EBU / Corinne Cumming

The Eurovision 2022 grand final is less than one week away, the the Big Five countries — Spain, Italy, Germany, France and United Kingdom — have drawn their spots in the running order.

During their press conferences on Saturday 7 May, the automatic qualifiers — who are guaranteed a spot in the final — drew which half of the show they will perform in next weekend.

Italy, France, Spain and Germany will perform in the first half of the final. United Kingdom will perform in the second half of the final.

Eurovision 2022 Big Five Running Order

🇫🇷 France: Alvan & Ahez “Fulenn”

France will perform in the FIRST HALF of the grand final. 

🇮🇹 Italy: Mahmood & Blanco “Brividi”

Italy will perform NINTH in the grand final. 

This news was confirmed in March. Traditionally, the host country draws its spot at random prior to all other competing nation.

🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Sam Ryder “SPACE MAN”

United Kingdom will perform in the SECOND HALF of the grand final.

🇪🇸 Spain: Chanel “SloMo”

Spain will perform in the FIRST HALF of the grand final.

🇩🇪 Germany: Malik Harris “Rockstars”

Germany will perform in the FIRST HALF of the grand final.

How is the running order decided?

The Eurovision running order is decided through a two-step process.

First, the finalists randomly choose from a pot whether they will perform in the first half or the second half of the grand final. Then the show organisers will structure the acts in the most suitable running order possible, taking into a number of factors including tonal variety and the logistics of moving staging.

The only act whose running order position is entirely random is the host country. Italy’s Mahmood and Blanco will perform ninth.

Prior to 2013, the final running order was determined completely at random. This rule was changed however to avoid subjecting audiences to an onslaught of countless ballads or songs with similar staging all in a row.

Does running order impact a country’s chances of victory?

It is generally considered favourable to perform starting from a later position in the running order. Recent winners including Israel’s Netta (22nd), Ukraine’s Jamala (21st) and Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest (18th) all performed in the second half.

But winning from an earlier position isn’t unheard of. Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw (10th), Portugal’s Salvador Sobral (11th) and The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence (12th) all performed in the first half.

The only running order position to have never produced a winner is the second place draw, often considered “the death slot”. But remember — there’s a first time for everything!

What do you think? Are you happy with the Big Five’s grand final slots? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Camilla Magnusson
Camilla Magnusson
4 months ago

No, I ment there are only 3 spots left in first half, and 7 spots in the second half

Camilla Magnusson
Camilla Magnusson
4 months ago

There are only 3 spots left in first half, and 6 spots in the second half!

Elra Desmond
Elra Desmond
4 months ago

16th has never produced a winner either. Yet the postion to have produced the most winners? 17th.

Devito
4 months ago

People will say and manipulate with data however they want to justify their beliefs. Since my country is in no position to win the contest, I present you the real data: 2021 (24) ITALY 2019 (12) NETHERLANDS 2018 (22) ISRAEL 2017 (11) PORTUGAL 2016 (21) UKRAINE 2015 (10) SWEDEN 2014 (11) AUSTRIA 2013 (18) DENMARK 2012 (17) SWEDEN 2011 (19) AZERBAIJAN 2010 (22) GERMANY 2009 (20) NORWAY 2008 (25) RUSSIA 2007 (17) SERBIA 2006 (17) FINLAND 2005 (19) GREECE 2004 (10) UKRAINE 2003 (04) TURKEY 2002 (23) LATVIA 2001 (20) ESTONIA 2000 (14) DENMARK Even if the number of participants… Read more »

Mameuh
Mameuh
4 months ago

Nearly all the big 5 into the first act? Isn’t that really really weird???

Elra Desmond
Elra Desmond
4 months ago
Reply to  Mameuh

Decided by a random draw, it’s gonna happen sometime.

Johan Victor
Johan Victor
4 months ago

If it is up to wiwiblogs ,there’s no need for 40 countries Just have rhe contest between Spain and Sweden

sandyp
sandyp
4 months ago

I feel like picking the first half isnt even that big of a deal anymore if your one of the favs/do well in the semis. You’ll then just be giving the 11-14th slot which really isnt even that bad since weve had so many winners who’s performed then.

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

So many hotheads here! Get something cold and sweet. Ice cream works.

