Eurovision Song Contest 2022
The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest that took place in Turin, Italy, after Måneskin won for their country in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2021. 40 countries participated in the 2022 edition, one more than in 2021. It was the first time since 2011 that a "Big Five" country hosted the contest. The contest was won by Kalush Orchestra representing Ukraine
Production[change | change source]
The two semi-finals was held on 10 and 12 May, the Grand Final was held on 14 May 2022.
In January 2022 the official artwork and slogan were announced. The slogan for the 2022 contest was "The Sound of Beauty".
Venue and location[change | change source]
in October 2021 it was officially announced that the contest will take place in the [[Pala Alpitour]] in Turin. Turin is Italy´s fourth largest city. It will be the third time in a row that not a capital city will host the event after Rotterdam and Tel Aviv.
Participating countries[change | change source]
The EBU announced on 20 October 2021 that 41 countries would participate in the 2022 contest. Armenia and Montenegro will both return to the contest after a two-year break. In February 2022, right after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the EBU announced to ban Russia from this year´s contest. Russia was originally on the list of participants and should have taken part. Therefore 40 countries participated in 2022.
First Semi-Final[change | change source]
17 countries performed in the first semi-final on 10 May 2022. 10 countries qualified, the other 7 missed the spot for the Grand Final. Like in the years before, both the international juries from each country as well as the public will decide who will qualify for the final. The votes will be added up separately.
Second Semi-Final[change | change source]
18 countries performed in the first semi-final on 12 May 2022. 10 countries qualified, the other 8 missed the spot for the Grand Final.
|2||Israel||Michael Ben David||"I.M"||English||61||13|
|3||Serbia||Konstrakta||"In corpore sano"||Serbian, Latin||237||3|
|4||Azerbaijan||Nadir Rustamli||"Fade to Black"||English||96||10|
|5||Georgia||Circus Mircus||"Lock Me In"||English||22||18|
|6||Malta||Emma Muscat||"I Am What I Am"||English||47||16|
|7||San Marino||Achille Lauro||"Stripper"||Italian, English||50||14|
|8||Australia||Sheldon Riley||"Not the Same"||English||243||2|
|9||Cyprus||Andromache||"Ela" (Έλα)||English, Greek||63||12|
|16||Belgium||Jérémie Makiese||"Miss You"||English||151||8|
|17||Sweden||Cornelia Jakobs||"Hold Me Closer"||English||396||1|
|18||Czech Republic||We Are Domi||"Lights Off"||English||227||4|
Final[change | change source]
The Final took place on 14 May 2022. Twenty-five countries participated in the final, composing of the "Big Five" (among which is the host country Italy) and the qualifiers from each semi-final. All the 40 participating countries voted in the final. The host country Italy performed 9th in the final, which was decided by the production team.
References[change | change source]
- "Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Semi-Final running orders revealed!". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 29 March 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
- "REVEALED: the 41 countries joining Eurovision in Turin 2022". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 20 October 2021. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
- "Eurovision Song Contest 2022 First Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 25 January 2022. Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
- "First Semi-Final of Turin 2022". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
- "Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Second Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 25 January 2022. Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
- "Second Semi-Final of Turin 2022". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
- "Eurovision 2022: The Grand Final running order". Eurovision.tv. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
- "Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 6 February 2022.