The two semi-finals are done and dusted and now we have our full lineup for the grand final of Eurovision 2022. Following the semi-final two press conference, the EBU revealed the running order for Saturday night’s big show.

Czech Republic’s We Are Domi will open the final with “Lights Off” and Estonia’s “Stefan” will close out the evening with “Hope”.

Eurovision 2022: Grand Final Running Order

  1. 🇨🇿 Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off
  2. 🇷🇴 Romania: WRS – Llámame
  3. 🇵🇹 Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
  4. 🇫🇮 Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
  5. 🇨🇭 Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
  6. 🇫🇷 France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn
  7. 🇳🇴 Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
  8. 🇦🇲 Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap
  9. 🇮🇹 Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi
  10. 🇪🇸 Spain: Chanel – SloMo
  11. 🇳🇱 Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
  12. 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
  13. 🇩🇪 Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars
  14. 🇱🇹 Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
  15. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
  16. 🇧🇪 Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You
  17. 🇬🇷 Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
  18. 🇮🇸 Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól
  19. 🇲🇩 Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul
  20. 🇸🇪 Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
  21. 🇦🇺 Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
  22. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN
  23. 🇵🇱 Poland: Ochman – River
  24. 🇷🇸 Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
  25. 🇪🇪 Estonia: Stefan – Hope

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 would perform in the first half or the second half of the grand final. Producers then arrangeed the acts considering two main criteria (1) creating an interesting show (aka, mixing up genres and the visual flow and feel of the show) and (2) practicalities (like how long it will take to construct and deconstruct various stage props).

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

It is generally considered favourable to perform from a later position in the running order. Several recent winners performed in the second half of the show, including Italy’s Måneskin (24th in 2021), Israel’s Netta (22nd in 2018), Ukraine’s Jamala (21st in 2016) and Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest (18th in 2013).

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 grand final running order? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
10 days ago

UK 22. Year 2022 and winner. Nice. This year my top 3:
UK
Italy
Sweden

Last year my top 3:
Italy
France
Switzerland
(I posted this list on may articles last year)

Daniel
Daniel
10 days ago
Reply to  Eurovisionary

One must not forget that the United Kingdom is usually overestimated in the odds compared to the end result.
But in any case, it will probably go better for them than what the country has done for a long time in Eurovision

Daniel
Daniel
10 days ago
Reply to  Daniel

In the betting

Kiwicelt
Kiwicelt
10 days ago

Croatia, I knew it wouldn’t qualify but it is right up my musical alley.

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
10 days ago

Eurovision without politics

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
10 days ago

If Ukraine wins, then maybe I will never watch Eurovision

MPsci
MPsci
11 days ago

You live in a delusion if you think:

  1. Ukraine will win televote.
  2. Ukraine will not win jury vote.
  3. People will appreciate UK and Spain as much as the bubble does.
  4. Poland will not be seen as boring after two male ballads.
  5. Italy will win again.
  6. Italian broadcaster is happy to host again next year.
  7. Spain is not heard and seen before.
  8. Jury won’t kill Norway.
  9. Somebody will remember France by the end of the evening.
  10. Greece will do well with televote despite suicidal and gloomy lyrics.
  11. ”Hold Me Closer” would qualify if it was Georgian or Montenegrin song.
Heurve
11 days ago
Reply to  MPsci

12. If you think MPsci’s comment was of any interest…

MPsci
MPsci
11 days ago
Reply to  Heurve

I know it hurt but yeah…

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  MPsci

All of these aren’t my delusions, they’re actually my FEARS that may happen tomorrow, lmaooo.
Literally, it’s all of my negative thoughts and doubts about some excellent entries, summed up in an entire list.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
10 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I’m not worrying about Norway flopping with the jury, I’m worried about their televote. I want them to get more than 200 points and I have no idea if it’ll happen. I can only vote and hope.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
10 days ago
Reply to  MPsci

Ukraine can win the televote, they probably did in the semi and could in the final Ukraine can win the jury vote sure (Only for political reasons…) The televote for UK and Spain could actually be very good. It can also be just ok. We shall see. Poland’s song stands on it’s on two feet. If people don’t respond to it after two ballads, they would not have responded in any other case Italy won’t win again yeah They def aren’t. No one wants to host twice in a row No sure what you mean by this? Do you mean… Read more »

Heurve
10 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

“BTW you can express your opinion and not call someone delusional while doing it. Just saying”. Yep. I disliked as well.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 days ago
Reply to  MPsci

The future is always just a delusion. Untouchable, out of reach. I wrote a song about it when I was 13.