Drew
Drew
4 months ago

Channel should close the first half of the show, I mean in the 13th. Taking into account that the winners of the first half have been 10th, 11th and 12th, it is time for 13th.

Ritoli
Ritoli
4 months ago

The 10 finalist from the first semi will draw their place in the final right after the semi? Thats how it will work?

KaiHa
KaiHa
4 months ago
Reply to  Ritoli

Yes, during the winners press conference.

Ritoli
Ritoli
4 months ago
Reply to  KaiHa

Thank you 🙂

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  Ritoli

Yes they’ll do it in the press conference after

Yudhistira Mahasena
4 months ago

Winners usually come from the second half of the final. Russia 2008, Norway 2009, Germany 2010, Azerbaijan 2011, Sweden 2012, Denmark 2013, Ukraine 2016, Israel 2018, and Italy 2021 have proven this. Since the UK is currently one of the hottest favorites to win Eurovision, with a good song and a good running order, they will have a big chance of claiming victory! Just… to make sure that Spain doesn’t get the number 2 position, OK? Alfred and Amaia performed 2nd in 2018 and that’s why they flopped hard – good song, bad running order. Number 2 is typically seen… Read more »

Lorena
Lorena
4 months ago

Tu canción was not that good, neither were they favourites to win.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
4 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Tu canción was totally forgettable.

Lumjan
4 months ago

IMAGINE RONELA ?? OPENS FIRST SEMIFINAL UND GRAND FINAL ALSO, WILL BE COOL.. ALSO MY TOP 5 IS:

5. THE NETHERLAND
4. UKRAINE
3. ITALY
2. SPAIN
1. ALBANIA

#Tirana2023 … Make yo luggage ready, and book yo hotel in Tirana. ?????

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
4 months ago
Reply to  Lumjan

A country that opens a semi final never opens the final too. In general the country that opens the final performed last in it’s semi. I really hope it won’t be the case of Czech Republic. It sure won’t be Armenia, the song doesn’t have an opening profile.

As for Albania, I’m sorry to say this but whatever the running order is it won’t win. But a final is already a nice result if you ask me.

#Love
#Love
4 months ago

Spanish, Albanian, Italian and Greek -Eurovision fans have been very toxic and humiliating towards others this year, I hope all of you understand that this behaviour isn’t nice to anyone.

Let’s not insult others because they’ve got a different taste in music, but respect that all the contestants get some fans and attention!

Good luck to everyone!

Adnama
Adnama
4 months ago

Chanel should definitely open the show

EurovisionFanBoy
EurovisionFanBoy
4 months ago

you forgot Maneskin (Italy 2022) in this sentence – “It is generally considered favourable to perform starting from a later position in the running order. Recent winners including Israel’s Netta (22nd), Ukraine’s Jamala (21st) and Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest (18th) all performed in the second half.” and Italy performed 24th in Eurovision 2021

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Unpopular opinion: The draw position is overrated. (Hides.)
P.S. I’m still alive. I tested negative, somehow. So I’m positively negative.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It’s the only case where the negativity is positive 😉 happy for you, you must feel better at least in your head, and yeah we often disagree but not always so I agree the draw position is something that shouldn’t be important but for some eurofans who are fans of statistics, it’s important….

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Keep testing, one is not enough. At least not with antigens. Feel better soon, hopefully the fun and excitement of the next week will help you through.

eurovisionfans
eurovisionfans
4 months ago

for a few years I see that wiwiblogg is a non-neutral site. every year they have their favorite flood article interview notes on high. when it’s original they’re super execrable but when it’s a pure eurofan song then they’re the happiest in the world. at the present time what have made france this year is to vomit. they totally snubbed France that it was the selection via YouTube that it was the 2nd rehearsal reaction, the super severe note with a jury that hates original. I am super disappointed. otherwise they will talk about chanel and UK for a long… Read more »

Amorata Delfont
Amorata Delfont
4 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

Get some help. You’re reaching to the point you’re going to dislocate something. It’s EUROVISION. Enjoy it.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

I kind of agree and of disagree too, last year wiwi was very supportive with France from the beginning until the end, it can’t be like that every year, there are another countries too, but that’s true this year France is kind of ignored zbd unconsidered by the wiwi team seeing how they overhype Spain and Sweden, firstly not really coverage for the french national final, no reactions videos at all on the competing songs, Deban saying that Fulenn it’s not even a song but only a performance, Suzanne who gives a 3 to Fulenn, today no reaction about France… Read more »

