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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
The Sound of Beauty
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Dates
Semi-final 110 May 2022
Semi-final 212 May 2022
Final14 May 2022
Host
VenuePalaOlimpico
Turin, Italy
Presenter(s)
Directed by
  • Cristian Biondani
  • Duccio Forzano
Executive supervisorMartin Österdahl
Executive producer
  • Claudio Fasulo
  • Simona Martorelli
Host broadcasterRadiotelevisione italiana (RAI)
Opening act
  • Semi-final 1: Performance showcasing Italian ingenuity and creativity
    "The Sound of Beauty" performed by Sherol Dos Santos
  • Semi-final 2: "The Italian Way", ode to Italian improvisation performed by Alessandro Cattelan
  • Final:Give Peace a Chance” performed by the Rockin' 1000
    "Benvenuto", "Io canto", "La solitudine", "Le cose che vivi" and "Scatola" performed by Laura Pausini
    Flag parade introducing the 25 finalist countries
Interval act
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Participants
Number of entries40
Debuting countriesNone
Returning countries
Non-returning countries Russia
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Vote
Voting systemEach country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to 10 songs: the first from a professional jury, the second from viewers.
Nul points in finalNone[a]
Winning song Ukraine
"Stefania"
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Turin, Italy, following the country's victory at the 2021 contest with the song "Zitti e buoni" by Måneskin. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Radiotelevisione italiana (RAI), the contest was held at the PalaOlimpico, and consisted of two semi-finals on 10 and 12 May, and a final on 14 May 2022. The three live shows were presented by Italian television presenter Alessandro Cattelan, Italian singer Laura Pausini and Lebanese-born British singer Mika.

Forty countries participated in the contest, with Armenia and Montenegro returning after their absences from the previous edition. Russia had originally planned to participate, but was excluded due to its invasion of Ukraine.

The winner was Ukraine with the song "Stefania", performed by Kalush Orchestra and written by the group's members Ihor Didenchuk, Oleh Psiuk, Tymofii Muzychuk and Vitalii Duzhyk, along with Ivan Klimenko. Ukraine's 439 points received from the televote in the final are the most televoting points received in the contest's history to date, making "Stefania" the first song sung entirely in Ukrainian and the first song with hip-hop elements to win the contest.[1] The United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden and Serbia rounded out the top five, with the United Kingdom and Spain achieving their best results since 1998 and 1995 respectively, and Serbia achieving its best result since 2012. This was also a record-extending sixteenth time that the United Kingdom finished in second place. Italy finished in sixth place, thereby achieving the best result for a host country since 2016.

The EBU reported that the contest had a television audience of 161 million viewers in 34 European markets, a decrease of 22 million viewers from the previous edition, however, it is noted that this is due to the exclusion of Russia and the lack of audience figures from Ukraine, with the overall figures up by 7 million viewers in a comparable market from 2021. An increase of three percent in the 15–24 year old age range was also reported.[2] A total of 18 million viewers watched the contest online on YouTube and TikTok.[3]

Location

PalaOlimpico, Turin – host venue of the 2022 contest.
Location of host venue (red) and other contest-related sites and events (blue)
Parco del Valentino, location of the Eurovision Village
Palace of Venaria, location of the Opening Ceremony

The 2022 contest took place in Turin, Italy, following the country's victory at the 2021 edition with the song "Zitti e buoni", performed by Måneskin. It was the third time that Italy had hosted the contest, having previously done so for the 1965 and 1991 contests, held in Naples and Rome respectively. The selected venue was the 13,300-seat PalaOlimpico, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the Santa Rita district, which serves as a venue for events including concerts, exhibitions, trade fairs, conferences, and sports (mainly those requiring an ice rink, such as ice hockey and curling). PalaOlimpico had previously hosted the ice hockey events at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and the opening ceremonies of the 2007 Winter Universiade and will host the same event in 2025.[4][5]

The venue returned to its full capacity for the contest, after the previous edition in Rotterdam saw a limited audience of 3,500 people as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic.[6] However, the audience was required to wear masks at all times inside the venue, unlike in Rotterdam where mask-wearing was not enforced whenever the audience was seated.[7][8][9] Nearly all COVID-19 prevention measures for the contest were dropped by 11 May 2022, with testing only required whenever symptoms were exhibited.[10]

In addition to the main venue, the host city also organised side events in tandem with the contest. The Eurovision Village was the official Eurovision Song Contest fan and sponsors area during the event weeks, where it was possible to watch performances by contest participants and local artists, as well as the live shows broadcast from the main venue. It was located at Parco del Valentino and open from 7 to 14 May 2022.[11][12] The EuroClub, which took place across ten different locations in Turin, hosted the official after-parties and private performances by contest participants. Unlike in previous years, access to the EuroClub was not restricted to accredited fans, delegates and press.[13][14] The "Turquoise Carpet" and Opening Ceremony events, where the contestants and their delegations were presented before the accredited press and fans, took place at the Palace of Venaria on 8 May 2022.[15][16]

Bidding phase

Location of the selected host city (in blue), shortlisted cities (in green), other bidding cities (in red) and cities that expressed interest but ultimately did not bid (in grey)

Between 23 and 28 May 2021, many cities across Italy expressed interest in hosting the contest. Representatives from the cities of Bologna, Milan, Pesaro, Naples and Turin voiced their interest,[17][18][19] as well as the Mayor of Reggio Emilia, Luca Vecchi, who hoped to host the contest in the new RCF Arena, the largest open-air arena in Europe with a capacity of 100,000 spectators.[20] The mayors of Rome, Rimini and Florence soon after also expressed interest in hosting the contest[21][22][23] and were joined by Sanremo, Verona and Bari.[23][24][25] Marco Di Maio [it], member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, also suggested that if Rimini were to host the contest, it should be a co-production with San Marino RTV.[26]

Host broadcaster RAI launched the bidding process on 7 July 2021.[27][28] In the first phase of this process, any interested cities were to present their bid through certified email by 12 July, after which RAI and the EBU would proceed to send all of them a bid book with more detailed requirements for the cities to submit their plans for review.[29]

On 9 July 2021, the city of Turin officially announced its bid.[30] On the same day, the city of Pesaro did the same, proposing the Vitrifrigo Arena as a possible venue to host the event.[31] They were followed by Bologna and Jesolo on 12 July,[32][33] and Rimini and Bertinoro (jointly with Forlì and Cesena) on 13 July.[34][35] On 13 July, RAI announced that 17 cities had submitted their bid for hosting the contest and would be provided the following day with the bid books. They had until 4 August to draft and submit their detailed plans, which 11 cities did.[36] On 24 August, it was reported that Bologna, Milan, Pesaro, Rimini and Turin would be the cities left in the running to host the contest.[37]

The choice among them was meant to be announced by the end of August;[38][39] however, this did not happen, and in mid-September Stefano Coletta [it], director of Rai 1, stated that the selection was behind time to ensure "transparency and precision".[40] On 8 October 2021, the EBU and RAI announced Turin as the host city, with the PalaOlimpico as the chosen venue for the contest.[4][41]

Key:  †  Host venue  ‡  Shortlisted   Presented the bid book

City Venue Notes Ref.
Acireale PalaTupparello [42]
Alessandria Cittadella Proposal was dependent on the construction of a roof to cover the area; would have needed renovation works. [43]
Bertinoro PalaGalassi Candidacy supported by Forlì, Cesena and the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna. [35][44]
Bologna Fiera di Bologna Candidacy supported by the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna. [44][45][46][47]
Unipol Arena
Florence Nelson Mandela Forum Candidacy supported by the Regional Council of Tuscany. [48][49]
Genoa Palasport di Genova Is undergoing renovation works. [50]
Jesolo Palazzo del Turismo [it] Did not meet the EBU requirements of size. [33][51]
Piave Vecchia Lighthouse [it] area Proposal was dependent on the construction of a roof to cover the area.
Matera Cava del Sole Proposal was dependent on the construction of a roof to cover the area. [38][52]
Milan Mediolanum Forum Did not meet the EBU requirements of size. Candidacy supported by the regional government of Lombardy. [53][54][55]
Palazzo delle Scintille [it] Would have needed adjustment works.
Palazzolo Acreide Ad hoc arena to be built Would have needed the cooperation of other municipalities in Syracuse. [56][57]
Pesaro Vitrifrigo Arena [58][59][60]
Rimini Rimini Fiera [it] Candidacy supported by the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna. [44][61]
Rome PalaLottomatica [21][62][63]
Fiera di Roma [it] Did not meet the EBU requirements of capacity.
Sanremo Mercato dei Fiori [64][65]
Trieste PalaTrieste Did not meet the EBU requirements of size. [38][66]
Stadio Nereo Rocco Proposal was dependent on the construction of a roof to cover the stadium.
Turin PalaOlimpico Hosted the ice hockey events at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the opening ceremony of the 2007 Winter Universiade; from 2021 to 2025, it will host the tennis ATP Finals.
Candidacy supported by the Turin city council and the Regional Council of Piedmont.
[67][68][69]
Viterbo Fiera di Viterbo Did not meet the EBU requirements of size; would have needed renovation works. [70][71]

