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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
The Sound of Beauty
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)
Websiteeurovision.tv/event/turin-2022 Edit this at Wikidata
Participants
Number of entries40
Number of finalists25
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 ten songs.
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-French singer Mika.

Forty countries participated in the contest, with Armenia and Montenegro returning after their absence 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 Klymenko. The United Kingdom finished in second place for a record-extending sixteenth time, also achieving its best result since 1998. Spain, Sweden and Serbia rounded out the top five, with Spain achieving its best result since 1995. Ukraine won the televote with 439 points, the most received in the contest's history to date, and came fourth in the jury vote behind the United Kingdom, Sweden and Spain. "Stefania" is the first song sung entirely in Ukrainian and the first song with hip-hop elements to win the contest.[1]

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 per cent 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[edit]

PalaOlimpico, Turin – host venue of the 2022 contest.
Location of host venue (red) and other contest-related sites and events (blue)

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[edit]

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 [it], 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 Was 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 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]

Participating countries[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – Participation summaries by country

Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership capable of receiving the contest via the Eurovision network and broadcasting it live nationwide. 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.[72]

On 20 October 2021, the EBU initially announced 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).[73] On 25 February 2022, the EBU announced that Russia was excluded from the contest due to its invasion of Ukraine, thereby reducing the number of participating countries to 40.[74]

Participants of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022[73][75]
Country Broadcaster Artist Song Language Songwriter(s)
 Albania RTSH Ronela Hajati "Sekret" Albanian, English Ronela Hajati
 Armenia AMPTV Rosa Linn "Snap" English
 Australia SBS Sheldon Riley "Not the Same" English
 Austria ORF Lumix feat. Pia Maria "Halo" English
 Azerbaijan İTV Nadir Rustamli "Fade to Black" English
 Belgium RTBF Jérémie Makiese "Miss You" English
 Bulgaria BNT Intelligent Music Project "Intention" English
 Croatia HRT Mia Dimšić "Guilty Pleasure" English, Croatian
 Cyprus CyBC Andromache "Ela" (Έλα) English, Greek
 Czech Republic ČT We Are Domi "Lights Off" English
  • Einar Eriksen Kvaløy
  • Dominika Hašková
  • Casper Hatlestad
  • Abigail Frances Jones
  • Benjamin Rekstad
 Denmark DR Reddi "The Show" English
 Estonia ERR Stefan "Hope" English
 Finland Yle The Rasmus "Jezebel" English
 France France Télévisions Alvan and Ahez "Fulenn" Breton
 Georgia GPB Circus Mircus "Lock Me In" English Circus Mircus
 Germany NDR[a] Malik Harris "Rockstars" English
 Greece ERT Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord "Die Together" English
 Iceland RÚV Systur "Með hækkandi sól" Icelandic Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir
 Ireland RTÉ Brooke "That's Rich" English
 Israel IPBC Michael Ben David "I.M" English
 Italy RAI Mahmood and Blanco "Brividi" Italian
 Latvia LTV Citi Zēni "Eat Your Salad" English
  • Jānis "JJ Lush" Jačmenkins
  • Roberts Memmēns
  • Jānis Pētersons
  • Dagnis Roziņš
 Lithuania LRT Monika Liu "Sentimentai" Lithuanian Monika Liubinaitė
 Malta PBS Emma Muscat "I Am What I Am" English
 Moldova TRM Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers "Trenulețul" Romanian
 Montenegro RTCG Vladana "Breathe" English, Italian
 Netherlands AVROTROS S10 "De diepte" Dutch
 North Macedonia MRT Andrea "Circles" English
 Norway NRK Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana" English
 Poland TVP Ochman "River" English
 Portugal RTP Maro "Saudade, saudade" English, Portuguese
 Romania TVR Wrs "Llámame" English, Spanish
 San Marino SMRTV Achille Lauro "Stripper" Italian, English
  • Gregorio "Greg" Calculli
  • Matteo "Gow Tribe" Ciceroni
  • Mattia "Banf" Cutolo
  • Federico De Marinis
  • Lauro De Marinis
  • Daniele Dezi
  • Marco "Lancs" Lanciotti
  • Simon Pietro Manzari
  • Daniele Mungai
  • Davide Petrella
  • Francesco Viscovo
 Serbia RTS Konstrakta "In corpore sano" Serbian, Latin
 Slovenia RTVSLO LPS "Disko" Slovene
  • Gašper Hlupič
  • Mark Semeja
  • Zala Velenšek
  • Filip Vidušin
  • Žiga Žvižej
 Spain RTVE Chanel "SloMo" Spanish, English
 Sweden SVT Cornelia Jakobs "Hold Me Closer" English
  Switzerland SRG SSR Marius Bear "Boys Do Cry" English
 Ukraine UA:PBC Kalush Orchestra "Stefania" (Стефанія) Ukrainian
 United Kingdom BBC Sam Ryder "Space Man" English

