The EBU has announced that Italy’s Mahmood and Blanco are set to perform ninth in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, following the host country running order draw that took place at the Delegations meeting on the morning of 15 March.

Italy will perform ninth in the Grand Final

After many rumours surfaced surrounding where Italy will perform in the final, the official Eurovision account broke the news on social media at 10:30 CET. The announcement that Italy will perform ninth started lots of debate, especially since no country has won from a spot this early since 2003.

 

The Italian song, “Brividi”, is one of the two leading favourites to win according to Oddschecker, and fans are wondering whether their chances could be negatively affected by the draw. Following the announcement, the Italians’ odds widened from 11/4 to 7/2.

Last year, the song that performed ninth was the United Kingdom’s “Embers”, which received the infamous nil points. However, before 2021, the 9th spot holds a generally above-average record. Since the introduction of the televoting system, though, only two songs won from the first nine spots — Israel 1998 (which performed eighth) and Turkey 2003 (which performed fourth).

Delegation Meeting

Other news arrived for the European Broadcasting Union earlier today, as the 40 countries sent delegates to Turin to discuss plans for the upcoming edition of the contest. The delegation meeting gives an opportunity for all countries to suggest their ideas and plan out the edition.

The EBU said on Monday that the main theme of the 2022 contest, themed The Sound of Beauty and somewhat overshadowed by the war in Ukraine, will be peace and unity.

What are your thoughts on Italy’s running order slot? Do you believe Mahmood & Blanco could still win? Tell us what you think!

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Meckie
Meckie
4 months ago

No way, you can clearly see in the pot there are never ever 25 pieces of draw papers to pick from. So they made Italy choose from less positions in Final and not the 25 possible positions. Was it rigged maybe???

Last edited 4 months ago by Meckie
Olaf Yohansson
Olaf Yohansson
4 months ago
Reply to  Meckie

And the draw was done by EBU Head, not even by the Italian delegation? I don’t know the procedure for host country running order draw but I think singers should draw their running order.

Doris
Doris
4 months ago
Reply to  Meckie

Pretty sure numbers 1 to 6 are not there. Why the host never picked these numbers since this system ? when The Netherlands picked 23 if I remember.

Magnetic Vegetable
Magnetic Vegetable
4 months ago

On a different subject-I wish they would knock an hour off the running time by doing away with announcing the jury points.It’s a never ending stream of wannabe comedians and newsreaders trying to build up their part and we don’t t need telling 40 times now great the show was and how wonderful the hosts have been – even if they quite blatantly haven’t been.If you need to know the breakdown of the jury vote it’s all available on the internet after the event and you have to look up the televote anyway and I don’t t really think the… Read more »

Ted
Ted
4 months ago

You need padding to allow for the televotes to be counted and verified. The jury point allocation allows time for this.

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
4 months ago

strong position, as there’s usually a break every 8 songs, performing right before or after a break is a good thing that could lift you a position or two

Doris
Doris
4 months ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

Yes good thing many people will not be back after the toilet break so they will be spared of that boring song.

Tjokes
Tjokes
4 months ago

Perfect.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

If their performance will be like the one in Sanremo and it will be, I don’t think they will be impactful enough to win. There are just better songs than theirs which stand out much more.

Vale
Vale
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I don’t think they really care about winning Eurovision. They are already impactful, happy having three platinum and almost 60 millions streams on Spotify. That’s important for any Sanremo artists. So the song stands out, despite your irrelevant opinion.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Vale

Eurovision fan’s opinion is as relevant as yours.

Vale
Vale
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The fact the song has 3 Platinum and almost 60 millions streams on Spotify is not my opinion, but it is a fact. Maybe Eurovision fans should worry less about who is going to win and support as many songs as possible to make them successful on the music market. Only in this way Eurovision is going to be more relevant on the music industry.

gilpgilpgilp
gilpgilpgilp
4 months ago
Reply to  Vale

It’s a song contest. Not a song festival. Of course Eurovision fans will debate who will win.