Production

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was produced by the Italian public broadcaster Radiotelevisione italiana (RAI). Claudio Fasulo [it] and Simona Martorelli served as executive producers,[72] Cristian Biondani [it] and Duccio Forzano [it] served as directors of the three live shows,[73][74] Claudio Santucci served as head of show,[75] and Emanuele Cristofoli served as artistic director for the opening and interval acts.[76][77] Background music for the shows was composed by Maurizio Filardo [it].[78]

The Italian government allocated around 1.5 million as part of the budget needed to host the event, while the municipality of Turin and the regional government of Piedmont contributed around €10 million in total.[79][80] The preliminary total budget for the shows was €16.3 million.[81]

Visual design

The theme art and slogan for the contest, "The Sound of Beauty", was unveiled on 21 January 2022. Designed by Rome-based studio Flopicco, the artwork was built around the symmetrical structure and patterns of cymatics to convey the visual properties of sound, which also reflects Italian garden design, while the typography was inspired by early-20th century Italian poster art; the colours were drawn from those of the Italian flag.[82][83]

Presenters

Alessandro Cattelan, Laura Pausini and Mika, presenters of the 2022 contest

Television presenter Alessandro Cattelan and singers Laura Pausini and Mika were the presenters of the 2022 contest. They had already been named as likely hosts by Italian news agency Adnkronos and TV magazine TV Sorrisi e Canzoni; and were officially confirmed during the second night of the Sanremo Music Festival 2022 on 2 February, after appearing on that show as special guests.[84][85][86]

The "Turquoise Carpet" and Opening Ceremony events were hosted by Gabriele Corsi [it], Carolina Di Domenico, Mario Acampa [it] and Laura Carusino [it].[87][88] Acampa, Carusino and Di Domenico also moderated the contest's press conferences.[89][90]

Stage design

Stage and green room in the arena

The stage design for the 2022 contest was revealed on 18 February 2022.[91] Designed by Rome-based stage designer Francesca Montinaro [it] and dubbed "The Sun Within", the stage design was based around the movements and light of a kinetic sun, with the intended ability to showcase theatrical motion. The design also featured a working water cascade and a green room modelled after an Italian garden.[92][93] Montinaro had previous experience in stage design, having done so for the Sanremo Music Festival in 2013 and 2019.[94] This marked the first time since 2016 that German stage designer Florian Wieder [de] did not design the Eurovision stage.[95][96]

Opening and interval acts

On 30 April 2022, the EBU released information about the opening and interval acts.[97]

The first semi-final was opened by a performance showcasing Italian ingenuity and creativity, accompanied by the official anthem of the contest, "The Sound of Beauty", performed by Sherol Dos Santos,[98][99] while the interval featured a medley of "Horizon in Your Eyes", "Satisfaction" and "Golden Nights [it]" performed by Dardust, Benny Benassi and Sophie and the Giants with conductor Sylvia Catasta,[100][101] a brief homage to Raffaella Carrà performed by the contest presenters,[102] and Diodato performing "Fai rumore".[103]

Il Volo performed "Grande amore" during the interval of the second semi-final.

The second semi-final was opened by "The Italian Way", an act built around Italian improvisation performed by co-presenter Alessandro Cattelan,[104] while the interval featured a medley of "Fragile" and "People Have the Power" performed by co-presenters Laura Pausini and Mika,[105] and Il Volo performing a new version of "Grande amore".[b][108]

The final was opened by the traditional flag parade, introducing all twenty-five finalists, accompanied by the Rockin' 1000 performing “Give Peace a Chance” and co-presenter Laura Pausini performing a medley of "Benvenuto", "Io canto", "La solitudine", "Le cose che vivi" and "Scatola [it]".[109] The interval acts included Måneskin performing their new single "Supermodel" and “If I Can Dream”,[110][109] Gigliola Cinquetti performing her winning song "Non ho l'età",[111] and co-presenter Mika performing a medley of "Love Today", "Grace Kelly", his new single "Yo Yo" and "Happy Ending".[112] Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti also appeared in a pre-recorded message from the International Space Station.[113]

Format

Entries

For the second year in a row, delegations had the option to use pre-recorded backing vocals, though each delegation could still use backing singers – whether on or off stage – or a combination of live and recorded backing vocals. However, all lead vocals performing the melody of the song must still be live.[114][115] The EBU also required all national broadcasters to create a 'live-on-tape' backup recording prior to the contest which could be used if a participant was unable to travel to Turin, or subjected to quarantine on arrival.[116][117][118][119] The 2022 contest also saw a tightening of the rules around song eligibility. Previously, the rules stated that the competing songs must not have been commercially released prior to 1 September of the previous year, now, a song may be ineligible to compete if it has been released to the public in any way, including live performances, before 1 September of the previous year. Enforcement of the rule was subject to the responsibility of the participating broadcasters.[120]

With all participating artists having performed live in Turin, the majority of the 'live-on-tape' performances were released on the contest's official YouTube channel over a period of ten days, from 14 to 23 June 2022.[121] Australia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom opted not to release their performances, while Ukraine was exempted from the obligation to record theirs, and Armenia and Austria removed theirs after release for unknown reasons.[122] Despite Montenegro not releasing their performance to the contest's official channel, it was nonetheless made available on the channel of the country's representative Vladana.[123]

The 2022 contest was the first edition to not feature any competing song with lyrics in French.[124]

Semi-final allocation draw

Palazzo Madama, host venue for the allocation draw of the 2022 contest

The draw to determine the participating countries' semi-finals took place on 25 January 2022 at 12:00 CET, at Palazzo Madama.[125][126] The thirty-six semi-finalists were divided over six pots, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest's official televoting partner Digame. The purpose of drawing from different pots was to reduce the chance of "bloc voting" and to increase suspense in the semi-finals. The draw also determined which semi-final each of the five automatic qualifiers – "Big Five" countries France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom – would broadcast and vote in. The ceremony was hosted by Carolina Di Domenico and Mario Acampa, with Acampa replacing Gabriele Corsi who tested positive for COVID-19.[127] It included the passing of the host city insignia from Ahmed Aboutaleb, the mayor of previous host city Rotterdam, to Stefano Lo Russo, the mayor of Turin.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Postcards

The "postcards" were 40-second video introductions shown on television whilst the stage is being prepared for the next contestant to perform their entry. Filmed between February and April, and directed by Matteo Lanzi, the 2022 postcards were based on the "Sound of Beauty" theme of the contest.[128][129] Guided by a drone named "Leo", each postcard showcased a different locale in Italy adorned by pictures and various artistic elements related to the acts, while the participating artists themselves appeared via footage superimposed through chroma keying.[130][131][132] The following locations were used for each participating country:[133][134]

Participating countries

  Participating countries in the first semi-final
  Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the first semi-final
  Participating countries in the second semi-final
  Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the second semi-final

The EBU initially announced on 20 October 2021 that 41 countries would participate in the 2022 contest. The list included all countries that participated in the 2021 contest, along with Armenia and Montenegro, both of which had last taken part in 2019 (Armenia was also set to compete in the cancelled 2020 edition).[72] On 25 February 2022, the EBU announced that Russia was excluded from the contest due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, thereby reducing the number of participating countries to 40.[135]

