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Twenty-five acts sang in the grand final of Eurovision 2022. Czech Republic opened with an EDM light show, while Estonia finished with a healthy dose of “Hope”. In between we saw space wolves from Norway singing about bananas, a Serbian songstress washing her hands, and a Spanish diva slaying her way through lyrics like “booty hypnotic” and “boom boom”. But in the end it was Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra who topped the vote to win Eurovision 2022. 

Kalush Orchestra— Ukraine’s Eurovision 2022 act — didn’t just tug on heartstrings. It ripped them out and set them on fire. Lead singer Oleh Psiuk rapped about his mother Stefania — the song’s titular character — and celebrated her strong yet supple hands, which encouraged him through good times and bad. Written prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the song took on new meaning in light of the war. It now reads as Mother Ukraine protecting her children at the same time they strive to defend her.

The Ukrainian-language folk-rap track doesn’t feature any English. But viewers still understood that “mamo” — repeated in the chorus — means mother. The staging makes her pain manifest. On the LED screen we see large eyes, tearful from the lost spring, and on the LED floor wrinkled hands — a mother cradling her children during their most difficult moment. 

The United Kingdom topped the jury vote, followed by Sweden and Spain. Ukraine was fourth.

Eurovision 2022 Final Results

  1. Ukraine 631 points
  2. United Kingdom 466 points
  3. Spain 459 
  4. Sweden 438
  5. Serbia 312
  6. Italy 268
  7. Moldova 253
  8. Greece 215
  9. Portugal 207
  10. Norway 182
  11. Netherlands 171
  12. Poland 151
  13. Estonia 141
  14. Lithuania 128
  15. Australia 125
  16. Azerbaijan 106
  17. Switzerland 78
  18. Romania 65
  19. Belgium 64
  20. Armenia 61
  21. Finland 38
  22. Czech Republic 38
  23. Iceland 20
  24. France 17
  25. Germany 6
 
 
 
 
 
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Eurovision 2022 Jury Vote

 
 
 
 
 
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Countries that received 12 points and from who…

Greece: 12 points from The Netherlands, Norway, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Switzerland, Denmark

Spain: 12 points from San Marino, North Macedonia, Malta, Portugal, Armenia, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, 

United Kingdom: 12 points from Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Germany, Belgium, France, Georgia, Austria , Czech Republic

Italy: 12 points from Albania, Slovenia

Sweden: 12 points from Estonia, Israel, Iceland, Finland, United Kingdom

Ukraine: 12 points from Poland, Moldova, Latvia, Romania, Lithuania

Azerbaijan: 12 points from Greece, Serbia, Spain

Serbia: 12 points from Montenegro, Croatia

The Netherlands: 12 points from Italy

 

 

Eurovision 2022 Public Vote

  1. Ukraine 439 points
  2. Moldova 239 points
  3. Spain 228 pointspoints
  4. Serbia 225 points
  5. United Kingdom 183 points
  6. Sweden 180 points
  7. Norway 146 points
  8. Italy 110 points
  9. Poland 105 points
  10. Estonia 98 points
  11. Lithuania 93 points 
  12. Greece 57 points
  13. Romania 53 points
  14. The Netherlands 42 points
  15. Portugal 36 points
  16. Finland 26 points
  17. Armenia 21 points
  18. Iceland 10 points
  19. France 8 points
  20. Germany 6 points 
  21. Belgium 5 points
  22. Czech Republic 5 points
  23. Azerbaijan 3 points
  24. Australia 2 points
  25. Switzerland 0 points

How are you feeling about the results? Did the best song win? Do you prefer the jury results or the televote results? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Kurt
Kurt
1 month ago

To be honest i’m not a fan of Ikrains song. I understand the strugle ukraine went through and I feel warmhearted towards Ukraine. But this big win for Ukraine makes me feel people are voting for Uraine and not the song. What’s make me sad. I hear it in the news “Ukraine won the eurovision” and not “Kalush won the Eurovision for Ukraine”

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
1 month ago

Congratulations to Ukraine. Absolutely thrilled for Sam Ryder, a well deserved runner up. I expect to see more of him in the future.

