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.
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 »
I’d say even 4 of them are winner candidates. You probably know which one is not. 😉
But it’s crazy too see how different the Top 5’s are here 🙂
United KIngdom 10/12
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 ?????
[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.
(rest of countries)
I see the Spaniards have found the poll!
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)…
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)
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
-I would put all of the countries above on the lefthand side of the scoreboard-
We have to say that this year the big 5 its incredible strong!!! But my top would be like this!
I believe the winner will be between the first 3 I mentioned. Another BIG 5 win.,
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
Well … except for Germany.
This is not true with Germany. Malik Harris is very popular on Spotify. He got more streams then UK
Italy and France are my favorites, but everyone did well this year except for Germany.
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 »
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 »
1. UK ??
2. Italy ??
3. Spain ??
4. Germany ??
5. France ??
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.
Sorry, Spain of course, not Sweden. Silly me!
Germany will get zero points again and we all know why
y’all so negative about germany. he might get some jury points at least
France and Spain for me. Overall a good year for the Big 5.
1 UK. its my winner this year
4 Spain have herd it so many time before, and they was better
5 italy no no
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.
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.
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 ?
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?
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
Prime example of an unpopular opinion. lol
Because Italy does a better job to avoid sending scrubs or trainwrecks than any other country.
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.
I think it is more bc there is two singers with huge gay fanbase hype
Great bunch of songs and also Germany is here
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 »
Placing Spain the last and then comparing Chanel to Beyonce seems a bit contradictory. Is there really someone out there who doesnt like Beyonce?
Yes, I don’t like Beyonce, hence the comparison.
This year should just be “The Big 4 and Germany” because 4/5 of them really stepped up their game and chose great songs
You really don’t deserve the downvotes since you’re pretty much speaking facts.
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…
United Kingdom and Spain by far! Hopefully Sam can get the high placing he deserves in May!
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
BIG 5 are smashing it this year (yes including Germany). Very good songs and artists.
¿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 »
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!!!
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.
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
We dont have to wait til May… We already know that… But thanks for sharing.
tbh, all of them except for Germany.
I’m not loving the French entry ( it’s not on my top 5), although I’m strongly in favour of more language diversity in the festival. Hopefully France’s foreseeable success will set a precedent and we’ll have less English-language songs in the future.