Returning artists[edit]

The contest featured five representatives who also previously performed as lead artists for the same country. Nika Kocharov, the guitarist of Circus Mircus, had previously represented Georgia in 2016 alongside Young Georgian Lolitaz;[77][b] Stoyan Yankoulov, a member of Intelligent Music Project, had represented Bulgaria in 2007 and 2013 alongside Elitsa Todorova;[78] Zdob și Zdub had represented Moldova in 2005 and 2011;[79] Mahmood had represented Italy in 2019;[80] and Ihor Didenchuk, a member of Kalush Orchestra, had previously represented Ukraine in 2021 as a member of Go_A.[81] 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.[82]

Other countries[edit]

Active EBU members[edit]

Active EBU member broadcasters in Andorra,[83] Bosnia and Herzegovina,[84] Luxembourg, Monaco and Slovakia confirmed non-participation prior to the announcement of the participants list by the EBU. Turkish national broadcaster TRT had been in talks with the EBU about a potential return to the contest in 2022,[85] but the country ultimately did not appear on the final list of participants.[73]

Non-EBU members[edit]

Belarus was excluded from participation in the 2022 contest on 1 July 2021, when the EBU Executive Board agreed to expel its national broadcaster BTRC as a result of its use as a propaganda tool,[86] losing the rights to broadcast and participate in any Eurovision event until 1 July 2024.[87] Conversely, Russia initially appeared on the list of participants; however, following its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and subsequent protests from other participating countries, the EBU decided to exclude the country from the contest;[74] Russian member broadcasters, including VGTRK and Channel One, immediately responded by announcing their withdrawal from the union,[88][89][90] which was finalised on 26 May 2022 and resulted in Russia indefinitely losing broadcasting and participation rights for future Eurovision events.[91][92]

Liechtensteiner broadcaster 1 FL TV, despite previous attempts to become an EBU member, halted its plans after director Peter Kölbel's unexpected death, and did not resume them due to the lack of sufficient funds and of government support.[93]

Production[edit]

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,[73] Cristian Biondani [it] and Duccio Forzano [it] served as directors of the three live shows,[94][95] Claudio Santucci served as head of show,[96] and Emanuele Cristofoli served as artistic director for the opening and interval acts.[97][98] Background music for the shows was composed by Maurizio Filardo [it].[99]

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.[100][101] The preliminary total budget for the shows was €16.3 million.[102] The full costs was not officially published, but is estimated to be at approximately €22 million.[103]

Visual design[edit]

The theme art and slogan for the contest, "The Sound of Beauty", was unveiled on 21 January 2022.[104] 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, Arsenica, was inspired by early-20th century Italian poster art; the colours were drawn from those of the Italian flag.[105]

Stage design[edit]

Stage and green room in the arena

The stage design for the 2022 contest was revealed on 18 February 2022.[106] 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.[107][108] Montinaro had previous experience in stage design, having done so for the Sanremo Music Festival in 2013 and 2019.[109] This marked the first time since 2016 that German stage designer Florian Wieder did not design the Eurovision stage.[110][111]

Postcards[edit]

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, each postcard for 2022 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, guided by a drone named "Leo".[112][113][114][115][116] The following locations were used for each participating country:[117][118]

Presenters[edit]

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.[119][120][121]

The "Turquoise Carpet" and Opening Ceremony events were hosted by Gabriele Corsi [it], Carolina Di Domenico, Mario Acampa [it] and Laura Carusino [it].[122][123] Acampa, Carusino and Di Domenico also moderated the contest's press conferences.[124][125]

Format[edit]

Entries[edit]

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.[126][127] 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.[128][129][130][131] 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.[132]

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.[133] Australia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom opted not to release their performances, while Ukraine was exempted from the obligation to record its own, and Armenia and Austria removed theirs after release for unknown reasons.[134][135] Despite Montenegro not releasing its performance to the contest's official channel, it was nonetheless made available on the channel of the country's representative Vladana.[136]

The 2022 contest was the first edition to not feature any competing song with lyrics in French.[137]

Semi-final allocation draw[edit]

