The first participant in Eurovision 2022 is revealed today, while Norway and Switzerland close their submissions process.
🇧🇪 Belgium – Eurovision 2022 Representative Reveal – 08:00 CEST
RTBF, the Belgian French-language broadcaster, will reveal the name of the Belgian entrant for Eurovision 2022 during Le 8/9 on VivaCité radio, which will be broadcast between 08:00 and 09:00 CET on September 15. It is expected that only the entrant will be revealed, with the entry being revealed at a later date.
This will be the third time in four years that Belgium will be the first country to reveal their Eurovision entrant. Sennek and Hooverphonic were the first acts to be announced for the 2018 and 2020 contests respectively.
🇳🇴 Norway – Melodi Grand Prix 2022 – Submissions Close
Following a one-month extension by NRK, the submissions window for Melodi Grand Prix 2022 closes today.
Today is the last day that songs can be submitted to compete in the Norwegian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. NRK had previously extended the submissions window by one month, having previously announced a closing date of August 20.
Songs must meet the following rules:
- It is encouraged that registered entries have at least one Norwegian songwriter, as MGP wants to prioritize and promote Norwegian music life.
- Each producer/songwriter can sign up for a maximum of three songs.
- Everyone can sign up for songs, but artists must be 16 years old to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
- Songs must exceed 3 minutes in length and cannot have been commercially released before September 1st
Melodi Grand Prix 2022 will be held between January and February 2022 and will be formed of Semi-Finals and a Grand Final.
Switzerland – Eurovision 2022 – Submissions Close
Switzerland today closes its submissions process for songs to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Interested songwriters and producers have just a matter of hours to submit entries into the Swiss selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Switzerland is holding its first open call for songs since 2020. Full rules for submissions in English can be found here.
Switzerland will be using a 100-member audience panel and the 20-member international expert jury will evaluate the entries and artists. The two juries will have a 50% say in the final result with the winning act representing Switzerland in Italy.
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