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

And you know it’s not like the support of wiwi was determining on the esc results and helpful to get a good result, Sara Aalto, Jessica Mauboy, Madame Monsieur, Alma, Francesco Gabbani were overhyped too on wiwibloggs and it didn’t help them at all, Wiwi loves to overhype their favourites as hell so if you are not among them you almost don’t exist, it’s like that, a little bit frustration at some point but when you think and you know that they way to act are not determining for the final result then you live with that, wiwi has more… Read more »

Han
Han
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

spain is really just a performance. Chanel is a 10 her song about a 4. Slomo is nothing without Chanel’s performance. Fulenn is much better composed and the song stands on it’s own. People liked fulenn from the beginning. Most people were luke warm on slomo until they saw Chanel perform it.

Iamme
Iamme
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

If “France is just a performance”, then what is Spain? Is it a mediocre TikTok dance?

Hannah
Hannah
4 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

They didn’t turn in their live stream until Spain. I wouldn’t say they’ve hyped UK at all it’s mostly bops like Albania, Ireland, Spain, Austria and Czech Republic. I found William’s interview with Sam earlier a bit fake and pretentious (from him, not Sam).

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Hannah

At least Sam and Chanel got interviews but I agree, they are hyping Spain Sweden Albania and Greece more than the Uk, Czech Republic not that much and Austria seeing how William talk about Pia I don’t consider that as a try to hype them but quite the contrary…

Hannah
Hannah
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

True about Pia Maria but they were hyping Austria before that knowing she was terrible at the pre-parties and still awarded them high marks in the WiWiJury which were totally unrealistic.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

Serbua is received positively and it’s different.

Ted
Ted
4 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

I suspect that all esc blogs, such as wiwi will place the income they raise by advertisements from websites, youtube hits etc on the betting odds in order to try and earn more money so that they can continue to bring us the content that we love. Hotels, equipment, website etc don’t come cheep. It’s a gamble. Some years they win, some years they lose. So yes, they will continue to hype the big contenders and try to sway the undecided via their blogs and livestreams. I would guess that WWB have placed a big early bet on Spain doing… Read more »

Arby
Arby
4 months ago
Reply to  Ted

That take is amazingly stupid.

Arby
Arby
4 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

Wiwibloggs is the worst. They have too much influence now and force countries to pick whatever William wants.

Lorena
Lorena
4 months ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

Did the overrate France last year? No, they just treated it as a winner because it WAS actually a potential winner. Many people thought so as well in Europe: she was second ar Eurovision.

Maybe there is a little tiny possibility that they are not talking so much about France this year just because it is NOT a potential winner? I wondet.

Nono
4 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

So what ? They spammed us about Destiny last year and it didn’t do her any favour

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 months ago

A warning for whoever is assigned the 13th spot (the middle) in the Grand Final: The last time (2011) there were 25 in the final (because Germany won the year before), Switzerland’s Anna Rossinelli was 13th in the order, and finished last in that final. Whoever is given the 13th spot next week–and is a contender to finish in the top-half–had better be as sharp as a knife on stage to avoid the same fate.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

Did you read the end of this article by Oliver, “There’s a first time for everything” and as Eurovision is unpredictable we can have a winner performing 1st, 2nd or 13th this year like that all the cliches, prejudices and nonsenses about the running order and these particular places among the eurofans will explode and disappear for a long time. Each year is different, in 2011 it was like that for the 13th performers, this year it will be different.

Jghtl
4 months ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

Lol, this is just so dumb, sorry

Jack
Jack
4 months ago

Based on what I heard about the full performance, and not just the rehearsal clip we got on YouTube – UK is a contender to win.

Spain is now also a contender to win, even with 1st half.

Robin
Robin
4 months ago

There’s gonna be so MANY surprises

If Lithuania qualifies, they are coming at spot n. 2, and finish ing dead last.
Germany is finishing second last
France is ending 17-22 at best
Spain 8-13
Italy 4-7
UK is going to take lot of jury votes, but will audience voze for them. Nah. Still anywhere 3-10

Finland is a NQ
Estonija is a NQ
Netherlands 15-20 in the final

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Robin

How they are surprises if you already know them lol but we agree to disagree on everything you said.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Germany France Spain largely higher, Uk and Italy ok fir top 10, Lithuania will qualify and will never finish last, Finland and Estonia are sure qualifiers, that’s my surprises.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Robin

Tell me you were one of those who predicted Maneskin and Barbara to flop last year I guess no?

