EBU / Andres Putting

Eurovision week is officially here, and it’s time to kick off the festivities with the Eurovision 2022 opening ceremony.

Tonight from 16:00 CEST at the historic Reggia di Venaria, the stars of Eurovision 2022 will strut their stuff down the Moroccanoil Turqouise Carpet

As ever, we’ll be live on YouTube channeling our inner Joan Rivers with our first reactions to the class of 2022’s looks, direct from the Turquoise Carpet. We’ll also be updating our Instagram throughout the evening, so stay tuned for the latest in ESC fashion. 

This post is updating LIVE. Join in the discussion with our readers in the comments section below.

Eurovision 2022 Opening Ceremony: Wiwibloggs livestream from the Turquoise Carpet

The class of Eurovision 2022 will arrive on the Turquoise carpet in the following order:

  1. Albania — Ronela Hajati
  2. Malta — Emma Muscat
  3. Belgium — Jérémie Makiese
  4. Portugal — MARO
  5. Montenegro — Vladana
  6. San Marino — Achille Lauro
  7. Ukraine — Kalush Orchestra
  8. Austria — LUM!X feat. Pia Maria
  9. Ireland — Brooke
  10. Latvia — Citi Zeni
  11. Estonia — Stefan
  12. Finland — The Rasmus
  13. Czech Republic — We Are Domi
  14. Iceland — Systur
  15. Slovenia — LPS
  16. North Macedonia — Andrea
  17. Azerbaijan — Nadir Rustamli
  18. Israel — Michael Ben David
  19. Bulgaria — Intelligent Music Project
  20. Australia — Sheldon Riley
  21. Croatia — Mia Dimsic
  22. Serbia — Konstrakta
  23. Lithuania — Monika Liu
  24. Moldova — Zdob si Zdub & Advahov Brothers
  25. Denmark — REDDI
  26. Switzerland — Marius Bear
  27. Poland — Ochman
  28. Romania — WRS
  29. Netherlands — S10
  30. Cyprus — Andromache
  31. Greece — Amanda Tenfjord
  32. Armenia — Rosa Linn
  33. Norway — Subwoolfer
  34. Georgia — Circus Mircus
  35. Sweden — Cornelia Jakobs
  36. United Kingdom — Sam Ryder
  37. Spain — Chanel
  38. Germany — Malik Harris
  39. France — Alvan & Ahez
  40. Italy — Mahmood and Blanco
 
 
 
 
 
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Eurovision 2022 Opening Ceremony photos

🇲🇹 Malta’s Emma Muscat

 
 
 
 
 
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🇧🇪 Belgium’s Jérémie Makiese

 
 
 
 
 
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🇸🇲 San Marino’s Achille Lauro

 
 
 
 
 
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🇦🇹 Austria’s LUM!X feat. Pia Maria

 
 
 
 
 
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🇮🇪 Ireland’s Brooke

 
 
 
 
 
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🇦🇿 Azerbaijan’s Nadir Rustamli

 
 
 
 
 
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🇮🇱 Israel’s Michael Ben David

 
 
 
 
 
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🇲🇩 Moldova’s Zdob si Zdub & Advahov Brothers

 
 
 
 
 
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🇺🇦 Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra

 
 
 
 
 
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🇵🇱 Poland’s Ochman

 
 
 
 
 
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🇮🇹 Italy’s Mahmood and Blanco

 
 
 
 
 
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🇦🇱 Albania’s Ronela Hajati

 
 
 
 
 
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🇪🇸 Spain’s Chanel

 
 
 
 
 
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🇳🇴 Norway’s Subwoolfer

 
 
 
 
 
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🇬🇪 Georgia’s Circus Mircus

 
 
 
 
 
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🇬🇧 United Kingdom’s Sam Ryder

 
 
 
 
 
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🇫🇷 France’s Alvan & Ahez

 
 
 
 
 
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Who served the best look on the Turquoise Carpet? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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SALP
6 months ago

Australia Means DH WORST

Gili
Gili
6 months ago

desperate for attention? didnt you hear about humor and love spreading? if you have problem with it get help, and do it with all the other sad people here

Ted
Ted
6 months ago

Surely one overlooked highlight of the carpet event is Ed.
He seriously needs a spin off series on this wiwi blog. Such a good looking boy.

wint
wint
6 months ago

Happy Eurovision week!

Ritoli
Ritoli
6 months ago

Aria you are soo full of hatr, I.M sorry for you.. you dont even get jokes

Ritoli
Ritoli
6 months ago

Today we will see full rehearsals?

