Tonight, the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 took place. We now know the ten countries that will return for Saturday night’s Eurovision Grand Final alongside the Big Five. The Big Five consists of France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and the host country, Italy. The second semi-final will take place on Thursday night, when the line-up for the Eurovision 2022 Grand Final will be completed.
Eurovision Semi-Final One Results
The results for Semi-Final One of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 are as follows:
|1. Albania||Ronela Hajati||“Sekret”||NQ|
|2. Latvia||Citi Zēni||“Eat Your Salad”||NQ|
|3. Lithuania||Monika Liu||“Sentimentai”||Qualified|
|4. Switzerland||Marius Bear||“Boys Do Cry”||Qualified|
|6. Ukraine||Kalush Orchestra||“Stefania”||Qualified|
|7. Bulgaria||Intelligent Music Project||“Intention||NQ|
|8. The Netherlands||S10||“De Diepte”||Qualified|
|9. Moldova||Zdob și Zdub & Advahov Brothers||“Trenulețul”||Qualified|
|10. Portugal||MARO||“saudade, saudade”||Qualified|
|11. Croatia||Mia Dimšić||“Guilty Pleasure”||NQ|
|12. Denmark||REDDI||“The Show”||NQ|
|13. Austria||LUM!X ft Pia Maria||“Halo”||NQ|
|14. Iceland||Systur||“Með hækkandi sól”||Qualified|
|15. Greece||Amanda Tenfjord||“Die Together”||Qualified|
|16. Norway||Subwoolfer||“Give That Wolf A Banana”||Qualified|
|17. Armenia||Rosa Linn||“Snap”||Qualified|
Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Italy earned the right to host the 2022 Eurovision Contest after Måneskin won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Since then, Turin was selected to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest on the 10th, 12th, and 14th of May. Forty-one countries were set to compete in the 66th edition of the competition, with Armenia and Montenegro returning to the competition. However, Russia is no longer participating in this year’s competition.
Ahead of the competition, it was revealed that Rockin 1,000 would be part of the show and that Eurovillage would return for 2022, located in Parco del Valentino. Find out more about the EuroClub and Eurovision Village venues!
Italy’s 2020 representative, Diodato, was announced as an interval act for the first semi-final, alongside a tribute to Italian dance music called The Dance of Beauty. Italy’s 2015 representative II Volo will perform in the second semi-final. 2021 winners Måneskin and 1964 winner Gigliola Cinquetti will perform at the Grand Final.
The slogan for this year’s Eurovision is “The Sound of Beauty”, and you can see more about how the stage fits in with the concept here!
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News Source: EBU