The Big 5 – Spain, 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.