Fer
Fer
1 month ago

Great show on sat but eurovision has lost interest with the winning of Ukraine…Please keep away the song contest from politics . I love Ukraine in eurovision but this year was not the best performance by far, jamala and Russlana were real winners but not this year sorry

Leenoc
Leenoc
1 month ago
Reply to  Fer

*Jamala

Laura
Laura
1 month ago

I am so happy Ukraine won! The song is great and so emotional. I am disappointed about the hate and resentfulness from the Eurovision fans. And I am not talking about the voting scandal but people saying that Ukraine wouldn’t be a deserving winner because it’s “political” (everything is political). The song was great <3

Leenoc
Leenoc
1 month ago

I honestly suggest watching Kalush Orchestra – Stefania official video, to everyone who is in doubt about them wining. And I would like to point your attention, that it was only released a day after the Eurovision, though it was obviously filmed before. And if still you would have any questions, then you are a total douchebag.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Leenoc

Precisely, it was released AFTER, not to upset anyone before the contest or infringe any rules.

Whatever
Whatever
1 month ago

There is no point in eurovision 2023. Ukrain will “win” again. They have no place host it and no money to do it. The result honestly disgusted me this year. A big f u to all the other contestants who poured monts of work and money when they never had a chance to win. Pointless. Now europe has to also finance the next show bc ukrain cant. Isnt it enough europe is financing their war and refugees jfc should we give them our omes and bank accs next. Oh lord I’m done and bye bye fool.

Iamme
Iamme
1 month ago
Reply to  Whatever

Russian bot should be banned here. And everywhere else!

Assi
Assi
1 month ago

Why are people saying that Spain is the real winner when both in the jury and public vote it comes third, right after Sweden and Moldova respectively? Even in the overall result it’s on third place. And if Ukraine didn’t participate it would still not be in the first place. Be happy with your result, it’s a fair position.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
1 month ago
Reply to  Assi

If you look for weirdos on twitter you will have million choices. Chanel has been received as a winner, the buzz is immense as are the ratings. Most people and all the press has acknowledged the quality of Spaceman and the fact that the victory of Ukraine is understandable under these circumstances. Be aware that the general mood in Spain is not what you say, we are ecstatic, and I am serious.

Assi
Assi
1 month ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

I’m happy you’re celebrating it, her performance was great and so is her result. I just saw many people saying how she would’ve been the winner if it wasn’t for Ukraine, but I don’t see the logic behind that lol Anyways, congratulations! I know it is a very important moment in your history of participating in Eurovision. Good luck next year too!

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
1 month ago

I just wanted to comment that in Spain the reaction to Eurovision is being massive. A 70’6,% share, an airport reception in Madrid, a crowded welcome ceremony in Plaza Mayor, a special tv program tomorrow and all the press talking in a very positive tone. If Spain were to win Eurovision some day I guess a national holiday would be declared.

Stego
Stego
1 month ago

I join the conversation with my first comment ever (I think), to share a couple of impression on the show itself – how it was perceived here in Italy, and how I am personally evaluating, as an Italian, the understandable criticism that I’ve encountered on this blog. I have enjoyed it overall. In particular, I have really enjoyed the hosts (but then again anybody speaking an acceptable level of English would have been considered a feat here): I found the hosts warm and likable and genuine but then again I must have seen them closer to our idea of how… Read more »

Dess
Dess
1 month ago

The fact that the top 2 public’s favourite songs are songs with Eastern European folk music in them warms my heart <3

Andreea S
Andreea S
1 month ago

The 6 countries votes should have been nullified not “substituted” Also., if they noticed it. Why the EBU did not announced them, why the secrecy until the last moment if they “new” it a day before? Why cut the link to the Romanian presenter and others ? Why not announced it publicly at the competition? In what voting system on this earth you use voting substitutes? Why some countries were allowed to vote on sympathies but some were not. IS not that called HYPOCRISY? What is suspicions in Romania considering Moldova song beautiful . IS inspired on our folklore. Do… Read more »

Emma
Emma
1 month ago

I’ve not going to give the whole ‘it was all political’ comment that a lot of people are giving. I am glad that Ukraine have something positive to celebrate among all the tragedy and devastation going on in their country. I hope it helps in whatever way it can and I hope this war is not still happening this time next year. However, that televote score shows what kind of vote that was and it was not solely because the song was the best song, leagues above the rest – you are of course entitled to think it was –… Read more »

Emma
Emma
1 month ago
Reply to  Emma

Also, enough of this ‘if you don’t like Ukraine’s song or how they won you must be pro-Russia’. Like seriously? No correlation whatsoever. People saying this seriously need to get some brain cells.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago
Reply to  Emma

Quite well said. I keep seeing people here saying that they could have sent a ham sandwich and still would have won. Balderdash! If they had sent something like O.Torvald’s “Time”, London would have had their day week next year.

