semi-final one eurovision 2022 acts

The countdown is well underway. In a matter of weeks, we’ll be enveloped in an ocean of bright lights, glitter and pyro as the first semi-final of Eurovision 2022 gets underway. But before the show begins, there is one all-important question that needs to be answered – who should qualify from the first semi-final of Eurovision 2022.

Eurovision 2022: Semi-final one line-up

The 17 act semi starts with the fierce ethnic pop of Albania’s Ronela Hajati and concludes with the mellower folk sounds of Armenia’s Rosa Linn. In between, we have emotional male ballads, wacky vegan anthems and eccentric extraterrestrial pop. However, only ten of the 17 will make it out of the 10 May semi-final and into the grand final.

Running Order

  1. Albania: Ronela Hajati “Sekret”
  2. Latvia: Citi Zēni “Eat Your Salad”
  3. Lithuania: Monika Liu “Sentimentai”
  4. Switzerland: Marius Bear “Boys Do Cry”
  5. Slovenia: LPS “Disko”
  6. Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra “Stefania”
  7. Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project “Intention”
  8. Netherlands S10 “De diepte”
  9. Moldova: Zdob și Zdub and Frații Advahov “Trenulețul”
  10. Portugal: Maro “Saudade, saudade”
  11. Croatia: Mia Dimšić “Guilty Pleasure”
  12. Denmark: Reddi “The Show”
  13. Austria: Lumix feat. Pia Maria “Halo”
  14. Iceland: Systur “Með hækkandi sól”
  15. Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord “Die Together”
  16. Norway: Subwoolfer “Give That Wolf a Banana”
  17. Armenia: Rosa Linn “Snap”

Precisely who will qualify is anyone’s guess. But who do you want to see make it? You can listen to each of this year’s first semi-final contestants in the clip below. Then vote for your favourites in our poll. You can vote for up to 10 entries, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count.

This poll closes, just ahead of the first rehearsals in May. It’s up to you, Europe. Start voting now!

Who should win semi-final one of Eurovision 2022?

Who did you vote for? Who will win? Who should win? Let us know below.

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Paul
Paul
3 months ago

I think Netherlands win this comfortably, Ukraine and Norway the best of the rest.
Here are my qualifiers:
Netherlands
Ukraine
Norway
Austria
Armenia
Lithuania
Croatia
Switzerland
Moldova
Portugal

My prediction for the Jury top 10 are:
Netherlands
Lithuania
Switzerland
Armenia
Croatia
Iceland
Ukraine
Austria
Portugal
Greece

And my televote top 10:
Norway
Ukraine
Netherlands
Latvia
Austria
Moldova
Croatia
Albania
Armenia
Greece

Angie4815
Angie4815
3 months ago

My prediction

1. Ukraine
2. Greece
3. Netherlands
4. Albania
5. Norway
6. Lithuania
7. Portugal
8. Moldova
9. Armenia
10. Austria/ Croatia (if Austria is out of key again)

Pauly
Pauly
3 months ago

Netherlands
Austria
Greece
Portugal
Iceland
Switzerland
Albania
Moldova

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Pauly

You only put down 8 countries. Which other two countries would you choose to round it out to ten qualifiers?

Stephan
Stephan
3 months ago

Greece go for the win ! ?

Channel
3 months ago

Ronela is ?

Gaga
Gaga
3 months ago

Ukraine one love. Greetings from Armenia. I’ll vote for them 20 times.

pmsbm
pmsbm
3 months ago

Don’t know why a lot of people is saying this sf is boring or weak. I think it is much stronger and more unpredictable than sf2… Anyway here’s my forecast:

Sure qf:
Netherlands
Greece
Norway
Armenia
Ukraine

Probable qf:
Portugal
Switzerland
Albania

Borderline:
Iceland
Lithuania
Moldova
Croatia
Austria
Bulgaria

Sure nq:
Slovenia
Latvia
Denmark

Anhel
Anhel
3 months ago

Qualifying predictions:

Ukraine

Austria

Lithuania

Norway

Portugal

Greece

Iceland

The Netherlands

Croatia

Latvia

Moldova

Armenia

Denmark

Bulgaria

Slovenia

Switzerland

Albania

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Anhel

Latvia and Croatia instead of Moldova and Albania, really ?

