semi-final one eurovision 2022 acts

After months of build-up, Eurovision will finally return to our screens tonight, Tuesday 10 May, with semi-final one. For many, it will be the highlight of the TV year. Here’s what you can expect and, most importantly, how you can tune in and watch the show.

Watch Eurovision 2022 first semi-final

Time: 21:00 CEST on Tuesday 10 May

Check your local listings for the correct time in your timezone.

Eurovision 2022 semi-final one — YouTube

As has been the case for the past several years, the first semi-final of Eurovision 2022 will be live-streamed on the official Eurovision YouTube channel. This stream will not contain commentary or voting numbers. It is available worldwide except in the Czech Republic, Greece and the United States. Viewers in the first two countries will be easily able to watch the contest via alternative sources listed further down this page.

Eurovision 2022 semi-final one — United States of America (USA)

As in 2021, American viewers will be able to watch the show live on the Peacock streaming platform. The show will air at 15:00 New York time or 12:00 in Los Angeles. Former Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir will provide commentary.

Alternatively, U.S viewers can try their look with some of the participating broadcasters. The downside to this option is that you may have to listen to commentary in a language that you do not speak.

Eurovision 2022 on Television and Radio

Of course, Eurovision 2022 will air live on all 40 competing broadcasters — although some countries may air the semi-final in which they are not voting in on delay. As well as TV, many will also stream the shows on their websites. Several will simulcast on radio too. The competing networks are listed below.

Click the links to visit the individual broadcaster website and check their listings.

The contest will also be shown by broadcasters in non-competing countries, including Kosovo.

Eurovision 2022 First semi-final: What to expect

Semi-final one will be hosted by Mika, Laura Pausini and Alessandro Cattelan live from Torino’s PalaOlimpico in Italy. Seventeen countries will compete for ten spots in the grand final. The running order is:

Semi-final one acts

  1. Albania: Ronela Hajati “Sekret”
  2. Latvia: Citi Zēni “Eat Your Salad”
  3. Lithuania: Monika Liu “Sentimentai”
  4. Switzerland: Marius Bear “Boys Do Cry”
  5. Slovenia: LPS “Disko”
  6. Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra “Stefania”
  7. Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project “Intention”
  8. Netherlands: S10 “De diepte”
  9. Moldova: Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers “Trenulețul”
  10. Portugal: Maro “Saudade, saudade”
  11. Croatia: Mia Dimšić “Guilty Pleasure”
  12. Denmark: Reddi “The Show”
  13. Austria: Lumix feat. Pia Maria “Halo”
  14. Iceland: Systur “Með hækkandi sól”
  15. Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord “Die Together”
  16. Norway: Subwoolfer “Give That Wolf a Banana”
  17. Armenia: Rosa Linn “Snap”

We will also see snippets of performances from France’s Alvan & Ahez with “Fulenn” and Italy’s Mahmood & Blanco with “Brividi”. Both countries will also be voting in this semi.

Opening and interval acts

The opening will feature a number showcasing Italian ingenuity and creativity. Meanwhile, the interval acts will be Diodato, Dardust, Benny Benassi and Sophie & The Giants.

Dardust

Dardust — known to mom and dad as Dario Faini — has a very strong Eurovision connection: He co-wrote and produced Mahmood’s Eurovision 2019 song “Soldi”, which placed second that year.

He’s also written songs for some of our other Sanremo favourites including Marco Mengoni, Annalisa, Giusy Ferreri, Elodie and Ermal Meta. A wildly popular pianist, he’s performed at the Superbowl, the NBA All-Star Game and even the Olympics.

Benny Benassi

If you’re a fan of remixes, then you probably know Benny Benassi. His remix of “Satisfaction” has more than 112 million streams on Spotify, while his Chris Brown collab “Beautiful People” has around 128 million. His 2008 remix of Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise” even won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording.

Sophie & The Giants

234 million. That’s how many Spotify streams this British indie pop band has racked up for their song “Hypnotized.” 

Known as SATG, the English-group formed in Sheffield in 2015. Its members — Sophie Scott (singer), Toby Holmes (guitar), Antonia Pooles (bass) and Chris Hill (drums) — first made an impact with their song “The Light”, which was used as the trailer for the racing game “Grid” and later a Vodafone commercial in Germany.

Their song “Hypnotized”, which they dropped in 2020, drew heavily on the Italo Disco genre and went 3X platinum in Italy. They subsequently collabed with Italian singer Michele Bravi on “Falene”, so will feel right at home in Italy. 

Are you excited for semi-final one? How will you be watching? Let us know below.