Palazzo Madama, host venue for the allocation draw of the 2022 contest
Results of the semi-final allocation draw
  Participating countries in the first semi-final[c]
  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 draw to determine the participating countries' semi-finals took place on 25 January 2022 at 12:00 CET, at Palazzo Madama.[138][139] 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.[140] 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

Contest overview[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final took place on 10 May 2022 at 21:00 (CEST).[4] Seventeen countries participated in this semi-final, with the running order published on 29 March 2022.[141] Ukraine won the most points, followed by the Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Armenia, Norway, Lithuania, Moldova, Switzerland, and Iceland. The countries that failed to reach the final were Croatia, Albania, Denmark, Latvia, Austria, Bulgaria, and Slovenia. All the countries competing in this semi-final were eligible to vote, plus France and Italy.[142] Russia was originally allocated to participate in the second half of this semi-final, but was excluded from the contest due to its invasion of Ukraine.[74]

This 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,[143][144] 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,[145][146] a brief homage to Raffaella Carrà by the contest presenters,[147] and Diodato performing "Fai rumore".[148] The French and Italian artists were then interviewed, and clips of their competing songs were played.

  Qualifiers
Results of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022[149]
R/O Country Artist Song Points Place
1  Albania Ronela Hajati "Sekret" 58 12
2  Latvia Citi Zēni "Eat Your Salad" 55 14
3  Lithuania Monika Liu "Sentimentai" 159 7
4   Switzerland Marius Bear "Boys Do Cry" 118 9
5  Slovenia LPS "Disko" 15 17
6  Ukraine Kalush Orchestra "Stefania" 337 1
7  Bulgaria Intelligent Music Project "Intention" 29 16
8  Netherlands S10 "De diepte" 221 2
9  Moldova Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers "Trenulețul" 154 8
10  Portugal Maro "Saudade, saudade" 208 4
11  Croatia Mia Dimšić "Guilty Pleasure" 75 11
12  Denmark Reddi "The Show" 55 13
13  Austria Lumix feat. Pia Maria "Halo" 42 15
14  Iceland Systur "Með hækkandi sól" 103 10
15  Greece Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord "Die Together" 211 3
16  Norway Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana" 177 6
17  Armenia Rosa Linn "Snap" 187 5

Semi-final 2[edit]

Il Volo performed as an interval act in the second semi-final.

The second semi-final took place on 12 May 2022 at 21:00 (CEST).[4] Eighteen countries participated in this semi-final, with the running order published on 29 March 2022.[141] Sweden won the most points, followed by Australia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Belgium, Romania, and Azerbaijan. The countries that failed to reach the final were North Macedonia, Cyprus, Israel, San Marino, Ireland, Malta, Montenegro, and Georgia. All the countries competing in this semi-final were eligible to vote, plus Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.[142]

This semi-final was opened by "The Italian Way", an act built around Italian improvisation performed by co-presenter Alessandro Cattelan,[150] while the interval featured a medley of "Fragile" and "People Have the Power" performed by co-presenters Laura Pausini and Mika,[151] and Il Volo performing a new version of "Grande amore".[d][154] The British, German, and Spanish artists were then interviewed, and clips of their competing songs were played.

  Qualifiers
Results of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022[155]
R/O Country Artist Song Points Place
1  Finland The Rasmus "Jezebel" 162 7
2  Israel Michael Ben David "I.M" 61 13
3  Serbia Konstrakta "In corpore sano" 237 3
4  Azerbaijan Nadir Rustamli "Fade to Black" 96 10
5  Georgia Circus Mircus "Lock Me In" 22 18
6  Malta Emma Muscat "I Am What I Am" 47 16
7  San Marino Achille Lauro "Stripper" 50 14
8  Australia Sheldon Riley "Not the Same" 243 2
9  Cyprus Andromache "Ela" 63 12
10  Ireland Brooke "That's Rich" 47 15
11  North Macedonia Andrea "Circles" 76 11
12  Estonia Stefan "Hope" 209 5
13  Romania Wrs "Llámame" 118 9
14  Poland Ochman "River" 198 6
15  Montenegro Vladana "Breathe" 33 17
16  Belgium Jérémie Makiese "Miss You" 151 8
17  Sweden Cornelia Jakobs "Hold Me Closer" 396 1
18  Czech Republic We Are Domi "Lights Off" 227 4

Final[edit]

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. The running order for the final was published on 13 May 2022.[156] Ukraine won with 631 points, also winning the televote. The United Kingdom came second with 466 points and won the jury vote, with Spain, Sweden, Serbia, Italy, Moldova, Greece, Portugal, and Norway completing the top ten. Finland, the Czech Republic, Iceland, France, and Germany occupied the bottom five positions.[157]