Vale
Vale
4 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilpgilp

Yes it is a song contest, not a race to disparage the song saying it is not impactful, it doesn’t stand out, it is overrated. Most of the other songs are in English and potentially they have all world as audience, so I expect also they do the same Spotify numbers of Brividi after 1 month. If they don’t I won’t be so desperate to go online and saying they are not impactful and they don’t stand out.

Last edited 4 months ago by Vale
Olaf Yohansson
Olaf Yohansson
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I agree. Although the song is very good, we know that televoting points would already divided for Ukraine, Poland. I don’t know why Italian delegation was not allowed to draw their running order, instead EBU head drew it. Every delegation draw their running order normally

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Olaf Yohansson

Well For Portugal in 2018 (when they hosted) the ex Head of Delegation for Czech Rep drew the number or running order for them 🙂 Maybe they wanted the new Executive Supervisor to draw running order for Italy 🙂

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

It’s fine, don’t need to overthink this…

steve
steve
4 months ago

I think the top 3 will be UK, Poland and Ukraine (win televote)

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

I honestly would not mind if Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, UK, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, France or a random surprise country wins. I am spoiled for choice. For me, this is one of the best years in recent memory and I think the draw will not matter much, because it will be one musical masterpiece after another. Maybe the key will be staging- that is the only way to “stand out” among a sea of strong competitors.

potaxio
potaxio
4 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Definitely agree! I’d be over the moon if a country that has never won so far wins this year though 😀

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  potaxio

I’d like to see First time winner too, but I feel like Poland is the only one who’s got the best shot so far. Anything Can change with rehearsals and stuff by May, But for now, I can’t see any other country winning eurovision for the first time this year older than Poland.

Kieran Edmunds
Kieran Edmunds
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

In terms of first time winner i think it’s more likely to be Czech Republic over Poland, but I think it’s going to be a battle between, Greece, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, UK, Netherlands and Czech Republic.

Very open year this year

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Kieran Edmunds

I like Czech Republic’s song, but is it strong enough to win the contest? That I question, but I agree that this is a pretty open year this year. Anything can happen

ESC Commentator
ESC Commentator
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I like Czech Republic song, it’s my second favourite Czech entry ever (after lovely Gabriela in 2016) but i don’t see them even in TOP10. Maybe TOP15? it’s a nice radio song but we know that these kind of entries don’t win Eurovision, it doesn’t have anything unique to me. Anyway, just my opinion:)

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago

So the winner every Year should be pop songs or crying ballads? Or rocks?

Heavy club sound or Dj’s sound song never won the Contest – it is the time for change!

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago

Czech Rep is still better than other 22 songs lol …

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Kieran Edmunds

I wouldn’t count Lithuania out yet too 🙂

esc_fl
esc_fl
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Maybe Albania or Australia as well? Maybe that’s just wishful thinking though lol

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I think Czech Rep, Australia, Iceland, Cyprus, Georgia, maybe Armenia, has also chance actually

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

It’s not the ideal scenario for them, because other strong ballads will have a chance to perform later and leave a last impression. But in the end, won’t make much of a difference on their result. If the draw was just for the half and Italy got 1st, producers would put them just 1 or 2 spots ahead anyway.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

The producers claim to not have favourites, even though we all know they do. There’s no reason they couldn’t put them at four or six.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think it’s natural to give good positions to the frontrunners. It’s also good for the show, after all. What I don’t like is how many times we see they clearly use entries that have a niche audience as sacrificial lambs.