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Efthymios
Efthymios
12 days ago

Well, that was upredictable, I had 7/10 correct (Belgium in them too!). The only big shock for me was Finland qualifying, like-…. Romania was expectable too, they were one of the favorites of the night like Moldova on the first semi-final. Overall, I’m very pleased since my top 5 of this semi-final made it through.

Also, SERBIA BEING ANNOUNCED 10TH ISN’T JUST A WARNING, IT’S A *STATEMENT*! <3<3

Jamie
Jamie
12 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

It’s a statement that she supports the war and the cleansing of Ukrainians? Wow, the delusion of some fans.

Azan
Azan
12 days ago

Wait, weren’t they supposed to announce the countries in BOTH English and French? At least, that’s what happened at the 2021 Final in Rotterdam. I was very confused when the only sentences in French were just “you can vote for your own country …” and “Bonne nuit” LOL

Sos
Sos
13 days ago

my Q’s:

  1. Norway
  2. Greece
  3. Netherlands
  4. Ukraine
  5. Albania
  6. Portugal
  7. Lithuania
  8. Austria
  9. Armenia
  10. Latvia

11- DIODATO

Sim
Sim
13 days ago

Can someone explain me why is not possible to watch eurovision via youtube in Czech Republic? Like wtf? I used to watch it. Our television has terrible commentator who cant even pronounce names correctly, gives wrong informations, in few words – it all seems like he reads the text only one hour before the show started. Annd this lasts for years. Like – why only Czech Rep., Greece and Iceland, for God´s sake? I want to watch show without any stupid comments.

Jesse O'Rourke
Jesse O'Rourke
13 days ago
Reply to  Sim

Same here in the UK . I wouldn’t want to listen to those annoying g commentators nor do I want to stay home from 8 pm . I tried to watch while I was out but I’m glad it didn’t work…it was predictable and repetitive

Wanted
Wanted
12 days ago
Reply to  Sim

I thought the same thing but it’s possible, you just need to activate a VPN via Opera. That’s what I did, good luck!

shane
shane
13 days ago

annoyed they blocked youtube in UK too so had to listen to Scott and Rylan shout over everything.

Jamie
Jamie
14 days ago

You did great! Thanks!

Epicurean
Epicurean
14 days ago

Eurovision SONG contest: Austria and Albania didn’t SING well, were out of tune and Albania had a terrible stage concept to top it off.

I am glad better performances qualified instead. That includes surprises such as Marius and Systur.

kirkirkir
14 days ago

May we move Brividi from 9th slot so S10 will be able to perform 10th?

CRAIG
CRAIG
14 days ago

The live stream is geo-blocked in many more countries than listed in this post.I’m in Australia and it’s geo-blocked (as it was last year). I tried Canada on my VPN (which worked last year) but was blocked.I eventually got it as New Zealand.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago

Me when people complain about Albania NQ’ing:
Her attitude was s&^%, her look was s&^%, her camera angles were s&^%, her lighting was s&^%, her shoes were s&^%, it was s&^%.

Miguel
Miguel
14 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

“I would never say that”

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago
Reply to  Miguel

I’m so happy someone got the reference!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
13 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

I just watched a drag race ms mojo video and that line was quoted.

ete sech
ete sech
14 days ago

idk why but I feel both like I had expected this somehow and surprised at the same time. Also, I feel relieved because Lithuania made it through! 😀

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
13 days ago
Reply to  ete sech

Me too. I was expecting Lithuania to not qualify after Switzerland and Iceland qualified first because I didn’t think there was room after those two were in, and then Lithuania was called right after. I was like thank god.

Jimmy
Jimmy
14 days ago

I was astonished as Marius clearly was. Wouldn’t have been my choice to go through but it was sweet how happy he was.

Jimmy
Jimmy
14 days ago

Your votes on all our behalf must have pulled Monika through 🙂

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago

These are my Q’s : )
1 Norway
2 Latvia
3 Lithuania
4 Armenia
5 Portugal
6 Moldova
7 Ukraine
8 Greece
9 Netherlands
10 Denmark

Nikki
Nikki
14 days ago

Your vote made a difference!!! 🙂

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago

I just realized Denmark will probably be in the only Nordic to NQ. Yikers.

kirkirkir
14 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Still praying for not hearing the word “Finland” in two days

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
13 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Finland could join company if the lead vocals are bad.

ete sech
ete sech
13 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Finland can join them tomorrow if vocals don’t improve

ete sech
ete sech
13 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Norway should’ve made Denmark company, though

Nikki
Nikki
14 days ago

Betting odds were right by 7 entries ..

Doris
Doris
14 days ago

Robbed any other country who didn’t qualify , even Latvia.

