The Big 5Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Germany – are heading into Eurovision 2022 with much to live up to (or prove). They’re the countries who automatically have a spot in the Eurovision grand final due to their financial contribution to the contest.

Italy emerged victorious at Eurovision 2021, securing the first Big 5 victory in over a decade. And while France followed closely behind in second, the other three were left languishing at the completely opposite end of the scoreboard.

For Eurovision 2022, each of these countries will be hoping to land at the top end of leaderboard. But which of them do you think has a chance of doing so?

We want to hear from you. Remind yourself of the entries each of the Big 5 are sending to this year’s contest. Then vote for your favourites in our poll.

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Big 5 acts at Eurovision 2022

France: Alvan & Ahez – “Fulenn”

For the first time ever, there will be no song in the French language at Eurovision this year. That’s in part due to the fact that France have decided to sing in Breton instead. Alvan & Ahez are set to perform the fiery “Fulenn” at Eurovision 2022. Will they snatch the gold at the contest?

Germany: Malik Harris – “Rockstars”

With a national final called Germany 12 Points, the country will certainly be hoping to hear those exact words in May. It was Malik Harris who won over the German public at the national final with his song “Rockstars”. Can he win over the rest of Europe as well?

Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – “Brividi”

After finishing second at Eurovision 2019, Mahmood is back with the aim of going one place higher in 2022. He’s not alone, though, and is joined by Blanco for the duet “Brividi”. Can the home act give Italy a second win in a row?

Spain: Chanel – “SloMo”

Spain launched the national final Benidorm Fest to find their act for Eurovision 2022. It was Chanel who emerged as the winner after giving a jaw-dropping performance of “SloMo”. Does she get your vote?

United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – “SPACE MAN”

The United Kingdom have internally selected TikTok sensation Sam Ryder. He’s hoping to skyrocket to the top of the leaderboard with the song “SPACE MAN”. Do you think the UK can blast off to success?

Poll: Which Big 5 country has the best entry at Eurovision 2022?

In this poll, you can vote for as many of the Big 5 as you would like. However, you can only vote once – so choose wisely!

Who did you vote for? Do you think a Big 5 victory is on the cards again for Eurovision 2022? Let us know down below in the comments.

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madmalcolm
madmalcolm
2 months ago

France is the most original, but they’ve been crap in rehearsals, and France has a bad record for staging, apart from last year. If they can stage it right, Spain should win, but again, Spain has a bad record for staging. Italy won’t do as well as people think. A mawkish song that reminds me of Spain’s entry in 2018 sung by Amaia and Alfred. That failed to excite the audience and I think Italy may well meet the same fate. UK will do better than they have for decades, but it’s not that interesting as a song. I predict… Read more »

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

I’d say even 4 of them are winner candidates. You probably know which one is not. 😉

Andi
Andi
2 months ago
Reply to  Andi

But it’s crazy too see how different the Top 5’s are here 🙂

Rhys Stevenson
2 months ago
  1. UK
  2. France
  3. Spain
  4. Italy
  5. Germany
Andrei
2 months ago

1. Spain
6. UK
20. France
…. Germany
…. Italy

Mr X
Mr X
2 months ago

Italy 11/12
United KIngdom 10/12
France 9/12
Germany 6/12
Spain 4/12

Cazatrolls
Cazatrolls
2 months ago

Spain year after year after year after year after year after year and more… has always been underestimated and this year it has a proposal with the possibility of being in the top 10, is it overrated? Oh God! Some people and their comments are so embarrassing ?????

L'essenziale
L'essenziale
2 months ago

[DISCLAIMER: PERSONAL OPINION] This is apparently a very unpopular opinion between ESC fans, but to me French song this year is the worst one, not only the worst of the Big5 but the whole contest… okay maybe ahead of Malta… the song itself gives me a migraine don’t know why.
Italy is my #1 so there it goes my vote for you.

tofu
2 months ago

1. Italy
2. Spain
3. Germany
4. UK
(rest of countries)
5. France

Rebekkah
Rebekkah
2 months ago

I see the Spaniards have found the poll!

Dida
Dida
2 months ago

Only Germany, the rest of them are overrated (especially Spain and UK, who are TOO enthusiastic and after the Eurovision final they’ll realise they are both doomed for last places)…

Sos
Sos
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

I agree, I like Spain and UK but I found them a little bit overrated only because they started taking Eurovision more seriously after the Maneskin’s victory.