The final was opened 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]", followed by the traditional flag parade, introducing all twenty-five finalists.[158] The interval acts included Måneskin performing their new single "Supermodel" and "If I Can Dream",[159][158] Gigliola Cinquetti performing her winning song "Non ho l'età",[160] and co-presenter Mika performing a medley of "Love Today", "Grace Kelly", his new single "Yo Yo" and "Happy Ending".[161] Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti also appeared in a pre-recorded message from the International Space Station.[162]

Results of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022[157]
R/O Country Artist Song Points Place
1  Czech Republic We Are Domi "Lights Off" 38 22[e]
2  Romania Wrs "Llámame" 65 18
3  Portugal Maro "Saudade, saudade" 207 9
4  Finland The Rasmus "Jezebel" 38 21[e]
5   Switzerland Marius Bear "Boys Do Cry" 78 17
6  France Alvan and Ahez "Fulenn" 17 24
7  Norway Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana" 182 10
8  Armenia Rosa Linn "Snap" 61 20
9  Italy Mahmood and Blanco "Brividi" 268 6
10  Spain Chanel "SloMo" 459 3
11  Netherlands S10 "De diepte" 171 11
12  Ukraine Kalush Orchestra "Stefania" 631 1
13  Germany Malik Harris "Rockstars" 6 25
14  Lithuania Monika Liu "Sentimentai" 128 14
15  Azerbaijan Nadir Rustamli "Fade to Black" 106 16
16  Belgium Jérémie Makiese "Miss You" 64 19
17  Greece Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord "Die Together" 215 8
18  Iceland Systur "Með hækkandi sól" 20 23
19  Moldova Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers "Trenulețul" 253 7
20  Sweden Cornelia Jakobs "Hold Me Closer" 438 4
21  Australia Sheldon Riley "Not the Same" 125 15
22  United Kingdom Sam Ryder "Space Man" 466 2
23  Poland Ochman "River" 151 12
24  Serbia Konstrakta "In corpore sano" 312 5
25  Estonia Stefan "Hope" 141 13

Spokespersons[edit]

The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country's national jury in the following order:[163][164][165]

  1.  Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
  2.  San Marino – Labiuse
  3.  North Macedonia – Jana Burčeska
  4.  Malta – Aidan
  5.  Ukraine – Kateryna Pavlenko
  6.  Albania – Andri Xhahu
  7.  Estonia – Tanel Padar
  8.  Azerbaijan – None[f]
  9.  Portugal – Pedro Tatanka
  10.  Germany – Barbara Schöneberger
  11.  Belgium – David Jeanmotte [fr]
  12.  Norway – Tix
  13.  Israel – Daniel Styopin [he]
  14.  Poland – Ida Nowakowska
  15.  Greece – Stefania
  16.  Moldova – Elena Băncilă
  17.  Bulgaria – Janan Dural
  18.  Serbia – Dragana Kosjerina
  19.  Iceland – Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir
  20.  Cyprus – Loukas Hamatsos
  21.  Latvia – Samanta Tīna
  22.  Spain – Nieves Álvarez
  23.   Switzerland – Julie Berthollet
  24.  Denmark – Tina Müller
  25.  France – Élodie Gossuin
  26.  Armenia – Garik Papoyan
  27.  Montenegro – Andrijana Vešović
  28.  Romania – None[g]
  29.  Ireland – Linda Martin
  30.  Slovenia – Lorella Flego
  31.  Georgia – None[h]
  32.  Croatia – Ivan Dorian Molnar
  33.  Lithuania – Vaidotas Valiukevičius
  34.  Austria – Philipp Hansa
  35.  Finland – Aksel
  36.  United Kingdom – AJ Odudu
  37.  Sweden – Dotter
  38.  Australia – Courtney Act
  39.  Czech Republic – Taťána Kuchařová
  40.  Italy – Carolina Di Domenico

Detailed voting results[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

  Qualifiers
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[i]  Moldova 19  Denmark 20
14  Latvia 55[i]  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

The ten qualifiers from the first semi-final were determined by televoting and/or SMS-voting (50%) and five-member juries (50%).[166] All seventeen countries competing in the first semi-final voted, alongside France and Italy.[141] The ten qualifying countries were announced in no particular order, and the full results of how each country voted was published after the final had been held.