Anhel
Anhel
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Moldova I’m on the fence about; Albania coincidentally reminds me of last year’s Latvia and Croatia, which fans overhyped and then went *surprised pikachu face* when they didn’t QF.
I don’t like Latvia but chose it because Lithuania and a bunch of Nordic countries are voting, also it might achieve some meme status by the time esc comes. And Croatia is just nice to listen to.

Mitch
Mitch
3 months ago
Reply to  Anhel

Albania is qualifying for sure, Croatia on the other hand, not so sure about ? It’s a quite boring sf tbh

Héctor
Héctor
3 months ago

I just need Portugal, Denmark and The Netherlands in the Grand Final.

Additionally, I’d take Albania, Armenia, Austria, Greece and Norway.

And I’d be fine if Ukraine and Swotzerland take the last two spots.

Sos
Sos
3 months ago
  1. Norway
  2. Portugal
  3. Albania
Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago

Surely Q Ukraine, Netherlands, Norway, Albania
Likely Q Moldova, Greece, Armenia
Borderline Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria, Switzerland
Likely NQ Croatia, Iceland
Surely Q Denmark, Slovenia, Bulgaria

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Surely NQ of course…

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

The beautiful entry from the Netherlands is a gift.

Héctor
Héctor
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

I think Denmark is, at the very least, in the “Likely NQ” section.

Mitch
Mitch
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Completely agree with you on this

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago

Going down from the running order, here are my ten qualifiers:

Albania
Lithuania
Ukraine
The Netherlands
Moldova
Portugal
Austria
Greece
Norway
Armenia

Aj22
Aj22
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

That’s my exact same feelings!
Personally, I would rather put through Slovenia instead of Moldova, but I just know that Moldova’s staging is gonna be memorable.

Henry
Henry
3 months ago

Ukraine’s band leader is right to put the vocalist in a trash bag. The guy was grabbing too much attention. The pictures of him were used in various news articles and video thumbnails, so the leader started to feel frustrated, because people were thinking that the vocalist was the main band member and the front figure. Now he is covered with a trash bag and stays at the back of the stage, with even his face being hidden. He has been put in the “right” place. Just because he sings the chorus and plays the instrument doesn’t mean he should… Read more »

Licko
Licko
3 months ago
Reply to  Henry

Not sure of irony or just stupid

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago
Reply to  Henry

Wtf did I just read

Anhel
Anhel
3 months ago
Reply to  Henry

Thank you for the reminder that there are a lot of psychos on the internet.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago

Easily the jury winner will be either Netherlands or Greece. And the public vote will be won by Norway or Ukraine. Though, I feel that juries will keep Norway very down and the public vote will not support Netherlands as much as they should. Would say the same thing for Greece, but in this semi there are at least 4 countries who can give them 12 points very easily, without even including Norway, which already gives some “advantage”. So, it is between Ukraine (most likely to win it) and Greece imo. Then, we will see very safely in the final… Read more »

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Side-note: this is a prediction comment, not talking about my favorites

COLIN POWIS
COLIN POWIS
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

I think Greece will win this semi final as they have a good running order, and may even win the entire contest

COLIN POWIS
COLIN POWIS
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

The jury will (should) handicap the Ukraine vote and stop this becoming a political contest

Im so fab
Im so fab
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

I really want Lithuania and Latvia in the final, but Latvia won’t qualify and Lithuania isn’t as safe as you say.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Yes, Lithuania has a treacherous journey to make it to the final. If they qualify, it’s going to be by the skin of their teeth.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
3 months ago

Don’t know about winning, but the banana song qualifying over any of Portugal, Iceland or Lithuania would be just like Serhat 2019 all over again, making it through instead of Hungary and poor Portugal, yet again…

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
3 months ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Would have also added Greece to that list, but they seem like a safe bet this year, thankfully. Imagine seeing Amanda perform for another country while you’re being represented by a Masked Singer/Ylvis rip-off hybrid tho, I’d find that quite depressing if I were Norwegian…

Giolo
Giolo
3 months ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Please keep spelling facts