Jghtl
4 months ago
Reply to  Robin

Netherlands one could happen

Ressay
4 months ago
Reply to  Robin

Did you see that in your crystal ball?

Hannah
Hannah
4 months ago
Reply to  Robin

Saying 3 – 10 for the UK like that’s a bad result is actually hilarious.

Det
Det
4 months ago

Spain will open the final, Germany will perform 2nd mark my words

daniela
daniela
4 months ago
Reply to  Det

Contenders for the win never open a show lol, EBU knows what they do and Chanel will perform 10-13. A weaker entry with not so many chances of winning will open.

Lorena
Lorena
4 months ago
Reply to  daniela

I agree. Those having seen Chanel’s complete performance say it is just impressive. I do not thing EBU wants to use it right at the beginning of the show.

Han
Han
4 months ago
Reply to  daniela

Unless Sweden and Ukraine also pull first half, they won’t have so many potential winners in that small space especially when you add Italy… if that happens Spain will be the sacrificial lamb

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
4 months ago
Reply to  Det

There are not many uptempo songs this year so the logical thing to do is to place those acts in between the others and not at the beginning or the end. Just imagine, Spain 1st and then Greece, the Netherlands, Croatia, Azerbaijan one after the other. It would get boring for an audience that dont like ballads.

sandyp
sandyp
4 months ago
Reply to  Det

I dont think spain will open but i 100% agree that germany is going to perform 2nd

Bella
Bella
4 months ago

Not that anyone cares, but I will stop visiting Wiwibloggs. This is seriously one of the most toxic communities I’ve ever seen anywhere on the internet (and the bar is high). The completely unfettered aggressivity, personal attacks against artists and other fans, and sometimes racism make me feel really uncomfortable, and the total lack of moderation can only mean that this behavior is supported by Wiwibloggs. Also tbh there’s very little interesting content (99% of the posts is rehash of content already posted elsewhere, the rest is mostly clickbait polls and bs reviews).

Whoever runs this blog should do better.

Jghtl
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Nationalism is what angers me the most

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

There are some nice people here too. Come back if you change your mind, that’s allowed. Goodbye for now.

Nat
Nat
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

I agree with you so much! I feel like people come here to pour their frustrations and anger on to others, because well… they can. I wanted to report someone today for rasism, but you literally can’t. Its absolutely riddiculous!
Also the quality of Wiwi youtube videos, livestreams and clear favouritism really put me off this year from them. I also found out about their unprofessional behaviour towards other channels and journalists, when it comes to interviewing the acts, so I will be switching to other Eurovision platforms. Its such a shame, because Wiwibloggs used to be great.

Nat
Nat
4 months ago
Reply to  Nat

Yes. One of the journalists spilled some tea on their livestream. They said that they were waiting 20 min in line in Amsterdam to interview Chanel and when it was finally their turn, Wiwi showed up, cut the line and took Chanel to interview her in a completely different room, so they never get the chance to talk to her. Other journalist talked about booking 20 minutes interview with Latvian boys in Italy, they booked the room and were actually waiting for them with their Head of Delegations and as the boys were approaching them, Wiwi yet again showed up… Read more »

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

I totally agree with you.

Skogstroll
Skogstroll
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Thank you! I couldn’t agree with you more. The purpose of Eurovision is to bring people together. But this website manages to do the absolute opposite. And the worst part is that the creators don’t seem to care whatsoever. I mean, the people behind the blog describe it as “Eurovision news with an attitude” and “the world’s sassiest […] blog devoted to the Eurovision Song Contest”. There is a difference between playfully “throwing shade” and aggressive personal attacks. The creators are either painfully unaware of the difference or simply don’t see an issue with the toxic behaviour in the comment… Read more »

Lily
4 months ago
Reply to  Skogstroll

Could you give me an example of those personal attacks pls?