Lorena
Lorena
10 days ago
Reply to  MPsci

As a summary: all the countries will do badly tonight. Nobody will win for the first time in history.

Manuel de Sousa
Manuel de Sousa
11 days ago

Honestly I am very VERY unhappy with this running order.
However I hope all the artists have a good time and that no one gets 0 points

Duh
Duh
11 days ago

This year there’s a massive ammount of hateful comments, it makes it hard to believe that a community like ours has gone in the wrong direction. Many artists have previously expressed that the Eurovision fans are the reason for not participating, we should all remember to behave a lot better!

I don’t care who wins tomorrow night, but no matter who it would be, I won’t be spreading hateful comments.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
10 days ago
Reply to  Duh

The toxicity has certainly risen this year. This is also the first year I decided to dive into Wiwibloggs website comments and I must say there are many people here that are very bitter, unkind and plain awful to communicate with.

Heurve
10 days ago
Reply to  Duh

This is the social media effect: the less you have to say, the louder you say it with hatred and disrespect.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
11 days ago

Hope for the future, in the midst of (man-made) chaos. I think that was what they were thinking when they put Stefan (Estonia) last. They want that to be the last message in this contest.

Lambert
Lambert
11 days ago

What about the middle with Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Ukraine. According to the latest odds the # 4, 5, 9 and 1. Not too shabby.

Azuro
Azuro
11 days ago

Looking good for the UK, will be either UK or Sweden.
I don’t think Ukraine will do well enough with juries to win.

Unless it’s the landslide that happened with Oklahoma in ASC?

Lambert
Lambert
11 days ago
Reply to  Azuro

Just remember that, apart from Europe wide sympathy votes and Stefania being a pretty decent song, there are many Ukrainian refugees spread over Europe. This will also boost the public vote.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
11 days ago
Reply to  Lambert

Not sure that Ukrainian refugees care about Eurovision at this moment but who knows

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago

Alright, I’m currently physically cringing at the entire Wiwiw team in the Jury Show livestream, for suddenly waking up at Chanel’s entrance, after almost 7 entries with similar energy have passed before Spain minutes before….

Green
Green
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I must have missed when Maro from portugal dropped to the floor, or when Mahmood and Blanco did a standing split while singing

GaudiUK
GaudiUK
11 days ago
Reply to  Green

Best ever response to that nonsense of comment

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
11 days ago
Reply to  Green

They don’t have to because they’ve actually got some fine songs, unlike Chanel’s JLo leftovers.

Green
Green
11 days ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

At least Chanel isnt about to make half of europe fall asleep

Green
Green
11 days ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

And having the leftovers of one of the most iconic latin artists ever is not the negative you think it is

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
11 days ago
Reply to  Green

Alright, I may have gone a bit overboard with a few of my latest comments so I’ll just end it here and wish the Spanish all the best, no matter how I feel about your song. Also, just so you know, I’d actually love to see MARO do something like that, lol.

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Green

Nice comeback, I’ll give you that for your creativity actually, haha.

GaudiUK
GaudiUK
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Get a life mate

Raili
Raili
11 days ago

Serbia are you kidding people? Who likes this crap?

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  Raili

Another idiot guys

Mookiha
Mookiha
11 days ago
Reply to  Raili

Putin does

Tzs
Tzs
11 days ago

Czech robbed by EBU again …

Slabsson54
Slabsson54
10 days ago
Reply to  Tzs

Well, it is the 1st slot, not the 2nd 🙂 so, no, we are not robbed. Let´s have fun and maybe a Top 12 finish 🙂 and i really hope for more thany 7 televote points…

Wozzeck
11 days ago

What an exciting year. No one can tell if its going to be Ukraine, UK, Sweden, Italy, Spain or Serbia. The only sure thing is that, after Russia is gone, Spain has become Eurovision’s most hated country.

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Wozzeck

LOL, guess why? :))

Andrew
Andrew
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Umm, why?

Wozzeck
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Yeah, tell us why. I mean, as a spaniard I know how annoying can the spanish eurofans be against other spaniards. But look at the comments in this post. I see tons of toxicity but very few spanish.