Lest people forget, O.Torvald’s 2017 music video was full of images of chaos and war, which they released amid a real border war with Russia; and yet, they finished 24th (third-from-last), in their own house (i.e., Kyiv)!

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Emma

I think if it was an ordinary year they would e like 8th or so. Slightly worse than Shum because it is not as good of a song..

Toni959
Toni959
1 month ago
Reply to  Emma

¡En pié y aplaudiendo!

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Emma

Flaunting silicon buttocks and sexist lyrics is the heights of art for you and “a cut above the rest”, right?

Grftn
Grftn
1 month ago

Now how did France only get 17 points. Wtf

Heurve
Heurve
1 month ago
Reply to  Grftn

Yep. And the video of their performance in the grand final already got more than 1,2 million views on YT. And according to the commentaries, views are not from France only…

CyxCy
CyxCy
1 month ago
Reply to  Grftn

 They defended well, but it was not our year. Too green? Too energetic? did people take “dancing with the devil” at face value when it’s a song about a woman’s freedom to dance without caring what people think of her? For once we had worked hard on the staging, it didn’t go down well. These are the mysteries of the game. Our Bretons went home and in the end they weren’t teased too much, surely because Ukraine won. So people say to themselves that even if we had sent Barbara to sing “Coucou me revoilàààà !” we would still have… Read more »

Genesis
Genesis
1 month ago

Lady Gaga got in touch with Konstrakta….wow wow wow…this is something else.

pastel de nata
pastel de nata
1 month ago
Reply to  Genesis

Wow, That’d be something else!!

Vicky
1 month ago

I am very dissapointed with you WIWIBLOGS. Censoring comments it’s very wrong way to go.
Can’t believe you are part of politics team. I was your follower for 8 years, and now it is time to say goodbye. Heartbreaking.

Sometimes
Sometimes
1 month ago
Reply to  Vicky

Bye

Steffen Petersen
Steffen Petersen
1 month ago

Definately the jury result. The song from ukraine (if it can be called a song) was in best case below medium quality. To me a good song to win is a song where you can at least hum some of it. That can’t be done to the “song” from Ukraine. Much better is UK, Sweden and even Spain. Last time Ukraine won was also when Russia had done the thing to Krim peninsular and that song was only slightly better that the one winning this year.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago

But the following year (2017), while at home (Kyiv) and still at war, they finished 24th. With that result in the middle of a war (lest we forget, it started in 2014), the arguments today slowly fall flat.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

I am happy that Ukraine won.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Also thank you to Rai, thank you to Torino, thank you to Italia.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Are you Italian, Jonas?

Opinion
Opinion
1 month ago

Next year it will be fun, there will be a division of countries, if a country has said anything bad against the Ukrainian regime, it will not be admitted to Eurovision. Only countries good for the Ukrainian regime will take part in Eurovision and will wear the Ukrainian flag and say “Slava Ukraine!”.

Vicky
1 month ago

WIWIBLOGS my comment has not been approved without any reason. Let me write identical one. Will be waiting for approval. Patiently. Thank you.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

I’m sure that there was a not insignificant amount of sympathy votes for Ukraine, but its important to remember that several million displaced Ukrainians are able to vote for Ukraine from the countries that they have moved to.

Oy oy
Oy oy
1 month ago

I want to thank all ESC-fans for yet another amazing Eurovision-season. I really enjoy reading all your comments and I’m happy that we can share this interest!

Vicky
1 month ago

WIWIBLOGS, why my comment has not been approved? I didn’t say anything disrespectful or disinforming. Are you sensoring comment section?

Vicky
1 month ago
Reply to  Vicky

* censoring

Aisling
Aisling
1 month ago

I just want to know if Pia Maria and the guy who sang with Ukraine are in a relationship

Kim
Kim
1 month ago

Strange that only countries not to vote for UK in televote were all ex Yugoslavia and all gave 12 points to Serbia (apart from Serbia obviously).

tylos
tylos
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

Australia is ex-Yugoslav?

Jenbob
Jenbob
1 month ago
Reply to  tylos

That was the Australian jury that didn’t put the UK in their top 10. The Australian public vote put Sam 4th with 7 points.
The only country not to give the UK a top 10 placing in either jury or tele vote was Croatia.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

The day EBU will find the way to stop the geographical and geopolitical voting of the juries will be a great day. Nordics voting for Nordics. Greece voting for Cyprus and viceversa. Ex Soviet Union voting for other ex Soviet Union countries. What was stenge this year is seing Croatia giving 12 points to Serbia.

