Not long now! In a few weeks the artists of Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2022 will take to the stage in Turin, Italy and unveil the staging that will make or break their performances. Ahead of that — and with several pre-parties behind us — we have to ask one very important question. Who should qualify from the second semi-final of Eurovision 2022?
Eurovision 2022: Semi-final two line-up
The 18-act semi starts with the pop-rock sound of Finland’s The Rasmus and concludes with the electro-club vibe of Czech Republic’s We Are Domi. In between we’ll enjoy watching a Serbian woman washing her hands on stage, a heavily-tattooed Italian rocking out for San Marino, a Romanian star shouting “hola, me bebébé”, and the bookies’ Swedish darling getting very emotional. However, only ten of the 18 will make it out of the 12 May semi to reach the grand final on Saturday.
- Finland: The Rasmus – “Jezebel”
- Israel: Michael Ben David – “I.M”
- Serbia: Konstrakta – “In corpore sano”
- Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – “Fade to Black”
- Georgia: Circus Mircus – “Lock Me In”
- Malta: Emma Muscat – “I Am What I Am”
- San Marino: Achille Lauro – “Stripper”
- Australia: Sheldon Riley – “Not the Same”
- Cyprus: Andromache – “Ela”
- Ireland: Brooke – “That’s Rich”
- North Macedonia: Andrea – “Circles”
- Estonia: Stefan – “Hope”
- Romania: WRS – “Llámame”
- Poland: Ochman – “River”
- Montenegro: Vladana – “Breathe”
- Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – “Miss You”
- Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer”
- Czech Republic: We Are Domi – “Lights Off”
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 two of Eurovision 2022?
My 10: Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Israel, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden
Unlike many here, I think Azerbaijan has a chance to go NQ, it’s the most soulless and unappealing entry they’ve sent in a while
Sweden,Poland,Estonia,Cyprus,Australia,Finland,Czech,Serbia,Belgium and 10?
Cant believe most of people got Azerbaiyan and San Marino qualifying,wtf?
I think Sweden win here, but with Poland very close behind.
Here are my qualifiers:
My prediction for the Jury top 10 are:
And my televote top 10:
Poland and Australia should top the qualifying list. Next Sweden. Somehow, though Cornelia has not convinced me as to her vocals. Cyprus should also be among the obvious qualifiers.
Who shouldn’t make it – Georgia, Israel, Ireland, San Marino, Serbia (tries to impress with the creativity/originality/pseudo artistry factor which does not really work).
Then the in-betweens – Romania, Estonia, Montenegro, N. Macedonia, Malta, Azerbaijan, Czech Rep., Belgium and Finland. From these I would leave out – Czech Rep., Belgium and either Romania or Finland.
This is not a prediction but what I hope will happen.
The best Songs in this Semi…Serbia, Sweden . The worst Poland and San Marino
One of the best songs and most underrated in this semi is the song from Georgia! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Completely! One of the best songs this year. I hope Georgia can make it to the final
TO THE FINAL:
Let me guss. You hav nerver had sweden as top 10 the last year. If ABBA would be a new group, or any one. You don’t like Sweden
Sweden. So much better than the rest.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland stayed in the semi final. It’s trashy messy and the image and so called choreography are also pretty bad. Live vocals are shaky too.
Poland for the W I N !!!!
I voted for Sweden but Poland might win the jury. Konstrakta from Serbia is one class above everything else this year but its a bit too artsy to slay the televote or win over the jury…
Last year Ukraine & Finland were amongst those countries people barely thought would even qualify, and then both were amongst top acts in the final so anything can happen. Those average viewers have very different taste compared to this Europop fandom.
I want either Estonia or Czech Republic to win the semi. In terms of last, I think it’s 2 years in a row for Ireland. No support outside the eurobubble.
I find it incredible Ireland is appearing last in so many predictions on here. I know it’s not strong and its likely to not qualify unless the staging is amazing… But it’s better than last.. unlike the last few Irish artists she has some charm
My qualifiers here would be
Poland has this won! My future boyfriend is going to win this semi I think. My predicted qualifiers are: Poland Sweden Finland Australia Azerbaijan Belgium Cyprus Romania Estonia Serbia My personal qualifiers are: Poland Sweden Ireland Georgia Estonia Serbia Belgium Czech Republic Romania Cyprus Of course I would love Ireland to qualify, there’s definitely a route to the final but I’m also both realistic, and sick and tired trying to defend my country at this time every year. Shock qualifier would be Georgia. I honestly love this song so much for so many different reasons but of course I can’t… Read more »
I don’t think Azerbaijan is such a sure qualifierz but I agree on the rest
Poland is going to win this Semifinal. He is going to win the jury vote and he si going to be N.1 or 2 in televote. Unless Cornelia is going to be 4 or 5 in jurys votes because Azerbaijan, Poland, Belgium and Australia are going to have more votes than her in jurys voting
BITI ZDRAVA. BITI ZDRAVA ?
That’s the weak semi on my paper and probably the one I care less about. I want to see Ireland and Czechia through. Poland is nice and should qualify anyway. I don’t really care about the rest.
I prefer semi final #1. Portugal, Armenia, Ukraine and Greece are better than whatever song of semi final #2.