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Wozzeck

I mean, this year, the toxicity levels of *SPECIFIC* Spanish people (to be 100% fair, around 30-40 certain individuals are the ones that cause the main problems) against other entries have gone over the ceiling on media like Youtube, Twitter or Instagram (aka, the big-three). At least, however, I can aknowledge that there doesn’t seem to be many of those people here, this site thankfully seems to attract almost exclusively the Spanish fans that are respective towards all artists.

Wozzeck
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Very well then. I am spanish and i’ll be delighted if Sweden, UK, Italy ir Serbia wins. And for Spain, I just wish we make It into the top 5.

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Wozzeck

THIS IS THE BEHAVIOUR EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE, YOU SHOULD BE AN EXAMPLE FOR EVERYONE! Hell, I won’t even mind if you win, as long as you people manage to express your enthusiasm and share it with others respectively! If most Spanish people were like you since the beginning, I would actually greatly support your wishes you to win, even if I personally don’t like the song. And I also never denied before the fact that Chanel IS the performer of the year. 😀 Very often, the behaviour of others often leads me to act respectively towards them so if someone… Read more »

Lorena
Lorena
11 days ago
Reply to  Wozzeck

Me too. I’ll be especially happy if the UK wins. I love the song and they deserve some joy.

Lorena
Lorena
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

So why are you launchinf your hate against the Spanish entry HERE? Go and complaim to the “big 3”.

GaudiUK
GaudiUK
11 days ago
Reply to  Wozzeck

Hated by ONLY you I guess. Isn’t your country in the final? It hurts doesn’t it?

Maybush
11 days ago

I made a YouTube playlist of the semifinal performances plus big 5 in the Final running order and watched it through. It was actually a very good show nearly all the songs complemented each other except having Australia UK and Poland together. Even though there are differences in song styles I felt the 3 strong male singers cancelled each other out losing their usual impact. Breaks between songs will help but it has lowered my hopes for Sam Ryder to just finishing left side.

Jason
Jason
11 days ago
Reply to  Maybush

Sam will be at least top 5. Utter nonsense

GaudiUK
GaudiUK
11 days ago
Reply to  Jason

Sam will be top 5 after the jury vote. I give you that

Anita
Anita
11 days ago

It’s unfair against Czech Republic, because it is rubbing them the black horse chances.
But this is not the only irritation I get from this running order.

Slabsson54
Slabsson54
10 days ago
Reply to  Anita

The Western betrayal again LOL….they picked 1st half, so there were not many slots left. But yeah, closing the 1st half might have been better. But then again: Let´s have fun. Czech Rep would not win anyway in any slot 🙂 and believe me, if they did, the lamentations about Italian organisation would be nothing compared to Prague 2023 :)))))))

12points
12points
11 days ago

Yall are getting out of hand. I literally just saw someone saying romania was doing the spanish theme better than Spain. Like what?? Chanel is giving superbowl level performance and she is actually spanish, representing a country that is spanish. Yall will literally do and say anything to bring that girl down

nycforever
nycforever
11 days ago
Reply to  12points

Well, what I personally see from Chanel is Latin America but nothing close to Spain. So Romania being more Spanish sounds to some extent reasonable.

GaudiUK
GaudiUK
11 days ago
Reply to  nycforever

shut the F**K up

Lorena
Lorena
11 days ago
Reply to  12points

The amount of hate is incredible.

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago

Most of my faves NQ’ed this year. Ireland, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia would’ve been nice additions to the final, and it’s likely that at least three of them will pull out next year 🙁

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago
Reply to  ete sech

San Marino too, Achille put on a show! They should’ve qualified instead of Finland, Belgium and Azerbribejan

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 days ago

Can we take a moment to appreciate that every year we talk about semis being bloodbaths but this year we can safely say the final is. No act deserves last.

Jessie
Jessie
11 days ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

Except Romania, Switzerland, Belgium and Azerbaijan

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 days ago
Reply to  Jessie

I find it sad that someone can’t put a message of love on this site without someone following it up with negativity.