I think that Germany is underrated (nothing new)

Nikki
Nikki
2 months ago

Unpopular opinion:
1.UK
2.Germany
3.Spain
4.Italy
5.France

Yush
Yush
2 months ago

There we go. The absolute YAS act is Chanel -> Spain. The hottest act is Brividi. ughhhh Mahmood I mean who isn’t obsessed with him???? The cutest act is the man from Germany. Last but not least the most overrated act is the UK, which is such a shame , cause I prefer the UK music market rather than the American one. And ohh I forgot about France. I just don’t know what to think about it. Not my type of music, and it’s not that overrated. Btw Sam is a great vocalist, don’t get me wrong

Stan
Stan
2 months ago

Italy!

Ben R
Ben R
2 months ago

1. Spain
2. Germany
3. France
4. UK
-I would put all of the countries above on the lefthand side of the scoreboard-
5. Italy

Sandra
Sandra
2 months ago

1-UK
2-France
3-Armenia
4-Albania
5-Czech Republic

adrigolden
adrigolden
2 months ago

We have to say that this year the big 5 its incredible strong!!! But my top would be like this!

  1. Spain
  2. UK
  3. France
  4. Italy
  5. Germany
Ivar
Ivar
2 months ago
  1. France 2. Italy 3. UK 4. Spain 5. Germany
Nils
Nils
2 months ago

1. UK
2. Spain
3. Italy
4. Germany
5. France

Ellie
Ellie
2 months ago

1. Spain
2. UK
3. Italy
4. France
5. Germany
I believe the winner will be between the first 3 I mentioned. Another BIG 5 win.,

Danny Walker-Drake
2 months ago

I honestly think the big 5 came to win this year, there was no “we’ll be happy with top 10” attitude! They came to play

Nils
Nils
2 months ago

Well … except for Germany.

Martin Rohbogner
Martin Rohbogner
2 months ago
Reply to  Nils

This is not true with Germany. Malik Harris is very popular on Spotify. He got more streams then UK

Aura
Aura
2 months ago
  1. Italy
  2. Spain
  3. France
  4. UK
  5. Germany
Anhel
Anhel
2 months ago

Italy and France are my favorites, but everyone did well this year except for Germany.

Victorielle
Victorielle
2 months ago

1.France
2.Spain
3.UK

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago

Germany is a nice song but I dont like the way the guy sings, his voice is a bit annoying. UK is just OK i dont see anything special but if there are many people who do, then I suppose the ‘problem’ is with me rather than the song. France, i like it very much if I listen to it, if i watch performance I dont like it so much. Too messy, too wtf elements. Italy i dont like it at all. I think it is a pretentious gay love song (i am gay too but more into gay sex… Read more »

Claudia
Claudia
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Many think that the song focuses in particular on homosexual love. When asked to comment on this interpretation of the text, they replied: “They destroy everything we want to tell, we want to bring the universal freedom to feel free to be able to express any kind of love. In general, in its wholeness. Brividi’s main theme is the discomfort of not feeling 100% accepted. We don’t want to pigeonhole love, we want to give it 100% free rein. We never mention the word ‘love’ because it is not just about love, but the desire to get involved and take… Read more »

Jason Green
Jason Green
2 months ago

1. UK ??
2. Italy ??
3. Spain ??
4. Germany ??
5. France ??

Mqe
Mqe
2 months ago

The big 5 are AMAZING this year! I’d say Italy is my fave, Germany my number 5 (but I still really like it!) and I honestly can’t rank France, UK & Sweden because I love them all.

Mqe
Mqe
2 months ago
Reply to  Mqe

Sorry, Spain of course, not Sweden. Silly me!

Vicky
2 months ago

1. UK
2.ITALY
3.FRANCE
4.SPAIN
5.GERMANY

Ivo
Ivo
2 months ago

Germany will get zero points again and we all know why

Noah
Noah
2 months ago
Reply to  Ivo

y’all so negative about germany. he might get some jury points at least

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago

France and Spain for me. Overall a good year for the Big 5.

2022
2 months ago

1 UK. its my winner this year
2 Germany
3 France
4 Spain have herd it so many time before, and they was better
5 italy no no

Bella
Bella
2 months ago

Strong year for the Big 5. I love Italy, Spain and the UK equally, closely followed by France. Unfortunately I think Germany will again place in the bottom 5.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 months ago

The U.K. is at the very top of my evaluations overall. Four of the Big 5 (U.K., Italy, France and Spain, in that order) are in my top 10. Germany needs a Michael Schulte (4th in 2018) type of stage setup to avoid bringing home its 3rd-straight blank televote scorecard, even though I think Malik will get more than 3 jury points.

Henry
Henry
2 months ago

1 UK
2 Spain
3 Germany
4 Italy
5 France

EscXQueen22
EscXQueen22
2 months ago

Spain for sure, for its vibe, feeling and positive energy. I’m bored of ballads and any kind of “emotional” thing. The world needs good energy, especially after the past horrible years ?