Heurve
Heurve
6 months ago

Someone told in the comments section about France being totally snubbed by Wiwibloggs this year (which could be a good sign). Well, even the host of the turquoise carpet told Alvan & Ahez about France not winning the eurovision in years… That was quite an inelegant remark. However, this will not prevent many of us from rooting for them! For the rest, I really liked the simplicity and great attitude of Ochman on the carpet 🙂

Liki
6 months ago

Michael is beautiful and Amazing..all the haters get a life please and leave Michael to be the star he is.

Ritoli
Ritoli
6 months ago
Reply to  Liki

Michael is a star and he knows that, dont worry, he dont even care about the haters..

Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
6 months ago

Wait were fans allowed to attend it? I was there waiting for two hours and I thought could go to the red carpet.

The truth
The truth
6 months ago

I think Spanish trolls are all over the place. She top in every poll and that is not very credible. Her costume was very much in line with the cheap persona she is presenting in her act. Ronela was simply a joke. Whoever designed that costume should be shot. Michael seems to have overslept and did not have time to change so he came out and paraded in his pigamas

Im so fab
Im so fab
6 months ago
Reply to  The truth

*Polish

The truth
The truth
6 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

?

Ana
Ana
6 months ago

I was trying to be supportive for Michael but after this sh^t hurricane in the opening ceremony I’m really ready for this to be over. And it’s sad because Eurovision is once a year and we all are waiting for it and then we get a representative that can not even behave like a half human, not to mention the horrific song. It’s not a rocket science to be likable on an event like this, you’re an artist, you’re supposed to know what and how to do. He was so sweaty and desperate for attention, trying so hard to be… Read more »

Miguel
Miguel
6 months ago
Reply to  Ana

What happened? What did he do?

Jo.
Jo.
6 months ago
Reply to  Ana

c’mon, he was a bit annoying but it’s not the end of the world

Chingiz
Chingiz
6 months ago
Reply to  Ana

I 100% agree. Not once but twice he went on singing covers other artists sang before him (Azerbaijan and Croatia), even though vocally he’s not on the same level, and he jokingly (not) took mic from Mia and said it’s my turn. And then those fake “I love you” towards her and her delegation

Liki
6 months ago
Reply to  Ana

Poor hateful comment..get a life.
Michael is Amazing and fun and not boring like you and your disgusting comment.

Gili
Gili
6 months ago
Reply to  Liki

agree

kiah
kiah
6 months ago
Reply to  Liki

cringe comment, i had to laugh

Gili
Gili
6 months ago
Reply to  Ana

whats your problem? dont blame michael for the fact that you dont have sense of humor. michael is also an actor and this is him, he is not trying to be someone else, if you cant accept people for being them selfs you have a big problem, michael is adorable, full of love and this is what he spreads. learn from him something….

Heurve
Heurve
6 months ago
Reply to  Gili

So when people cover their egocentric personalities with “I love yous”, you praise them for being themselves and good actors at the same time? How strange and contradictory!

Gili
Gili
6 months ago
Reply to  Heurve

it is one side of him and its authentic, he can be calm as well, to listen with passion, their is no contradiction, he is full of colors and thats what i like about him

Jesse O’Rourke
Jesse O’Rourke
6 months ago

Ireland , Israel & Australia are beyond Cringe !!!

Chingiz
Chingiz
6 months ago

I agree with Israel, but what did the other two do to you?

Evelyn
Evelyn
6 months ago

I love Ochman :*

Jesse O’Rourke
Jesse O’Rourke
6 months ago
Reply to  Evelyn

Me too. A total gentleman !

Kinga
Kinga
6 months ago

We already know how wiwibloggs decided to deal with Ochman so as not to falsely praise his song. They just ignored him. Bravo!

Evelyn
Evelyn
6 months ago
Reply to  Kinga

Honestly, I don’t care if they ignored him. Krystian is a great talent and has a lot of fans, and some wiwibloggs, who loves kitsch and is often arrogant towards the performers, will not change that.

MJ85
MJ85
6 months ago

How annoying was the guy from Israel?? In some moments he was even rude

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  MJ85

He’s just playing a character.

AngryMusztarda
AngryMusztarda
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Annoying character

Ritoli
Ritoli
6 months ago
Reply to  MJ85

He is not rude he is just making jokes.. you need to chill… he already talk with every singer this year, they know him and understand his jokes

MJ85
MJ85
6 months ago
Reply to  Ritoli

When he started signing with the girl from Greece and then he removed her mic from her hands that was a rude joke, and you could see in her face that she wasn’t having fun at all with the “joke”.
He can be whatever he wants to be, but he should respect others’ boundaries and have some manners

Gili
Gili
6 months ago
Reply to  MJ85

people here are so squared, chill out, a person can not have fun and joke around? its bugging you that the crowd loves him and the energy that he brings to the contest? he is the one that brings some life to the contest this year otherwise it was totaly boring

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
6 months ago
Reply to  MJ85

MBD was really lovely in interviews in Israel and here he seems to trying to be fun but it comes across as rude and irritating. He’s a nice guy and everything but after seeing his press conference & Carpet interviews he really started to bug me.