Mqe
Mqe
14 days ago

Switzerland: average song, good singer, great staging. It’s not a surprise. Congrats!
I don’t like Latvia’s song, but I thought the televote would put them through (they made an amazing show to be honest)
Albania’s song – although beloved by the fans – was VERY weird for the general public, let’s be honest.
I feel sorry for Denmark & Slovenia ‘both were fun, I guess not enough. I’d say Lithuania and Iceland surprised me the most. Lithuania totally deserved, I wouldn’t put Iceland through this year (sorry).

Nikki
Nikki
14 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

Agree with Albania… wasn’t the fan…

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
13 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

We won’t know the results of the semi finals until the grand final is over, but Latvia either had a top ten televote result that was successfully killed off by a really low jury score, or it wasn’t that popular tonight. Albania screwed themselves over with the bad staging. If they had kept a black and red color scheme and did something similar to the national final staging, Albania would have made it. It’s a shame that Albania’s first bop in a long time failed to qualify, which means we’ll probably get more ballads from years to come, but if… Read more »

Žilvinas
Žilvinas
14 days ago

Omg, it’s heartbreaking to see Albania out…

Hello hi
Hello hi
14 days ago
Reply to  Žilvinas

It was a mess live and horrible styling. RAI also played a part with terrible camera work .

nycforever
nycforever
14 days ago
Reply to  Hello hi

Rai may be mess but don’t blame them for albanian mess. Everything about the performance was horrible. Humiliation of music.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago
Reply to  Žilvinas

It was awful live.

Jesse O'Rourke
Jesse O'Rourke
13 days ago
Reply to  Žilvinas

She was awful and deserved to go home

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
14 days ago

What a great show. I enjoyed every moment. Thanks to Turino.

Nikki
Nikki
14 days ago

Thank you for those who voted for Lithuania, she is my winner and I couldn’t vote for her 🙁

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago

I’m really sad for Latvia! I’m not shocked just sad, but I am so happy for Lithuania!!!! Switzerland and Iceland qualifying doesn’t shock me at all but it does suck for me as they are both my bottom 2 of the semi haha.
I’m glad the two worst performances in Austria and Albania did not make the final. I’m not shocked at that at all.

Flemeth
Flemeth
14 days ago

Those 3: Netherlands, Moldova, Portugal, number 8, 9 and 10… I’m so happy to see all pass, they were great.

Leo M
Leo M
14 days ago

Austria were robbed 🙁

Nikki
Nikki
14 days ago
Reply to  Leo M

The vocals were really bad…

Mqe
Mqe
14 days ago

Average song, good singer, great staging. It really isn’t THAT surprising. I don’t think it’s totally undeserved.

Mqe
Mqe
14 days ago

Switzerland had amazing staging. I told you!

fionn
fionn
14 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

what is there amazing about it?

Mqe
Mqe
14 days ago
Reply to  fionn

It was beautiful, creative and tasteful. It fit the song. It felt intimate and magical. It just worked. Put your feelings about the song and who it “robbed” by qualifying aside and admit the artistry put into it. It clearly worked.

Tadhg
Tadhg
14 days ago

Mahmood doesn’t have the legs for a kilt.

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
14 days ago

This ESC doesn’t feel like the last years and I blame it on the stage. I was not excited to see a single staging with the exception of maybe Armenia, because every staging looks so bad

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
14 days ago

Today I listened to the songs for the first time, I love Ukraine, Moldova, Denmark and Armenia. But almost all songs were quite good.

PD: OMG that is the french song???? ohhh yes

Tadhg
Tadhg
14 days ago

That clip of France did them no favours.

kirkirkir
14 days ago

Btw has Azerbaijan announced them pulling out of JESC 2022? Or maybe there’s a chance for live-on-tape option for them?

Marc
Marc
14 days ago

All the goosebumps with Diodato Fai Rumore and people single along. Incredible

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
13 days ago
Reply to  Marc

It was really a powerful moment to hear Diodato sing Fai Rumore because he was robbed of the chance to compete with it due to the cancellation two years ago. Now it’s finally got its Eurovision moment.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
14 days ago

Fat rumore. Simply amazing.

Hello hi
Hello hi
14 days ago

My final prediction
Ukraine
Iceland
Netherlands
Portugal
Norway (hate it )
Armenia
Greece
Switzerland
Moldova ( hate it )
And just edging it either Latvia, Lithuania or Austria

fionn
fionn
14 days ago
Reply to  Hello hi

this was spot on omg

Hello hi
Hello hi
14 days ago
Reply to  Hello hi

Looks like I was correct !!

Mqe
Mqe
14 days ago

Can we give Diodato the trophy?