Returning artists

The contest featured four representatives who also previously performed as lead artists for the same country. Stoyan Yankoulov [bg], a member of Intelligent Music Project, had previously represented Bulgaria at the 2007 and 2013 contests alongside Elitsa Todorova;[136] Zdob și Zdub had represented Moldova in 2005 and 2011;[137] Mahmood had represented Italy in 2019;[138] and Ihor Didenchuk [uk], a member of Kalush Orchestra, had previously represented Ukraine in 2021 as a member of Go_A.[139] In addition, Ihan Haydar, who had previously represented Denmark in 2012 as a member of Soluna Samay's backup band, returned as a member of Reddi.[140]

Semi-final 1

The first semi-final took place on 10 May 2022 at 21:00 (CEST).[4] Seventeen countries participated in the first semi-final. Those countries plus France and Italy voted in this semi-final.[141] Russia was originally allocated to participate in the second half of the first semi-final, but was excluded from the contest due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[135] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[142]

  Qualifiers
R/O[143] Country[72] Artist[144] Song[144] Language Points Place[145]
1  Albania Ronela Hajati "Sekret" Albanian, English[d] 58 12
2  Latvia Citi Zēni "Eat Your Salad" English 55 14
3  Lithuania Monika Liu "Sentimentai" Lithuanian 159 7
4   Switzerland Marius Bear "Boys Do Cry" English 118 9
5  Slovenia LPS "Disko" Slovene 15 17
6  Ukraine Kalush Orchestra "Stefania" (Стефанія) Ukrainian 337 1
7  Bulgaria Intelligent Music Project "Intention" English 29 16
8  Netherlands S10 "De diepte" Dutch 221 2
9  Moldova Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers "Trenulețul" Romanian, English 154 8
10  Portugal Maro "Saudade, saudade" English, Portuguese 208 4
11  Croatia Mia Dimšić "Guilty Pleasure" English, Croatian 75 11
12  Denmark Reddi "The Show" English 55 13
13  Austria Lumix feat. Pia Maria "Halo" English 42 15
14  Iceland Systur "Með hækkandi sól" Icelandic 103 10
15  Greece Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord "Die Together" English 211 3
16  Norway Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana" English 177 6
17  Armenia Rosa Linn "Snap" English 187 5

Semi-final 2

The second semi-final took place on 12 May 2022 at 21:00 (CEST).[4] Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Those countries plus Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.[141] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[146]

  Qualifiers
R/O[143] Country[72] Artist[147] Song[147] Language Points Place[148]
1  Finland The Rasmus "Jezebel" English 162 7
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
10  Ireland Brooke "That's Rich" English 47 15
11  North Macedonia Andrea "Circles" English 76 11
12  Estonia Stefan "Hope" English 209 5
13  Romania WRS "Llámame" English, Spanish 118 9
14  Poland Ochman "River" English 198 6
15  Montenegro Vladana "Breathe" English, Italian 33 17
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

The final took place on 14 May 2022 at 21:00 (CEST).[4] Twenty-five countries participated in the final, with all forty participating countries eligible to vote.

  Winner
R/O[149] Country[72] Artist[150] Song[150] Language Points[150] Place[150]
1  Czech Republic We Are Domi "Lights Off" English 38 22[e]
2  Romania WRS "Llámame" English, Spanish 65 18
3  Portugal Maro "Saudade, saudade" English, Portuguese 207 9
4  Finland The Rasmus "Jezebel" English 38 21[e]
5   Switzerland Marius Bear "Boys Do Cry" English 78 17
6  France Alvan and Ahez "Fulenn" Breton 17 24
7  Norway Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana" English 182 10
8  Armenia Rosa Linn "Snap" English 61 20
9  Italy Mahmood and Blanco "Brividi" Italian 268 6
10  Spain Chanel "SloMo" Spanish, English 459 3
11  Netherlands S10 "De diepte" Dutch 171 11
12  Ukraine Kalush Orchestra "Stefania" (Стефанія) Ukrainian 631 1
13  Germany Malik Harris "Rockstars" English 6 25
14  Lithuania Monika Liu "Sentimentai" Lithuanian 128 14
15  Azerbaijan Nadir Rustamli "Fade to Black" English 106 16
16  Belgium Jérémie Makiese "Miss You" English 64 19
17  Greece Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord "Die Together" English 215 8
18  Iceland Systur "Með hækkandi sól" Icelandic 20 23
19  Moldova Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers "Trenulețul" Romanian, English 253 7
20  Sweden Cornelia Jakobs "Hold Me Closer" English 438 4
21  Australia Sheldon Riley "Not the Same" English 125 15
22  United Kingdom Sam Ryder "Space Man" English 466 2
23  Poland Ochman "River" English 151 12
24  Serbia Konstrakta "In corpore sano" Serbian, Latin 312 5
25  Estonia Stefan "Hope" English 141 13

Detailed voting results

Semi-final 1

Split results of semi-final 1
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1  Ukraine 337  Greece 151  Ukraine 202
2  Netherlands 221  Netherlands 142  Moldova 135
3  Greece 211  Ukraine 135  Armenia 105
4  Portugal 208  Portugal 121  Norway 104
5  Armenia 187   Switzerland 107  Lithuania 103
6  Norway 177  Armenia 82  Portugal 87
7  Lithuania 159  Norway 73  Netherlands 79
8  Moldova 154  Iceland 64  Greece 60
9   Switzerland 118  Lithuania 56  Albania 46
10  Iceland 103  Croatia 42  Iceland 39
11  Croatia 75  Latvia 39  Austria 36
12  Albania 58  Denmark 35  Croatia 33
13  Denmark 55[f]  Moldova 19  Denmark 20
14  Latvia 55[f]  Albania 12  Bulgaria 18
15  Austria 42  Bulgaria 11  Latvia 16
16  Bulgaria 29  Slovenia 7   Switzerland 11
17  Slovenia 15  Austria 6  Slovenia 8
Detailed jury voting results of semi-final 1
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Jury vote
Albania
Latvia
Lithuania
Switzerland
Slovenia
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Netherlands
Moldova
Portugal
Croatia
Denmark
Austria
Iceland
Greece
Norway
Armenia
France
Italy
Contestants
Albania 58 12 46 12
Latvia 55 39 16 2 2 3 3 4 12 1 1 4 4 2 1
Lithuania 159 56 103 1 3 12 2 6 10 5 8 5 2 2
Switzerland 118 107 11 6 4 10 4 6 12 7 10 4 6 6 7 5 4 5 5 6
Slovenia 15 7 8 1 1 5
Ukraine 337 135 202 12 12 12 8 7 8 12 7 7 7 10 3 6 7 10 7
Bulgaria 29 11 18 1 10
Netherlands 221 142 79 10 3 8 12 10 12 4 2 8 2 12 8 7 6 8 12 8 10
Moldova 154 19 135 1 2 1 1 7 1 1 5
Portugal 208 121 87 4 5 7 4 6 8 5 10 5 12 8 10 6 5 10 10 6
Croatia 75 42 33 3 8 3 6 3 3 8 4 4
Denmark 55 35 20 6 5 5 5 2 3 5 1 3
Austria 42 6 36 2 1 3
Iceland 103 64 39 5 8 4 6 4 5 3 10 4 4 2 2 3 4
Greece 211 151 60 8 10 6 10 5 7 10 12 8 5 8 10 6 2 12 8 12 12
Norway 177 73 104 2 7 3 7 2 1 7 6 7 2 3 4 12 1 6 3
Armenia 187 82 105 7 2 1 1 10 8 4 6 3 1 2 12 3 7 7 8
Detailed televoting results of semi-final 1
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Televote
Albania
Latvia
Lithuania
Switzerland
Slovenia
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Netherlands
Moldova
Portugal
Croatia
Denmark
Austria
Iceland
Greece
Norway
Armenia
France
Italy
Contestants
Albania 58 12 46 8 6 1 2 2 12 2 5 8
Latvia 55 39 16 10 5 1
Lithuania 159 56 103 1 10 3 5 12 5 5 6 6 6 8 4 5 5 8 7 6 1
Switzerland 118 107 11 3 2 1 3 1 1
Slovenia 15 7 8 8
Ukraine 337 135 202 8 12 12 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 12 10 12
Bulgaria 29 11 18 12 5 1
Netherlands 221 142 79 3 3 6 2 3 6 3 8 8 3 4 5 8 4 1 4 4 4
Moldova 154 19 135 8 7 7 7 10 8 10 10 10 6 10 7 6 6 6 7 10
Portugal 208 121 87 5 6 8 12 2 4 6 6 4 1 3 1 2 3 2 8 8 6
Croatia 75 42 33 6 6 12 2 1 6
Denmark 55 35 20 2 1 1 3 3 6 4
Austria 42 6 36 4 1 4 3 2 4 2 4 2 3 5 2
Iceland 103 64 39 5 2 1 8 4 2 7 7 3
Greece 211 151 60 10 8 1 7 3 1 4 12 10 1 3
Norway 177 73 104 2 7 5 4 7 4 7 10 7 7 10 7 10 7 3 2 5
Armenia 187 82 105 7 4 4 5 2 10 8 7 5 5 5 8 3 8 5 12 7