Gili
Gili
6 months ago
Reply to  MJ85

you are annoying for not accepting other people as they are, michael is funny and sweet, you are the one that has a big problem, not him

MJ85
MJ85
6 months ago
Reply to  Gili

I accept him as he is, but I can’t stand him, that’s different…
He can be as loud and camp as he wants, but as I said, he should respect others’ boundaries and have some manners 😉

Nikki
Nikki
6 months ago

Allow me this joke. Was the Dress Code Drag Race Final? Because some of them looked like they were about to drop a lit ru-veal.

AngryMusztarda
AngryMusztarda
6 months ago

I wonder what Suzane thinks about Hungarian artists clothes. For sure she is going to love it.

Sucof
Sucof
6 months ago

You are sooo booooooooorinf

jjyt76
jjyt76
6 months ago

Ukraine dressed in black so the flag stands out = Statement! Well done, guys

Una
Una
6 months ago

Thank you RAI, Turin and Piedmont, EBU, volunteers, and Carolina, Gabriele, Laura and Mario for the turquoise carpet. It was much better than I had expected!!

Marina
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

Really? Yours are low standards

escfan24
escfan24
6 months ago
Reply to  Marina

your opinion is invalid so your standards are even lower because they don’t exist at all

Jack
Jack
6 months ago

Mahmood and Blanco being sleepy and tired in any eurovision related event its kinda sad, they clearly dont want to be there and their management seems to dont care at all

Vale
Vale
6 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Get a life!

Jack
Jack
6 months ago
Reply to  Vale

they literally said it in the carpet, vaffanculo :*

Paul
Paul
6 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Why do you say this? I do not have the impression they do not want to be there…

Zorra
Zorra
6 months ago
Reply to  Jack

idk why so many of you dislike this comment.Mahmood and Blanco are clearly overworked, which is sad because they’re not going to be able to be at their best in the world’s biggest stage. For them (or their management) Eurovision is just another concert in their tours, and not even one of the most important. I’m not saying they’re doing this out of arrogance, but you have to admit they don’t seem to care much about ESC beyond the huge promo for themselves as artists.

Jo.
Jo.
6 months ago
Reply to  Zorra

you people take an impression of something and then act like it’s a fact…
there’s life beyond the Eurovision bubble…

Vale
Vale
6 months ago
Reply to  Zorra

This is a lie. Mahmood and Blanco are happy to be at Eurovision. They didn’t promote their song also in Italy after winning Sanremo Festival. They declined most of the interviews in Italy, because simply they want their song to speak for itself. Participating at the Eurovision parties is not mandatory and they had other commitments. Simple as that.

sam
sam
6 months ago

konstraktas outfit was just WOW!!!! she looked so gorgeous, like cruella deville but FASHION!!!!! she has my favorite song of the year and also my favorite style of the artists! she’s my queen and i love her so much, don’t be surprised when she snatches the trophy on saturday

Jimmy
Jimmy
6 months ago

I absolutely hated the ridiculous mesh bags that the Polish dancers were forced to wear. Robbed them of their moment on the runway and just encourages kids watching to put bags over their head. Please do not try to copy this stupid look.

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

They’re back… look away!

Kinga
Kinga
6 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

You’ve been willingly wearings masks for the past two years and it wasn’t comfortable at all. How do you know what kind of material they’re wearing? I don’t think they would agree to wear it if it wasn’t comfortable enough.

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago

What does Ihor actually do in the orchestra this year? I thought he played the flute.

Next
Next
6 months ago

Off the topic… Did anyone hear if is true the rumour that EBU was in talks with ERT about the possibility to host next year Eurovision if Greece wins?

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
6 months ago
Reply to  Next

nope it’s wishful thinking from crazy greek fans.

Jack
Jack
6 months ago
Reply to  Next

I sincerely apologize for this comment, certain Greek eurofans need to stop being pathetic. And I am Greek.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
6 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Few days ago, if you asked Alexa who is hosting Eurovision 2023 she would reply it’s ERT, so probably he’s really trying too hard.

Escfan
Escfan
6 months ago

I agree, he’s a little annoying

Pete
Pete
6 months ago

Amen.

Jo.
Jo.
6 months ago

monika walking through that hall A MOMENT

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago

I’m sorry for disrupting the interview, I just needed to tell Mahmood how much I love him. It was urgent.

Matt Church
Matt Church
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

OK, but did you need to wear that neon green shirt?

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  Matt Church

Thank you for the advice. I slipped it off and am now enjoying sandwiches and prosecco inside.

