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Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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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
Websiteeurovision.tv/event/turin-2022 Edit this at Wikidata
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"
2021 ← Eurovision Song Contest → 2023

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-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, Ivan Klimenko, Oleh Psiuk, Tymofii Muzychuk and Vitalii Duzhyk. Ukraine's 439 points received from the televote in the final are the most televoting points received in the contest's history to date and made "Stefania" 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. Host country Italy finished in sixth place, thereby achieving the best result for a host country since 2016.

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.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

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.[8][9] 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.[10][11] 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.[12][13]

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,[14][15][16] 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.[17] The mayors of Rome, Rimini and Florence soon after also expressed interest in hosting the contest[18][19][20] and were joined by Sanremo, Verona and Bari.[20][21][22] 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.[23]

Host broadcaster RAI launched the bidding process on 7 July 2021.[24][25] 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.[26]

On 9 July 2021, the city of Turin officially announced its bid.[27] On the same day, the city of Pesaro did the same, proposing the Vitrifrigo Arena as a possible venue to host the event.[28] They were followed by Bologna and Jesolo on 12 July,[29][30] and Rimini and Bertinoro (jointly with Forlì and Cesena) on 13 July.[31][32] 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.[33] 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.[34]

The choice among them was meant to be announced by the end of August;[35][36] 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".[37] On 8 October 2021, the EBU and RAI announced Turin as the host city, with the PalaOlimpico as the chosen venue for the contest.[2][38]

Key:  †  Host venue  ‡  Shortlisted   Presented the bid book

City Venue Notes Ref.
Acireale PalaTupparello [39]
Alessandria Cittadella Proposal was dependent on the construction of a roof to cover the area; would have needed renovation works. [40]
Bertinoro PalaGalassi Candidacy supported by Forlì, Cesena and the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna. [32][41]
Bologna Fiera di Bologna Candidacy supported by the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna. [41][42][43][44]
Unipol Arena
Florence Nelson Mandela Forum Candidacy supported by the Regional Council of Tuscany. [45][46]
Genoa Palasport di Genova Is undergoing renovation works. [47]
Jesolo Palazzo del Turismo [it] Did not meet the EBU requirements of size. [30][48]
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. [35][49]
Milan Mediolanum Forum Did not meet the EBU requirements of size. Candidacy supported by the regional government of Lombardy. [50][51][52]
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. [53][54]
Pesaro Vitrifrigo Arena [55][56][57]
Rimini Rimini Fiera [it] Candidacy supported by the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna. [41][58]
Rome PalaLottomatica [18][59][60]
Fiera di Roma [it] Did not meet the EBU requirements of capacity.
Sanremo Mercato dei Fiori [61][62]
Trieste PalaTrieste Did not meet the EBU requirements of size. [35][63]
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.
[64][65][66]
Viterbo Fiera di Viterbo Did not meet the EBU requirements of size; would have needed renovation works. [67][68]

Production

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was produced by the Italian public broadcaster Radiotelevisione italiana (RAI). 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.[69][70] Claudio Fasulo [it] and Simona Martorelli served as executive producers,[71] Cristian Biondani [it] and Duccio Forzano [it] served as directors of the three live shows,[72][73] Claudio Santucci served as head of show,[74] and Emanuele Cristofoli served as artistic director for the opening and interval acts.[75][76]

Visual design

The theme art and slogan for the contest, "The Sound of Beauty", was unveiled on 21 January 2022. 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.[77]

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.[78][79][80]

The "Turquoise Carpet" and Opening Ceremony events were hosted by Gabriele Corsi [it], Carolina Di Domenico, Mario Acampa [it] and Laura Carusino [it].[81][82] Acampa, Carusino and Di Domenico are also moderating the contest's press conferences.[83][84]

Stage design

The stage design for the 2022 contest was revealed on 18 February 2022.[85] 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.[86][87] Montinaro had previous experience in stage design, having done so for the Sanremo Music Festival in 2013 and 2019.[88] This marked the first time since 2016 that German stage designer Florian Wieder [de] did not design the Eurovision stage.[89][90]

Opening and interval acts

On 30 April 2022, the EBU released information about the opening and interval acts.[91]

