Some have been cautiously hailing the 2020’s as the renaissance of the Big 5 at Eurovision. That’s Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Germany, who automatically have a spot in the Eurovision grand final due to their financial contribution to the contest.
Italy soared to victory in 2021, securing the first Big 5 victory in over a decade. France followed closely behind in second.
Now in 2022, a number of the Big 5 are once again seen as favourites to fight for the trophy.
We previously asked you to vote for your favourite of these five countries’ Eurovision 2022 entries.
After counting 7,433 votes, we can now reveal the result …
Spain’s Chanel a favourite of the Big 5 at Eurovision 2022
There were three strong favourites in this poll. But taking the poll position is Chanel from Spain. As soon as she performed “SloMo” for the first time at Benidorm Fest, many were pointing to Chanel as one to watch this Eurovision season. Her booty-hypnotic dance moves have continued to wow many during the pre-party season and put her in a good position going into Eurovision rehearsals.
It was close, but Chanel squeezed ahead with 2,197 votes – that’s 29.56% of the total.
In second place we find the UK’s Sam Ryder. He’s heading to Turin via a detour to space and is hoping to finally bring the United Kingdom back to the upper realms of the leaderboard. Sam has garnered a lot of support for his entry “SPACE MAN” and that also shows in this poll, where he earned 1,937 votes (26.06% of all those cast).
The final position on the podium is for Mahmood & Blanco. Representing the host nation, some have been speculating they could bring Italy a second win in a row – a feat that hasn’t happened since Ireland did the triple in 1992-1994. Their song “Brividi” secured 1,788 votes in our poll (24.05%).
Slightly further behind, but still with over 1,000 votes, is France. The country has decided to ditch their main language and has instead chosen a song in Breton. Despite the language change, many are still loving the blend of Celtic folk and techno beats that Alvan & Ahez are bringing with “Fulenn”. They were awarded 1,221 votes (16.43%).
If there’s one Big 5 country y’all think is not having a renaissance in 2022, it’s Germany. Their representative Malik Harris trails very far behind the other four. His song “Rockstars” only picked up 290 votes (3.90%).
Poll results: Which Big 5 country has the best entry at Eurovision 2022?
- Spain: Chanel – “SloMo” – 2,197 votes, 29.56%
- United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – “SPACE MAN” – 1,937 votes, 26.06%
- Italy: Mahmood & BLANCO – “Brividi” – 1,788 votes, 24.05%
- France: Alvan & Ahez – “Fulenn” – 1,221 votes, 16.43%
- Germany: Malik Harris – “Rockstars” – 290 votes, 3.90%
Total votes: 7,433
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