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[edit]

Below is a summary of all 12 points received in the first semi-final. In the jury vote, Greece, the Netherlands, and Ukraine each received the maximum score of 12 points from four countries, while Albania, Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, and Switzerland were each awarded one set of 12 points. In the public vote, Ukraine received the maximum score of 12 points from twelve countries, with Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Lithuania, and Portugal each receiving one set of 12 points.[149]

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[edit]

  Qualifiers
Split results of semi-final 2
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1  Sweden 396  Sweden 222  Sweden 174[j]
2  Australia 243  Australia 169  Serbia 174[j]
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[k]  Australia 74
9  Romania 118  Serbia 63[k]  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[l]  Georgia 13  Malta 20[m]
16  Malta 47[l]  Ireland 12  North Macedonia 20[m]
17  Montenegro 33  Montenegro 11  Georgia 9
18  Georgia 22  Cyprus 9  Azerbaijan 0

The ten qualifiers from the second semi-final were determined by televoting and/or SMS-voting (50%) and five-member juries (50%).[166] All eighteen countries competing in the second semi-final voted, alongside Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.[141] The ten qualifying countries were announced in no particular order, and the full results of how each country voted was published after the final had been held.

Detailed jury voting results of semi-final 2
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
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[edit]

Below is a summary of all 12 points received in the second semi-final. In the jury vote, Sweden received the maximum score of 12 points from sixteen countries, while Australia, Azerbaijan, North Macedonia, San Marino, and Serbia were each awarded one set of 12 points. In the public vote, Serbia received the maximum score of 12 points from eight countries, with Poland and Sweden receiving three sets of 12 points. Finland were awarded two sets of 12 points, and Cyprus, Estonia, Ireland, Montenegro, and Romania were each awarded one set of 12 points.[155]

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[edit]

  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[n]  Sweden 180
7  Moldova 253  Italy 158[n]  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[o]  Belgium 5[p]
22  Czech Republic 38[e]  Finland 12[o]  Czech Republic 5[p]
23  Iceland 20  Iceland 10  Azerbaijan 3
24  France 17  France 9  Australia 2
25  Germany 6  Germany 0   Switzerland 0

The results of the final were determined by televoting and jury voting in all forty participating countries.[166] The announcement of the jury points was conducted by each country individually, with the country's spokesperson announcing their jury's favourite entry that received 12 points, with the remaining points shown on screen. Following the completion of the jury points announcement, the public points were announced as an aggregate by the contest hosts in ascending order starting from the country which received the fewest points from the jury.

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[edit]

Below is a summary of all 12 points received in the final. In the jury vote, Spain and the United Kingdom each received the maximum score of 12 points from eight countries, with Greece receiving six sets of 12 points. Sweden and Ukraine received the maximum score from five countries, while Azerbaijan received three sets of 12 points. Italy and Serbia were awarded two sets of 12 points each, and the Netherlands was awarded one set of 12 points.

In the public vote, Ukraine received the maximum score of 12 points from a record-breaking twenty-eight countries.[167] Serbia received the maximum score from five countries, Moldova were awarded two sets of 12 points, and Estonia, Greece, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom were each awarded one set of 12 points.[157]

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

Broadcasts[edit]

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.[168] 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.[169]

For the first time in the contest's history, RAI trialled the broadcasts of the event in 4K UHD.[170][171] 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.[172]