AllThingsNordic.eu
11 days ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

Serbia does. :p

Roko
Roko
11 days ago

Serbia is potential winner: Dont be stupid

Tzs
Tzs
11 days ago
Reply to  Roko

Haha what a joke – only Diaspora votes for Serbia …. How boring

Raili
Raili
11 days ago
Reply to  Roko

It is awful

Jghtl
11 days ago

See you in top 10 mate

Rui Diogo
11 days ago

Guys , think about it, second place will organize eurovision 2023

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  Rui Diogo

So it’s the battle for a 2nd place this year

Kiwicelt
Kiwicelt
10 days ago
Reply to  Rui Diogo

I think they will ask one of the Top 4, Excl Italy as they are hosting this year

Anoni
Anoni
11 days ago

I really don’t like this running order. So many upbeat songs in the first half and so many ballads in the second. It is very unbalanced… But I guess it is what it is, that’s how the halves were randomly chosen by the countries… Also f*k, I was just really happy for WRS and now i’m seeing he’s going second…. Yikes

schlageresque
schlageresque
11 days ago
Reply to  Anoni

yeah major pee break between Ukraine and Greece (or even Moldova?). That part will lose TONS of viewers. I can’t believe the running order is so unbalanced..

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
11 days ago

The only country which has momentum, hype and strong enough running order to prevent Ukraine winning tomorrow is Serbia.

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Unfortunately I don’t think so, but maybe potential top 10, if not top 5

Luke A
Luke A
11 days ago

Scared that my country UK will be the failed country and end up in bottom 5 hope I’m wrong as love our song this year but got a feeling that on the night we’ll end up between 17 and 23

Lambert
Lambert
11 days ago
Reply to  Luke A

No chance. Sam Ryder is too much hyped, has too many followers and is 2nd with the bookies. In other words, a self fulfilling prophecy. And as a bonus, he performs at the end of the show as 22nd.

Drjdklwlsl
Drjdklwlsl
11 days ago
Reply to  Lambert

Those things don’t mean much for example Ronela had a lot of hype but failed to qualify, his followers majority won’t be able to vote for him and bookies its been proven tha uk acts are overhyped by bookies

Lambert
Lambert
11 days ago
Reply to  Drjdklwlsl

Don’t forget that Sam can sing, while Ronela…let’s say, didn’t have her day.

GaudiUK
GaudiUK
11 days ago
Reply to  Lambert

Still, it’s UK. Nobody cares

Chris
Chris
11 days ago
Reply to  Luke A

I don’t think so. It’s a good song with a great singer I am sure people will appreciate him.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
11 days ago

Just despise these disgusting producer-led running orders, same incredibly predictable BS every single year, they always feel the need to give the favorable spots to the ones that are already favored, for some reason…
Guess we really got spoiled by results that finally almost made perfect sense last year, I’m afraid it’s already time to go back to cheap, mindless, artificial stuff like Spain, Norway, Poland doing much better than it has any business to while decent, genuine entries like Portugal, Greece, France, Lithuania, Iceland and so on continue getting massively underrated… Venting over.

Villagauda
Villagauda
11 days ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Thanks for the free comments about spain… 😉 

Karworld
Karworld
11 days ago
Reply to  Villagauda

I was thinking the same… and you get even downvoted hahaha

Villagauda
Villagauda
11 days ago
Reply to  Karworld

Ja,ja..;)

Villagauda
Villagauda
11 days ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

But then its the spanish eurofans the toxic ones…

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
11 days ago
Reply to  Villagauda

Sorry, Spanish fans, hope you’ll finally send something I feel like supporting next year, it’s been way too long.

Villagauda
Villagauda
11 days ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold
That we like it is enough .... don't be condescending ....
Villagauda
Villagauda
11 days ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold
and no problem, we are very happy with Chanel.....Agua!!
Karworld
Karworld
11 days ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Don’t need to be sorry! With respectful is enough ?

Lorena
Lorena
11 days ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

La cantidad de hate hacia España es increíble. Supongo que pasa con todas las favoritas, porque de 24 horas a esta parte también hay mucha inquina hacia Serbia.
Ahora resulta que Eurovisión solo la han ganado canciones sesudas y con sentido filosófico, justo el año que mandamos una movida, ¡qué mala suerte, oye!

vogue
vogue
11 days ago
Reply to  Lorena

“canciones sesudas”, ¡jaja, me muero!

CapsperDiCaprio
CapsperDiCaprio
11 days ago

I just checked out Sam’s numerology Amazed to say he’s a master number 22 His running order ! His yearly number which will end next month is the Num 1 The magician standing alone with a bag of tricks On top of that his daily influences tomorrow astrologically are exceptionally good “This can be a time of very successful energetic activity, if you proceed cautiously enough. You may be infected with an unjustified optimism that anything you do today will “turn to gold.” It may, but it won’t happen by luck. It will happen through intelligent planning and foresight, which… Read more »

Jessie
Jessie
11 days ago

Girl I don’t know astrology but Ukraine will win for reasons that everyone knows.