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,[92][93] 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,[94][95] a brief homage to Raffaella Carrà performed by the contest presenters,[96] and Diodato performing "Fai rumore".[97]

The second semi-final was opened by "The Italian Way", an act built around Italian improvisation performed by co-presenter Alessandro Cattelan,[98] while the interval featured a medley of "Fragile" and "People Have the Power" performed by co-presenters Laura Pausini and Mika,[99] and Il Volo performing a new version of "Grande amore".[b][102]

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]".[103] The interval acts included Måneskin performing their new single "Supermodel" and “If I Can Dream”,[104][103] Gigliola Cinquetti performing her winning song "Non ho l'età",[105] and co-presenter Mika performing a medley of "Love Today", "Grace Kelly", his new single "Yo Yo" and "Happy Ending".[106] Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti also appeared in a pre-recorded message from the International Space Station.[107]

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.[108][109] The EBU also required all national broadcasters to create a 'live-on-tape' backup recording prior to the contest which can be used if a participant is unable to travel to Turin, or subjected to quarantine on arrival.[110][111][112][113] 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 is subject to the responsibility of the participating broadcasters.[114]

The 2022 contest was the first edition to not feature any competing song with lyrics in French.[115]

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.[116][117] 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 is 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 – will 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.[118] 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.[119][120] 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.[121][122][123] The following locations were used for each participating country:[124][125]

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).[71] 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.[126]

Returning artists

The contest featured four representatives who previously performed as lead artists for the same countries. Stoyan Yankoulov [bg], a member of Bulgaria's Intelligent Music Project, represented Bulgaria at the 2007 and 2013 contests alongside Elitsa Todorova.[127] Zdob și Zdub represented Moldova in 2005 and 2011.[128] Mahmood represented Italy in 2019.[129] Ihor Didenchuk, a member of Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra, represented Ukraine in 2021 as a member of Go_A.[130]

In addition, Ihan Haydar, who represented Denmark in 2012 as a member of Soluna Samay's backup band, returned as a member of Reddi.[131]

Semi-final 1

The first semi-final took place on 10 May 2022 at 21:00 (CEST).[2] Seventeen countries participated in the first semi-final. Those countries plus France and Italy voted in this semi-final.[132] 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.[126] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[133]

  Qualifiers
Draw[134] Country[71] Artist[135] Song[135] Language(s) Place[136] Points
01  Albania Ronela Hajati "Sekret" Albanian, English[d] 12 58
02  Latvia Citi Zēni "Eat Your Salad" English 14[e] 55
03  Lithuania Monika Liu "Sentimentai" Lithuanian 7 159
04   Switzerland Marius Bear "Boys Do Cry" English 9 118
05  Slovenia LPS "Disko" Slovene 17 15
06  Ukraine Kalush Orchestra "Stefania" (Стефанія) Ukrainian 1 337
07  Bulgaria Intelligent Music Project "Intention" English 16 29
08  Netherlands S10 "De diepte" Dutch 2 221
09  Moldova Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers "Trenulețul" Romanian, English 8 154
10  Portugal Maro "Saudade, saudade" English, Portuguese 4 208
11  Croatia Mia Dimšić "Guilty Pleasure" English, Croatian 11 75
12  Denmark Reddi "The Show" English 13[e] 55
13  Austria Lumix feat. Pia Maria "Halo" English 15 42
14  Iceland Systur "Með hækkandi sól" Icelandic 10 103
15  Greece Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord "Die Together" English 3 211
16  Norway Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana" English 6 177
17  Armenia Rosa Linn "Snap" English 5 187

Semi-final 2

The second semi-final took place on 12 May 2022 at 21:00 (CEST).[2] Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Those countries plus Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.[132] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[137]