12 points

12 points awarded by juries
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
4  Netherlands  Armenia,  Denmark,   Switzerland,  Ukraine
 Ukraine  Albania,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Moldova
 Greece  France,  Italy,  Netherlands,  Norway
1  Albania  Greece
 Armenia  Austria
 Latvia  Portugal
 Lithuania  Slovenia
 Norway  Iceland
 Portugal  Croatia
  Switzerland  Bulgaria
12 points awarded by televoting
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
12  Ukraine  Austria,  Armenia,  Bulgaria,  Croatia,  Denmark,  Iceland,  Italy,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Moldova,  Netherlands,  Portugal
1  Albania  Greece
 Armenia  France
 Bulgaria  Albania
 Croatia  Slovenia
 Greece  Norway
 Lithuania  Ukraine
 Portugal   Switzerland

Semi-final 2

Split results of semi-final 2
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1  Sweden 396  Sweden 222  Sweden 174[g]
2  Australia 243  Australia 169  Serbia 174[g]
3  Serbia 237  Estonia 113  Czech Republic 125
4  Czech Republic 227  Belgium 105  Poland 114
5  Estonia 209  Czech Republic 102  Romania 100
6  Poland 198  Azerbaijan 96  Finland 99
7  Finland 162  Poland 84  Estonia 96
8  Belgium 151  Finland 63[h]  Australia 74
9  Romania 118  Serbia 63[h]  Cyprus 54
10  Azerbaijan 96  North Macedonia 56  Belgium 46
11  North Macedonia 76  Israel 34  Ireland 35
12  Cyprus 63  Malta 27  San Marino 29
13  Israel 61  San Marino 21  Israel 27
14  San Marino 50  Romania 18  Montenegro 22
15  Ireland 47[i]  Georgia 13  Malta 20[j]
16  Malta 47[i]  Ireland 12  North Macedonia 20[j]
17  Montenegro 33  Montenegro 11  Georgia 9
18  Georgia 22  Cyprus 9  Azerbaijan 0
Detailed jury voting results of semi-final 2
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
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Jury vote
Finland
Israel
Serbia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Malta
San Marino
Australia
Cyprus
Ireland
North Macedonia
Estonia
Romania
Poland
Montenegro
Belgium
Sweden
Czech Republic
Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
Contestants
Finland 162 63 99 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 4 8 4 4 4 5 4 2 1 2
Israel 61 34 27 1 2 10 3 1 1 7 3 2 3 1
Serbia 237 63 174 8 1 3 2 2 4 5 7 12 7 2 5 5
Azerbaijan 96 96 0 7 8 4 4 4 3 6 1 6 3 3 5 3 5 4 10 12 8
Georgia 22 13 9 1 1 3 5 3
Malta 47 27 20 2 2 1 1 6 6 1 7 1
San Marino 50 21 29 5 2 2 12
Australia 243 169 74 10 10 2 10 10 10 10 10 5 5 10 10 10 10 8 12 8 6 10 3
Cyprus 63 9 54 3 4 2
Ireland 47 12 35 6 1 4 1
North Macedonia 76 56 20 2 1 5 7 1 5 5 1 10 12 7
Estonia 209 113 96 4 3 10 7 7 8 7 5 7 8 2 7 7 6 10 7 4 4
Romania 118 18 100 4 2 8 4
Poland 198 84 114 1 8 3 8 8 6 8 8 8 3 6 1 3 7 6
Montenegro 33 11 22 7 3 1
Belgium 151 105 46 7 6 5 5 5 8 3 2 10 5 6 6 8 8 6 5 8 2
Sweden 396 222 174 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 12 12 12 12 10 12 7 6 12
Czech Republic 227 102 125 6 6 4 6 6 7 6 2 4 10 7 8 8 2 4 6 10
Detailed televoting results of semi-final 2
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Televote
Finland
Israel
Serbia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Malta
San Marino
Australia
Cyprus
Ireland
North Macedonia
Estonia
Romania
Poland
Montenegro
Belgium
Sweden
Czech Republic
Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
Contestants
Finland 162 63 99 1 5 6 6 3 2 2 1 8 12 4 6 4 12 10 7 6 4
Israel 61 34 27 10 10 2 3 2
Serbia 237 63 174 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 4 12 4 10 7 12 6 10 12 10 5 6
Azerbaijan 96 96 0
Georgia 22 13 9 2 5 1 1
Malta 47 27 20 2 3 1 3 3 3 1 2 2
San Marino 50 21 29 4 8 5 2 4 3 3
Australia 243 169 74 6 6 7 2 7 7 4 7 5 3 2 3 3 4 5 3
Cyprus 63 9 54 10 12 1 1 4 5 7 3 8 1 1 1
Ireland 47 12 35 3 3 8 1 1 7 12
North Macedonia 76 56 20 8 10 2
Estonia 209 113 96 12 4 4 7 3 3 6 1 8 10 7 7 8 8 4 2 2
Romania 118 18 100 3 2 6 6 5 5 8 4 10 5 2 5 8 3 4 5 12 7
Poland 198 84 114 5 7 1 3 4 5 6 8 12 2 6 1 2 12 7 7 12 4 10
Montenegro 33 11 22 12 10
Belgium 151 105 46 1 1 3 4 1 6 2 4 7 5 1 5 5 1
Sweden 396 222 174 10 12 5 8 8 10 10 10 7 10 7 10 12 12 6 10 6 8 8 5
Czech Republic 227 102 125 7 10 7 2 4 2 6 7 5 8 6 8 6 8 4 5 6 6 10 8

12 points

12 points awarded by juries
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
16  Sweden  Australia,  Azerbaijan,  Cyprus,  Czech Republic,  Estonia,  Finland,  Georgia,  Ireland,  Israel,  Malta,  Montenegro,  Poland,  Romania,  San Marino,  Serbia,  United Kingdom
1  Australia  Sweden
 Azerbaijan  Spain
 North Macedonia  Germany
 San Marino  Belgium
 Serbia  North Macedonia
12 points awarded by televoting
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
8  Serbia  Australia,  Cyprus,  Czech Republic,  Georgia,  Malta,  Montenegro,  North Macedonia,  San Marino
3  Poland  Belgium,  Germany,  Ireland
 Sweden  Israel,  Poland,  Romania
2  Finland  Estonia,  Sweden
1  Cyprus  Azerbaijan
 Estonia  Finland
 Ireland  United Kingdom
 Montenegro  Serbia
 Romania  Spain

