Home Composed Song Contest 2022
Continuing on from his successful hosting of the competition the previous year, Andy Brook from the United Kingdom organised the 2022 edition in cooperation with the reigning champion, CornEL from Romania.
As in 2021, a total of 24 entries were submitted to the competition, although one was subsequently withdrawn. This left a field of 23 songs from 13 countries - including the return of France for the first time in over a decade, and Norway for the first time since 2004! Once again, the competition had its own dedicated website, this time at home-22.com.
The 23 competitor juries were supplemented by an internet-based public vote (shown as in the scoresheet below) and a total of four guest juries: Vladyslav Semenchenko, the President of OGAE Ukraine (); Liam Jarnecki from the United Kingdom, who co-hosted the result presentation shows in 2011 and 2021 (); a jury representing Radio International, who provided their usual kind support for the competition (); and the Greek Brothers, aka Eduard and Alex Alexogiannopoulos, whose Home Composed history includes winning the contest in 2013 and 2017 in addition to the special anniversary event, 30 Years Of HCSC: Greatest Hits ().
The return of Norway also marked the comeback of 1997 champion Roy Vorland as the featured vocalist on Gunnar B. Ingebrigtsen's composition "Hold Me, Lord". The collaboration was a successful one: In an incredibly exciting voting sequence that came down to the very last moment, Gunnar and Roy took the crown ahead of one of the British representatives, contest debutant Constantinos Karaiskos aka ConstantX, with his song "Love Grow Stronger". Floriana from Romania upheld that country's recent strong record in the competition, rounding out the podium positions with "Light Of Day".
If you want to relive the voting in full, you can still do so here!
Entries and results
|01||Portugal||Save The Love||Sean Berger||Sean Berger||Sean Berger||9||84|
|02||Sweden I||Modern Day Stress||Ben Robertson||Ben Robertson||Ben Robertson||17||43|
|03||Sweden II||Disco Music On The Floor||Majo||Majo||Majo||19||32|
|04||Finland||Burning Out||Snowclone||Tero Aalto||Tero Aalto||4||112|
|05||Lithuania||Netobulas angelas||Ignas Valiulis||Ignas Valiulis||Ignas Valiulis||17||43|
|07||Cyprus||Atithaso pouli||Avraam Konstandinou||Savvas Degirmentzoglou||Avraam Konstandinou||6||96|
|08||Norway||Hold Me, Lord||Gunnar B. Ingebrigtsen feat. Roy Vorland||Gunnar B. Ingebrigtsen||Gunnar B. Ingebrigtsen||1||139|
|09||Australia I||To Love Somebody||Rainbow Orbit||Phil McNulty||Phil McNulty||21||22|
|10||Sweden III||Kärleken till dig||Eva-Karin Håkansson & Martin Kahnberg||Eva-Karin Håkansson, Martin Kahnberg||Eva-Karin Håkansson||20||29|
|11||United Kingdom I||Love Grow Stronger||ConstantX||Constantinos Karaiskos, Chris Hall||Constantinos Karaiskos||2||138|
|12||Greece I||Embrace Of Peace||Konstantinos & Ennea Odoi||Konstantinos Papoutsis||n/a||5||101|
|13||Germany I||True Lovers||Austeja||Marcus Seiler||Stefan Engel||11||80|
|14||United Kingdom II||Once The Roof Goes||Vulnerable||Ray Holt, Martin Faulkner, Andrew Donaldson||Ray Holt, Martin Faulkner, Andrew Donaldson||10||82|
|15||France||Latine cantandum||Synthetic Singers||Serge Fourcade||Serge Fourcade||23||9|
|16||Australia II||Piggy In The Middle||Scott Sanders with Rex Watts||Scott Sanders||Scott Sanders||13||63|
|17||Greece II||Thes na se miso||Demy feat. Thanos X||Thanos Chasiotis||Thanos Chasiotis||15||52|
|18||Germany II||Crash Your Life||Janneck Schmacke||Janneck Schmacke||Janneck Schmacke||12||73|
|19||Germany III||I Always Wonder Why||Jan Wehner||Jan Wehner||Jan Wehner||22||14|
|20||United Kingdom III||(We Were) The Spiders From Mars||Cellphone||Jim Brook||Jim Brook||14||53|
|22||Ireland||The Best Of Life||Lamph||Eoin Jackson, Clodagh Jackson||Eoin Jackson, Clodagh Jackson||8||95|
|23||Romania II||Light Of Day||Floriana||Floriana||Floriana||3||122|
|24||United Kingdom IV||The Dance||The Quirks||Andrew Mendelson||Andrew Mendelson||16||46|
Song withdrawn before the voting was complete:
|21||Denmark||Hit Me||Group Covid-19 feat. Tony Olsen||Tony Olsen||Tony Olsen|
Recap of all HCSC 2022 songs in draw order
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