  Qualifiers
Draw[134] Country[71] Artist[138] Song[138] Language(s) Place[139] Points
01  Finland The Rasmus "Jezebel" English 7 162
02  Israel Michael Ben David "I.M" English 13 61
03  Serbia Konstrakta "In corpore sano" Serbian, Latin 3 237
04  Azerbaijan Nadir Rustamli "Fade to Black" English 10 96
05  Georgia Circus Mircus "Lock Me In" English 18 22
06  Malta Emma Muscat "I Am What I Am" English 16 47
07  San Marino Achille Lauro "Stripper" Italian, English 14 50
08  Australia Sheldon Riley "Not the Same" English 2 243
09  Cyprus Andromache "Ela" (Έλα) English, Greek 12 63
10  Ireland Brooke "That's Rich" English 15 47
11  North Macedonia Andrea "Circles" English 11 76
12  Estonia Stefan "Hope" English 5 209
13  Romania WRS "Llámame" English[f] 9 118
14  Poland Ochman "River" English 6 198
15  Montenegro Vladana "Breathe" English, Italian 17 33
16  Belgium Jérémie Makiese "Miss You" English 8 151
17  Sweden Cornelia Jakobs "Hold Me Closer" English 1 396
18  Czech Republic We Are Domi "Lights Off" English 4 227

Final

The final took place on 14 May 2022 at 21:00 (CEST).[2] Twenty-five countries participated in the final, with all forty participating countries eligible to vote.

  Winner
Draw[140] Country[71] Artist[141] Song[141] Language(s) Place[141] Points[141]
01  Czech Republic We Are Domi "Lights Off" English 22[g] 38
02  Romania WRS "Llámame" English[f] 18 65
03  Portugal Maro "Saudade, saudade" English, Portuguese 9 207
04  Finland The Rasmus "Jezebel" English 21[g] 38
05   Switzerland Marius Bear "Boys Do Cry" English 17 78
06  France Alvan and Ahez "Fulenn" Breton 24 17
07  Norway Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana" English 10 182
08  Armenia Rosa Linn "Snap" English 20 61
09  Italy Mahmood and Blanco "Brividi" Italian 6 268
10  Spain Chanel "SloMo" Spanish, English 3 459
11  Netherlands S10 "De diepte" Dutch 11 171
12  Ukraine Kalush Orchestra "Stefania" (Стефанія) Ukrainian 1 631
13  Germany Malik Harris "Rockstars" English 25 6
14  Lithuania Monika Liu "Sentimentai" Lithuanian 14 128
15  Azerbaijan Nadir Rustamli "Fade to Black" English 16 106
16  Belgium Jérémie Makiese "Miss You" English 19 64
17  Greece Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord "Die Together" English 8 215
18  Iceland Systur "Með hækkandi sól" Icelandic 23 20
19  Moldova Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers "Trenulețul" Romanian, English 7 253
20  Sweden Cornelia Jakobs "Hold Me Closer" English 4 438
21  Australia Sheldon Riley "Not the Same" English 15 125
22  United Kingdom Sam Ryder "Space Man" English 2 466
23  Poland Ochman "River" English 12 151
24  Serbia Konstrakta "In corpore sano" Serbian, Latin 5 312
25  Estonia Stefan "Hope" English 13 141