Bernard
Bernard
3 months ago

My TOP 18: 1. The Kingdom of the Netherlands 2. The Republic of Albania 3. Portuguese Republic 4. The Republic of Latvia 5. The Hellenic Republic 6. The Kingdom of Norway 7. The Kingdom of Denmark 8. The Republic of Lithuania 9. The Republic of Armenia 10. The Republic of Slovenia 11. The Republic of Croatia 12. Iceland 13. The Republic of Austria 14. The Republic of Moldova 15. The Republic of Bulgaria 16. The Swiss Confederation 17. The Clown Who Covers His Handsome and Talented Vocalist’s Body And Face With A Trash Bag, and tells him to stay in… Read more »

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
3 months ago

The most unique song will win: Netherlands, Albania or Greece.

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
3 months ago
Reply to  Nomo nomo

Netherlands for the melody, Albania for the energy, Greece for the lyrics — it’s been a hell of a year.

Raul
Raul
3 months ago
Reply to  Nomo nomo

Sorry but the most unique outside mainstream is Portugal. Altough I love The Netherlands and Albânia. Nor in the mood for Greece. Olso love Ukraine Switzeeland and …. Norway

Marcin
Marcin
3 months ago

My full list:

1.Ukraine
2.Croatia
3.Greece
4.Moldova
5.Austria
6.Norway
7.Denmark
8.Bulgaria
9.Portugal
10.Iceland

Marcin
Marcin
3 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

The other group:

11. Netherlands
12. Albania
13. Armenia
14. Slovenia
15. Switzerland
16. Lithuania
17. Latvia

Bernard
Bernard
3 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

Not that Ukrainian “rapper” redressing a more handsome and talented guy as a trash bag and kicking him into the background just to remain in the spotlight himself. People are blind tolerating this.

Thallo
Thallo
3 months ago
Reply to  Bernard

Did you see Kalush’s face when Alina Pash won Vidbir? I had doubts about the guy since that very moment.

Not to mention all the hate/negativity he posted on his Instagram stories every day for weeks after Vidbir. He kicked Alina to the ground constantly so he could take her ticket to Turin. My heart will always stand with Alina, it’s a great shame she couldn’t represent Ukraine.

Bernardo Santos
Bernardo Santos
3 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

does that really matter? I don’t care if hes a good person or not, if the song is good, I vote for it.

Frysk
Frysk
3 months ago

Moldova will most likely qualify because it’s a song that requires a fun show and Moldova has always been good at it. Switzerland is a dark horse, like the common linnets I hope. Croatia en Slovenia are interesting. Netherlands for sure wil qualify.

NickC
NickC
3 months ago

I think Ukraine will win, and the Netherlands will come second. I also think the most underrated songs are all in this semi: Lithuania will qualify will ease, and I sincerely hope Croatia and Slovenia will also make it. Conversely, I find Albania the most overrated song of the bunch, but they have been proving me wrong for the last 2 editions- I did not expect Jolida or Anxhela to make it either, but they did. Similarly, I really detest GTWAB, (it is taking ESC years back), but it seems they have their fans, so I expect them to sail… Read more »

konnie
konnie
3 months ago
Reply to  NickC

amanda’s live performance is angelic!!

Fatima
Fatima
3 months ago

I don’t think Norway will make it. Felt the same last year and was almost right.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
3 months ago

I stan De Diepte.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

I think Ukraine will win it but Norway can win the televoting.

Netherlands and Greece can win the jury voting.

Adnama
Adnama
3 months ago

Voted for Netherlands and Greece.

georgeesc
georgeesc
3 months ago

My favourites are Lithuania, Greece and Switzerland.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

Latvia, they kill the monotony of semi-final 1

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Monotony ? There are also Norway, Ukraine and Moldova…

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
3 months ago

I’m hoping for Austria or Netherlands.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

*Wolf Howling sounds continue…

Thallo
Thallo
3 months ago

Who should win SF1: Greece, The Netherlands or Albania.
Who will win SF1: Ukraine or Norway.

