They sang, they slayed, they qualified. And immediately after Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2022, the Semi-Final 1 qualifiers attended a press conference inside PalaOlimpico.
After expressing how happy they were and fielding questions from journalists, they took a short walk to a glass bowl where they drew “first half” or “second half” in the grand final running order. Following Semi-Final 2 — when all 25 finalists are known — producers will create the precise running order. They want to make the show as interesting as possible for viewers. But they also have to consider practical matters — like the amount of time it takes to move certain stage props on stage and off.
Here’s what we know about the grand final running order following Tuesday’s press conference. Automatic Qualifiers France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom drew their starting half on Saturday.
Traditionally, the host country draws its precise spot at random prior to all other competing nations. Italy did so back in March. Mahmood & Blanco will perform ninth in the grand final.
Eurovision 2022: Grand final running order following Semi-Final 1 draw
Armenia: Rosa Linn – “Snap”
🇫🇷 France: Alvan & Ahez “Fulenn”
🇩🇪 Germany: Malik Harris “Rockstars”
Iceland: Systur – “Með hækkandi sól”
Netherlands: S10 – “De Diepte”
Norway: Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf A Banana”
Portugal: MARO – “saudade, saudade”
🇪🇸 Spain: Chanel “SloMo”
Switzerland: Marius Bear – “Boys Do Cry”
Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – “Stefania”
9. Italy: Mahmood & Blanco “Brividi”
Greece: Amanda Tenfjord – “Die Together”
Lithuania: Monika Liu – “Sentimentai”
Moldova: Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers – “Trenulețul”
🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Sam Ryder “SPACE MAN”
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