But everytime I play by myself trying to come up with a running order, I see how difficult it is to do it without being unfair to many acts, especially in a strong year.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I’m not sure it is good for the show. If people come to expect all the best songs at the end, they might just skip the first ninety minutes. Even the ones who do watch will know not to regard the earlier ones as contenders. The commentators will also be influenced. We’ll never actually know how running order might be important if we never give songs even a chance to win from early on.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The contest survived for 57 years with that system.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

This was the fairness way without anyone being favored. How ironic it is in EU where equity is one of our values that now a song can be privileged just based on the betting odds and fans, journalists preferences. If EBU don’t want to go back to full random draw because of that silly excuse to make the show more ‘interesting’ and songs of the same genre not be played back to back then the equity should be that during the recap of song when the vote is open to replay longer the songs that performed first and decreasing the… Read more »

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Yes but in 2013 ebu stated that they started seeing ESC more as a music show rather than a contest sooooo yes

eurana
eurana
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Sweden changed the rules when in 2011 Eric Saade not broke the glasses at the end of the show. He performed the song in the final in seventh position in the lineup. 

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I say it’s good for the show because this way the producers can distribute them and assure each part of the show has an entry many people are eager to watch. The commentators will be influenced either way, since betting odds and polls already show who’s in with a chance of winning. The only way to make things completely fair and open to chance is a complete draw. I’m not opposed to that, but I can see why producers reject the idea. A possible solution would be to have a complete draw and allow them just to make minor chances… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I believe the big problem with the number 2 is how EBU felt into a trap by having some “dogmas” about the running order. They always want an upbeat song to open the show, so they started giving the 2nd spot to a slower one. Everybody wants to perform as late as possible, so they started giving songs with less support the positions from 2 to 4. And if they put a big fan favorite there now, they’ll be accused of trying to harm them.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I think the producers make a mistake with number two. In my mind, the more casual viewers stay for the first song – with the second one being what makes them stay or go. It’s important. I suppose they’re the professional ones, though… I could be wrong.

Also, have you noticed that all of Tibor’s comments seem to have disappeared? Weird. I wonder why.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

It makes sense. If someone tunes in and likes the 1st, the 2nd, the 3rd song… the chance they’ll watch until the end is bigger. But like I said, they let it become a stigma and now we’ll only have a great song there the day we only have great songs in the 1st half. Just went back to the Portuguese final’s post and yeah, all of Tibor’s comments are gone, that’s weird. Last night they were there, because I replied to him. Knowing he would never do something to get banned, it only can be a glitch. Or someone… Read more »

Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Well put Sweden in starting place Number 2 and we’ll see what happens?

Jay
Jay
4 months ago

News on Azerbaijan? They should be kicked out. The deadline has passed

Tom
Tom
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

Yeah they submitted the song by Swedish producers and it is supposed to be good one

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

The deadline is to submit the song not release it dummy

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

Deadline and release date are two different things. They can release the song a month later if they want to.

Andi
Andi
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

They don’t even have to release it at all, actually.

Boozyfloozy99
Boozyfloozy99
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

That’s a deadline to submit the song not a release date! Try doing some research next time.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

How funny would it be if all the main contenders were draw in the first half except for one and that one win everyone who doesn’t like that contender will throw shade and say it’s because of the running order ?

efafaeff
efafaeff
4 months ago

for me this song screams position 9 or 23 lol

Patrick
4 months ago

Well we know Ukraine will win. Even though (in my opinion) the Italian song is the best. Why bother this year?

Jay
Jay
4 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

Italian the best? In which world? An arab should not represent Europe

Ellie
Ellie
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

This is a disgusting comment and should not be allowed here.

NickC
NickC
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

OMG. Racism at its best. WHo cares if he is an Arab, or gay. Music is music. Love is love. People are people.

potaxio
potaxio
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

Bruh, he was born in Italy, he has an Italian mother and he actually speaks Sardinian

Sandro
Sandro
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

He’s not an Arab. He’s an Italian Citizen

Iris
Iris
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

Shut up with the racism. Besides, his mother is Italian (and he was born in Italy) and he doesnt even speak arabic

Last edited 4 months ago by Iris
Sandro
Sandro
4 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

I agree I’m Italian prefer Italy’s song along with many other over Ukraine but my 12 points go to UKRAINE

Milla
Milla
4 months ago

Overrated anyway..