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

In my opinion Albania is overrated but it will surely qualify

Licko
Licko
3 months ago

I think it’s between Norway and Albana, whoever hits more with the staging and will the be best bop of the night.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
3 months ago

For me, i would love to see the following 10 qualify (in no particular order):

*Slovenia
*The Netherlands
*Bulgaria
*Greece
*Ukraine
*Albania
*Portugal
*Moldova
*Switzerland
*Iceland

Who I actually think will qualify:

*The Netherlands
*Greece
*Ukraine
*Norway
*Bulgaria
*Austria
*Moldova
*Albania
*Armenia
*Portugal

Roelof M
Roelof M
3 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

You think Bulgaria is making it over Lithuania or Croatia?

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

Never !

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Austria qualifying lmao not with those vocals

Sometimes
Sometimes
3 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Bulgaria is not going to qualify

Efthymios
Efthymios
3 months ago

My complete top-17 of the 1st semi-final of “Eurovision Song Contest 2022” (updated): *MY QUALIFIERS:* 1. “Með Hækkandi Sól” (10/10) 2. “De Diepte” (10/10) 3. “Give That Wolf A Banana” (10/10) 4. “Sentimentai” (9.5/10) 5. “Die Together” (9.5/10) 6. “Eat Your Salad” (9.5/10) 7. “Stefania” (9/10) 8. “Snap” (9/10) 9. “Sekret” (8.5/10) 10. “Disko” (8/10) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – *MY NON-QUALIFIERS:* 11. “Trenule?ul” (8/10) 12. “Saudade, Saudade” (6.5/10) 13. “The Show” (6/10) 14. “Halo” (5.5/10) 15. “Intention” (5/10) 16. “Boys Do Cry” (4/10) 17. “Guilty Pleasure” (3/10)… Read more »

Tt1974
Tt1974
3 months ago

I totally agree with Rose Linn, from Armenia, the Portuguese song is very special, to the point that she even covered it. It’s my #1 overall.

Matt
Matt
3 months ago

I think Ukraine or Netherlands will win. I feel like Ukraine is either coming first or around 5th, whereas I feel Netherlands is a possible winner but a lock for the top three.

Slovenia is far and away my favourite of this semi though, I think it’s a possible qualifier, but I’m not currently predicting it to qualify. Ukraine is another one I really like.

Tedd
Tedd
3 months ago

Based on things in past, I think Norway will win the Semi. Moldova is definitely qualifying, finishing in top 5 in this Semi. Eyes on The Netherlands, Greece, Albania and Austria because 2 of them will probably be “shocking” non-qualifiers, and Lithuania and Croatia qualifying instead. 🙂

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Tedd

Moldova is a grower in my list after the performances in Tel Aviv and Amsterdam. Meanwhile in the category “likely Q”.

Simply a lot of fun !

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Tedd

Austria could be a NQ and meanwhile it wouldn´t be a surprise, sorry…

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Tedd

I predict that Norway will qualify at third position in the semi final.

Kaija
Kaija
3 months ago
Reply to  Tedd

Austria not qualifying would not be shocking.

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Kaija

That´s the bitter truth…

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

Televoting will punish Greece hard. People are tired of Balkan country like Greece sending English pop songs with zero cultural representation.

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Greece is indeed very overhyped. Nevertheless it will reach the final but with a much closer result than expected.

Maa
Maa
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Not at all. It’s not a pop song and many of the possible winners (Sweden, Poland, Norway) have no cultural representation at all. Did the winners of 2018 and 2019 have any cultural representation in your opinion? Don’t be ridiculous. The only song that won for Greece was by a singer living in Sweden and singing in English.

Sophia
Sophia
3 months ago
Reply to  Maa

Actually for 2018 I would say yes, a little bit. There were a couple of Hebrew words/phrases in the song, and parts had a slight Israeli sound.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago
Reply to  Maa

You can’t really compare Greece with some Western country like Netherlands that is much more influenced by globalism than some Balkan country. Greece had created some identity at ESC and now we can’t even identify them. I don’t say that countries shouldn’t be risky and send different types of songs, but I just say that Greece shouldn’t expect to do well with these types of songs that Greeks themselves can’t relate to.