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster Channel(s) Show(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
 Albania RTSH RTSH, RTSH Muzikë, Radio Tirana All shows Andri Xhahu [173][174]
 Armenia AMPTV Armenia 1 All shows Garik Papoyan and Hrachuhi Utmazyan [hy] [175][176]
Public Radio Unknown
 Australia SBS SBS All shows Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey [177][178]
 Austria ORF ORF 1 All shows Andi Knoll [179][180][181]
FM4 Final Kurdwin Ayub, Florian Alexander, Hannes Duscher and Roland Gratzer [182]
 Azerbaijan İTV All shows Murad Arif [183][184]
 Belgium RTBF La Une, VivaCité All shows Jean-Louis Lahaye [fr] and Maureen Louys [185][186][187]
VRT één Peter Van de Veire [188]
 Bulgaria BNT BNT 1, BNT 4 All shows Elena Rosberg and Petko Kralev [189]
 Croatia HRT HRT 1 All shows Duško Ćurlić [190][191]
HR 2 Zlatko Turkalj [hr]
 Cyprus CyBC RIK 1, RIK HD, RIK Sat All shows Melina Karageorgiou and Alexandros Taramountas [192]
 Czech Republic ČT ČT2 All shows Jan Maxián [cs] [193][194][195][196]
 Denmark DR DR1 All shows Henrik Milling [da] and Nicolai Molbech [197][198]
 Estonia ERR ETV All shows Marko Reikop [199]
ETV+ Aleksandr Hobotov and Julia Kalenda [200][201]
 Finland Yle Yle TV1, Yle Areena [fi] All shows
[202]
Yle Radio Suomi Sanna Pirkkalainen and Toni Laaksonen [fi] [203][204][205]
Yle X3M Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
 France France Télévisions Culturebox Semi-finals Laurence Boccolini [206][207]
France 2 Final Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini
Polynésie La Première [208]
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon La Première [fr][q] [209]
France 3 Bretagne Goulwena an Henaff [fr], Yann-Herle, Thelo Mell and Mael Gwenneg [210][211]
 Georgia GPB 1TV All shows Nika Lobiladze [212][213][214]
 Germany ARD/NDR One All shows Peter Urban [215][216][217][218]
Das Erste Final
Deutsche Welle
Radio Eins [de] Amelie Ernst [de] and Max Spallek [de] [219]
 Greece ERT ERT1 All shows Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis [220]
Deftero Programma, Voice of Greece Dimitris Meidanis [221]
 Iceland RÚV RÚV, RÚV 2 All shows Gísli Marteinn Baldursson [222][223]
Rás 2 Final
 Ireland RTÉ RTÉ2 Semi-finals Marty Whelan [224][225][226]
RTÉ One Final
RTÉ Radio 1 SF2/Final Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski [227][228]
 Israel IPBC Kan 11, Kan Tarbut [he] All shows Asaf Liberman [he] and Akiva Novick [he] [229]
 Italy RAI Rai 1, Rai 4K [it], Rai Italia All shows Gabriele Corsi [it], Cristiano Malgioglio and Carolina Di Domenico [230][231][170][232]
Rai Radio 2 Ema Stokholma [it], Gino Castaldo [it] and Saverio Raimondo [it] [233][234]
RaiPlay The Jackal [it] [235]
 Latvia LTV LTV1 All shows Toms Grēviņš [lv] and Lauris Reiniks [236][237]
 Lithuania LRT LRT televizija, LRT Radijas All shows Ramūnas Zilnys [lt] [238][239]
 Malta PBS TVM All shows No commentary [240]
 Moldova TRM Moldova 1, Radio Moldova All shows Ion Jalbă and Daniela Crudu [241]
 Montenegro RTCG TVCG 1, TVCG SAT All shows Dražen Bauković and Tijana Mišković [242]
 Netherlands NPO/AVROTROS NPO 1, BVN All shows Cornald Maas and Jan Smit [243][244][245]
NPO Radio 2 Final Frank van 't Hof [nl] and Jeroen Kijk in de Vegte
 North Macedonia MRT MRT 1, MRT 2 All shows Eli Tanaskovska [246][247]
 Norway NRK NRK1 All shows Marte Stokstad [no] [248][249][250][251]
NRK P1 Final Jon Marius Hyttebakk and Marit Sofie Strand
 Poland TVP TVP1, TVP Polonia All shows Aleksander Sikora [pl] and Marek Sierocki [pl] [252]
 Portugal RTP RTP1, RTP Internacional, RTP África All shows[r] Nuno Galopim [253][254][255][256]
 Romania TVR TVR 1, TVRi SF1 Bogdan Stănescu [257][258][259][260]
SF2/Final Bogdan Stănescu and Kyrie Mendél
 San Marino SMRTV San Marino RTV, Radio San Marino All shows Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo [261][262][263]
 Serbia RTS RTS 1, RTS Planeta, RTS Svet SF1 Silvana Grujić [264][265][266][267]
SF2/Final Duška Vučinić
 Slovenia RTVSLO TV SLO 2 [sl] Semi-finals Andrej Hofer [sl] [268][269][270]
TV SLO 1 [sl] Final
Radio Val 202, Radio Maribor [sl] SF1/Final Maruša Kerec [sl]
 Spain RTVE La 1, TVE Internacional All shows Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela [271][272][273][274]
Radio Nacional Final Imanol Durán, Sara Calvo and David Asensio [275][276]
 Sweden SVT SVT1 Semi-finals Edward af Sillén [277][278][279]
Final Edward af Sillén and Linnea Henriksson
SVT24 All shows Audio description: Annika Lundin [280]
SR SR P4 Carolina Norén [281]
  Switzerland SRG SSR SRF zwei Semi-finals Sven Epiney [282][283][284][285][286]
SRF info SF2
SRF 1 Final
RTS 2 Semi-finals Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner [287][288][289]
RTS 1 Final Jean-Marc Richard and Gjon's Tears
RSI La 2 SF1 Clarissa Tami [it] and Francesca Margiotta [290][291][292]
SF2 Clarissa Tami and Boris Piffaretti
RSI La 1 Final Clarissa Tami, Francesca Margiotta and Boris Piffaretti
 Ukraine UA:PBC UA:Kultura All shows Timur Miroshnychenko [293][294][295][296][297]
UA:Radio Promin [uk] Semi-finals[s]
Final Anna Zakletska and Dmytro Zakharchenko
 United Kingdom BBC BBC Three Semi-finals Scott Mills and Rylan Clark [298]
BBC One Final Graham Norton
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Broadcaster Channel(s) Show(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
 Kosovo RTK Unknown All shows Unknown [299]
 United States NBC Peacock All shows Johnny Weir [300][301][302]
WJFD-FM Final Ewan Spence and Alesia Michelle [303]

