This year many live-on-tape performances were recorded just in case for some reason, like a COVID-19 infection, a contestant or full delegation would have not be able to make it onto the stage at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy. The recording of live-on-tape performances started when during the contest of 2021 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) the COVID-19 pandemic, was in full swing. In that year Iceland’s Daði Freyr competed with a live-on-tape performance during the Grand Final, coming in 4th.
What is a live-on-tape performance?
A live-on-tape performance is an alternative “live” recording of a competing Eurovision performance. The song and the video are recorded in a studio that is equipped for live performances, and there needs to be a representative of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) present to have a look at whether all is established fairly. The recording artists gets three attempts to perform, and of those three the specific delegation of that country can choose the best one to compete in the contest, if needed.
2022 live-on-tape performances
Below you can find the live-on-tape performances of 2022. Some look the same as during the contest with minor tweaks because of the technology available in the recording studio, others are different from their Eurovision stage performance. Check them out for yourself!
Note: Competing countries are not obliged to release their live-on-tape performance to the public after the contest.