Scoreboard

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1 voting results (jury vote)
Total score
Televoting score
Albania
Latvia
Lithuania
Switzerland
Slovenia
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Netherlands
Moldova
Portugal
Croatia
Denmark
Austria
Iceland
Greece
Norway
Armenia
France
Italy
Contestants
Albania 58 46 12
Latvia 55 16 2 2 3 3 4 12 1 1 4 4 2 1
Lithuania 159 103 1 3 12 2 6 10 5 8 5 2 2
Switzerland 118 11 6 4 10 4 6 12 7 10 4 6 6 7 5 4 5 5 6
Slovenia 15 8 1 1 5
Ukraine 337 202 12 12 12 8 7 8 12 7 7 7 10 3 6 7 10 7
Bulgaria 29 18 1 10
Netherlands 221 79 10 3 8 12 10 12 4 2 8 2 12 8 7 6 8 12 8 10
Moldova 154 135 1 2 1 1 7 1 1 5
Portugal 208 87 4 5 7 4 6 8 5 10 5 12 8 10 6 5 10 10 6
Croatia 75 33 3 8 3 6 3 3 8 4 4
Denmark 55 20 6 5 5 5 2 3 5 1 3
Austria 42 36 2 1 3
Iceland 103 39 5 8 4 6 4 5 3 10 4 4 2 2 3 4
Greece 211 60 8 10 6 10 5 7 10 12 8 5 8 10 6 2 12 8 12 12
Norway 177 104 2 7 3 7 2 1 7 6 7 2 3 4 12 1 6 3
Armenia 187 105 7 2 1 1 10 8 4 6 3 1 2 12 3 7 7 8
Semi-final 1 voting results (televote)
Total score
Jury score
Albania
Latvia
Lithuania
Switzerland
Slovenia
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Netherlands
Moldova
Portugal
Croatia
Denmark
Austria
Iceland
Greece
Norway
Armenia
France
Italy
Contestants
Albania 58 12 8 6 1 2 2 12 2 5 8
Latvia 55 39 10 5 1
Lithuania 159 56 1 10 3 5 12 5 5 6 6 6 8 4 5 5 8 7 6 1
Switzerland 118 107 3 2 1 3 1 1
Slovenia 15 7 8
Ukraine 337 135 8 12 12 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 12 10 12
Bulgaria 29 11 12 5 1
Netherlands 221 142 3 3 6 2 3 6 3 8 8 3 4 5 8 4 1 4 4 4
Moldova 154 19 8 7 7 7 10 8 10 10 10 6 10 7 6 6 6 7 10
Portugal 208 121 5 6 8 12 2 4 6 6 4 1 3 1 2 3 2 8 8 6
Croatia 75 42 6 6 12 2 1 6
Denmark 55 35 2 1 1 3 3 6 4
Austria 42 6 4 1 4 3 2 4 2 4 2 3 5 2
Iceland 103 64 5 2 1 8 4 2 7 7 3
Greece 211 151 10 8 1 7 3 1 4 12 10 1 3
Norway 177 73 2 7 5 4 7 4 7 10 7 7 10 7 10 7 3 2 5
Armenia 187 82 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   Switzerland,  Ukraine,  Denmark,  Armenia
4  Ukraine  Albania,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Moldova
4  Greece  Netherlands,  Norway,  France,  Italy
1  Albania  Greece
1  Armenia  Austria
1  Latvia  Portugal
1  Lithuania  Slovenia
1  Norway  Iceland
1  Portugal  Croatia
1   Switzerland  Bulgaria
12 points awarded by televoting
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
12  Ukraine  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Bulgaria,  Netherlands,  Moldova,  Portugal,  Croatia,  Denmark,  Austria,  Iceland,  Armenia,  Italy
1  Albania  Greece
1  Armenia  France
1  Bulgaria  Albania
1  Croatia  Slovenia
1  Greece  Norway
1  Lithuania  Ukraine
1  Portugal   Switzerland

