Semi-final two eurovision 2022

Eurovision kicked off with a glittery bang on Tuesday night. And the fun and madness continue with semi-final two tonight, Thursday 12 May. Here’s what you can expect and, most importantly, how you can tune in and watch the show.

Watch Eurovision 2022 second semi-final

Time: 21:00 CEST on Thursday 12 May

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

Eurovision 2022 semi-final two — YouTube

As has been the case for the past several years, the second 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 Australia, the Czech Republic, Greece, the United Kingdom and the United States. Viewers in the first four countries will be easily able to watch the contest via alternative sources listed further down this page.

Eurovision 2022 semi-final two — 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 second semi-final: What to expect

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

Semi-final two acts

  1. Finland: The Rasmus “Jezebel”
  2. Israel: Michael Ben David “I.M”
  3. Serbia: Konstrakta “In corpore sano”
  4. Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli “Fade to Black”
  5. Georgia: Circus Mircus “Lock Me In”
  6. Malta: Emma Muscat “I Am What I Am”
  7. San Marino: Achille Lauro “Stripper”
  8. Australia: Sheldon Riley “Not the Same”
  9. Cyprus: Andromache “Ela”
  10. Ireland: Brooke “That’s Rich”
  11. North Macedonia: Andrea “Circles”
  12. Estonia: Stefan “Hope”
  13. Romania: WRS “Llámame”
  14. Poland: Ochman “River”
  15. Montenegro: Vladana “Breathe”
  16. Belgium: Jérémie Makiese “Miss You”
  17. Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs “Hold Me Closer”
  18. Czech Republic: We Are Domi “Lights Off”

We will also see snippets of performances from the United Kingdom’s Sam Ryder with “Space Man”, Germany’s Malik Harris with “Rockstars” and Spain’s Chanel with “SloMo”. The three countries will also be voting in this semi.

Opening and interval acts

The opening will feature an ode to Italian hand gestures performed by Alessandro Cattelan. Meanwhile, the interval acts will be Il Volo, Laura Pausini and Mika.

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

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Safiya
Safiya
12 days ago

I always like to look at views at YouTube after the semis. If I look correctly, the top 3 are now Serbia, Poland and Romania. And I am glad to see that. Btw Romania is the biggest grower for me. I was lukewarm about it, but now I just love it! I was so happy to see him qualify!

Nomo nomo
Nomo nomo
12 days ago
Reply to  Safiya

Ukraine and Albania are the most viewed from the first semi (+2M) but oh well

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago

Me an Israeli seeing Israel NQ’ing: Oh no! Anyway.

ete sech
ete sech
12 days ago

How come Belgium and Finland made it!? Finland’s vocals were even more off than usual!
I don’t even wonder about Azerbribejan bc everyone already knows why they’re in

Azan
Azan
12 days ago
Reply to  ete sech

Finland I imagine had lots of tele-vote support, but I’m shocked by Belgium! Belgium was flatter than Cyprus, so I don’t know how it got through. At least Switzerland was a jury song, but Belgium might have received more tele-votes.

Essie
Essie
12 days ago
Reply to  Azan

Johnny Weir on the US broadcast loved Belgium’s performance. He knows what impresses an audience.

Azan
Azan
12 days ago
Reply to  Essie

LOL true I’m also watching from the US!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago

I knew Cyprus would NQ! I can already see all the robbed comments lmaoooo

ete sech
ete sech
12 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

I mean, I saw it coming but it’s still sad man, y’know? 🙁

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago
Reply to  ete sech

I’m annoyed that Ireland did well and made it into my personal predictions but NQ’ed lol. Georgia I knew I was gonna lose here but I still voted for em 🙂

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago

I got 9 outta 10. I figured putting Romania out was a mistake. I was joggling Romania and SM. Nothing shocking happened.
I would have put Ireland and Georgia through instead of Azerbaijan & Finland. The Rasmus’ performance was great but I still really dislike the song.

ete sech
ete sech
12 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

idk I felt Lauri’s vocals even more off than usual and we all know why Azerbribejan makes it through every year (though I hope next year they start at least taking risks (as in sending bold entries in genres that aren’t usually featured at the contest) so they’re less boring).
Also, I didn’t expect Romania to make it to the final, I was surprised! 😮

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago
Reply to  ete sech

I’m not shocked one bit by the results. I still don’t like Lauri’s vocal or the song and Azerbaijan is just…ugh… but I knew both would Q.