Incidents[edit]

Impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine[edit]

Ukrainian artist replacement[edit]

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.[304] The 2022 Ukrainian national selection was won by Alina Pash with the song "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors".[305] 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.[306] 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".[307] After it was discovered that a representative of Pash's team had handed in falsified documentation to UA:PBC,[308][309][310] on 16 February, Pash announced that she would withdraw her candidacy as the Ukrainian representative at the contest.[311][312] 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.[313][314][315][316] On 22 February, UA:PBC confirmed that Kalush Orchestra had accepted the offer.[317]

Exclusion of Russia[edit]

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022, 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.[318][319][320]

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.[321] Yle also stated that they would withdraw their participation if Russia were not excluded from the contest.[322] This was followed by a similar announcement from ERR.[323] Latvian representatives Citi Zēni also urged the EBU to reconsider Russian participation.[324] 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."[74] 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.[88] Russia had not publicly announced an artist or song before being excluded.

Ukrainian preparations[edit]

Following the start of the invasion, UA:PBC and Kalush Orchestra had yet to formally comment on whether their participation in the contest would continue.[325][326] 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.[327][328][329] 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,[330][331] however, the delegation was later exempted from the requirement to do so.[332] 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.[333][334][335]

Attempted cyber attacks[edit]

On 11 May 2022, pro-Russia 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.[336][337] 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.[338][339] The attacks were ultimately unsuccessful, and there were no disruptions to either the website or the voting platform.[340][341]

On-stage statements[edit]

During the broadcast of the final, after Kalush Orchestra had finished their performance, the group's frontman Oleh Psiuk shouted onstage: "I ask all of you, please help Ukraine, Mariupol. Help Azovstal, right now!"[342] The contest's rules precludes promoting political statements and messages, and several commentators noted that Psiuk's statement could be in breach of the rules.[343] However, the EBU deemed the statement to be "humanitarian rather than political in nature”.[344] The German and Icelandic representatives, Malik Harris and Systur respectively, also showed support for Ukraine onstage after finishing their performances.[345]

Rehearsal stage malfunction[edit]

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.[346][347] Several delegations, among them those from Belgium,[348] Denmark,[349] Estonia,[350] Finland[351] and Lithuania,[352] 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.[353] This was later confirmed by the EBU in a statement issued to Danish broadcaster DR on 2 May.[349]

Macedonian flag incident[edit]

During the "Turquoise Carpet" event on 8 May 2022, the Macedonian representative Andrea was seen lightly tossing 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 it was considering withdrawing Andrea from the contest, and that people in the delegation that are deemed responsible for the incident would be sanctioned.[354][355] Andrea herself issued an apology later that day.[356] MRT later stated on 11 May that it would take all disciplinary measures after the delegation returned from Turin, while also raising the possibility that it would not return for the 2023 contest, because of the negative publicity caused by the incident.[357] MRT eventually confirmed its non-participation in the 2023 contest, citing financial difficulties, instead.[358]

Jury vote irregularities[edit]

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.[359][360] The Flemish broadcaster VRT later reported that the juries of the countries involved had made agreements to vote for each other.[361]

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.[362] 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.[164] 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.[363]

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.[364][365] 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.[366][367][368] The Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG and the Polish broadcaster TVP also requested more clarification on the issue.[369][370] In addition, TVR and İTV claimed that no technical difficulties had occurred during the jury voting segment of the final.[371][372]

On 19 May 2022, the EBU released the full breakdown of the nullified jury votes from the second semi-final.[373] 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.[374][363][375] 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.[376] However, it was reported by Romanian news outlet Impact.ro on 29 July that TVR had dropped all of its objections,[377] and on 26 August, TVR confirmed its participation in the 2023 contest.[378]