Ressay
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

I agree with you, right here are people so frustrated I dont know why, people used to throw some shade on others opinion just because they can, this is so frustrating…

Mary M.
Mary M.
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Sadly, you are right. I once had an opinion on a performance and someone called me jobless just because… I had an opinion? Last year I stopped visiting this site, this year I’m not participating that much on comment sections but I think it’s gotten worse, and there are nice people here but… too many trolls too ><

Green
Green
4 months ago

Yall i accidentally saw some leaked footage of Spain and im speachless. That performance is propably gonna be one of the best performances ever at eurovision. I kinda need Spain to win this year

Ressay
4 months ago
Reply to  Green

Why the downvoted? What is your problem?

Efthymios
Efthymios
4 months ago
Reply to  Ressay

Maybe it’s the way he expressed his wish? That he “needs”, not that he wants, like his life depends on it, lol? Plus, if I’m not mistaken, that person is spanish anyways, there’s a YT profile with the exact same name that has spoken Spanish a lot of times in the comment sections, showing the exact same support and expressing the same exact hyperbole for Spain under almost every video related to their entry.

Mameuh
Mameuh
4 months ago
Reply to  Green

Ever heard or seen Fuego maybe? Mhh?

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

what’s this thing with spain, relax people, take it easy
enjoy your saturday knowing that hola mi bebebe > slomo
stay pressed

Goba
Goba
4 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

Wait until you hear my controversial opinion.
Bulgaria > Greece

Ressay
4 months ago

Let Ukraine openning the show..and nobody is uncomfortable…

Stephanie
Stephanie
4 months ago

Here’s an idea,: let Spain opening the show!

Thallo
Thallo
4 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

If Ireland or Israel qualify, they’ll probably open.

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Ireland to close the show

daniela
daniela
4 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

a contender for the win is not gonna open. Like what’s the point of putting one of the best performances at the beginning?

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago

Well the top 3 of Adresse Torino is 3: Sweden 82pts 2:Greece 83pts and the winner is FRANCE 86pts!!! I’m over the moon so not far of Subwoolfer’s home, thank you so much Norway!!!!

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

So now dear eurofans if you want the biggest eurovision ever in the biggest indoor arena of Europe and in the second biggest of the world you know what you have to do, Norway has already understood 😉

Jghtl
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I would love that, but there’s no way France will win, they might win televote, but juries will burry them

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Jghtl

There’s no way like last year when people said the jury would burry Maneskin and Barbara would flop in the televote….

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

But it didn’t happen…so I keep hoping very strongly.

Jghtl
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Well i didn’t agree with them so..

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

According to Wikipedia, the biggest indoor arena in Europe is in Belgium (Antwerp), not France. But I’m not sure it’s correct since I’ve found somewhere else that it was the Moscow Olympic Arena, followed by the Telenor Arena in Norway and the Baku Crystal Hall.

Gurl
Gurl
4 months ago

If the trend of the last winnners continues, this year a song from the first half will win.

Mans – 1st half
Jamala – 2nd half
Salvador – 1st half
Netta – 2nd half
Lawrence – 1st half
Måneskin – 2nd half

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

I have not seen ANY rehearsal videoclips; but if Malik’s stage setup is reminiscent of Michael Schulte’s (no one thought he’d finish in the top-half, let alone 4th), Germany could surprise with a top-half finish, maybe even squeeze into the top 10 if any of the favorites falls asleep on the stage.

Gurl
Gurl
4 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

You can dream about Germany winning, but we all know this year’s winner is Ukraine. The rest of the countries are fighting for the second place.

daniela
daniela
4 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

I hope it is like that!

sam
sam
4 months ago

another big 5 showdown for the win between the uk and spain this year would be really interesting after last years top 2 italy and france. i think it’s really possible

Mameuh
Mameuh
4 months ago
Reply to  sam

At least last year, the songs were amazing. Here, it’s just boring 🙁

Frank Arthur
Frank Arthur
4 months ago

Shh,but that hiper about UK scare me really,but ok the spanish are the bad ,lol,?

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago
Reply to  Frank Arthur

Umm, what?

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 months ago

The question for Germany is, how early will they perform in the first-half. If Malik is among the first 5 to sing, he could be in real danger of ending up with Germany’s third-straight blank (zero) televote scorecard; and if he is singing first, James Newman may have company. 🙁

I have not watched any rehearsal videos, but I hope he has a stage setup that will overcome that.

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

Isn’t Germany in the 2nd half?