Luli
Luli
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Croatian people like Konstrakta.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago

Personally, I feel given the unique and precarious circumstances Ukraine are in the likelihood is that they cannot host. My Ideal choice for a ESC 2023 host country would be a NEUTRAL country on the likes of Austria, Iceland or Switzerland. Reasons for why: No-one can play the “favouritism” card given the UK came 2nd and has been one of if not the most supportive country to Ukraine given the amount of aid in all parameters. It is safer for all visiting delegations and artists. Reduced threat of cyber-attacks. If the UK does end up hosting and the likelihood it… Read more »

Leu
Leu
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

i agree so much with the sam ryder being somewhat of a host next year , he’s such an enjoyable person to watch so i reckon he’d be such a great house even if it was a small hosting gig like a online one!

Vicky
1 month ago

I sincerely believe, that Ukraine participating like guests with some sort of charity funding to raise money towards Ukraine would have been much better idea insteaf participating as a contestans and making some many people dissapointed.
It would have been much more beneficial to Ukraine and ESC.
Why nobody thought about it?

Bathroom Break Song
Bathroom Break Song
1 month ago
Reply to  Vicky

saying ukraine should have been punished for getting invaded is just gross.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago

Exactly! The border war made it imossible for Ukraine to even hold a national contest and send someone to Vienna in 2015. They were not going to let Russia ruin their efforts this time around.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago
Reply to  Vicky

Because Ukraine was not going to let what happened 7 years ago happen again. It’s that simple. They held their national contest before Russia decided to expand their war to include the rest of Ukraine, they chose their participants (even after replacing their original winner), and they were committed to participate, even when in battle themselves. They were not going to let Russia’s aggression force them out this time, the way they did in 2015. They were there as competitors like everyone else; and they had to work as hard to keep their standing on the bookies’ boards (including rehearsing… Read more »

Torino Wonderful
Torino Wonderful
1 month ago

The ultimate image of ESC 2022 is the face of one girl that represented Iceland. When she realised Ukraine has won, she waved Ukrainian flag, trying so hard to put on a fake smile. Eurovision will never be the same, you have no idea yet what you have done. Wonder how many countries will participate in 2023. Good for Hungary that has left this mess.

Oy oy
Oy oy
1 month ago

Are you sure you are talking of one of the Icelandic girls? Why should she be disappointed? The Icelandic girls have been very supportive towards Ukraine, even in the Icelandic national final. I actually also believe ESC will never be the same but in a positive way, this years ESC has united Europe in a way I never thought I would ever experience.

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
1 month ago
Reply to  Oy oy

Divided….you mean

Lisa
Lisa
21 days ago

Ukraine shouldn’t have won IMO, but the Icelandic reaction was genuine. They were happy for them. ????

Vale
Vale
1 month ago

I can’t believe. On twitter many Spanish Eurovision fans are claiming that without Ukraine they would have won Eurovision! Please, help them! They are having a mental breakdown!

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

Your obsession with Spanish Eurofans is a bit creepy.

Vale
Vale
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

On twitter many Spanish Eurovision fans are claiming that without Ukraine they would have won Eurovision! Why?

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

Dont know… On twitter there is a lot of weird people. But what is the problem about people saying whatever on twitter? Is this going to change something? No. So let them dream and talk. Does it bother you?

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

I mean, they aren’t really wrong?

Leu
Leu
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

no. The uk would of won , simple as that , stop being so salty omg.

Iamme
Iamme
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

I am shocked by how mean they can be!
They’re writing bad trash against Ukraine.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Iamme

This is so not true.. Can you please tell us on what twitter thread are they supposedly doing so?

Iamme
Iamme
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Just type the words ‘Ukraine’ and then ‘n4zist’ you’ll see russian and spanish freely commenting the subject.
Spanish fans are also massively asking for Ukraine’s victory rejection since (according to them) Kalush member did the n4zi salute. Thrn they say the award should go to Spain…

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

If you look for weirdos on twitter you will have million choices. Chanel has been received as a winner, the buzz is immense as are the ratings. Most people and all the press has acknowledged the quality of Spaceman and the fact that the victory of Ukraine is understandable under these circumstances. Be aware that the general mood in Spain is not what you say, we are ecstatic, and I am serious.