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2 voting results (jury vote)
Total score
Televoting score
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 99 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 4 8 4 4 4 5 4 2 1 2
Israel 61 27 1 2 10 3 1 1 7 3 2 3 1
Serbia 237 174 8 1 3 2 2 4 5 7 12 7 2 5 5
Azerbaijan 96 0 7 8 4 4 4 3 6 1 6 3 3 5 3 5 4 10 12 8
Georgia 22 9 1 1 3 5 3
Malta 47 20 2 2 1 1 6 6 1 7 1
San Marino 50 29 5 2 2 12
Australia 243 74 10 10 2 10 10 10 10 10 5 5 10 10 10 10 8 12 8 6 10 3
Cyprus 63 54 3 4 2
Ireland 47 35 6 1 4 1
North Macedonia 76 20 2 1 5 7 1 5 5 1 10 12 7
Estonia 209 96 4 3 10 7 7 8 7 5 7 8 2 7 7 6 10 7 4 4
Romania 118 100 4 2 8 4
Poland 198 114 1 8 3 8 8 6 8 8 8 3 6 1 3 7 6
Montenegro 33 22 7 3 1
Belgium 151 46 7 6 5 5 5 8 3 2 10 5 6 6 8 8 6 5 8 2
Sweden 396 174 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 12 12 12 12 10 12 7 6 12
Czech Republic 227 125 6 6 4 6 6 7 6 2 4 10 7 8 8 2 4 6 10
Semi-final 2 voting results (televote)
Total score
Jury score
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 1 5 6 6 3 2 2 1 8 12 4 6 4 12 10 7 6 4
Israel 61 34 10 10 2 3 2
Serbia 237 63 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 4 12 4 10 7 12 6 10 12 10 5 6
Azerbaijan 96 96
Georgia 22 13 2 5 1 1
Malta 47 27 2 3 1 3 3 3 1 2 2
San Marino 50 21 4 8 5 2 4 3 3
Australia 243 169 6 6 7 2 7 7 4 7 5 3 2 3 3 4 5 3
Cyprus 63 9 10 12 1 1 4 5 7 3 8 1 1 1
Ireland 47 12 3 3 8 1 1 7 12
North Macedonia 76 56 8 10 2
Estonia 209 113 12 4 4 7 3 3 6 1 8 10 7 7 8 8 4 2 2
Romania 118 18 3 2 6 6 5 5 8 4 10 5 2 5 8 3 4 5 12 7
Poland 198 84 5 7 1 3 4 5 6 8 12 2 6 1 2 12 7 7 12 4 10
Montenegro 33 11 12 10
Belgium 151 105 1 1 3 4 1 6 2 4 7 5 1 5 5 1
Sweden 396 222 10 12 5 8 8 10 10 10 7 10 7 10 12 12 6 10 6 8 8 5
Czech Republic 227 102 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  Finland,  Israel,  Serbia,  Azerbaijan,  Georgia,  Malta,  San Marino,  Australia,  Cyprus,  Ireland,  Poland,  Estonia,  Romania,  Montenegro,  Czech Republic,  United Kingdom
1  Australia  Sweden
1  Azerbaijan  Spain
1  North Macedonia  Germany
1  San Marino  Belgium
1  Serbia  North Macedonia
12 points awarded by televoting
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
8  Serbia  Georgia,  Malta,  San Marino,  Australia,  Cyprus,  North Macedonia,  Montenegro,  Czech Republic
3  Poland  Ireland,  Belgium,  Germany
3  Sweden  Israel,  Romania,  Poland
2  Finland  Estonia,  Sweden
1  Cyprus  Azerbaijan
1  Estonia  Finland
1  Ireland  United Kingdom
1  Montenegro  Serbia
1  Romania  Spain

Final

  Winner
Final voting results (jury vote)
Total score
Televoting score
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 5 3 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 7 5 4
Romania 65 53 1 7 4
Portugal 207 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 26 5 6 1
Switzerland 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 8 1 7 1
Norway 182 146 3 3 2 8 5 1 5 4 3 2
Armenia 61 21 2 4 1 4 5 7 6 1 2 8
Italy 268 110 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 459 228 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 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 631 439 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 6
Lithuania 128 93 2 5 2 2 1 1 3 2 10 7
Azerbaijan 106 3 7 4 2 5 3 3 6 3 12 1 3 12 10 12 1 3 7 7 2
Belgium 64 5 6 3 2 4 4 6 8 2 5 6 1 5 7
Greece 215 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 6 1 1 2
Moldova 253 239 2 6 1 5
Sweden 438 180 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 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 466 183 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 151 105 4 2 4 2 6 10 8 2 8
Serbia 312 225 10 3 4 4 6 12 5 6 12 1 7 1 4 8 4
Estonia 141 98 5 5 10 3 5 6 1 8
Final voting results (televote)

Total score
Jury vote score
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
Romania 65 12 1 3 2 10 4 5 4 10 1 2 3 8
Portugal 207 171 1 1 4 7 6 4 5 7 1
Finland 38 12 1 4 2 8 1 2 7 1
Switzerland 78 78
France 17 9 1 2 2 1 1 1
Norway 182 36 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 5 1 5 10
Italy 268 158 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 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 3 6 3 4 4 10 2 5 1 1 1 2
Ukraine 631 192 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 2 2 2
Lithuania 128 35 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
Belgium 65 59 4 1
Greece 215 158 7 12 3 7 6 10 3 8 1
Iceland 20 10 8 2
Moldova 253 14 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 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
United Kingdom 466 283 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 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 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 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:[142][143][144]

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 does not need an invitation for the 2022 contest, as it had previously been granted permission to participate at least until 2023.[145]

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.[151] 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;[152] the broadcaster subsequently released a statement affirming that they would not be supporting Belarus' participation in upcoming years, including 2022.[153][154] 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.[155]
  •  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 would be excluded from the 2022 contest.[126] 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.[156][157] On 1 March, a further statement from the EBU announced that it had suspended its Russian members from its governance structures.[158] Confirmation of withdrawal from the EBU will cause Russia to lose broadcasting and participation rights for future Eurovision events.