Boozyfloozy99
Boozyfloozy99
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Got love how if anyone dares to say Italy or Ukraine are overrated they get down voted to oblivion! Truth hurts

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
4 months ago
Reply to  Boozyfloozy99

It’s called opinion
They downvoted you cz you have another opinion

Pietro
Pietro
4 months ago
Reply to  Boozyfloozy99

Maybe because they don’t agree with your statement? Lol

Sandro
Sandro
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Underrated. It’s only 2nd with the bookies

Angelique
Angelique
4 months ago

I think that whatever is your position if your song is the best, it’ll win.
Ukraine with Wild Dance was in the third place and it won

Last edited 4 months ago by Angelique
Yoo
Yoo
4 months ago
Reply to  Angelique

Ruslana was in the 10 place xD , and won
Željko was in the 5 place, a he was second

Han
Han
4 months ago
Reply to  Angelique

Turkey the year before performed in the 3rd slot and won

Bob
Bob
4 months ago

It’s a very decent spot to compete from. Of course any starting number between 1-5 would have been nightmarish. But number 9 is still pretty late in the first half so I can see Italy winning again with this song, however winning the televote might not be possible if the show closes with another big favourite. Still top 3 in televote should be doable. Russia came third overall competing in spot 5 in 2019 right? Not to mention that time Turkey won competing in spot 4. It was close, but still. very impressive.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob

The irony is that it is Belgium turkish diaspora that made Turkey win in 2003. Full televote at that time. Belgium should have won this year.

dowd mark
dowd mark
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob

only one country has won since 1998 singing in the 1-9 slots..that’s quite a record to overcome. Not impossible, but…

Edward
Edward
4 months ago

Off topic: when is the deadline of countries submitting songs?

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Edward

Armenia and Azerbaijan already presented/submitted songs, however they will reveal them a bit later – Armenia will do 19.3 and they also did same in 2017,2018

Regarding Azerbaijan it should be this week 🙂

Edward
Edward
4 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

So a country can submit a song and present it at their time of choosing? Even let’s say in mid April? Just curious
Thanks for the responses tho

Polegend Godnova
4 months ago
Reply to  Edward

pretty much. the deadline is when the esc album comes out, two or three fridays before the event. but no one goes that far haha.

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Edward

Well idk but i think until the end of March i guess 🙂

They are probably making official video also so – u need to submit song (until 12/13 of March but u can do official video later – Sisters for Germany in 2019 did also late i think

Last edited 4 months ago by Tzs
Stephanie
Stephanie
4 months ago

If a song is that really good, i don’t think it matters what spot you have in the final.

Matt Church
Matt Church
4 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Tell that to whoever gets the #2 spot this year.

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Matt Church

Diki from Bosna performed 2 in the final and was in Top 10 at the end – since 2011 – any good song was in the spot 2 in the final 🙁 …

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Matt Church

I guess this year UK might be in the Second Spot, but it can be also Croatia, Malta, Lithuania if they will qualify to the final

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
4 months ago

Off topic

Somehow Katla finished last in the final of songvakeppnin

I knew the running order killed her chances
Also amarosis were not last in any show
They placed third in both the final and semi final
Also they didn’t qualify as main finalists for only 11 votes or sth

Last edited 4 months ago by Ffgsg
Kaija
Kaija
4 months ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

With only 5 songs, running order does not really matter.

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

Wau

sam
sam
4 months ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

honestly i dont think the running order killed katla’s chances, it was the styling. her outfit and especially her hair scared me and i struggled to see how it complimented her song, it just served as a distraction- and not a good one

efafaeff
efafaeff
4 months ago
Reply to  sam

sasme but how did she come second in her semi then? ig the juries killed her? maybe

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
4 months ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

The daughters also won the first round of voting. They won both the public and the jury but in the second round of voting that was televote only they lost by 6K. Dang.

efafaeff
efafaeff
4 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

yea i was wandering about it too

Olaf Yohansson
Olaf Yohansson
4 months ago

I didn’t know that they decide the running order of the host country by draw; I had thought the host country was free to choose whichever ranking order they want to perform. Good luck for Italy, I wish you can finish in top 3 ?