Dellertronic
Dellertronic
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

If you exclude Ukraine and reallocate the points then you get 1. Spain 524 points (247 jury + 277 tele) 2. United Kingdom 492 (285 jury +207 tele) 3. Sweden 491 (269 Jury + 222 tele). Spain moves into first for two reasons. a) UK received 19 votes from Ukraine, Spain received 1. So UK loses me points from Ukraine not being in the contest. B) UK generally scored above Ukraine in the juries do doesn’t gain extra votes with Ukraine not being there and those below them gaining a place each. Spain however was lower than Ukraine in the… Read more »

Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago

The only thing I want to complain about is why Ukraine wasn’t placed to perform in 2nd position in the final? why 12th then?

Ressay
1 month ago
Reply to  Eyal

Another record would be broken…XD…

Chessguy99
1 month ago
Reply to  Ressay

Yeah, that telkevote was happening no matter where they performed. They got over 93% of the possible televote available to them.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Eyal

Indeed it would be nice to have broken the curse of the 2nd place. A lost opportunity

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago

Maybe , just maybe the movie Eurovision Fire-saga comes real and the host city is Edinburgh shared with the BBC and Suspilne. Now that would be cool.

jot
jot
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

I hope nothing of that movie will ever come true because it was simply horrific

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

One day after this edition, this edition was not very good, not because of some results but because I don’t think it was a memorable esc. The production was lacklustre. Maneskin not even singing the last year winning song is a shame..The only thing I will remember in the future will be Ukraine of course, the weird black sun, Diodato, The Uk being runner up and winning the jury vote, and the humiliation, that’s all. So it’s simple next year Diodato will go in San Remo, he will win, and the eurofans will be ecstatic again about Italy, Italy favourite… Read more »

Aatu
Aatu
1 month ago

Yes, as for Spain – but Spanish language has been used in Eurovision by other countries, like Cyprus, Romania and Serbia

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago

So I did some fact-checking and the official EBU rules regarding the participating countries in the Grand Final state the following: “There shall be six guaranteed places therein (i.e. one for the producing organization, i.e. the Member which has won the preceding edition (the “Host Broadcaster”), the five Members from France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom).” That means that whatever happens Ukraine’s Suspilne is the “Host Broadcaster” for 2023 and Ukraine has a guaranteed place in the final. The eurovision.tv website also states the following regarding a possible Australian victory: “In case Australia wins the Eurovision Song Contest,… Read more »

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Unless of course Ukraine gives up their rights to host which could happen

in.luk
in.luk
1 month ago

I’m so happy for Ukraine! They had the best performance of the night, both in song and performance quality, in my opinion. I have the chorus of “Stefania” living in my brain rent free. And before you blame me for being political (you are one salty bunch you know), I don’t particularly agree with their politics but Serbia gave a really good performance as well, I enjoyed it. In the end, for me it was between Ukraine and Sweden. I’m happy for the UK, especially after their last year, but that song sounded like every generic pop rock song I’ve… Read more »

Tom
Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  in.luk

Monika was the Queen.

Twety-twenty-part2
Twety-twenty-part2
1 month ago

Congratulations to Ukraine! But, what would the results have been if Ukraine did not participate? Here you go: https://new.reddit.com/r/eurovision/comments/uqb9ec/results_if_ukraine_did_not_compete_in_2022/

Ressay
1 month ago

Interesting…could it be or not…but the winner could have been Uk or Spain…

stefus
stefus
1 month ago

Love the so called virtue signalling on here. It’s hilarious. All of a sudden Eurovision has always been political so as to excuse Ukraines win. These very people most likely would be the ones last year telling the U.K. that the contest isn’t political it’s just you don’t enter great songs. Hypocrisy and gaslighting is unbelievable.

Alfie28
Alfie28
1 month ago

Spain was good. But, I can do without the booty shaking and barely-there clothing. It was distracting.

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Alfie28

the booty shaking and barely-there clothing” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

Congratulations to Ukraine. Unique song. I hope everything will be better soon. Thanks everyone for a good Eurovision season. See you all in 2023 🙂

Dahe
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

I really prefer this kind of positive comment.. thank you..

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

Imo this Eurovision was not ‘special’. Lack of imagination, creativity. Leaving the performances aside, the show itself was quite dull. Boring and weird postcards, easy interval acts, presenters really tried but their scripts were nothing special. There were no surprises.
I think Italy did not put an effort and they went for whatever was easier. There was not a single thing that made me think ‘wow this is funny or original’.