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.[159] The YouTube live streams were geo-blocked to viewers in the Czech Republic, Greece and the United States. After the live broadcasts, all three shows were made available for every country listed above except the United States.[160]

RAI produced and broadcast the contest in 4K UHD, for the first time in the event's history.[161][162] 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.[163]

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 [164][165]
 Armenia All shows Armenia 1, Public Radio of Armenia Garik Papoyan and Hrachuhi Utmazyan [hy] [166][167]
 Australia All shows SBS Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey [168][169]
 Austria All shows ORF 1 Andi Knoll [170][171][172]
Final FM4 Kurdwin Ayub, Florian Alexander, Hannes Duscher and Roland Gratzer [173]
 Azerbaijan All shows İTV Murad Arif [174][175]
 Belgium All shows één Dutch: Peter Van de Veire [176]
All shows La Une, VivaCité French: Jean-Louis Lahaye [fr] and Maureen Louys [177][178][179]
 Bulgaria All shows BNT 1, BNT 4 Elena Rosberg and Petko Kralev [180]
 Croatia All shows HRT 1 Duško Ćurlić [181][182]
HR 2 Zlatko Turkalj [hr]
 Cyprus All shows RIK 1, RIK HD, RIK Sat Melina Karageorgiou and Alexandros Taramountas [183]
 Czech Republic All shows ČT2 Jan Maxián [cs] [184][185][186][187]
 Denmark All shows DR1 Henrik Milling [da] and Nicolai Molbech [188][189]
 Estonia All shows ETV Estonian: Marko Reikop [190]
ETV+ Russian: Aleksandr Hobotov and Julia Kalenda [191][192]
 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]
[193]
Yle Radio Suomi Finnish: Sanna Pirkkalainen and Toni Laaksonen [fi] [194][195][196]
Yle X3M Swedish: Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
 France Semi-finals Culturebox French: Laurence Boccolini [197][198]
Final France 2 French: Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini
France 3 Bretagne Breton: Goulwena an Henaff, Yann-Herle, Thelo Mell and Mael Gwenneg [199][200]
 Georgia All shows 1TV Nika Lobiladze [201][202][203]
 Germany All shows One Peter Urban [204][205][206][207]
Final Das Erste, Deutsche Welle
 Greece All shows ERT1, Deftero Programma, Voice of Greece Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis [208]
 Iceland All shows RÚV, RÚV 2 Gísli Marteinn Baldursson [209][210]
Final Rás 2
 Ireland Semi-finals RTÉ2 Marty Whelan [211][212][213]
Final RTÉ One
SF2 RTÉ Radio 1 Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski [214][215]
Final RTÉ 2fm
 Israel All shows Kan 11, Kan Educational, Kan Tarbut Asaf Liberman [he] and Akiva Novick [he] [216]
 Italy All shows Rai 1, Rai 4K [it], Rai Italia Gabriele Corsi [it], Cristiano Malgioglio and Carolina Di Domenico [217][218][161][219]
Rai Radio 2 Ema Stokholma [it], Gino Castaldo [it] and Saverio Raimondo [it] [220][221]
RaiPlay The Jackal [it] [222]
 Latvia All shows LTV1 Toms Grēviņš [lv] and Lauris Reiniks [223][224]
 Lithuania All shows LRT televizija, LRT Radijas Ramūnas Zilnys [225][226]
 Malta All shows TVM No commentary [227]
 Moldova All shows Moldova 1, Radio Moldova Ion Jalbă and Daniela Crudu [228]
 Montenegro All shows RTCG 1 Unknown [229]
 Netherlands All shows NPO 1, BVN Cornald Maas and Jan Smit [230][231][232]
Final NPO Radio 2 Frank van 't Hof [nl] and Jeroen Kijk in de Vegte
 North Macedonia All shows MRT 1, MRT 2 Unknown [233][234]
 Norway All shows NRK1 Marte Stokstad [no] [235][236][237][238]
Final NRK P1 Jon Marius Hyttebakk and Marit Sofie Strand
 Poland All shows TVP1, TVP Polonia Aleksander Sikora [pl] and Marek Sierocki [pl] [239]
 Portugal All shows[p] RTP1, RTP Internacional, RTP África Nuno Galopim [240][241][242][243]
 Romania SF1 TVR 1, TVRi Bogdan Stănescu [244][245][246][247]
Final Bogdan Stănescu and Kyrie Mendél
 San Marino All shows San Marino RTV, Radio San Marino Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo [248][249][250]
 Serbia SF1 RTS 1, RTS Planeta, RTS Svet Silvana Grujić [251][252][253][254]
SF2/Final Duška Vučinić
 Slovenia Semi-finals TV SLO 2 Andrej Hofer [sl] [255][256]
Final TV SLO 1
SF1/Final Radio Val 202, Radio Maribor [sl]
 Spain All shows La 1, TVE Internacional Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela [257][258][259][260]
Final Radio Nacional Imanol Durán, Sara Calvo and David Asensio [261][262]
 Sweden Semi-finals SVT1 Edward af Sillén [263][264][265]
Final Edward af Sillén and Linnea Henriksson
All shows SR P4 Carolina Norén [266]
  Switzerland Semi-finals SRF zwei German: Sven Epiney [267][268][269][270][271]
SF2 SRF info
Final SRF 1
Semi-finals RTS 2 French: Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner [272][273][274]
Final RTS 1 French: Jean-Marc Richard and Gjon's Tears
SF1 RSI La 2 Italian: Clarissa Tami [it] and Francesca Margiotta [275][276][277]
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[q] [279][280][281][278]
UA:Radio Promin [uk]
 United Kingdom Semi-finals BBC Three Scott Mills and Rylan Clark [282]
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 TBA [283]
 Slovakia Final Rádio FM Daniel Baláž [sk], Pavol Hubinák and Juraj Malíček [sk] [284][285]
 United States All shows Peacock Johnny Weir [286][287][288]
Final WJFD-FM Ewan Spence and Alesia Michelle [289]