Final

  Winner
Split results of the final
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1  Ukraine 631  United Kingdom 283  Ukraine 439
2  United Kingdom 466  Sweden 258  Moldova 239
3  Spain 459  Spain 231  Spain 228
4  Sweden 438  Ukraine 192  Serbia 225
5  Serbia 312  Portugal 171  United Kingdom 183
6  Italy 268  Greece 158[k]  Sweden 180
7  Moldova 253  Italy 158[k]  Norway 146
8  Greece 215  Netherlands 129  Italy 110
9  Portugal 207  Australia 123  Poland 105
10  Norway 182  Azerbaijan 103  Estonia 98
11  Netherlands 171  Serbia 87  Lithuania 93
12  Poland 151   Switzerland 78  Greece 57
13  Estonia 141  Belgium 59  Romania 53
14  Lithuania 128  Poland 46  Netherlands 42
15  Australia 125  Estonia 43  Portugal 36
16  Azerbaijan 106  Armenia 40  Finland 26
17   Switzerland 78  Norway 36  Armenia 21
18  Romania 65  Lithuania 35  Iceland 10
19  Belgium 64  Czech Republic 33  France 8
20  Armenia 61  Moldova 14  Germany 6
21  Finland 38[e]  Romania 12[l]  Belgium 5[m]
22  Czech Republic 38[e]  Finland 12[l]  Czech Republic 5[m]
23  Iceland 20  Iceland 10  Azerbaijan 3
24  France 17  France 9  Australia 2
25  Germany 6  Germany 0   Switzerland 0
Detailed jury voting results of the final
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Jury vote
Netherlands
San Marino
North Macedonia
Malta
Ukraine
Albania
Estonia
Azerbaijan
Portugal
Germany
Belgium
Norway
Israel
Poland
Greece
Moldova
Bulgaria
Serbia
Iceland
Cyprus
Latvia
Spain
Switzerland
Denmark
France
Armenia
Montenegro
Romania
Ireland
Slovenia
Georgia
Croatia
Lithuania
Austria
Finland
United Kingdom
Sweden
Australia
Czech Republic
Italy
Contestants
Czech Republic 38 33 5 3 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 7 5 4
Romania 65 12 53 1 7 4
Portugal 207 171 36 8 10 1 7 7 5 10 7 3 2 4 7 5 6 5 8 1 8 4 7 4 3 7 10 8 10 3 6 5
Finland 38 12 26 5 6 1
Switzerland 78 78 0 10 1 1 6 2 2 1 5 7 7 3 1 2 5 5 1 7 1 2 6 3
France 17 9 8 1 7 1
Norway 182 36 146 3 3 2 8 5 1 5 4 3 2
Armenia 61 40 21 2 4 1 4 5 7 6 1 2 8
Italy 268 158 110 3 7 7 12 10 10 8 8 4 1 1 6 1 10 2 10 10 4 6 12 10 4 4 3 2 3
Spain 459 231 228 5 12 12 12 5 5 12 8 10 7 3 1 5 3 8 4 3 6 8 4 5 12 8 1 12 1 5 6 5 2 10 12 12 7
Netherlands 171 129 42 8 6 1 4 7 4 5 1 3 4 4 4 10 10 4 4 3 3 7 4 2 6 8 5 12
Ukraine 631 192 439 2 7 6 8 10 6 3 7 12 12 10 7 12 3 5 10 6 6 12 3 8 6 8 12 7 4
Germany 6 0 6
Lithuania 128 35 93 2 5 2 2 1 1 3 2 10 7
Azerbaijan 106 103 3 7 4 2 5 3 3 6 3 12 1 3 12 10 12 1 3 7 7 2
Belgium 64 59 5 6 3 2 4 4 6 8 2 5 6 1 5 7
Greece 215 158 57 12 10 1 7 6 3 4 12 2 12 12 7 2 12 12 3 2 2 4 3 3 4 6 4 3 10
Iceland 20 10 10 6 1 1 2
Moldova 253 14 239 2 6 1 5
Sweden 438 258 180 1 5 6 10 4 8 12 8 7 7 8 12 10 8 5 12 5 10 7 7 7 5 7 10 10 8 5 3 7 12 12 10 10
Australia 125 123 2 7 6 5 6 3 8 5 1 5 6 8 6 8 2 8 4 6 2 8 6 10 1 2
United Kingdom 466 283 183 4 8 8 8 12 10 4 12 10 12 12 6 10 8 10 10 1 7 3 8 3 6 6 12 5 8 8 2 12 10 12 10 8 12 6
Poland 151 46 105 4 2 4 2 6 10 8 2 8
Serbia 312 87 225 10 3 4 4 6 12 5 6 12 1 7 1 4 8 4
Estonia 141 43 98 5 5 10 3 5 6 1 8
Detailed televoting results of the final
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Televote
Netherlands
San Marino
North Macedonia
Malta
Ukraine
Albania
Estonia
Azerbaijan
Portugal
Germany
Belgium
Norway
Israel
Poland
Greece
Moldova
Bulgaria
Serbia
Iceland
Cyprus
Latvia
Spain
Switzerland
Denmark
France
Armenia
Montenegro
Romania
Ireland
Slovenia
Georgia
Croatia
Lithuania
Austria
Finland
United Kingdom
Sweden
Australia
Czech Republic
Italy
Contestants
Czech Republic 38 33 5 5
Romania 65 12 53 1 3 2 10 4 5 4 10 1 2 3 8
Portugal 207 171 36 1 1 4 7 6 4 5 7 1
Finland 38 12 26 1 4 2 8 1 2 7 1
Switzerland 78 78 0
France 17 9 8 1 2 2 1 1 1
Norway 182 36 146 5 2 2 4 2 4 7 2 1 4 4 6 6 1 8 10 5 3 8 2 2 4 3 5 2 5 6 6 10 10 3 4
Armenia 61 40 21 5 1 5 10
Italy 268 158 110 5 6 10 8 5 3 3 4 3 7 2 4 5 5 8 3 6 4 6 6 3 3 1
Spain 459 231 228 7 10 10 7 1 7 1 10 10 2 6 1 8 6 12 8 8 10 3 8 4 6 1 7 8 8 8 5 4 6 7 6 1 3 5 2 6 6
Netherlands 171 129 42 3 6 3 4 4 10 2 5 1 1 1 2
Ukraine 631 192 439 12 12 8 8 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 12 12 7 12 12 12 12 10 12 12 10 10 10 12 10 12 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Germany 6 0 6 2 2 2
Lithuania 128 35 93 1 10 7 1 10 2 4 3 2 2 10 7 2 8 2 5 3 2 7 3 2
Azerbaijan 106 103 3 3
Belgium 64 59 5 4 1
Greece 215 158 57 7 12 3 7 6 10 3 8 1
Iceland 20 10 10 8 2
Moldova 253 14 239 10 4 7 6 1 6 8 10 8 4 6 7 3 7 12 6 7 7 4 5 10 5 7 12 7 7 8 8 5 7 5 8 4 8 10
Sweden 438 258 180 2 3 4 5 10 4 7 5 5 8 5 10 4 5 1 8 6 6 3 10 7 1 6 3 5 4 10 6 8 4 5 5 5
Australia 125 123 2 2
United Kingdom 466 283 183 8 6 12 7 4 5 8 6 6 3 6 10 3 5 3 3 7 6 3 8 5 6 2 1 3 6 4 4 8 4 6 7 2 6
Poland 151 46 105 6 2 12 1 8 7 5 1 4 3 1 1 4 4 4 10 4 10 5 3 7 3
Serbia 312 87 225 3 8 12 6 3 6 5 7 2 3 7 5 8 10 1 7 2 2 12 8 6 12 7 1 12 7 12 10 7 1 8 8 10 7
Estonia 141 43 98 1 3 5 5 2 8 7 6 8 3 12 3 5 2 8 10 2 4 4

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury and televote in the final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

12 points awarded by juries
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
8  Spain  Armenia,  Australia,  Ireland,  Malta,  North Macedonia,  Portugal,  San Marino,  Sweden
 United Kingdom  Austria,  Azerbaijan,  Belgium,  Czech Republic,  France,  Georgia,  Germany,  Ukraine
6  Greece  Bulgaria,  Cyprus,  Denmark,  Netherlands,  Norway,   Switzerland
5  Sweden  Estonia,  Finland,  Iceland,  Israel,  United Kingdom
 Ukraine  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Moldova,  Poland,  Romania
3  Azerbaijan  Greece,  Serbia,  Spain
2  Italy  Albania,  Slovenia
 Serbia  Croatia,  Montenegro
1  Netherlands  Italy
12 points awarded by televoting
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
28  Ukraine  Australia,  Austria,  Azerbaijan,  Belgium,  Bulgaria,  Cyprus,  Czech Republic,  Denmark,  Estonia,  Finland,  France,  Georgia,  Germany,  Iceland,  Ireland,  Israel,  Italy,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Moldova,  Netherlands,  Norway,  Poland,  Portugal,  San Marino,  Spain,  Sweden,  United Kingdom
5  Serbia  Croatia,  Montenegro,  North Macedonia,  Slovenia,   Switzerland
2  Moldova  Romania,  Serbia
1  Estonia  Armenia
 Greece  Albania
 Poland  Ukraine
 Spain  Greece
 United Kingdom  Malta