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I agree with you

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Maa

The only song that won for Greece was also written by people from Greece, you forgot that bit.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
3 months ago

My top for this semi:
1- The Netherlands (?????)
2- Ukraine (????)
3- Armenia (????)
4- Lithuania (????)
5- Greece (???)
6- Norway (???)
7- Albania (???)
8- Austria (???)
9- Slovenia (??)
10- Portugal (??)
__________________________
11- Iceland (??)
12- Latvia(??)
13- Switzerland (??)
14- Croatia (?)
15- Moldova (?)
16- Denmark (?)
17- Bulgaria (?)

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
3 months ago

Interrogation points were meant to be stars and I can’t edit 😐

beewax69
beewax69
3 months ago

The questions marks are very amusing, I’ll give you that lol

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

I always say this, but there is no winner of the semi-final. The first ten qualify, that’s it.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The prize is qualifying, which means there are ten winners.

Colin
Colin
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Technically, you are right, Jonas. Ten entries equally ”win” the semi, and there have been instances where someone would come second in the semi, and then won the finals afterwards. We do get the ”winner of the semi” revealed later on, and it has its merits, but in the end, the final result of the qualifying entry is the one that sticks the most.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Alexander Rybak “won” his semi-final in 2018, it didn’t count for much. Two nights later, he came 15th.

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

He failed very deserved. This was absolutely ridicolous.

sam
sam
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

then again semi 2 in 2018 was probably the weakest semi we have ever had so its no surprise the former eurovision winner won it since there wasn’t much competition

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

Who should win depends on the live performance. There are some excelent songs here tho.

Roelof M
Roelof M
3 months ago

Six of the entries in this semi (Portugal, Netherlands, Albania, Greece, Ukraine and Austria) are in my top 8 so I can’t wait to see this one unfold. I think the rehearsals will prove who will make the finals, I currently see anyone except Bulgaria and Slovenia making it if their perofrmaces are charismatic enough, including Denmark. This semi is wide open, even if there are some certain locks. I do expect to see Norway, Greece, Ukraine, Netherlands and Albania in the final top 10.

AF32
AF32
3 months ago

Winning a semi-final is useless. Just ask who should qualify as top 10.

Kaija
Kaija
3 months ago
Reply to  AF32

Rybak agrees

Colin
Colin
3 months ago

Who should win the first semi?

Netherlands or Norway

Who should qualify from the first semi?

Netherlands, Norway, Greece, Ukraine, Lithuania, Portugal, Iceland

sam
sam
3 months ago

voted for ukraine, lithuania, and the netherlands. if televoters get behind it (which i think they will) the netherlands could very well have a winner with s10. it’s definitely among the most quality and genuine tracks of the year and almost guaranteed to place in the top 10. while people have favorites this year that center around their own individual tastes, i have yet to come across someone who hates the dutch song, it seems like everyone can appreciate it

Lambert
Lambert
3 months ago

This one will be for the Ukraine.

zsó
zsó
3 months ago

My qualifiers from Hungary:

1, Greece

2, Netherlands

3, Portugal

4, Austria

5, Norway

6, Ukraine

7, Albania

8, Armenia

9, Lithuania

10, Croatia

My predictions:

Greece

Netherlands

Portugal

Switzerland

Norway

Ukraine

Albania
?
Armenia

Lithuania

Moldova

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago

My favourites

  1. Netherlands 12/12
  2. Ukraine 11/12
  3. Norway 10/12
  4. Moldova 9,5/12
  5. Lithuania 9/12
  6. Armenia 8/12
  7. Portugal 7,5/12
  8. Iceland 6,5/12
Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

My prediction is as follows

  1. Ukraine
  2. Netherlands
  3. Norway
  4. Armenia
  5. Moldova
  6. Greece
  7. Albania
  8. Portugal
  9. Lithuania
  10. Austria
  11. Switzerland
  12. Latvia
  13. Croatia
  14. Iceland
  15. Denmark
  16. Slovenia
  17. Bulgaria
Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago

The Netherlands should win this. Ukraine is a close call.

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
3 months ago
  1. Switzerland
  2. Ukraine
  3. Moldova
  4. Netherlands
  5. Slovenia

6. Armenia
7.Latvia

Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago

This will be an interesting semi. There are songs in it I absolutely love and ones I absolutely hate. There is the potential for great happiness or great anger!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
3 months ago

Woof.