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

No

Jghtl
4 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Germany is in the 1st half

euromeuro
euromeuro
4 months ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

Germany did impress the press center even more than Italy and that hard if you believe where the contest is being held this year.
Germany won’t finish last. I already talked to several people who said that directly to me when i was asking them about their opinion on all big 5 rehearsals. Last place will be a borderline qualifiert from SF2

Steve
Steve
4 months ago

Love France and the Uk, Germany is ok – I do not get the love for Spain or Italy.

escericwows
escericwows
4 months ago

I wonder which city we will be going to in 2023? If UK wins maybe the diverse city of London, or the music city of Liverpool, even Edinburgh/Glasgow the host city of Eurovision movie in 2020. If Ukraine wins I bet Poland will co host the thing with Ukraine in maybe Krakow or Warsaw. Poland hosted JESC very professionally despite they haven’t hosted any larger esc event in previous years. If Sweden wins i hope Gothenburg will host the thing because the 1985 edition was iconic in any way! The only thing is that the arena may be a little… Read more »

Baby Grogu
4 months ago

I really need Chanel, Mahmood and Blanco to rest before the final… So they could slay!!!! They look exhausted? (at least it seems like that to me from this short clips)

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago

Results of Adresse Torino the Norwegian show that reviews the Eurovision entries, last year Maneskin won it, the show ends tonight but so far and surprisingly for some people I guess, the results are like that:( the too much sensitive people be prepared lol! ) 1.France 86 pts won the first show 2 Greece 83 pts won the second show 3.Sweden 82 pts 4.Austria 79 pts won the third show 5.Australia 75 pts 6./7.Albania 71 pts 7./6.Lithuania 71 pts 8.Israel 69 pts 9. The Netherlands 63 pts 10. Portugal 62 pts 11.Moldova 61 pts 12.Cyprus 58 pts 13.Latvia 55 pts… Read more »

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Agree with the top 3 but some of the other results are pure nonsense.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Yes I agree, the top 3 is good, it’s Norway choice but it must change tonight but these 3 will anyway get a good result, still hope for France to win it, but maybe Ukraine, Italy or Spain, which are among the remaining, could overpass France’s note, let’s see…

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Or maybe Serbia or Finland who knows….

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Or Czechia…

Storm
Storm
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

U forgot Spain!

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Storm

Nope Spain will be reviewed tonight as the others who are missing.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

My bad Spain was reviewed in the second episode and got 73 pts, finishing 3rd in the 2nd show and overall Spain is 6th so far.

Jghtl
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

LOL austria 3rd, you wish

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Nope I don’t wish they were 4th after the 3rd show and now they still 4th I’ ve never said Austria 3rd.

Jghtl
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I’m curious to see how they’ll place Serbia, update us on it please

Storm
Storm
4 months ago
Reply to  Jghtl

They put Serbia low, 44 points, so 19th place. But they are kinda irrelevant tbh

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Storm

Last year they predicted the winner, not so irrelevant maybe…

Storm
Storm
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Last year wasn’t so hard to predict winner. They also put “Shum” very low and it ended up 5th on real show.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Storm

Between Malta, Switzerland, France, Italy it was unpredictable until the end, so it wasn’t so easy, they also put France very low last year and Barbara ended 2nd in the contest, I said they are not so irrelevant, I didn’t say they are absolutely right on everything .

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

It’s absolute nonsense. The absurd fact that Austria, Israel, Moldova, Lithuania and Latvia are above Poland and the UK is pretty hysterical.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Why? Be prepared the results the next week won’t be as the bookies have decided so why not, there’s nothing absurd or a nonsense here, which is absurd is to think that it couldn’t happen at all because of the schemas the eurofans have in their brain since weeks now because of these bookmakers. What if Norway perfer Moldova and Austria over the Uk and Poland, it’s written nowhere that people have to like and vote for them absolutely, even if I personally like them but everybody is not obliged to think the same.