Vale
Vale
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Jonkonfui. A Spanish toxic Eurovision fan with no life, who tried to smear Italy in so many comments. Chanel song is still a bland copy of Jennifer Lopez song.
Many Spanish toxic fans proved their toxicity towards Italy in different ways and even the press covered this issue.
We will see if Chanel will be successful in the charts. But I doubt it. Bye, [email protected]!

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

Italy smeared itself quite well without my help with this ‘di discount’ show.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

More… Why instead of having an Italian former participant who won Eurovision in the middle ages singing the whole song with which she won dont you have a few italian participants singing several Italian hits in Eurovision? Why not to invite singers who won Eurovision to sing Raffaella Carra’s songs??
Italians could have done some special acts but did nothing remarkable…
I am sure that we all used the performance of the Non ho l eta woman to go to the toilet or take the pizza remains to the kitchen.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

A hater calling another person a hater.

Vale
Vale
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

Spanish Fans are toxic, so don’t defend them just because you are Spanish.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

I agree they are the worst. Their behaviour in Italy was super bad.

Ema B
Ema B
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

So you get to be toxic and awful too? What an utterly childish thing to say and do. Two wrongs don’t make a right idiot. You are just as bad as them insulting Chanel because of them and engaging in more toxic disgusting behaviour. A small minority don’t make up the entirety of Spanish fans stop the generalisation. You are not better than them, you are exactly the SAME .

Writckut
Writckut
1 month ago
Reply to  Vale

Oh my God!! Hater is being a commentator on a European television such as RAI and saying that Chanel is a Jennifer Lopez of balance. I did not believe it but two Spanish friends have sent me the link and I have been able to see the reproduction of the RAI. How can a public television commentator in Europe despise a participant in such a way and not be polite and impartial? Can we imagine the ARD during Mahmood’s performance telling a commentator that he is a bargain Ritmo Gaetano? we must ask ourselves, is this the ESC we want?… Read more »

Vale
Vale
1 month ago
Reply to  Writckut

Ritmo Gaetano? Listen, Italian Newspapers covered the toxicity of Spanish fandom in Eurovision in the last two weeks. So don’t play the victims and preach to your compatriots. This doesn’t change Italian opinions on Chanel (a wannabe JLo) The commentator was not a journalist that needed to be polite and impartial. The English commentator yesterday made fun and ridiculed Laura Pausini and Italian fans didn’t complain like you Spanish Grow up and invest on music

Ressay
1 month ago
Reply to  Writckut

That was very disrepectful…

Alfie28
Alfie28
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

It did appear as if Italy “phoned it in” for this ESC.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Alfie28

Yes that is it. Even the graphic design was nothing special.
It is sad when the thing that brings colour to the tv screens is the booking.com ad.

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Graphic design was bad? Are you a graphic designer? For me it was much better than many other I saw. The animation on the votes tables were very nice. But ok. It’s your personal taste, so cannot be subject of discussion. We will see when TVE will organize, when it will happen. For the technicians seen on cam, you are right. There were a couple of occasions where a technician was seen in the screen. Another couple with a glimpse of the steadycamer running away, but I was present at both live semifinals and family show. The stage was very… Read more »

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Of course it’s boring…for someone with bad taste. Btw, have you suggested the top 5 of the jury vote for Portugal and 9th place? Of course not because bad taste goes to your stomach

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

*digested

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

I dont have to digest anything. I love Portugal and I am happy if they get a good result.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

This is the exactly the opposite what you said when the song came out, sorry.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

I might not like a song but that does not mean i wish bad luck to the country. I did not like the Portuguese song this year but I am happy they get a top 10 in the final.
I always love Portuguese songs but i prefer them in Portuguese.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Absolutely nothing personal against the Spanish, but they have never sent anything as interesting to the contest as Saudade x2, regardless of the results which are not worth obsessing over anyway, it is what it is…

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Interesting to the contest?? Not beautiful, amazing, superb, phenomenal but ‘interesting’. Are you really supporting the Portuguese song?

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Beautiful, amazing, superb, phenomenal, mesmerizing, breathtaking, sublime, magical, mystical, enchanting, unbelievable, indescribable, fantastic, fabulous, inimitable, absolute masterpiece sung by an impossible-not-to-develop-a-massive-crush-on and insanely cute brunette like MARO. Are you happy now?

