The 25 countries that will participate in Saturday’s final, in the PalaOlimpico arena in Turin, are now known.
The second semi-final of Eurovision 2022 ended this Thursday evening in Italy. Ten new countries have qualified for the grand final on Saturday, in the PalaOlimpico arena in Turin. They are added to the ten qualified Tuesday evening during the first semi-final.
Ao total, 25 countries will compete against each other on Saturday night. Because to the twenty countries which won their place in the final are added the five countries of the Big Five, the biggest financial contributors to the competition, automatically qualified. Here is the full list of Eurovision 2022 finalists:
Qualified in the first semi-final:
- Switzerland: Marius Bear, with Boys Do Cry
- Armenia: Rosa Linn, with Snap
- Iceland: Systur, with Með Hækkandi Sól
- Lithuania: Monika Lui, with Sentimental
- Portugal: Maro, with Saudade Saudade
- Norway: Subwoofer, with Give That Wolf A Banana
- Greece: Amanda Tenfjord, with die together
- Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra, with Stefania
- Moldova: Zdob și Zdub & Advahov Brothers, with Trenulețul
- The Netherlands: S10, with From Diept
Qualified in the second semi-final:
- Belgium: Jérémie Makiese, with Miss You
- The Czech Republic: We Are Domi, with Lights Off
- Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli, with Fade To Black
- Poland: Ochman, with river
- Finland: The Rasmus, with Jezebel
- Estonia: Stefan, with Hope
- Australia: Sheldon Riley, with Not The Same
- Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs, with Hold Me Closer
- Romania: WRS, with Llamame
- Serbia: Konstrakta, with In Corpore Sano
The Big Five countries:
- France: Alvan & Ahez, with Fulenn
- Spain: Chanel, with Slo Mo
- The United Kingdom: Sam Ryder, with spaceman
- Germany: Malik Harris, with Rockstars
- Italy: Mahmood & Blanco, with Brividi
All eyes are now on bettors’ predictions for the final. For months, the bookmakers have been giving the Ukrainians of Kalush Orchestra big winners, at a time when the country has been suffering from a violent Russian offensive for months.
Until the early 2000s, the Eurovision Song Contest took place over a single evening. But the growing popularity of the competition and the growing number of participating countries led to the creation of semi-finals. A first from 2004, and a second since 2008. Each country votes during the semi-final in which it participates.