Jghtl
14 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

Literally what I was thinking

Escfan
Escfan
14 days ago

Am I the only one that feels like this is the worst Eurovision ever watched?
Idk, Italy didn’t do a great job compared to the previous host countries…

Jghtl
14 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

2017 was worse

Hello hi
Hello hi
14 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

But was it ? Not as many technical problems and better camera work

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
13 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

2011 is the worst.

nope
nope
14 days ago

My prediction: Ukraine, Norway, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, Armenia, Moldova, Albania, Latvia and Lithuania

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago
Reply to  nope

I agree

Sven
14 days ago

My God. This must have been worst Eurovision in decades. Staging sucked. Presenters were akward and most songs were not the greatest… and it seemed as if Eurovision just never came to live. Diodato was excellent and moving though.

Tadhg
Tadhg
14 days ago
Reply to  Sven

Even he wasn’t that great.

Mqe
Mqe
14 days ago

Diodato would have won in 2020. And the people singing, omg. This brings tears to my eyes.

ete sech
ete sech
14 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

Lithuania and Iceland say hi…
Ok, jokes aside Fai rumore is a great song and it would’ve been a contender ftw too but Think about things and On Fire were the best songs of 2020

Mqe
Mqe
14 days ago
Reply to  ete sech

I agree (Iceland was my fave), but with covid and everything, just think how this would have resonated with Europe in 2020 if Eurovision was to take place (in whichever form). He would’ve won.

ete sech
ete sech
13 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

Idk, I think people would’ve preferred something uplifting like Iceland

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago

It cut to advertisements right when Diodato was about to go out. Why? 🙁

kirkirkir
14 days ago

Yeah, the mini-fountain is unexpectedly beautiful and not extra. Such a gem

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago

I didn’t listen to ONE word they said!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago

I guess I’ll stick with my finalized predictions before the show:
1 Ukraine
2 Greece
3 Norway
4 Netherlands
5 Armenia
6 Portugal
7 Latvia
8 Moldova
9 Albania
10 Lithuania

I am VERY unsure with Lithuania & Albania. I think both Moldova & Latvia are ok? If both Albania and Lithuania NQ I guess Switzerland will replace one of them and the other will be Iceland or Austria? Slovenia maybe even? IDK man.

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

I have the exact same predictions. I think we might even get 10/10. Though I really hope Croatia makes it

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

Oh and Bulgaria. Yes I enjoyed them really much tonight!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

I think we got it right yea. Surely Austria can’t Q with that vocal performance right? My head is not right like we will know who Q’ed from SF1 in like 10 minutes or something. Woof my stomach is in knots and my head is spinning haha!

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

It all went by so fast! Like always. Let’s see who the qualifiers will be!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

8 outta 10. Welp. I am not shocked Latvia NQ’ed I guess the public was around 6th to 8th and the jury tanked them causing them to NQ. I knew it could happened I just guessed they will advance. I don’t think Israel will Q either which means THE DEATH SLOT HAS REMAINED THE DEATH SLOT!!!

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Ah 8/10. Glad that Iceland qualified though. I’ll post my predictions for the second semi when the time comes.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

Same here. I’m very unsure about my SF2 predictions but at least I’m not as nervous with SF2 cus my semi 2 winner is Georgia and I know they will NQ and I’m not scared for Serbia or Estonia so I’m good.

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Oh I like all three songs you just mentioned! I have them all in my preferred qualifiers. I also haven’t really made my mind up about my predictions for semi final 2. Gonna work on them tomorrow!

Mqe
Mqe
14 days ago

Ukraine is good but in no other year would they be in the running to win with this, let’s be honest.
All my best to the people suffering because of the war!

Greece & the Netherlands singlehandedly saved this semi.

Char
Char
14 days ago

Armenia, Greece and Portugal won the night for me. Got a soft spot for Latvia, Netherlands, Ukraine & Lithuanian too!

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago

My FAVOURITE was MOLDOVA! I enjoyed it SO MUCH, from top to finish! I love the song, I loved their outfits, the staging, he sang very well, that energy is outstanding.

CROATIA was WONDERFUL! I loved the staging! and when she started singing in Croatian, Mia became so alive! I loved the Croatian part!

I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED Iceland, Norway and Lithuania.

Ukraine were AMAZING!

There was definitely something off with the camera work for at least one performance, maybe two. The kinetic sun is something else.

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

I’m glad you think that way!

Hello hi
Hello hi
14 days ago

Sophie and the giants should represent U.K. in 2023 . Come on BBC

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
14 days ago

Mini pull: Do ya’ll think Albania will Q?

Intern
Intern
14 days ago

Voted for Portugal. Much love from the Netherlands!