Apollo
Apollo
4 months ago

Let’s not forget that Netta performed 1st and still won.

Running order doesn’t matter when the song is good, it only matters for the weaker songs.

Joselito
Joselito
4 months ago
Reply to  Apollo

When did Neftalí perform first? Neither in her semifinal nor in the final did she

Joselito
Joselito
4 months ago
Reply to  Joselito

When did Netta

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
4 months ago
Reply to  Apollo

Netta performed 7th in SF1 and 22nd in the final lmao.

eurovisionfun
eurovisionfun
4 months ago

my 3 favourite songs this year:
Italy, Greece and Spain

Last edited 4 months ago by eurovisionfun
The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
4 months ago

How many countries will be in the final? That’s the real question.

Also, if the UK doesn’t get a good positioning, I hope Sam Ryder’s comes out and says:

“NO! I’m in the wrong place, MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!”

Hugin Friis Bentsen
Hugin Friis Bentsen
4 months ago

25 countries. According to the rules only the big 5 and the host nation gets automatic spots in the finale.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago

Yes, 10+10+Big5+Host and since the host this year is part of the big 5 then it’s 25

Stephanie
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

It was the same thing in 2011 when Germany hosted

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago

So the first 12 are in the first half of the final of the first 13 ?(how this thing is going to work) when the semifinalist who will qualified to the final will picking the draw after semi

efafaeff
efafaeff
4 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

if italy si already booked in the first half then ig its 11 countries in the first half and 13 countries in the second or maybe its 12 and 12 idk

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

Which means RAI should give those extra minutes in the GF to DIODATO!

Yudhistira Mahasena
4 months ago

Armenia won Junior Eurovision 2021 performing 9th, so… I think it’s time for Italy to win again performing 9th? God only knows.

Olaf Yohansson
Olaf Yohansson
4 months ago

It’s pity that Italy would perform in the first half because televoters may forget the song during the recap and if the all other top favorites would perform in the second half; it may be disadvantageous, not for jury but for public votes

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Olaf Yohansson

Sweden 2016 host country performed 9 in the most difficult and competitive year, people needs to vote if they love Italian song this Year and nit complaining about order – if the song is good, running order doesnt matter 🙂

Kaija
Kaija
4 months ago
Reply to  Olaf Yohansson

4 out of 7 recent winners performed in first half.

Efthymios
Efthymios
4 months ago

Eh… I would say that the running order might have lowered Italy’s chances to make a back-to-back. At least, it’s still possible, considering how many ballads there will be this year and Italy’s one is considered amongst the best.

Kalla
Kalla
4 months ago

Off topic. But has anyone heard anything about tickets yet?? I knew it would be late this year, but seems crazy it’s only 2 months away now and it hasn’t even been mentioned?

Xav
Xav
4 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

Ridiculous I agree 2months to go and no news!!!

Jenny
Jenny
4 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

They’ll probably announce them in early April. The emergency state in Italy ends on 31st March and at that point Rai will know if the capacity in the arena will still be 65% or they can sell more tickets. They announce that ticketone will be the official seller and you can already subscribe to their eurovision page so that you can get an email when the tickets are announced.

Kalla
Kalla
4 months ago
Reply to  Jenny

Lots of good information, thank you!

Iris
Iris
4 months ago

If there are “bad” songs before and after they might have a good chance.

And by “bad” I just mean songs that will end on the right side of the scoreboard lol

9th is definitely not a bad place. Now it just depends on what I said above, and if other favourites of winning get a good/bad placing.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
4 months ago

9th is not horrible… One spot later and you already have a more successful spot, it’s only 3 minutes
Anyway, I don’t quite see them winning yet, despite of the running order

Branko86
Branko86
4 months ago

Why is there no video of how they draw the running order spot? Or did the producers choose the spot???