Storm
Storm
11 days ago

Great! He’ll get the best result for UK in the last 5 years: 8-12th place!

Whisker
Whisker
11 days ago

How did you do that?

Meckie
Meckie
11 days ago

Wasn’t his song also released on 22nd February 2022???

Rui Diogo
11 days ago

For another words , what the astros says about the winner? UK?or Ukraine?

Jessie
Jessie
11 days ago

I’m scared for serbia fans mental health they really believe they are going to win this year.

Sincerely Juls
Sincerely Juls
11 days ago
Reply to  Jessie

?

Tzs
Tzs
11 days ago
Reply to  Jessie

Agree – would be miracle pass 20 place

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  Tzs

I’m going to screenshot this message and send it to you after final

sam
sam
11 days ago

i am predicting (and praying so much for) a ESC 2007 repeat showdown between serbia and ukraine. speaking it into existence

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 days ago

However this goes, it won’t be a race to the bottom. Everyone has a worthy entry that deserves to be there, its just how hight that entry could possibly go.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
11 days ago

I’m still thinking Sweden will win it
I’m so excited!!!

Andy
Andy
11 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Well , it’s a possiblity. Even though Ukraine is the top of the odds , it is followed by Sweden and UK.(both has the same percentage)

Fabian Schmidt
Fabian Schmidt
11 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Hope that Sweden will not win;although the song is nice; got bored to see how Sweden’s songs are overrated by juries

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago
Reply to  Fabian Schmidt

Though I love Sweden’s entry and even felt some goosebumps during its live performance, I gotta admit that the live performance left a lot to be desired

Tzs
Tzs
11 days ago
Reply to  Fabian Schmidt

Same like Serbia/Moldova by people

Karworld
Karworld
11 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I’m going to be downvoted, but, in my personal opinion, the performance yesterday left me a bit cold. I found the production and stage quite poor I thought it wasn’t a winning performance, despite I like the song.

Kiwicelt
Kiwicelt
10 days ago
Reply to  Karworld

Kaworld, I agree I think the staging is very weak although I love the way she sings the song

Laburnum
Laburnum
11 days ago

Ok i’m gonna say after watching all performances it is between Spain, Ukraine and the UK for the win.

Zoe
Zoe
11 days ago
Reply to  Laburnum

What about Sweden?

Marcin
Marcin
11 days ago

It’s going to be between Ukraine, Spain, and Poland. Ukraine will prevail at the end due to their current situation.

Don’t know where you people are getting the idea that Serbia and the United Kingdom can win. Serbia was probably borderline and qualified due to the votes of neighbouring countries. The UK has a nice song, but it won’t have enough impact to break even into the top 5.

Nash
Nash
11 days ago
Reply to  Marcin

I actually think Serbia won Semi 2. And then the running order in the final makes sense, putting Ukraine 12 and Serbia 24 exactly half way away from each other to give equal chances of winning cause Ukraine probably won Semi 1 too..

Marcin
Marcin
11 days ago
Reply to  Nash

Serbia is put near the end for shock value. This is usually the part where most people tune in and get ready for the voting. Serbia would definitely generate huge attention for the contest, and I think that’s why it’s near the end.

Nash
Nash
11 days ago
Reply to  Marcin

Italy preformed last year 24th. We will see but I definitely think you are wrong about Serbia being borderline qualifier. They put her in a very good spot for a borderline qualifier. On the other hand all big male vocalist ballads Australia Poland Uk and Estonia are before and after Serbia, this will make Konstrakta stand out even more… it’s a very very good spot and it tells me she did very well in Semi 2

Tzs
Tzs
11 days ago
Reply to  Nash

Should be 20 Its overatted a bad 🙁 for me 🙂

Zoe
Zoe
11 days ago
Reply to  Marcin

What about Sweden?

Marcin
Marcin
11 days ago
Reply to  Zoe

Overrated in my opinion. Don’t think it will do well, as a lot of people think.