Jurgen
Jurgen
6 months ago

Monika is actually so stunning. Such stylish clothes.

Essie
Essie
6 months ago

It looks to me like her best friend is a high fashion designer and she’s helping to promote them.

Una
Una
6 months ago

Laura and Mario are so funny!!

MJ85
MJ85
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

They did a very good job! The other two were so nervous that they looked like amateurs at the beginning, and by the end they were a bit rude pushing the artist to go faster because they were running out of time, I understand that that’s part of their job, but there are many better and more elegant ways of doing it.

Marina
6 months ago
Reply to  MJ85

The 1st couple was cringy

Jack
Jack
6 months ago

This opening ceremony has been exactly what this years contest is. Messy.

Safiya
Safiya
6 months ago
Reply to  Jack

To be fair, the opening ceremonies are always messy

Simon
Simon
6 months ago
Reply to  Safiya

Some years messier than others, but I always like to play games with it. How many times do they screw up or how many times theres a cringe moment.

Mil
Mil
6 months ago
Reply to  Safiya

“A beautiful mess” i would say… no problem with that.

Dane
Dane
6 months ago

Nadir is everything

Dane
Dane
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane

Just because you dont like the country. What a terrible attitude.

Dane
Dane
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane

You dont even know the person lol

Dane
Dane
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane

you said you dont like the singer, but you dont know him.

Dane
Dane
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane

Its impossible to have a conversation with you. I just want some serious answers …

Dane
Dane
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane

You dont have to praise Azerbaijan. Its not the point. Its just fun because you just talk and talk without having arguments.

Dane
Dane
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane

Yes, because I like to have a discussion with others. I think that you write your opinion, to discuss it. You can expect that.

Dane
Dane
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane

Okay so far so good. Thanks for FINALLY explaining something. That is a fair reason. We all have our own opinion. But therefore there is no reason to attack the country and the singer. Why should everyone know English? Maybe they just are not 100% sure in speaking English. I dont see a problem with that. That is also the beauty of Eurovision. So many countries gathered on the basis of different cultures. Engaging with each other.

Dane
Dane
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane

I really dont see a problem in not being able to speak English. What if a song has Spanish, German or Italian lines. Should the person then also be able to speak those languages?

Pete
Pete
6 months ago

It looks stupid and cheap.

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago

France are so sweet!

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago

I wonder if as soon as he gets back to his hotel room, Sam starts cursing and slamming and throwing his television out of the window.

escfan24
escfan24
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

what’s wrong with you? wow some fans are so toxic for now reason. tragic

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  escfan24

My humour is not for everyone.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
6 months ago

Sam is looking like the most adorable Spaceman in the Galaxy

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
6 months ago

Cornelia baby what is that outfit?

tina
tina
6 months ago

Stole the idea from Achille Lauro’s stage outfit…

Una
Una
6 months ago

Systur and brother and peace. So nice 🙂

Rich
Rich
6 months ago

Hahaha. It ain’t eye candy.

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago

Veeery interesting, they had the big 5 last, and Sweden right before them.

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

LOL

pretty_polly
pretty_polly
6 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Cornelia gives off such b!tchy vibes.

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  pretty_polly

Intelligence, you mean?

Rich
Rich
6 months ago
Reply to  pretty_polly

Milf vibes

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  Rich

She’s thirty, and has no children.

Essie
Essie
6 months ago
Reply to  pretty_polly

it’s the dark makeup plus nervousness, she is usually witty and funny but here it’s coming across more sarcastic.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
6 months ago

Loving Circus Mircus’ styling as per usual! : )

Essie
Essie
6 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Magnificent beard!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
6 months ago
Reply to  Essie

I’m certain grassbeard is certainly Nika Kocharov. He be trying to bring his shock qualifier essence to Circus Mircus haha : )

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago

I think Brooke has looked the best so far.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

That girl desparately needs clothing advisor

Essie
Essie
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Brooke’s outfit looks fun and comfortable for dancing. Need more of that energy.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
6 months ago

Just imagine Ronela is Anxhela’s last year opening ceremony dress, but at least she appeared with something risky and not in t-shirt and jeans…

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago

I like what Ronela is wearing from the neck down, but not the cushion on her head.

Rich
Rich
6 months ago

Poor Albania. She’s got a square head after all the commotion in Italy. Inspired by spongebob

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Rich

Inspired by the national costume of Miss Universe.

Escfan
Escfan
6 months ago

Queen Ronela!!! She’s amazing! I love her!

Una
Una
6 months ago

Norway’s interpreter: you speak a different dialect. Priceless!!!!!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
6 months ago

The wolves coming in looking so cool and sexy! I love the blue suits and the sunglasses!