Hannah
Hannah
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

The issue with Austria being rated high in these polls is Pia Maria cannot sing and the backing singer was singing her main vocal at times. Judging the studio version of Halo is inaccurate. There were people in the press room who moved away from the TV speakers when she performed and William (who likes Halo) said it was terrible.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Hannah

As I already said, she is a good singer but the song is hard to sing, sometimes people and even William don’t respect the artists, but anyway the D-day it will look and sound good on tv, that’s the most important thing. And some people in this press room I really don’t know what they are doing here so I don’t care a lot of their reactions most of them are biased, some examples sorry for these countries but greek people going crazy in the press room when Amanda or Andromache are doing their rehearsals, the same for polish people… Read more »

Meckie
Meckie
4 months ago

Austria, Israel opens? UK, Czech Republic closes?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

Hmm, I was expecting the half draws to be a little more equal (or as equal as you can with five prequalifiers). I guess I was expecting three in the first half and two in the second half. Being the only Big Five country in the second half, the UK now has a greater chance to get a high result for the first time in a long time, however it depends on what gets sorted by the 20 qualifiers.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I forgot to add this, but I hope Germany doesn’t get stuck with the number 2 slot but again that depends on what gets sorted with the 20 qualifiers. All I can say is good luck to everyone.

Jghtl
4 months ago

Why are we trying to guess who’ll perform when? Lol, just wait and see.

Dolly
Dolly
4 months ago

Let Israel open the show

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
4 months ago
Reply to  Dolly

Assuming we qualify that is. If we qualify I think Israel would work as an opener. I think Czech & France would too.

Dolly
Dolly
4 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Come on Israel, 12 points from the uk

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

I totally disagree that France should open the final. The performance is dark and not something the grand final should begin with. Spain would be much better opener.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Veru true.

daniela
daniela
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Since when does a contender for the win open the show in recent years? I mean we would still get a top 10/top 5 but like if Chanel’s performance is as strong as the press says, the rest of the performances are gonna look bland after Chanel.

Gabe
Gabe
4 months ago

these are my thoughts/wishes:
France: opens
Germany: around 5-6
Italy: at 9th
Spain: closing the second half
UK: literally anywhere in the second half is good for them they definitely needed this/got very lucky

Storm
Storm
4 months ago

I honestly wanted Chanel to close the show, but let’s be real, she can slay and win from any position at this point. Best performance ever in history of ESC!

Pikachuuu
4 months ago
Reply to  Storm

Now let’s not overreact n

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
4 months ago
Reply to  Pikachuuu

Why not?

Mary M.
Mary M.
4 months ago

Unpopular opinion: My dream ever since Achille was chosen for San Marino is for him to open the Eurovision final in Italy… with a banger in Italian. I am not even sure if he will go through — I hope so, because it is one of my favourite songs this year —, but I think it would be a nice little touch. He is such an amazing performer.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary M.

I think he’ll make it to the final with the iconic performance he’s got in store

Baby Grogu
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary M.

I think he will make the final, the song is great, the staging, the energy and a.k.a the whole performance has been elevated, Achille slays vocally – and Italian audience will support him. It’s not my favourite, but I like the song more and more. And I certainly respect every person who wanted that much to compete at Eurovision

Clara
Clara
4 months ago

No female vocalist has ever done well in the tele vote when they have been on early. France and Spain are now out of contention and will probably miss the top 10.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Clara

The Russian grannies were on sixth, and got just eleven points less than Loreen.

Dolly
Dolly
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yes but the grannies were current

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Clara

Looking into it, I’m actually surprised how rare it is in the last couple of years. Still:

Russia 2021 (5th in the final r.o., 8th on televote)
Estonia 2018 (6th in the final r.o., 9th on televote)
Lithuania 2018 (4th in the final r.o., 10th on televote)

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s probably because producers put all the stronger ones in a better position. 2012 might be the last good measure, before the new system came in.

Han
Han
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Because we could totally work out that Malta won the Semi from their final placement last year

Baby Grogu
4 months ago
Reply to  Clara

Every Eurovision fan knows Sertab Ereners’s running order in the final – televoters didn’t mind (no jury back then)…
Good song will prevail

Baby Grogu
4 months ago
Reply to  Baby Grogu

Now I have to correct myself – no semis and final that year 🙂

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Baby Grogu

Yeah, she performed fourth and won! What’s even more fascinating is how the recap contained only a part of the verses in it, not any of the chorus.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Probably to show off the dancing instead, they thought that’s what would get them the votes.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

I can’t believe rehearsals are almost over and that the contest is starting on Tuesday, I’m pretty excited! 😀

turney
turney
4 months ago

Question
Does the arena has its full capacity or is it againg reduced because of covid

Ric
Ric
4 months ago
Reply to  turney

Should be at full capacity

turney
turney
4 months ago
Reply to  Ric

Yess so excited

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Ric

Have all the tickets sold?

