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When is Eurovision 2022 on TV? Song contest's start time, how to watch and final running order

By Annie Roberts

Eurovision is back for the 66th edition of the competition. This year the show will be broadcast live from The Pala Olimpico Arena in Turin, Italy after the country's victory in 2021 in Rotterdam with the song ‘Zitti E Buoni’ performed by Måneskin.

Throughout this week Rylan Clark and Scott Mills have been over in Italy providing commentary for the Eurovision semi-finals, which have been broadcast over on BBC Three. The first semi-final aired on Tuesday with the second taking place on Thursday, with 10 acts from each semi-final securing a place in the final.

We now have our final line-up, with 25 countries in the running to be crowned the winner of Eurovision 2022. TikTok sensation and singer-songwriter Sam Ryder is representing the UK with his song 'Space Man'.

But when is the Eurovision 2022 final on TV? What time does it start, how can you watch it and what is the running order for the acts? Here are all the details you need:

When is Eurovision 2022 on TV?

The grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 8pm through to midnight on Saturday, May 14. You'll also be able to steam the show via the official Eurovision Song Contest's YouTube channel.

It will be hosted by global singing stars Mika and Laura Pausini including Italian TV host Alessandro Cattelan. Meanwhile, Graham Norton will be returning for the 13th year to provide the commentary for viewers watching over on BBC One.

From left to right: Rylan, AJ Odudu, Sam Ryder, Graham Norton, Scott Mills (BBC)

You'll also be able to listen to the live entertainment on BBC Radio 2, with Ken Bruce providing commentary live from Turin for the 34th time. Rylan Clark and Scott Mills will also be live on BBC Radio 2 from 3pm building the buzz for the big night ahead.

They'll be joined by Richie Anderson, who will be out on the streets of Turin speaking to the general public ahead of the live show. Once the votes are in, AJ Odudu will be the United Kingdom’s spokesperson and will be coming live from Salford - for the first time - to deliver the all-important votes from the UK.

The Eurovision 2022 grand final running order:

Here is the full running order for the 25 performances on Saturday, May 14 as listed on the Eurovision Song Contest's official website:

  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

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