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

You see how biased you are… How can you be surprised that someone support the Portuguese song. It got 5th in the jury, ok! And is some countries more than Spain. So, yes, there are many people that would consider Saudade a better song than SloMo, if one can really compare the two

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Ok. And?

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

And nothing… you are biased, cynical and won’t admit it. That’s all.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Hahaha, you nailed it!!

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Oh, seeing the reactions to that would have been fun, but it’s obviously not happening now, at least I’m being honest about it? I don’t think I’ve said Spain couldn’t do well, it’s just a song that has no lasting power for me and that I won’t bother listening to again after the contest, just like Cyprus 2018, Switzerland 2019 and the likes.

Lisa
Lisa
21 days ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Yes, but Saudade was ruined by her singing some of it in English. Should have kept it all Portuguese.

Ressay
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

I’m not spanish..but the festival production and realization were very mediocre. The podscards were nothing special, very average…the realization of the performances most of them were atrocious…you could see the camera man running, a lot of people running on the scenario. I saw how they put a piano on scene…that was hilarious….hahahaha…If I was told by someone that this was made by the RAI I wouldnt believe it…THAT’S NOT RICH ITALY..SO BYE BYE…

Kim
Kim
1 month ago

Be interesting to see the number of votes cast in the Ukraine televote.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago

Yes from Spain (although a bit cliché) and not from Romania, which did a disservice to Hispanic culture

name
1 month ago

Sweden, don’t you ever come with what you came this year

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago

I could write a thesis on the socio-economic- political status of Europe in 2022 with these comments as sources of evidence. Wow ,even though there are genuine ESC fan points of view, there are also so many deliberate pro Russian followers here, how low they have become in their desperate ploy to continue to assert their hidden propaganda. Go home to your granny in Grozny please! Ukraine won , end of. We are proud to be Europeans uniting in solidarity last night supporting a country under siege. Europe have spoken. Pease and glory to Ukraine! 🙂

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

No please…do not write your manifesto. We have already enough….brainsales….and brainsailing….

Ressay
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

Pro Russian followers? Because we dont like the song of Kalush…hahahaha…that’s insane..

Iamme
Iamme
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

Well: Spanish fans are getting closer and closer to Puntin’s Russia.
Unbelievable what I read on Twitter!
Sore loser are not made for victory.

Ethan
Ethan
1 month ago

does wiwibloggs have any info or is going to comment on the 6 national broadcasters asking for EBU explanations on why their votes were discarded and done in order to favor certain countries?

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan

In our days national organizations decide for others…If they dont OBEY to their master voice.

Lazarus
Lazarus
1 month ago

Moldova’s song was fun to watch and entertaining. Serbia’s song was very original and make an impact in the viewer. But the juries decided they couldn’t won… That’s the real truth. Those 2 countries were robbed. Spain did well because it was in position number 10 and the other song that could challenge Chanel, the one from Romania, had to sing in second place. Also, Czech Republic get few votes because it had to open the show. The positions of the countries in the gala should be decided by an impartial draw. And finally, people complain about Ukraine winning unfairly…… Read more »

Sometimes
Sometimes
1 month ago
Reply to  Lazarus

Moldovas song is fun yes,
but best song of whole competition? Just no.I am glad theres juries, just for stopping entries like this winning.
Whole song literally just was ” hey ho, lets go”
Not really a trophy winning masterpiece…

forMD
forMD
1 month ago
Reply to  Sometimes

maybe for you it s just  ” hey ho, lets go”, but the message is about the unification between Moldova and Romania. If you look at the lyrics you ll understand

Mariia
Mariia
1 month ago
Reply to  Lazarus

ofc we benefited. I always dreamed about thousands of people dying in my country and becoming refugees. You can try what it is like too, you will love it

Ressay
1 month ago
Reply to  Mariia

This is a song competition not a contest for help..I understand the terrible situation of Ukraine, but this doesnt gonna give the country a better situation…

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Lazarus

Not Serbia nor Moldavia we’re winning material, sorry. They got really lucky, actually

Ressay
1 month ago
Reply to  Lazarus

So true…Jamala got extra points for the situation of Crimea but her performance live vocals wether you like it or not…got me goosebumps…!!! So perfect..

Lisa
Lisa
21 days ago
Reply to  Ressay

Jamala’s song and performance were amazing. Can’t say that for this year’s winning song.

Vicky
1 month ago

After watching reaction all over social media all I can say, that Eurovision winner of this year divided people in 2 halves. The whole idea of uniting people and spirit of Eurovision has been thrown in the drainage.