Rantik
Rantik
4 months ago

All these comments with Spain to open the show, are you serious? Like it or not Chanel is one of the favorites this year, since 2013 every opener act has been decent but without the prospect to win or at least get top3. We don’t know the qualifiers, but for sure it will be something safe like Armenia, Cyprus or Czech Republic

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Rantik

I am serious, yes. All songs should be treated equally.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago
Reply to  Rantik

Cyprus can’t open the show 2 years in a row and anyway the song this year doesn’t really fit a classic opener. And Cyprus 2021 was also in 5th position in the betting odds 5 days before the final…so also a favorite.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Albania were second two contests in a row, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s three in a row next week.

Licko
Licko
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Not if they end up top 3 in the semi.

Rantik
Rantik
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Cyprus wasn’t favorite after the semifinal, the producers knew that she did not succeed in the semi

Han
Han
4 months ago
Reply to  Rantik

Actually they are on record saying they didnt an well they put the semi winner in 6th so maybe they didnt. It’s the same man doing the running order this year too

Ugnius
Ugnius
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

First of all let’s see whether Cyprus qualifies at all. I mean, standing in one position for whole act and performing right before Ireland will not help for her

Ressay
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

No…Cyprus was 15th…I still remeber…you can look it…it is on the internet…

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Rantik

They can always let Germany open the show. I know it’s not a banger, but it might give him *some* push unlike if he was 2nd or 3rd. That way he might end-up 19th or so… Maybe? Chanel should perform 11th or 12th.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Oh, come on, it’s cute. 🙂

daniela
daniela
4 months ago
Reply to  Rantik

exactly!

Jessie
Jessie
4 months ago

I think Subwoolfer can be televote winner with 3-6 years old kid fans lmaoo

Paul
Paul
4 months ago
Reply to  Jessie

My 3 year old loves it! I forced him to watch it though

Licko
Licko
4 months ago

Spain to open, and i hope that Albania is in 2nd half so each half is balanced.

Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago
Reply to  Licko

Yeap, lets see if Albania qualifies at all ….

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago

The bookies and the market are trolling us this year, it’s a mess, never seen so few moves since years after all the 2nd reheasals, only the Uk a little bit, there’s no real hype this year from the betters I guess and the bookies are lost, I don’t know but the thing I know is that they underestimate too much some countries like Albania, Azerbaidjan, Finland, France, Australia, Czech Republic, Austria. It means that there are no many bets on these countries so the bookies don’t care to put high odds on them they don’t risk anything but it… Read more »

Jessie
Jessie
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Austria? Girl literally she can’t even sing

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Jessie

Arrff her 2nd rehearsal was not bad and the final product will look and will sound good the D-day I’m sure so I still think they can do very well, she can sing she is a good singer but this song is so hard to sing, however their song has very much appeal, this eurodance sound works and it’s already an hit in some countries, like in France you can hear it in the biggest radios in this moment.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I would add that by putting high odds on countries, they insinuate they can’t win so like that the betters are not interested by putting a bet on it. Strategy strategy. Money money, 😉 Now the bookies react according to what at this point of the pre contest? The big biased reactions in the press room from some delegations, no not at all, the press poll, no not at all. Remember when Madame Monsieur in Lisbonne was tipped as 2nd or 3rd to win after the rehearsals and were 12th out of the top 10, remember when Bilal was 3rd… Read more »

Nono
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

The thing is people entertain the idea that Ukraine will win because of the context, therefore i think the bookies are just too scared to put money on something else in fear of loosing money

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

That’s what I was thinking too, the odds have barely moved after the rehearsals this year when usually there are some songs emerging like Portugal 2017, Cyprus 2018, Australia 2019, Ukraine 2021, even France 2019 suddenly came 2nd at some point after the 1st rehearsal.
Betting odds are also bad when it comes to the jury winner like in 2018/2019 or even 2021 when Switzerland fall back after the rehearsals.

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

True for Switzerland last year too, the jury winner moreover and for Bulgaria too but the opposite after her rehearsal big moves in the bookies she was 3rd if I remember well with low odds but ended 11th at the end.