Viewing figures

Final

Country Viewership (in millions) Ref(s)
 Australia 0.20 [290]
 Austria 0.50 [291]
 Belgium 1.08 (één) [292]
 Denmark 0.53 [293]
 Estonia 0.23 [294]
 Finland 2.01 [295]
 France 3.18 [296]
 Germany 6.54 (Das Erste) [297]
0.29 (One)
 Greece 1.95 [298]
 Ireland 0.31 [299]
 Italy 6.59 [300]
 Netherlands 3.09 [301]
 Portugal 1.03 [302]
 Romania 0.37 [303]
 Spain 6.83 [304]
 Norway 1.2 [305][306]
 UK 8.9 (BBC One, Final) [307]

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.[308] The 2022 Ukrainian national selection was won by Alina Pash with the song "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors".[309] 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.[310] 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".[311] After it was discovered that a representative of Pash's team had handed in falsified documentation to UA:PBC,[312][313][314] on 16 February, Pash announced that she would withdraw her candidacy as the Ukrainian representative at the contest.[315][316] Runner-up of the selection, Kalush Orchestra with the song "Stefania", were offered to represent Ukraine in Pash's place on 17 February, and a final decision was expected to be made during an extraordinary meeting on 18 February.[317][318][319][320] On 22 February, UA:PBC confirmed that Kalush Orchestra had accepted the offer.[321]

Russian exclusion

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.[322][323][324]

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.[325] Yle also stated that they would withdraw their participation if Russia were not excluded from the contest.[326] This was followed by a similar announcement from ERR.[327] Latvian representatives Citi Zēni also urged the EBU to reconsider Russian participation.[328] 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."[126] 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.[156] 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.[329][330] 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.[331][332][333] They added that work would commence on the Ukrainian 'live-on-tape' backup performance, which was recorded in Lviv and to be used in the event that the delegation cannot travel to Turin.[334][335] 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.[336][337][338]

Rehearsal stage malfunction

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.[339][340] Several delegations, among them those from Belgium,[341] Denmark,[342] Estonia,[343] Finland[344] and Lithuania,[345] 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.[346] This was later confirmed by the EBU in a statement issued to Danish broadcaster DR on 2 May.[342]