Sad times.

MaryFT
MaryFT
1 month ago
Reply to  Vicky

I don’t think it’s in 2 halves. The people that are complaining about Ukraine are just a minority (clearly, looking at the public vote). These hardcore fans are just loud and sore loosers.
Eurovision is not a regular competition. It’s not UEFA cup. It has a lot of symbolism and the purpose to unite Europe. In times where a country it’s trying to destroy other country and denying its culture, language and nationality, I think it’s a very appropriate win.

Vicky
1 month ago
Reply to  MaryFT

You clearly haven’t been on social media enough. It’s 2 halves. Literally.
Not sure it was good desicion to make them win, because EBU knew that that would be an outcome.

MaryFT
MaryFT
1 month ago
Reply to  Vicky

Hardcore fans just make mores comments and fuss in social media….

Vicky
1 month ago
Reply to  MaryFT

It literraly comes from every corner. Former Yugoslavia fans are angry, because their war was not advertised, neither received anybsolidsrity or let alone the win.
It comes from Azerbaijan and Armenia due to same reasons. It comes from greeks, because their entrant was obviously much better, it comes from spaniards, british.
It comes from arabic eurofans, when nobody show a single point of interest in Israel Palestinian war.
It is all over the place.

Vicky
1 month ago
Reply to  MaryFT

It is all over the place. Former Yugoslavia fans are upset, because their war has never been so much advertised, supported, solydarized, let alone the win.
Armenia and Azerbaijan fans having negative thoughts for same reason.
Greeks, spaniards, british, because their songs were much better obviously.
Arabian fans show disagreement also, because Palestine Israel war was always hidden under the rock when Eurovision took place in Israel.
Ukrainians being offensive, because a lot of people questioning their win.
ETC ETC ETC

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago
Reply to  Vicky

Nobody “made” them win. The people had a choice and decided. The rest had 2½ months to rally around one or two other contenders and stick with them like glue. They didn’t. They were still all over the place. This, by the way, is how Azerbaijan won in 2011; the difference this time is that so many had pretty much rallied around Ukraine. If Ukraine had sent someone like O.Torvald (who finished 24th in their home country), we most likely would have been going to London, Glasgow, Barcelona or Seville next year.

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago

Honestly, I’m just glad this mess of a year is over. Everything from the artwork, production, staging and camerawork was a total mess.

With this in mind, what city will host next year? My bets are on Poland, it’s the closest you can get to Ukraine without putting contestants at risk, and they have super modern stadiums. I’m sure a joint Polish-Ukrainian contest would be great.

Oy oy
Oy oy
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

Not sure about Poland after the irregularities with the Polish jury.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

Geographical closeness to Ukraine will for sure not be a criterion

Camilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

If held outside Ukraine it will have to be a big 5 country otherwise we can’t be sure the host nation will qualify for the final unless ofcourse it won’t be another host nation but an Ukrainian show on foreign soil.

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago
Reply to  Camilla

That’s actually a very good point, I guess it’s either the UK, Germany or Spain then.

Since Germany is pretty much the centre of Europe, they would make practical hosts. I’m VERY excited about the host bidding process.

Mameuh
Mameuh
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

RAI did a poor job I agree. It went from bad to worse from one day to the other.
The host were there for their own promotion.
The winners of last year didn’t bother with presenting their winning song.
Sorry, but RAI didn’t do the Eurovision any favors.

And don’t get me on how many songs were bad.

So let’s hope next year is better, songwise.

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago

Eurovision has always been and will always be political.
A competition between so many different countries is always gonna cause some political tension.
Many here who express their dissatisfaction about Ukraine’s victory would do good to delve in Eurovision history…

Wojtek
Wojtek
1 month ago

It’s a first time in history, when I agree more with jury than with public vote. At least if it’s going about the winner. But I accepted it, beeing mad won’t change the score. After last year worst eurovison show( bcs of the covid), this year with trash politics sht.

It can’t be worse, I think.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
1 month ago
Reply to  Wojtek

It can always be worse, just see how Vidbir works lately…

sam
sam
1 month ago

i haven’t seen anyone say anything about this yet so i will, both winners of the main 2 eurovision events (JESC & ESC) this year have been from countries that either are at war (ukraine) or just fought one (armenia) with both being the underdogs in their respective conflicts. i’m not saying anything else i just thought it was something noteworthy

Mariia
Mariia
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

Ukraine had war for 9 years just saying