How to watch the Eurovision Song Contest from the US and around the world
Can you believe it’s been a year since Eurovision? The feel-good singing competition is back for its 65th year, with the highly anticipated finale taking place on Saturday May 15 in Turin, Italy.
A total of 20 countries from across Europe will compete for the Eurovision crown and fans can expect to see a whole host of performances ranging from amazing to wacky dance routines that are sure to go viral, and lots of high camp and glamour.
Although the United States does not participate in Eurovisionthat doesn’t mean the American public should ignore the competition. Newsweek has everything you need to know about how to watch Eurovisionso as not to miss anything.
How to watch the Eurovision Song Contest The United States
Do not be afraid Eurovision fans, the entire song contest finale is available to stream live and on-demand through Peacock’s premium plan.
If you missed any of the semi-finals, the episodes are also available to stream on the platform ahead of Saturday’s final.
the Eurovision The final will air live Saturday, May 14 at 2:55 p.m. ET on Peacock. You can sign up for Peacock Premium now from $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year to watch Eurovision.
This year, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir will provide commentary for US viewers.
Who participates in Eurovision 2022?
A total of 20 countries will compete in the Eurovision final Saturday.
The competition takes place in Italy, after the nation’s victory at Eurovision 2021 with Måneskin’s song “Zitti e buoni”.
The ‘Big Five’ – Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain – were automatically granted a place in the 2022 final as they contribute the most financially to the Union European Broadcasting.
Ukraine’s entry, Kalush Orchestra, is fortunately able to perform amid the ongoing war against Russia in their home country. Already their song “Stefania”, which mixes hip-hop with Ukrainian folk music, has over 5 million views on YouTube and is sure to be a strong contender for the win.
Australia also secured a place in the final, which may surprise some viewers as it is not a European country.
Australia officially joins Eurovision in 2015 after what was initially expected to be a one-off performance in 2013. However, the country has been a major player in the competition ever since.
Their best result to date was in 2016, when Australian singer-songwriter Dami Im finished in second place. In their last seven performances, Australia have finished in the top 10 three times. This year, Australia is represented by Sheldon Riley, with his title “Not the Same”.
Newsweek has the complete list of countries and their artists competing in Eurovision 2022 below:
- Czech Republic: We Are Domi – “Lights Off”
- Romania: WRS – “Llamame”
- Portugal: MARO – “Saudade, Saudade”
- Finland: The Rasmus – “Jezebel”
- Switzerland: Marius Bear – “Boys Do Cry”
- France: Alvan & Ahez – “Fulenn”
- Norway: Subwoofer – “Give That Wolf a Banana”
- Armenia: Rosa Linn – “Snap”
- Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – “Brividi”
- Spain: Chanel – “SloMo”
- Netherlands: S10 – “De Diepte”
- Ukraine: Kalouch 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’
- UK: Sam Ryder – “SPACE MAN”
- Poland: Ochman – “River”
- Serbia: Konstrakta – “In Corpore Sano”
- Estonia: Stefan – “Hope”
Where to watch Eurovision around the world
In Europe, the Eurovision finale will be available to stream via YouTube but, as usual, audiences will be able to watch the entire show via live TV.
Newsweek has the full list of broadcasters below in each participating country that will be showing the Eurovision 2022 final:
- Albania – RTSH
- Australia – SBS
- Armenia – AMPTV
- Austria – ORF
- Azerbaijan – Ictimai TV
- Belgium – RTBF
- Bulgaria – BNT
- Croatia – HRT
- Cyprus – CyBC
- Czech Republic CT
- Denmark – DR
- Estonia – ERR
- Finland – YLE
- Georgia – BPG
- Germany – ARD/NDR
- Greece – ERT
- Iceland – UVR
- Ireland – TEN
- Israel – IPBC/Kan
- Italy – RAI (host broadcaster)
- Latvia – LTV
- Lithuania – LRT
- Malta – PBS
- Moldova – TRM
- Montenegro – RTCG
- Netherlands – AVROTROS
- North Macedonia – MKRTV
- Norway – NRK
- Poland – TVP
- Romania – TVR
- San Marino – RTV
- Serbia – RTS
- Slovenia – RTVSLO
- Spain – TVE
- Sweden – SVT
- Switzerland – SRG / SSR
- Ukraine – AU:PBC
- UK – BBC