Green
Green
2 months ago

Im tired of all the comparisons Chanel get to Eleni and fuego. Yall talk about fuego like its the second coming of christ and it literally just a good performance. And also why is it only the women that get compared and not the 10 thousand sad boys singing ballads?

Jo.
Jo.
2 months ago

Italy, UK

Benjamin K
2 months ago

My top:
1) France
2) Germany
3) UK
4) Spain
5) Italy

Sorry guys but I don’t understand the hype around Italy. I can understand the one around Spain and UK for some reasons, but you know… personal tastes

vogue
vogue
2 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin K

Prime example of an unpopular opinion. lol

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin K

Because Italy does a better job to avoid sending scrubs or trainwrecks than any other country.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin K

Because songs in italian do not sound weird… I mean i love songs in any language but some languages sound a bit too ‘another language (ish)’ if you know what i mean. I think this is part of the reason why no matter what they present they always end up well. Italian is an ear friendly language.

Benjamin K
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

I think it is more bc there is two singers with huge gay fanbase hype

Liam
Liam
2 months ago

Great bunch of songs and also Germany is here

Gabriella
Gabriella
2 months ago

My ranking of the Big 5: 1. France – banger in a minority language. I like. Let’s hope they work on their act 2. Italy – not usually a fan of somber ballads, but this one gives me goosebumps in a good way. They need to polish up their vocals a wee bit, but otherwise with some simple staging it will score well. 3. UK (although very close with Italy) – first time I liked a UK immediately. He’s got great vocals. He’ll need to perform it just right to finally get the UK on the left side of the… Read more »

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago
Reply to  Gabriella

Placing Spain the last and then comparing Chanel to Beyonce seems a bit contradictory. Is there really someone out there who doesnt like Beyonce?

Gabriella
Gabriella
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Yes, I don’t like Beyonce, hence the comparison.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

This year should just be “The Big 4 and Germany” because 4/5 of them really stepped up their game and chose great songs

Seth
Seth
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

You really don’t deserve the downvotes since you’re pretty much speaking facts.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
2 months ago

Has to be the strongest Big 5 since that rule was implemented, the UK, France and Italy all being top 10 material, at the very least.
Not a massive fan of SloMo but I wouldn’t mind seeing it on the (lower) left-hand side since their NF was a clear step in the right direction.
Germany, not unbearable like those sisters a few years back or Jendrik, but still, better luck next year…

esc_fl
esc_fl
2 months ago

United Kingdom and Spain by far! Hopefully Sam can get the high placing he deserves in May!

Sos
Sos
2 months ago
  1. Italy (8.5/10)
  2. Spain (7.5/10)
  3. UK (7/10)
  4. Germany (6.5/10)
  5. France (5/10)
Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago

1. United Kingdom (10/10)
2. Italy (8.5/10)
3. Spain (8.5/10)
4. France (8/10)
5. Germany (6.5/10)

Strongest big 5 in ages! But I still hope SAM RYDER MANAGES TO WIN THE ENTIRE THING IN MAY! <3<3

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

Germany – I like the lyrics, Italy – I like it that it’s a male duo.

I LOVE FRANCE, SPAIN, and UK. France has great vocals, I love all four of them, I love the sound of Breton, EDM, I love everything about it. Spain has incredible choreo and i LOVE the lyrics and the whole performance. The UK sounds honest and Sam’s vocal is exceptional.

Pauly
Pauly
2 months ago
  1. Spain
  2. UK
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Italy

BIG 5 are smashing it this year (yes including Germany). Very good songs and artists.

Toni959
Toni959
2 months ago

¿Porque se critica tanto que España no tenga una letra profunda en la canción? Yo no le veo ningún problema, eurovision es espectáculo en solo 3 minutos y España en su conjunto hasta el día de hoy (antes de los ensayos) es la que tiene el paquete más completo en todos los sentidos…. Chanel, sus bailarines, su puesta en escena (que seguro que habrá sorpresa) e incluso el ritmo de la canción hacen que te quedes pegado a la pantalla y no parar de mirarlo, para mí eso es un gran caballo ganador…. Los mismos que critican la entrada de… Read more »

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 months ago

My vote goes to Italy. And a honorable mention for the UK. And to think that I really didn’t like the song of the UK in the beginning, now I really do!!!

Hannah
Hannah
2 months ago

The Spanish fans are going to be throwing their toys out the pram on May 14th when they find out they can’t actually vote for their booty hypnotic queen. I choose the UK and France.

12points
12points
2 months ago
Reply to  Hannah

Yall are always talking about spanish euro fans when literally serbia and poland are number one on these polls and will both propably be borderline qualifiers

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
2 months ago
Reply to  Hannah

We dont have to wait til May… We already know that… But thanks for sharing.

User2134
User2134
2 months ago

tbh, all of them except for Germany.