Spokespersons

The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country's national jury in the following order:[151][152][153]

Other countries

Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest via the Eurovision network. The EBU issued an invitation to participate in the contest to all active members. Associate member Australia did not need an invitation for the 2022 contest, as it had previously been granted permission to participate at least until 2023.[154]

Active EBU members

Non-EBU members

  •  Belarus – On 28 May 2021, the EBU Executive Board agreed to suspend the membership of Belarusian broadcaster BTRC as a result of its use by the Belarusian government as a propaganda tool. The broadcaster was given two weeks to respond before the suspension came into effect, but did not do so publicly.[160] BTRC was expelled from the EBU on 1 July for a period of three years, therefore losing the rights to broadcast and participate in any Eurovision event until 1 July 2024;[161] the broadcaster subsequently released a statement affirming that they would not be supporting Belarus' participation in upcoming years, including 2022.[162][163] Belarus last took part in 2019, having intended to compete in the cancelled 2020 contest and having been disqualified from the 2021 contest.
  •  Liechtenstein – Liechtensteiner broadcaster 1 FL TV did not debut in the 2022 contest due to the high costs of participation. The broadcaster had attempted to become an EBU member in the past but halted its plans when its director, Peter Kölbel, unexpectedly died. It would also need the backing of the Liechtenstein government to be able to carry the cost of becoming an EBU member and paying the participation fee for the contest.[164]
  •  Russia – Despite initially appearing on the list of participants, on 25 February 2022, following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and increasing protests from other participating countries, the EBU announced that Russia was excluded from the 2022 contest.[135] The following day, all EBU members from Russia, including VGTRK and Channel One, announced their withdrawal from the union; however, the EBU itself had yet to receive a confirmation.[165][166] On 1 March, a further statement from the EBU announced that it had suspended its Russian members from its governance structures.[167] On 26 May, the EBU made effective the suspension of its Russian members, causing Russia to indefinitely lose broadcasting and participation rights for future Eurovision events.[168][169]

Broadcasts

All participating broadcasters may choose to have on-site or remote commentators providing an insight about the show and voting information to their local audience. While they must broadcast at least the semi-final they are voting in and the final, most broadcasters air all three shows with different programming plans. Similarly, some non-participating broadcasters may still want to air the contest.

The European Broadcasting Union provided international live streams of both semi-finals and the final through their official YouTube channel with no commentary, and through their official TikTok channel with an additional backstage feed.[170] The YouTube live streams were geo-blocked to viewers in the Czech Republic, Greece, United Kingdom and the United States. After the live broadcasts, all three shows were made available for every country listed above except the United States.[171]

For the first time in the contest's history, RAI trialled the broadcasts of the event in 4K UHD.[172][173] The contest was aired on Rai 4K [it] as an upscaled version of the HD feed, as RAI had yet to be fully equipped for broadcast of native 4K content.[174]

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
 Albania All shows RTSH, RTSH Muzikë, Radio Tirana Andri Xhahu [175][176]
 Armenia All shows Armenia 1, Public Radio of Armenia Garik Papoyan and Hrachuhi Utmazyan [hy] [177][178]
 Australia All shows SBS Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey [179][180]
 Austria All shows ORF 1 Andi Knoll [181][182][183]
Final FM4 Kurdwin Ayub, Florian Alexander, Hannes Duscher and Roland Gratzer [184]
 Azerbaijan All shows İTV Murad Arif [185][186]
 Belgium All shows één Dutch: Peter Van de Veire [187]
All shows La Une, VivaCité French: Jean-Louis Lahaye [fr] and Maureen Louys [188][189][190]
 Bulgaria All shows BNT 1, BNT 4 Elena Rosberg and Petko Kralev [191]
 Croatia All shows HRT 1 Duško Ćurlić [192][193]
HR 2 Zlatko Turkalj [hr]
 Cyprus All shows RIK 1, RIK HD, RIK Sat Melina Karageorgiou and Alexandros Taramountas [194]
 Czech Republic All shows ČT2 Jan Maxián [cs] [195][196][197][198]
 Denmark All shows DR1 Henrik Milling [da] and Nicolai Molbech [199][200]
 Estonia All shows ETV Estonian: Marko Reikop [201]
ETV+ Russian: Aleksandr Hobotov and Julia Kalenda [202][203]
 Finland All shows Yle TV1, Yle Areena [fi] Finnish: Mikko Silvennoinen
Swedish: Eva Frantz [fi] and Johan Lindroos
Russian: Levan Tvaltvadze
Inari Sami: Heli Huovinen
Northern Sami: Aslak Paltto [fi]
[204]
Yle Radio Suomi Finnish: Sanna Pirkkalainen and Toni Laaksonen [fi] [205][206][207]
Yle X3M Swedish: Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
 France Semi-finals Culturebox French: Laurence Boccolini [208][209]
Final France 2 French: Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini
France 3 Bretagne Breton: Goulwena an Henaff [fr], Yann-Herle, Thelo Mell and Mael Gwenneg [210][211]
 Georgia All shows 1TV Nika Lobiladze [212][213][214]
 Germany All shows One Peter Urban [215][216][217][218]
Final Das Erste, Deutsche Welle
 Greece All shows ERT1, Deftero Programma, Voice of Greece Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis [219]
 Iceland All shows RÚV, RÚV 2 Gísli Marteinn Baldursson [220][221]
Final Rás 2
 Ireland Semi-finals RTÉ2 Marty Whelan [222][223][224]
Final RTÉ One
SF2 RTÉ Radio 1 Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski [225][226]
Final
 Israel All shows Kan 11, Kan Tarbut [he] Asaf Liberman [he] and Akiva Novick [he] [227]
 Italy All shows Rai 1, Rai 4K [it], Rai Italia Gabriele Corsi [it], Cristiano Malgioglio and Carolina Di Domenico [228][229][172][230]
Rai Radio 2 Ema Stokholma [it], Gino Castaldo [it] and Saverio Raimondo [it] [231][232]
RaiPlay The Jackal [it] [233]
 Latvia All shows LTV1 Toms Grēviņš [lv] and Lauris Reiniks [234][235]
 Lithuania All shows LRT televizija, LRT Radijas Ramūnas Zilnys [236][237]
 Malta All shows TVM No commentary [238]
 Moldova All shows Moldova 1, Radio Moldova Ion Jalbă and Daniela Crudu [239]
 Montenegro All shows TVCG 1, TVCG SAT Dražen Bauković and Tijana Mišković [240]
 Netherlands All shows NPO 1, BVN Cornald Maas and Jan Smit [241][242][243]
Final NPO Radio 2 Frank van 't Hof [nl] and Jeroen Kijk in de Vegte
 North Macedonia All shows MRT 1, MRT 2 Eli Tanaskovska [244][245]
 Norway All shows NRK1 Marte Stokstad [no] [246][247][248][249]
Final NRK P1 Jon Marius Hyttebakk and Marit Sofie Strand
 Poland All shows TVP1, TVP Polonia Aleksander Sikora [pl] and Marek Sierocki [pl] [250]
 Portugal All shows[q] RTP1, RTP Internacional, RTP África Nuno Galopim [251][252][253][254]
 Romania SF1 TVR 1, TVRi Bogdan Stănescu [255][256][257][258]
SF2/Final Bogdan Stănescu and Kyrie Mendél
 San Marino All shows San Marino RTV, Radio San Marino Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo [259][260][261]
 Serbia SF1 RTS 1, RTS Planeta, RTS Svet Silvana Grujić [262][263][264][265]
SF2/Final Duška Vučinić
 Slovenia Semi-finals TV SLO 2 Andrej Hofer [sl] [266][267]
Final TV SLO 1
SF1/Final Radio Val 202, Radio Maribor [sl]
 Spain All shows La 1, TVE Internacional Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela [268][269][270][271]
Final Radio Nacional Imanol Durán, Sara Calvo and David Asensio [272][273]
 Sweden Semi-finals SVT1 Edward af Sillén [274][275][276]
Final Edward af Sillén and Linnea Henriksson
All shows SR P4 Carolina Norén [277]
All shows SVT 24 Annika Lundin [278]
  Switzerland Semi-finals SRF zwei German: Sven Epiney [279][280][281][282][283]
SF2 SRF info
Final SRF 1
Semi-finals RTS 2 French: Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner [284][285][286]
Final RTS 1 French: Jean-Marc Richard and Gjon's Tears
SF1 RSI La 2 Italian: Clarissa Tami [it] and Francesca Margiotta [287][288][289]
SF2 Italian: Clarissa Tami and Boris Piffaretti
Final RSI La 1 Italian: Clarissa Tami, Francesca Margiotta and Boris Piffaretti
 Ukraine All shows UA:Kultura Timur Miroshnychenko [290][291][292][293][294]
Semi-finals[r] UA:Radio Promin [uk]
Final Anna Zakletska and Dmytro Zakharchenko
 United Kingdom Semi-finals BBC Three Scott Mills and Rylan Clark [295]
Final BBC One Graham Norton
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country/Territory Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
 Kosovo All shows RTK Unknown [296]
 United States All shows Peacock Johnny Weir [297][298][299]
Final WJFD-FM Ewan Spence and Alesia Michelle [300]