Czech….maybe the best song, but she just can’t sing the aaaaaaa…nq
Poland….just an overrated ok Q
Sweden…just an overrated swedish ok, sure winner of the semi Q
Serbia…just an avant garde trolly ok Q
Belgium ok Q
Finland…big outsider Q
Cyprus…limited ok Q
Australia…overrated drama for an esc Q
Estonia…far west Q
Ireland….so good, but she can’t sing in square nq
Azer…don’t remember something nq
San Marino….decadance nq
Romania….lol in square nq
Israel…lol in cube nq
Montenegro….just ok nq
Georgia…another almost trolly nq
Lol for you, that’s a nice review, thanks, agree with almost everything…
Malta is a easy nq due to a very likely last place in the televote, depends on where she’ll place with juries more, if decent jury score, 12th or 13th in semi, if not much jury support, can be easy last place in semi
Czechia hopefully will qualify
Australia..easily the jury winner of sf2
Some people are assuming Sweden has this SF in the bag. I think Poland could edge it. Song is instantly likeable, whereas “Hold Me Closer” needs three or four listens. Ochman has been vocally flawless, unlike Cornelia..and if the MF staging goes to Turin, that’s another few points deducted.
My personal finalists: Serbia, San Marino, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Czech Republic
Jury winner: Sweden or Poland
Televote winner: Serbia
10. Belgium/ Czech Republic (if she sings well that night, that space is theirs, if not probably Belgium)
Belgium is a clearly qualifier. He is going to be in the Top 5. Romania is non qualifier and Cyprus, did u hear her live? mmmm dont be so sure about Cyprus
?es we hear Cyprus to Pre party in Spain – Madrid and we are 100000 % sure for her vocal excellent abilities.
Israel – he will bring as a show, I can already tell.. it will sail to the final…
Romania – this is sooo eurovision and I love it, hope this will do well
Cyprus – love this!
Estonia – david guetta vibe and I like it
Poland – drama and more drama and I love his voice
-My personal finalists: Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Cyprus, Romania, Poland, Montenegro, Sweden and Czech Republic.
-My predicted finalists: Finland, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Estonia, Poland, Belgium, Montenegro, Sweden and Czech Republic.
Cannot see anyone but Sweden winning, really. And cannot believe people is saying this is a strong sf, I really find difficult to choose 10 songs worthy of a eurovision final…
It’s quite a competitive semi, but there’s not a lot of entries I see fighting for the win, only Sweden. I think Sweden will take the semi by storm, with Serbia, Finland (if the vocals improve and the staging is cool), Australia, Poland and Cyprus right behind them. I think Estonia and Azerbaijan will also qualify comfortably, and from there on anyone except for North Macedonia, Ireland could make it. I think Belgium and Romania will sneak through, with the Czech Republic sadly getting left behind.
Indeed – CZ could be a shock non-qualifier
I would not be shocked if Cech Rep NQ’s.
Czech Rep* Freaking unmediatable wiwi comments
Czech Republic must qualify, it just must, one of the very few great uptempo’s in this sad and depressing year
1. Cyprus – love this song! Listen to it every day.
2. Israel – the performance should be amazing.
3. Romania – I like the vibe of the song.
4. Estonia – the song is good and I like the voice of the singer.
My ranking for this semi final:
5- Czech Republic
16- San Marino
18- North Macedonia
I can honestly say that there is not a single entry in the second semi that really excites me. Belgium perhaps – or Montenegro. But not really. I think ESC 2022 is saved by the Big 5 and a couple of entries in semi 1.
My personal top 10 (in order of performing in Semi-Final 2):
My prediction of qualifiers (again in order of performing):
*Manifesting Georgia to shock qualify*
I will support Georgia.
Azerbaijan Romania Cyprus Australia Belgium Malta Finland San Marino
Based on the running order, here are the ten countries I would like to see in the final:
Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Cyprus, Czechia, Azerbaijan, Romania, and Finland/Belgium.
Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Belgium, Australia, Estonia, Poland, Cyprus, Serbia & San Marino
Don’t be so childish to downvote preferences like this one! Everyone has their own tastes, you can’t behave like a angry toddler because someone doesn’t like the songs you like.
My top 10:
You have written Belgium twice.
He must really like Belgium!
Belgium is life! Jk, I realized but couldn’t change it later. Anyways it’s San Marino for the 10th place.
After my second of 3 evaluations (which I do every year), I’ve got Ochman from Poland first, with Stefan from Estonia 2nd and Cornelia from Sweden 3rd. It’s quite likely that my top 3 will stay that way and in that order when I’m done with my final evaluation in 2 weeks.
SF2 is so bad in comparison to SF1.
At least SF2 acts have an easier chance at qualifying.
I thought I was the only one that thought so! Semi 1 for me is MUCH harder. I only like about 4-5 acts from semi 2
Just seeing the lineup makes me nervous.. Few great songs are gonna be out.. Imo Sweden,Poland,Australia are 100%,Estonia and Finland 90% if they don’t mess up the staging or vocals,Cyprus and Serbia are at 75-80% simply because Cyprus we need to see her perform on bigger stage and Konstrakta clicking with the audience.. Three of the rest are anyone’s guess and literally out of 18 acts,16 of them have a shot in one way or another.. Nadir is going against Sheldon and Ochman in the same vibe and adding against Cornelia in the same genre,same goes for Vladana while Israel… Read more »
Malta is basically doomed in this semi 2 with too many jurybait songs
Voting in this poll made me realize I like more than half of this semi’s entries. I’m expecting more than one shock (at least for me) NQ in May :'(