Reception[edit]

Following the 2022 contest, three entries entered the Billboard Global 200 chart dated 28 May 2022: Ukraine's winning entry "Stefania" at number 85, the United Kingdom's "Space Man" at number 93, and Spain's "SloMo" at number 151. On the Billboard Global Excl. US chart also dated 28 May 2022, the three aforementioned entries entered at numbers 39, 37 and 79, respectively, followed by Italy's "Brividi" at number 194. "Brividi" had previously peaked at number seven on the Global Excl. US chart and at number 15 on the Global 200 chart following its win at the Sanremo Music Festival 2022, which also doubled as the Italian national final.[379][380]

By the end of June 2022, Armenia's entry "Snap" had begun to gain traction on video sharing service TikTok, and subsequently gained viral success on the platform; it had featured in almost 360,000 clips on the service by July of that year.[381] As a result, the song experienced a surge in streams and downloads, and went on to chart in multiple countries.[382] It topped the charts in the Flanders region of Belgium, reached the top ten in ten countries, and charted in a further 23 countries, including peaking at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 67 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[383] The latter achievement also made "Snap" the second Eurovision song of the 21st century to enter the Billboard Hot 100, after the 2019 winning entry "Arcade".[384]

Other awards[edit]

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[edit]

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.[385] The awards are divided into three categories: the Artistic Award, the Composers Award, and the Press Award.[386] The winners were revealed shortly before the Eurovision final on 14 May.[387]

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

OGAE[edit]

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.[388][389][390]

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[edit]

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, Norway's Subwoolfer, and San Marino's Achille Lauro completing the top four.[391]

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

Eurovision Awards[edit]

The second edition of the Eurovision Awards saw the competing acts of 2022 celebrated across ten categories. Shortlists were determined by major Eurovision fansites and podcasts, with editors and presenters nominating their favourites in each category; the final result was determined by followers of the official Eurovision Instagram channel who cast votes for their favourite act.[392]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Most Innovative Staging Best Vocals
Most Iconic Prop Best Non-Qualifier
Best Lyrics Best Look
Best Hair Best Official Video
Best Choreography Best Moment

Official album[edit]

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 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.[394][395][396][397] The album features all 40 entries including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify for the final.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Weekly chart performance for Eurovision Song Contest: Turin 2022
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[398] 11
Austrian Compilation Albums (Ö3 Austria)[399] 1
German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[400] 1
Dutch Compilation Albums (Compilation Top 30)[401] 1
Irish Compilation Albums (IRMA)[402] 4
Italian Albums (FIMI)[403] 47
Lithuanian Albums (AGATA)[404] 93
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[405] 47
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[406] 1
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[407] 1
US Top Compilation Albums (Billboard)[408] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Year-end chart performance for Eurovision Song Contest: Turin 2022
Chart (2022) Position
Swiss Compilation Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[409] 7

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On behalf of the German public broadcasting consortium ARD[76]
  2. ^ Kocharov's identity was not publicly known at the time of the contest.
  3. ^ a b Russia, which had originally been allocated into semi-final 1, was excluded from the contest in February 2022.
  4. ^ Gianluca Ginoble appeared remotely due to testing positive for COVID-19, while Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone performed on stage.[152][153]
  5. ^ a b c d Despite finishing with the same number of points as the Czech Republic, Finland finished in twenty-first place due to receiving a greater number of points in the televote.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Latvia, Denmark 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 Serbia, Sweden finished in first 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 Serbia, Finland finished in eighth place in the jury vote due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  12. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Malta, Ireland finished in fifteenth place due to receiving a greater number of points in the televote.
  13. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as North Macedonia, Malta finished in fifteenth place in the televoting due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  14. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Italy, Greece 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.
  15. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Finland, Romania 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.
  16. ^ a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as the Czech Republic, Belgium finished in twenty-first place in the televoting due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  17. ^ Delayed broadcast of the Final in Saint Pierre and Miquelon on 15 May at 22:55 UTC−02:00[209]
  18. ^ The second semi-final was broadcast on a 1.5-hour delay, starting at 21:30 WEST.
  19. ^ The semi-finals on Radio Promin featured TV commentary by Miroshnychenko while radio presenters Oleksandra Franko and Yevhen Pavliukovskyi provided studio discussions during TV commercial breaks.[296]
  20. ^ Occurred off-screen, and thus not shown in the broadcast of the final. It was later shown in the YouTube video of the awards.[393]

References[edit]

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