Viewing figures

According to the EBU, in total 161 million people watched at least a minute of the television broadcasts, and 18 million people watched the online broadcasts.[2][3]

Estimated viewership by country (in millions)
Country Semi-final 1 Semi-final 2 Final Ref(s)
Viewership Average viewership Viewership Average viewership Viewership Average viewership
 Australia 0.17 (live)
0.2 (delay)
[301][302]
 Austria 0.42 0.23 0.5 [301][303][304]
 Belgium 0.58 (één) 0.71 (één) 1.07 (één) [301][305]
0.11 (La Une) 0.28 (La Une) 0.35 (La Une)
 Cyprus 0.08 [301][306]
 Czech Republic 0.14 [301][307]
 Denmark 0.48 0.53 [301][308]
 Estonia 0.2 0.23 [301][309]
 Finland 0.9 0.4 1.49 0.75 2.1 1 [301][310]
 France 3.18 [301][311]
 Germany 0.5 0.67 6.54 [301][312]
 Greece 0.64 1.96 [301][313]
 Ireland 0.31 [314]
 Israel 0.2 [301]
 Italy 5.51 5.54 6.6 [301][315]
 Lithuania 1 0.8 [301][316]
 Netherlands 2.29 1.61 6.8 3.1 [301][317]
 Norway 0.62 1.2 [301][318][319]
 Poland 1.1 2.63 3.66[s] [301]
 Portugal 0.78 0.38 1.03 [301][320]
 Romania 0.13 0.15 0.37 [301][321]
 Serbia 1.8 1.2 [301]
 Slovenia 0.14 0.06 0.12 [322]
 Spain 1.25 1.49 6.8 [301][323]
 Sweden 0.88 1.25 2.9 [301]
 United Kingdom 0.55 8.9 [301][324][325]
Total 161 (TV broadcasts) [2][3]
18 (online broadcasts)

Incidents

Russo-Ukrainian crisis

Ukrainian artist replacement

Following the controversy surrounding the Ukrainian national selection in 2019, which led to the country withdrawing from the contest that year, a new rule was introduced starting from 2020 which bars artists who have performed in Russia since 2014 or have entered Crimea "in violation of the legislation of Ukraine" from entering the selection.[326] The 2022 Ukrainian national selection was won by Alina Pash with the song "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors".[327] On 14 February 2022, two days after the selection, activist and video blogger Serhii Sternenko alleged that Pash had entered Crimea from Russian territory in 2015, and counterfeited her travel documentation with her team in order to take part in the selection.[328] The Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC subsequently stated that they would request the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service to verify if the documentation is forged, and that Pash would not officially be the Ukrainian representative at the contest "until the verification and clarification of the facts is completed".[329] After it was discovered that a representative of Pash's team had handed in falsified documentation to UA:PBC,[330][331][332] on 16 February, Pash announced that she would withdraw her candidacy as the Ukrainian representative at the contest.[333][334] Runner-up of the selection, Kalush Orchestra with the song "Stefania", were given an offer to represent Ukraine in Pash's place on 17 February.[335][336][337][338] On 22 February, UA:PBC confirmed that Kalush Orchestra had accepted the offer.[339]

Exclusion of Russia

In the wake of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February, UA:PBC appealed to suspend Russian EBU member broadcasters VGTRK and Channel One from the union, and to exclude Russia from competing in the contest. The appeal alleged that since the beginning of the Russian military intervention in Ukraine in 2014, VGTRK and Channel One have been a mouthpiece for the Russian government and a key tool of political propaganda financed from the Russian state budget. The EBU initially stated that Russia as well as Ukraine would still be allowed to participate in the contest, citing the non-political nature of the event.[340][341][342]

Several broadcasters expressed their concern at the decision and issued statements calling for the removal of Russia from the contest. In addition to Ukraine's UA:PBC, nine other countries' broadcasters requested the EBU to change the decision: Denmark's DR, Estonia's ERR, Finland's Yle, Iceland's RÚV, Lithuania's LRT, the Netherlands' AVROTROS, Norway's NRK, Poland's TVP and Sweden's SVT.[343] Yle also stated that they would withdraw their participation if Russia were not excluded from the contest.[344] This was followed by a similar announcement from ERR.[345] Latvian representatives Citi Zēni also urged the EBU to reconsider Russian participation.[346] On 25 February 2022, the EBU announced that Russia would not compete at the contest, stating that "in light of the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine, the inclusion of a Russian entry in this year's Contest would bring the competition into disrepute."[135] The following day, all EBU members from Russia, including VGTRK and Channel One, announced their withdrawal from the union, according to a statement released by Russian state media.[165] Russia had not publicly announced an artist or song before being excluded.

Ukrainian preparations

Following the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, UA:PBC and Kalush Orchestra had yet to formally comment on whether their participation in the contest would continue.[347][348] On 14 March 2022, Claudio Fasulo and Simona Martorelli, executive producers of the 2022 contest, confirmed that Ukraine would still be competing; this was later reaffirmed by UA:PBC on 19 March via a post on its social media pages.[349][350][351] They added that work would commence on the Ukrainian 'live-on-tape' backup performance, which was planned to be recorded in Lviv and used in the event that the delegation cannot travel to Turin,[352][353] however, the delegation was later exempted from the requirement to do so.[354] On 2 April, UA:PBC confirmed that Kalush Orchestra and the rest of the delegation was given permission to travel to Turin for the contest, adding that the group would also take part in promotional events across Europe to raise donations for war relief efforts.[355][356][357]

Rehearsal stage malfunction

The 'kinetic sun' component of the stage in its static form.