Thanos
Thanos
12 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

I got 8/10. Yes I also missed Romania for San Marino and I had put Malta instead of Belgium (both are jury pleasers as you also said below). Ah 8/10 in both semis, I could have done better. Sad for San Marino (and Georgia) missing out.

ete sech
ete sech
12 days ago

So sad for everyone who didn’t make it but Israel. At least Romania finally made it to the final 🙁

Epicurean
Epicurean
12 days ago

So sad about San Marino.

Azan
Azan
12 days ago

OMG so sad for Ireland – Brooke!

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
12 days ago

sad for San Marino, happy for Romania

ete sech
ete sech
12 days ago

Jeez! almost all of my faves stayed out and San Marino was robbed. I totally didn’t expect this but somehow I don’t feel gutted :v

Leo M
Leo M
12 days ago

Crying for San Marino and Ireland

Emily
Emily
12 days ago
Reply to  Leo M

I know! I had both of those nailed on when voting opened 🙁

Paul
Paul
12 days ago

Brooke got robbed

Lambert
Lambert
12 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Nope, it was mediocre. Both song and delivery.

Paul
Paul
12 days ago
Reply to  Lambert

wrong,
There was 6 worse songs than it in this semi final

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Her vocal and performance was really lovely. Great improvement but it was never gonna be enough to survive this semi.

Emily
Emily
12 days ago

Dumbfounded is one way to call this. And I said there wouldn’t be shock qualifiers!

Azan
Azan
12 days ago

ROMANIA!!!???

Azan
Azan
12 days ago

FINLAND!?

Azan
Azan
12 days ago

BELGIUM?

Doris
Doris
12 days ago
Reply to  Azan

It’s like producers spoiling everything like tuesday when announcing Switzerland first and now Belgium.

Azan
Azan
12 days ago
Reply to  Doris

OMG so true!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago

The Qualifiers are about to be revealed!!!
Lesss gooo!! #DeathSemi!

ete sech
ete sech
12 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

I can’t wait!!! I’m all in for a surprise! 😀

Luo
Luo
12 days ago

I want to be friends with Sam.

ete sech
ete sech
12 days ago
Reply to  Luo

me too, he’s so charming!

Emily
Emily
12 days ago

LOVED that clip of Sam. I love how into it we are this year!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago

Ya’ll I think the UK is gonna win. Cus THAT! THAT was EVERYTHING

Nikki
Nikki
12 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

I hope!

Im so fab
Im so fab
12 days ago

Romania and San Marino as shocking Q, here we go!
Also, Cyprus gives my serious NQ vibes.

Hello hi
Hello hi
12 days ago

So final Prediction
Finland
Serbia
San Marino
Australia
Estonia
Poland
Sweden
Czechia
Azerbaijan

One more spot is hard to predict ,
Between Belgium, Israel and Ireland

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
12 days ago

chanel: “i am gonna eat pasta after”
laura: “cool story bro”

Ulla
Ulla
12 days ago

I think Czech republic did really well. Of course, Estonia and Sweden and Romania and Cyprus.

Jghtl
12 days ago

Wouldn’t be surprised if Serbia nqs

Luo
Luo
12 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Hwr national final performance was wau better tbh, but she will go on for sure

Jghtl
12 days ago
Reply to  Luo

Well yes, because of better production team

Nikki
Nikki
12 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

I am actually thinking about the same thing if messaging was understood.