Tzs
Tzs
11 days ago
Reply to  Marcin

Same like Poland 🙂

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago
Reply to  Zoe

I love the song but the live performance left a lot to be desired

Ron
Ron
11 days ago

The running order reveals a lot in terms who did well and who did poorly. Here’s my analysis: First semi-final: Switzerland, Portugal and Lithuania probably finished in the 8-10 spots in the first semi though a lot of people thought Portugal would have done much better Norway and Greece did not do as well as people thought they would, probably finished mid-pack. Armenia and Netherlands placing suggests that Armenia presumably did better than people thought (probably in the top 5 or mid pack) and Netherlands probably finished top 3. Though placing Armenia after Norway and before Italy is an odd… Read more »

TB98
TB98
11 days ago
Reply to  Ron

Portugal being 3rd doesn’t mean it finished 8-10 in the semifinal. Douwe Bob and Lake Malawi both finished top5 in their semifinal, the latter actually finished 2nd, and they performed 3rd. I don’t think it’s a good running order for us (we won’t be getting a good televote) but I also don’t agree this means it didn’t do well in the semifinal. I don’t even think the producer knows who won and who struggled to qualify.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  TB98

Yeah agreed with that. She stands out quite well in the running order she got, although it might damage her televoting a bit. I still think this is a likely Top 10 for Portugal.

Zoe
Zoe
11 days ago
Reply to  Ron

What about Sweden?

raylee
raylee
11 days ago
Reply to  Ron

your hatred is enough.

Kiwicelt
Kiwicelt
10 days ago
Reply to  raylee

??? Raylee

Sam
Sam
11 days ago

I’m so confused, I’m sure when Alina Pash won Vidbir, y’all were complaining in the comments that Kalush should’ve won and now y’all complaining about the fact they’re a shoo-in to win the televote if not the whole contest…?

Nicomro
Nicomro
11 days ago
Reply to  Sam

Louder please, louder !!

And what Can we do anyway ! People are free to vote and it has been this way for ever, even though it came with friendly votes or supposed sympathy vote (Conchita, Salvador, jamais)

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago
Reply to  Sam

I actually thought they should’ve pulled out

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
11 days ago

So yesterday had the most disgraceful qualifiers (finland and romania) i’ve ever experienced in my 10/11 yrs of watching eurovision. how these two awful songs qualified over masterpieces such as malta, cyprus and san marino i can’t comprehend however here are some of my thoughts after. Jury voting should be 60% of the overall vote. ever since 2019 i feel like televoting has become ludicrous. as if everyone voting is drunk. apart from yesterday which was horrid, televoting had norway first in 2019 above netherlands and russia like wtf, in 2020 televoting probably would have had russia and iceland over… Read more »

Wozzeck
11 days ago

but then its the spanish eurofans the toxic ones…

Lex
Lex
11 days ago
Reply to  Wozzeck

Spanish eurofans, in the end, are all bark no bite. They make a lot of noise, but when the moment of truth arrives, they are more about attacking their own delegation than being rude to others.

aroncido
aroncido
11 days ago

mAsTeRpIeCeS

kia
kia
11 days ago

if malta, cyprus and san marino were such masterpieces as you say, they would have easily surpassed finland and romania in terms of the votes, since these last two are so disgraceful songs.. clearly this isn’t the case. the vocals for cyprus were just not it, i don’t even remember malta’s performance and san marino is not everyone’s cup of tea…just like romania and finland are not yours. but isn’t this the whole point of this contest? please just stop being disrespecful with these rude comments and support the ones you like.

Andrew
Andrew
11 days ago

Cyprus a masterpiece? LOL

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 days ago

Or ot could be that eurovision fans voted for who they wanted to see again. Maybe? What is someone’s trash is another person’s treasure.

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Eurovision2016>
11 days ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

Another word for that is block voting mate. romania benefitted from having a few spanish words in it, somehow having a few spanish words seems to guarantee you good points from spain and finland wouldn’t have qualified without their block voting points from sweden estonia.

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago

Bruh, I really thought you were serious until you said Malta should’ve qualified instead of them lmao

sam
sam
11 days ago

i might be going crazy but i think the perfect storm might be brewing for serbia to win

Lin
Lin
11 days ago
Reply to  sam

Don’t think so, if that’s all about politics and Serbia supports Russia, people won’t vote for them

sam
sam
11 days ago
Reply to  Lin

if that were the case russia wouldn’t have placed 2nd and 3rd in the two years following the invasion of crimea. i think thats a simple way to view this

BjornK
BjornK
11 days ago
Reply to  Lin

For the duck sake what Serbia supports Russia?

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago
Reply to  Lin

Dude, most people are indifferent towards geopolitics lol

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  sam

It’s good at least that you have insight.

Luo
Luo
11 days ago

From the data it seems that Ukraine will pass the 400 televote points

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
11 days ago
Reply to  Luo

which data?