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 delegation that are deemed responsible for the incident would be sanctioned.[347][348] Andrea herself issued an apology later that day.[349] 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.[350]

Attempted cyber attacks

On 11 May 2022, pro-Russian hacking 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.[351][352] 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.[353][354] The attacks were ultimately unsuccessful, and there were no disruptions to either the website or the voting platform.[355][356]

Brief absence of Laura Pausini

During the jury voting segment of the final, co-presenter Laura Pausini was mostly absent, leaving her other two colleagues Alessandro Cattelan and Mika to fill in for her, which left them briefly flustered and caused some delays as Cattelan had to run between the stage and green room for interviews.[357] Pausini returned to the stage shortly before the televoting segment without immediately commenting on her absence, but later confirmed on her Instagram account that she had sudden low blood pressure and was told by her doctors to take a short break, whilst also confirming that she was not ill in any way.[358][359]

Jury vote issues

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.[360][361] The Flemish broadcaster VRT later reported that the juries of the countries involved had made agreements to vote for each other.[362]

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.[363] 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.[143]

The day after the final, the Romanian broadcaster 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]

Other awards

In addition to the main winner's trophy, the Marcel Bezençon Awards 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.[373] The awards are divided into three categories: the Artistic Award, the Composers Award, and the Press Award.[374] The winners were revealed shortly before the Eurovision final on 14 May.[375]

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.[376][377][378]

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

Official album

Eurovision Song Contest: Turin 2022
ESC 2022 album cover.png
Compilation album by
Released22 April 2022
GenrePop
Length
  • 57:17 (CD 1)
  • 59:08 (CD 2)
LabelUniversal
Eurovision Song Contest chronology
Eurovision Song Contest: Rotterdam 2021
(2021)
Eurovision Song Contest: Turin 2022
(2022)

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.[379][380][381][382] 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
Austrian Compilation Albums (Ö3 Austria)[383] 1
German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[384] 1
Dutch Compilation Albums (Compilation Top 30)[385] 1
Irish Compilation Albums (IRMA)[386] 8
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[387] 1
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[388] 4

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Despite the fact that 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.[100][101]
  3. ^ Russia was excluded from the contest a month after the semi-final allocation draw.
  4. ^ Contains lines in Spanish.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b Contains two repeated phrases in Spanish, with one being the song's title.
  7. ^ a b 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.
  8. ^ Denmark and Latvia had the same amount of points, but since Denmark received a greater amount of televoting points, it is deemed to have finished higher.
  9. ^ Sweden and Serbia had the same amount of points in the televoting, but since Sweden recieved televoting points from a greater number of countries (20) compared to Serbia (19), Sweden is deemed to have finished higher in the televoting.
  10. ^ Finland and Serbia had the same amount of points in the jury voting, but since Finland recieved jury points from a greater number of countries (17) compared to Serbia (13), Finland is deemed to have finished higher in the jury voting.
  11. ^ Ireland and Malta had the same amount of points, but since Ireland recieved a greater amount of televoting points, it is deemed to have finished higher.
  12. ^ Malta and North Macedonia had the same amount of points in the televoting, but since Malta recieved televoting points from a greater number of countries (9) compared to North Macedonia (3), Malta is deemed to have finished higher in the televoting.
  13. ^ Narmin Salmanova was supposed to announce the results, but due to alleged technical difficulties, the contest's executive supervisor Martin Österdahl announced them instead.
  14. ^ Eda Marcus was supposed to announce the results, but due to alleged technical difficulties, the contest's executive supervisor Martin Österdahl announced them instead.
  15. ^ Helen Kalandadze was supposed to announce the results, but due to alleged technical difficulties, the contest's executive supervisor Martin Österdahl announced them instead.
  16. ^ The second semi-final was broadcast on a 1.5-hour delay, starting at 21:30 WEST.
  17. ^ Shows on Radio Promin were broadcast with TV commentary by Miroshnychenko while one duo, Oleksandra Franko and Yevhen Pavlyukovskyy during the semi-finals and Anna Zakletska and Dmytro Zakharchenko during the final, hosted the pre-show, studio discussions during commercial breaks on TV and post-show on Radio Promin.[278]

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