Shift_key
Shift_key
12 days ago

Hope Cyprus qualifies, the song is great, but sadly it’s very unlikely.

Memento_Amori
Memento_Amori
12 days ago

So now we Italians can remember how awful the Italian lyrics are 🙂

Efthymios
Efthymios
12 days ago

I’M ONCE AGAIN LOSING ANOTHER INTERVAL ACT THANKS TO OUR BROADCASTER, ERT, PUTTING ADDS TO AVOID ANY COSTS!

And this time it’s Il Volo too, MY GOOOODDD!!! >:(

Azan
Azan
12 days ago

So the sun TURNED for an interval act, UGH

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
12 days ago
Reply to  Azan

maybe it just can turn to a certain degree but not all the way?

Memento_Amori
Memento_Amori
12 days ago
Reply to  Azan

It turned yesterday with Diodato as well. Apparently it works, but it takes 40 seconds more than expected which caused EBU a panic attack because you know, creativity is ok as long as it’s all scripted and rules-sticking

Hello hi
Hello hi
12 days ago

The stage is rotating under the power of Il volo

Tadhg
Tadhg
12 days ago

Have the managed to get the black hole working? Or was this just a one off feature for Il Volo?

Thanos
Thanos
12 days ago

Final prediction:
Finland
Serbia
Azerbaijan
Malta
San Marino
Australia
Estonia
Poland
Sweden
Czech Republic

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago
Reply to  Thanos

I put Belgium and you put Malta. Both could have tanked with the public but given enough by the jury to advance TBH.

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
12 days ago

wait, where is the third Il volo guy? hahah so bizarre

Memento_Amori
Memento_Amori
12 days ago
Reply to  Anne Marie

He tested positive to Covid yesterday so they have to figure out this solution

Raoul
Raoul
12 days ago
Reply to  Memento_Amori

It actually worked out pretty well, especially for a last minute solution. Impressive!

Otto
Otto
12 days ago

Oh Gosh just tried to vote three times, it’s not working, I received message that voting lines are still not opened, so frustrating…..

Jghtl
12 days ago
Reply to  Otto

Voting lines are closed

Emily
Emily
12 days ago

Yeah, the English lyrics seem super out of place in what otherwise is a fantastic song.

Leo M
Leo M
12 days ago

Can I vote for Il Volo? Incredible

Paul
Paul
12 days ago

San Marino isn’t getting through…

Leo M
Leo M
12 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Fingers crossed but the juries might have killed him

Paul
Paul
12 days ago
Reply to  Leo M

I’d be shocked if he wasn’t last with the jury

Kosey
Kosey
12 days ago

Btw, I am loving how bored some people in the delegations are when the camera pans to them. Estonia is my personal favourite with the middle aged man slouched back tapping into his mobile phone. Maybe he is writing this comment?

ete sech
ete sech
12 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

jajajaja I noticed, it was hilarious af lol

Emily
Emily
12 days ago

Just kinda sad that I have to look away from my TV screen in parts for Poland. He was fantastic, but I couldn’t keep watching when the shaking happened.

Mqe
Mqe
12 days ago
Reply to  Emily

Love the song, it is one of my faves, but the staging was just waay too much.

Emily
Emily
12 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

Over here in the UK there wasn’t much of a warning, which I hoped there would be since the rehearsal snippet came. Someone on Twitter said their child would’ve had a seizure after seeing it. 🙁 Kinda brings the song down.

Mqe
Mqe
12 days ago

The behaviour from the Israeli guy was appalling. There’s a very clear line between a “funny” cameo in the background and harassing the presenters and unfairly stealing the spotlight from everyone else. I hope this costs him votes if there won’t be any other sanctions.