Andrew
Andrew
11 days ago
Reply to  Fabrizio

Imaginary data

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago
Reply to  Luo

Source: trust me bro

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
10 days ago
Reply to  Luo

I think Ukraine could win the televote but they ain’t getting over 330 televote points.

Luo
Luo
9 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

So, my algorithm was right. Safely 400+ points

Iamme
Iamme
11 days ago

Italian, here!
For several reasons I honestly think my Country has 0 chances of victory.
But really don’t mind, we did last year!
That said, I found it pretty unfair to write that Ukraine would possibily win just because of the terrible situation they’re experiencing over there.
I actually like a lot their tune, along with Sweden’s and Norway’s.

Jofi
Jofi
11 days ago

Dynamism left the chat. Pause after Portugal to install Finland’s staging, pause after Armenia to remove Rosa Linn’s one. Break after Ukraine then right away pause after Germany to remove the instruments. Pause after Belgium then pause after Sweden to install Sheldon’s stairs. Again another one right away to install Sam’s big structure and the final run. That running order….

Doris
Doris
11 days ago
Reply to  Jofi

Is this confirmed or just speculations ?

Jofi
Jofi
11 days ago
Reply to  Doris

Saw some information on Twitter from people inside the arena. Maybe not a pause after Maro. But certainly after Rosa Linn in 1st half because of the house. The 2nd half will be less fluid due to Malik’s instruments, Amanda’s chairs (they put apparently an ad break after Jeremie) , Cornelia’s circle, Sheldon’s stairs and Sam’s big structure.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago

Things we learned from the running order:
-Ukraine and Netherlands finished top 2 in the first semi.
-Sweden probably won semi 2.
-Ad breaks are there for a reason.
-Spanish and Serbian fans are delusional.
-We already knew all the above.

Enjoy the final everybody!

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Well to be fair, most of spanish and serbian fans are just happy to have a great entry. On the other side, being toxic towards others just because they don’t like their entry is not okay. As long as there are boundries, I don’t see a problem with that

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Oh I’ve said many times how happy I am to see Serbia and Spain getting back to the top 10, to get attacked by Serbian and Spanish fans, that can only accept that their entries will win. That’s delusion and obsession, in pure psychiatric terms. Share love, not hate, and enjoy the music!!!

schlageresque
schlageresque
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

‘Share love, not hate’, but : ‘Spanish and Serbian fans are delusional.’

Thought twice before posting that?

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  schlageresque

Oh yes! Delusion is a false fixed belief that makes people obsessed about it. Nothing to do with love or hate. It’s just a fact.

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Delusion is a psychological symptom. This is an opinion post.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

Psychiatric to be more exact. I could use the term ‘mass hysteria’ but this is more a historic term really.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

PS. I like the Spanish song and I enjoy the message behind Serbia’s entry. What’s toxic are the obsession of many Spanish and Serbian fans in here. And yes I hate that with passion. 🙂

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

From televote perspective, I highly doubt that both Serbian and Spanish fans are delusional. The opposite, they have extremely high chances of scoring more than 200 televote points each, respectively,

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

They might or might not. They will both get their best results in many years but they need to stop getting obsessed about winning. That’s toxic fandom and doing more harm than good my friend. 😉

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Well, I agree your last sentence but apart from the fans’ overhyping, I personally cannot find anything wrong with the Serbian entry, I totally love it. 🙂

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Well I agree with that, but then, It’s just the loud minority, really.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

And that’s exactly what makes it a delusion. ‘Loud’ and ‘minority’.

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Don’t stress too much about it, lol

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Oh no stress dear trust me! I’ve been watching the contest 30 years now, and I know very well what to expect from the obsessed fans. 😉

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago

Just to kill some of our free time today, lets make some of our own assumptions and predictions about the non-favorites’ placements this year. For example, I predict Iceland will earn a Top-15 finish, despite the doubts of many. The song is phenomenal, magical and echancting, the three sisters harmonize their voices impeccably and this aspect, combined with the wonderful musical background will definitely convince a lot of juries AND televoters to vote for them. I assume a top-15 with the juries (approximately 60 points) and a top-20 with the televote (around 35 to 50 points).

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I could see Finland gettint some serious televote support, but maybe out of top 10

Alaska
Alaska
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

What do you predict for Portugal?