Extinguir
Extinguir
4 months ago
Reply to  Branko86

The draw has been done by Martin Österdahl himself, live with all the other HoDs. I think the video is never publicily available, usually a picture

Olaf Yohansson
Olaf Yohansson
4 months ago
Reply to  Extinguir

Really? Why they didn’t allow Italian delegation to draw the running order for Italy?

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Olaf Yohansson

He “took it away” or he is good to go haha

Ga89
Ga89
4 months ago

Running order is irrelevant for great songs.

Last edited 4 months ago by Ga89
Roelof M
Roelof M
4 months ago

I think 9th is still a great spot to win from, and if any country could do a double, it would be Italy. If they put two lacklustre entries before and after Italy, they will stand out from any spot.

Liisa
Liisa
4 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

Sweden, Azerbaijan, Norway and Ukraine are more likely to win twice in a row. I can see only Albania, Malta and San Marino voting for Brividi.

Roo
Roo
4 months ago
Reply to  Liisa

These four countries have had the opportunity to do a double win in recent years and only Azerbaijan came close. Italy still is one of the stronger entries in a weak year. Italy has a consistently high televote . I wouldn’t write them off yet.

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Roo

Also Sweden coming 5 in 2016

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

As many pizzas as it fits.

Mocky
Mocky
4 months ago

And the rest?

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  Mocky

Top 5 draw first. The rest couple weeks later.

Mocky
Mocky
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Do we know which country have the damned second?

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
4 months ago
Reply to  Mocky

They’ll be decided later by the EBU. We can’t expect the final running order untill the 13th of May and the running for the semifinals are also likely for sometime in may

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
4 months ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

In other words, “Chosen by Martin”.

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

Last Year we had running order for semi – 30 of March …

Kaija
Kaija
4 months ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

Semi final running order is usually decided in the end of March/beginning of April, so I’d say we will have it in 2-3 weeks.

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
4 months ago

I pointed this out as a fact earlier but only Italy, Sweden and the UK have performed 9th in the final since 2016:

Sweden in 2016 and 2019
Italy in 2017 and now 2022
UK in 2018 and 2021

Elle
Elle
4 months ago
Reply to  Campbell Grace

Wow. Interesting :O

Tzs
Tzs
4 months ago
Reply to  Campbell Grace

Coincidence or rigged? 😀 kidding

Hanna
Hanna
4 months ago

I hope their performance and everything will be so outstanding that this still goes straight to number 1

Leo M
Leo M
4 months ago

They could still do it from 9th. Heroes did it from 10th and Arcade 12th. I still find it hard to look beyond Italy as a winner at this point

Euan Crabb
Euan Crabb
4 months ago
Reply to  Leo M

Also Amar Pelos Dois 2017 with Salvador sobral & Conchita 2014 Rise Like a Phoenix won by both performing in 11th

Polegend Godnova
4 months ago
Reply to  Leo M

also it would be a lovely revenge for italy at #9, since that was francesco gabbani’s slot haha

KLINE
KLINE
4 months ago

Whom should have won at the time (Gabbani)!

Polegend Godnova
4 months ago

arcade – 12th
amar pelos dois – 11th
heroes – 10th
brividi – 9th

let me dream hihi

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago

Wouldn’t the 13th in the running order win if the pattern continues?

Polegend Godnova
4 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

not if the final is on an even day of an odd month !

Sergio
Sergio
4 months ago

I think 9th is good

Vivian
Vivian
4 months ago

That’s a bit early, but it could still get a good result regardless

Polegend Godnova
4 months ago
Reply to  Vivian

yeah, it’ll largely depend on which songs are performed before and after. arcade was between better love and replay and it couldn’t have stood out better, for example.