During the first day of rehearsals in Turin on 30 April 2022, Italian newspapers La Repubblica and La Stampa reported technical difficulties with the 'kinetic sun' component of the stage, with its arches not being able to move as freely as expected. The papers also reported that the malfunction could not be completely fixed in time for the live shows.[358][359] Several delegations, among them those from Belgium,[360] Denmark,[361] Estonia,[362] Finland[363] and Lithuania,[364] were forced to revise their staging plans, having been informed of the malfunction a few days prior. La Stampa later reported the following day that a compromise was reached, in which the arches would stay static for the competing entries' performances, while for the opening and interval acts, the arches would be permitted to move dynamically.[365] This was later confirmed by the EBU in a statement issued to Danish broadcaster DR on 2 May.[361]

Macedonian flag incident

During the "Turquoise Carpet" event on 8 May 2022, the Macedonian representative Andrea was seen throwing the Macedonian flag on the ground before posing for the press. The Macedonian broadcaster MRT later published a statement condemning her action, describing it as "desecration of a national symbol, which is punishable by Macedonian law". In the same statement, the broadcaster stated that they were considering withdrawing Andrea from the contest, and that people in the delegation that are deemed responsible for the incident would be sanctioned.[366][367] Andrea herself issued an apology later that day.[368] MRT later stated on 11 May that they would take all disciplinary measures after the delegation returns from Turin, while also raising the possibility that they would not return for the 2023 contest, because of the negative publicity caused by the incident.[369]

Attempted cyber attacks

On 11 May 2022, pro-Russian hacker group Killnet carried out an attack on numerous Italian institutional websites, including those of the Ministry of Defense, the Senate, the National Health Institute and the Automobile Club d'Italia.[370][371] The official website of the Eurovision Song Contest was later revealed to be among those that were targeted, in addition to the platform on which the contest's voting system is based. Additional attacks were reported to have taken place during the first semi-final and the final.[372][373] The attacks were ultimately unsuccessful, and there were no disruptions to either the website or the voting platform.[374][375]

Jury vote irregularities

In a statement released during the broadcast of the final, the EBU revealed that during the jury show of the second semi-final on 11 May 2022, six national juries, namely those of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania and San Marino, were found to have had irregular voting patterns. As a result, these six countries were given substitute aggregated jury results for the second semi-final and the final based on countries with similar voting patterns, as determined by the pots that the countries were put into for the semi-final allocation draw in January.[376][377] The Flemish broadcaster VRT later reported that the juries of the countries involved had made agreements to vote for each other.[378]

During the announcement of the jury votes in the final, Azerbaijan, Romania and Georgia had their votes announced by Martin Österdahl, the contest's executive supervisor.[379] This was stated to have been due to technical difficulties in establishing connection with those countries' designated spokespersons. The spokespersons who would have announced them were Narmin Salmanova, Eda Marcus and Helen Kalandadze respectively.[152] A press release from the Romanian broadcaster TVR on 20 May revealed that the reason for Österdahl's intervention on behalf of the Romanian spokesperson was due to TVR's refusal to accept the aggregate scores calculated by the EBU.[380]

The day after the final, TVR accused the EBU of "changing the rules" and requested further clarification of the incident. In their original decision, the Romanian jury awarded 12 points to Moldova.[381][382] The Georgian broadcaster GPB and the Azerbaijani broadcaster İTV also requested a more detailed statement on the jury vote issues, disclosing that their juries' 12 points were originally awarded to Ukraine.[383][384][385] The Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG and the Polish broadcaster TVP also requested more clarification on the issue.[386][387] In addition, TVR and İTV claimed that no technical difficulties had occurred during the jury voting segment of the final.[388][389]

On 19 May 2022, the EBU released the full breakdown of the nullified jury votes from the second semi-final.[390] RTCG, TVR and the Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV denied any wrongdoing on their part, with the former two claiming that other irregular voting patterns existed but were not detected.[391][380][392] TVR also threatened to withdraw from the contest for 2023 and future editions, while also planning to take legal action against the EBU in response,[393] however, it was later reported by Romanian news outlet Impact.ro on 29 July that TVR had dropped all of its objections.[394]

Other awards

In addition to the main winner's trophy, the Marcel Bezençon Awards and the You're A Vision Award were contested during the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The OGAE, "General Organisation of Eurovision Fans" voting poll also took place before the contest.

Marcel Bezençon Awards

The Marcel Bezençon Awards, organised since 2002 by Sweden's then-Head of Delegation and 1992 representative Christer Björkman, and winner of the 1984 contest Richard Herrey, honours songs in the contest's final.[395] The awards are divided into three categories: the Artistic Award, the Composers Award, and the Press Award.[396] The winners were revealed shortly before the Eurovision final on 14 May.[397]

Category Country Song Performer(s) Songwriter(s)
Artistic Award  Serbia "In corpore sano" Konstrakta
Press Award  United Kingdom "Space Man" Sam Ryder
Composers Award  Sweden "Hold Me Closer" Cornelia Jakobs

OGAE

OGAE, an organisation of over forty Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, conducts an annual voting poll first held in 2002 as the Marcel Bezençon Fan Award. After all votes were cast, the top-ranked entry in the 2022 poll was Sweden's "Hold Me Closer" performed by Cornelia Jakobs; the top five results are shown below.[398][399][400]

Country Performer(s) Song OGAE result
 Sweden Cornelia Jakobs "Hold Me Closer" 393
 Italy Mahmood and Blanco "Brividi" 387
 Spain Chanel "SloMo" 294
 Netherlands S10 "De diepte" 218
 United Kingdom Sam Ryder "Space Man" 204

You're A Vision Award

2022 saw the first edition of the You're A Vision Award (a word play of "Eurovision"), ran by the fansite Songfestival.be. Following the cancellation of the Barbara Dex Award due to its associated negative connotations, the You're A Vision Award was established with the aim to "celebrate the creativity and diversity that embody the Eurovision spirit", with the winner being the one with the most notable outfit. Australia's Sheldon Riley won the award, with Spain's Chanel coming second and Norway's Subwoolfer coming third.[401]

Place Country Performer(s)
1  Australia Sheldon Riley
2  Spain Chanel
3  Norway Subwoolfer
4  San Marino Achille Lauro

Official album

Cover art of the official album

Eurovision Song Contest: Turin 2022 is the official compilation album of the contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and was released by Universal Music Group digitally on 8 April 2022, in CD format on 22 April 2022, and in cassette and vinyl formats on 6 May 2022.[402][403][404][405] The album features all 40 entries including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify for the final.

Charts

Chart performance for Eurovision Song Contest: Turin 2022
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[406] 11
Austrian Compilation Albums (Ö3 Austria)[407] 1
German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[408] 1
Dutch Compilation Albums (Compilation Top 30)[409] 1
Irish Compilation Albums (IRMA)[410] 4
Italian Albums (FIMI)[411] 47
Lithuanian Albums (AGATA)[412] 93
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[413] 47
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[414] 1
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[415] 1

See also

Notes

  1. ^ While no countries finished the competition with 0 points, Germany failed to score points from the professional juries, while Switzerland failed to score points from the public televote.
  2. ^ Gianluca Ginoble appeared remotely due to testing positive for COVID-19, while Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone performed on stage.[106][107]
  3. ^ Russia was excluded from the contest a month after the semi-final allocation draw.
  4. ^ Contains lines in Spanish.
  5. ^ a b c d Despite finishing with the same number of points as the Czech Republic, Finland is deemed to have finished in twenty-first place due to receiving a greater number of points in the televote.
  6. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Latvia, Denmark is deemed to have finished in thirteenth place due to receiving a greater number of points in the televote.
  7. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Serbia, Sweden is deemed to have finished in first place in the televoting due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  8. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Serbia, Finland is deemed to have finished in thirteenth place in the jury vote due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  9. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Malta, Ireland is deemed to have finished in thirteenth place due to receiving a greater number of points in the televote.
  10. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as North Macedonia, Malta is deemed to have finished in thirteenth place in the televoting due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  11. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Italy, Greece is deemed to have finished in sixth place in the jury vote due to receiving a greater individual score from one country, as both countries received points from the same number of national juries.
  12. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Finland, Romania is deemed to have finished in twenty-first place in the jury vote due to receiving a greater individual score from one country, as both countries received points from the same number of national juries.
  13. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as the Czech Republic, Belgium is deemed to have finished in twenty-first place in the televoting due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  14. ^ Narmin Salmanova was supposed to announce the jury points from Azerbaijan, but due to alleged technical difficulties, the contest's executive supervisor Martin Österdahl announced them instead.
  15. ^ Eda Marcus was supposed to announce the jury points from Romania, but due to alleged technical difficulties, the contest's executive supervisor Martin Österdahl announced them instead.
  16. ^ Helen Kalandadze was supposed to announce the jury points from Georgia, but due to alleged technical difficulties, the contest's executive supervisor Martin Österdahl announced them instead.
  17. ^ The second semi-final was broadcast on a 1.5-hour delay, starting at 21:30 WEST.
  18. ^ Semi-finals on Radio Promin were broadcast with the TV commentary by Miroshnychenko while radio presenters Oleksandra Franko and Yevhen Pavliukovskyi provided studio discussions during TV commercial breaks.[293]
  19. ^ Polish audience peaked at 3,660,000 viewers during Ochman's performance in the final.

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