Beginning Tuesday May 10, the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest will be available to stream exclusively on Peacock in the United States, both live and on-demand. This is the second year in a row that Peacock has exclusively streamed the Eurovision Song Contest in the US.
Eurovision is the world’s largest song contest held annually. Fans can expect exciting performances from some of the world’s best singers and songwriters. Here’s when to watch:
- First Semi-Final: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
- Second Semi-Final: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
- Grand Final: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
Olympian Johnny Weir will provide commentary
This year, Eurovision superfan Johnny Weir will host the Peacock stream of the song contest live from Los Angeles. Weir will be providing commentary and pop-ins throughout the stream. Weir is a two-time Olympian and serves as a figure skating analyst for NBC Sports. He also competed on Dancing with the Stars season 29 in 2020.
Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming service.
The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s largest live music event. It is organized annually by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). The competition, in which participating Member broadcasters of the EBU send a new song to represent their nation, takes place annually in the country that won the previous edition.
The event is produced by the EBU together with the broadcaster which sent the winning song. 40 broadcasters are taking part in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin following Italy’s win with the song “Zitti e buoni” by Måneskin in 2021. The Eurovision Song Contest has taken place every year since 1956 except in 2020 when the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 27 countries have won the competition at least once. The 2019 competition reached over 180 million TV viewers in over 40 markets and millions more online.
American Song Contest will crown its winner
The Eurovision Song Contest is the genesis for its stateside counterpart, the American Song Contest, which will crown its winning song on May 9 on NBC.