as live sports such as Premier League soccer, NFL football and more.
Canada: Eurovision 2022 live stream in Canada
While there is no dedicated Eurovision 2022 TV broadcaster in the Canada this year, Canadians can still access a Eurovision 2022 live stream on the the Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel (opens in new tab) . It's a clean feed and that means no commentary, just the songs, which you may or may not find an improvement.
Eurovision 2022 will stream on Saturday, 14th May at 3pm ET / 12pm PT.
Australia: Eurovision 2022 live stream
Australians can tune into a Eurovision 2022 live stream on TV on SBS or the SBS webplayer (opens in new tab) too. You'll have to get up pretty early on Saturday 14th May to watch the final, though. It begins at 5am AEST! Thankfully, Sheldon Riley is the 21st performer out of 25, so you should be tune into the second half of the show and still catch his rendition of Not the Same.
How to watch Eurovision 2022 in 4K
Good news: The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest will be the first to be broadcast in 4K resolution
Bad news: it will only be broadcast in 4K in In Italy, where the final will be available on free-to-air satellite channel Rai4K.
Don't have an Italian dish? There was a slim chance that the BBC would pick up the 4K broadcast but that seems to be dead in the water now.
Eurovision 2022 scorecards
It's not all abut the voting. Arguably, the more fun part of Eurovision 2022 are the Eurovision scorecards that you can print out yourself and use at home. The official Eurovision 2022 scorecard is available to download (opens in new tab) and gives you a running order of the songs plus a section where you can add your own points score.
For more fun, though, try the BBC's Party Pack which includes a more interesting Eurovision 2022 scorecard (opens in new tab) where you can score separately for song, vocal performance and staging. Better still, make one of your own with columns for outfits, artist name and whatever else makes it fun for you and yours.
Eurovision 2022 voting system
The Eurovision 2022 voting system is no simple matter. Years of refinement has gone into its creation. We're not going to attempt to explain it here but if you'd like the full read, then head over and you can check it out here (opens in new tab).
The main point is that your vote counts (along with that of national voting panels and a professional jury). You can vote using an SMS short code if you like but the best and freest option, though, is to download the Eurovision 2022 apps for Android (opens in new tab) and iOS (opens in new tab) and vote through those. Have fun!
Eurovision 2022 playlist
Like what you heard? Really? Ok, well head on over to Tidal for a high quality version of the playlist (opens in new tab). That does require a Tidal subscription, of course. So, instead, you might prefer the music and the performance too – for free! Take a look at the Eurovision 2022 YouTube channel (opens in new tab) and you can get all of them.
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