Paul
Paul
12 days ago

Sweden
Czech Republic
Poland
Australia
Estonia
Finland
Azerbaijan
Israel
Ireland
Cyprus

I was less than impressed with Serbia, they drop out and Cyprus take their place.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
12 days ago
Reply to  Paul

I was dissapointed with Cyprus tbh…vocals weren’t the best and static choreo

Paul
Paul
12 days ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

San Marino likely got cratered by the jury.
Georgia was a fun mess, its not going through
Belgium could do it but it had a bad jury show
Romania could do it tbh
Malta and Montenegro were so forgetful
Macedonia was good but I don’t think did enough.
Cyprus did just enough for me

Jghtl
12 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Lol Cyprus. Maybe San Marino

Lambert
Lambert
12 days ago
  1. Serbia
  2. Finland
  3. San Marino
  4. Australia
  5. Estonia
  6. Poland
  7. Sweden
  8. Belgium
  9. Czech Republic
  10. Australia
Memento_Amori
Memento_Amori
12 days ago

It’s a curious coincidence that San Marino and Malta are both in the 2nd semi when Italians can’t vote. Both Malta and Achille are very popular here and that would have granted some extra votes.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago

I hope I was wrong and Ireland Q’es instead of Belgium or something.
Should I change my predictions last minute:
-Sweden
-Serbia
-Poland
-Estonia
-Finland
-Aussie
-Azeri
-Czech
-SM
-Belgium

I still think the juries will make Belgium Q and that Israel Q’ing is statically really unlikely cus songs 1 through 4 qualifying is so unlikely.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
12 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Also Romania might Q over SM. IDK man. Death semi innit.

Kosey
Kosey
12 days ago

This semi is much harder to call. We have songs that the televote will love and the juries will tank, and then the jury bait which is going to flop with the televote. A real battle of the two sides I think tonight.

Jimmy
Jimmy
12 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

It’s a much harder semi!

Azan
Azan
12 days ago

I am so perplexed as to who in the world is going to qualify! Here are mine:

  1. Serbia
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. San Marino
  4. Australia
  5. Cyprus
  6. Estonia
  7. Poland
  8. Sweden
  9. One of these: Finland, Czech Republic, Montenegro, North Macedonia
  10. One of these: Malta, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania
Jghtl
12 days ago
Reply to  Azan

Cyprus?

Azan
Azan
12 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

It could go both ways, Cyprus was a bit flat like Belgium

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
12 days ago

I think Georgia could qualify, I think it appeals to a certain audience

sam
sam
12 days ago
Reply to  Anne Marie

agreed. i think it will do surprisingly well with juries. especially since UK is voting here and they gave their 12 to georgia in 2016

TB98
TB98
12 days ago

My bet for the qualifiers (random order):

Australia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
Ireland
Poland
Romania
San Marino
Serbia
Sweden

TB98
TB98
12 days ago
Reply to  TB98

Not me forgetting Azerbaijan., after what I said earlier lmao. Well…maybe over Finland? Mess.

Jack
Jack
12 days ago

MBD almost stage invasion is disgusting and desperate. What a miserable attention w**ore

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
12 days ago
Reply to  Jack

I think he knows that he won’t qualify and doesn’t care anymore lmao

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
12 days ago

Most people know I’m voting for Georgia tonight, but here are my honest points, and wow there are some shocks tonight:

Poland (12), San Marino (10), Serbia (8), Sweden (7), Czech Republic (6), Finland (5), Azerbaijan (4), Romania (3), Estonia (2), Israel (1).

For those who are interested, my order on the NQs is: Georgia (11th, ugh), Australia, North Macedonia, Ireland, Belgium, Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro. Wow!

Jimmy
Jimmy
12 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Hola, mi be bebe! Good luck to Georgia 🙂

Jimmy
Jimmy
12 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I put one vote in for them for you! Also voted for Sheldon too

Jimmy
Jimmy
12 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I actually thought Sheldon was the best tonight.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
12 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Sheldon is a great singer, songwriter and a true TV star. Tonight I didn’t feel the song because it was such an amazing night around him. He has a great career and life ahead of him, whatever happens. 🙂

Jimmy
Jimmy
12 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It was a great night—I think he held his own though, and delivered his best performance of the season.