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Alaska

Especially with thst running order, yikes…. a top 15 but not higher, since the juries will definitely appreciate the song more than the public, which may forget it in the process.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I’m getting Ieva vibes from Maro, so a place around 10th is very likely. (Just as a reminder Ieva performed 4th and finished 12th btw.)

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I think Lithuania will get somewhere between the top 15 and top 20, it’s one of my faves this year but I don’t see it inside the top 10 unfortunately 🙁

mavatu
mavatu
11 days ago

I’m not too sure about the Netherlands, there seems to be a lot of international support on YT and Spotify for the song since the semi final and it still growing. It’s so difficult to predict this year…

Guest2022
Guest2022
11 days ago
Reply to  mavatu

We have sure winner by 60%. Its a huge record. It will be the most expected winner in history. So, what is difficult to predict this year?

Dans
Dans
11 days ago
Reply to  mavatu

I’ll be voting for the Netherlands tomorrow, the song, her vulnerability, the simplicity of the staging – simply beautiful. Good luck from Ireland

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  mavatu

The Netherlands weren’t my favorite before 1st SF, but after I saw her perform, she jumped right to my number 1 spot

Jason
Jason
11 days ago

It’s between Sweden, UK and Serbia are the front runners. I don’t think Ukraine will be winning. Bookies will be very pleased.

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  Jason

Ukraine will win. This contest is policital, believe it or not

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Unfortunately, a sad day for music

Fabian Schmidt
Fabian Schmidt
11 days ago
Reply to  Jason

Don’t want Serbia or Sweden to win. Serbia’s song is simply absurd

Miguel
Miguel
11 days ago
Reply to  Fabian Schmidt

Totally agree

Jofty
Jofty
11 days ago

Such a shame it was my favourite. I would like to have seen more of Vladana though and less of the audience.

Jan
Jan
11 days ago

My biggest preferences (Serbia & Estonia) are in the last 2 places in the running order!

Epicurean
Epicurean
11 days ago

Godstrakta steadily climbing the odds today!

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Epicurean

She just passed my country and I couldn’t have agreed more with that. 😀

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

The fact that I’m getting downvoted for liking the Serbian song more than our own (Greece), lmaoo.

BjornK
BjornK
11 days ago

As someone wrote somewhere here, we are bunch of ESC fans and votes can’t be based on our expectations, we see this compaction with different eyes. Facts in real life voting are much different. I do understand that Spain and UK are favorites, but fact is, regular people during tele voting will never vote for them. It’s just a fact, I don’t even remember when Spain or UK been in first 20. Even with the Jury vote, I don’t think it will be better for them; when Bony Tayler did not make an impact for the UK with ten times… Read more »

Arby
Arby
11 days ago
Reply to  BjornK

Thank you for your expert opinion on Bony Tayler and Channel. &#128580

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
11 days ago
Reply to  Arby

I loved Bony Tayler and her song Belief In Me <3

Jason
Jason
11 days ago
Reply to  Arby

Bony Taylor lol do they mean Bonnie Tyler

BjornK
BjornK
11 days ago
Reply to  Arby

Bloody autocorrect ?

Heurve
11 days ago
Reply to  Arby

She is!!!

MPsci
MPsci
11 days ago
Reply to  BjornK

I absolutely agree. But you cannot explain it to the bubble. They still think someone will vote for UK and Spain. And they think Europe will pity vote Ukraine. And they think Poland is not flat. And they think Sweden is genuine and original. Ok. Let’s see.

schlageresque
schlageresque
11 days ago

San Marino and Israel deserved to be here imo.
Belgium, not so much.

Chanelito
Chanelito
11 days ago

Can’t wait for Italy being blasted by juries and receive 30 points from televote as they deserve. They will be the 2022 version of Malta and I am rooting to see their faces when they’ll get humiliated lol

raylee
raylee
11 days ago

Whoever comes second against to Ukraine , that is the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Jamie
Jamie
11 days ago
Reply to  raylee

Ok ruZZia supporter… we get it.

raylee
raylee
11 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

I support Ukraine about the conflict but Eurovision is something else

Jghtl
11 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Jamie please fu ck off you nationalist

ete sech
ete sech
11 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Bruh, not wanting Ukraine to win makes one necessarily a RuZZZia suporter

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
11 days ago
Reply to  raylee

Then perhaps whoever comes 2nd have the rights to host it next year, because there is no way it will be held in Ukraine.

Jake
Jake
11 days ago

The winner will be between Ukraine and Sweden (not a huge fan of either so being impartial) with Netherlands and Italy as spoilers.