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Eighteen acts sang in Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2022, but only ten could make it to the final. Of those, Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs and Serbia’s Konstrakta managed to hit fourth and fifth place, respectively. They were joined in the final by Australia, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Belgium, Romania and Azerbaijan.

The remaining eight countries were left behind: North Macedonia, Cyprus, Israel, San Marino, Ireland, Malta, Montenegro and Georgia.

Neither the public nor the jury had each of their Top 10 go through. As you can see in the table below, the public would have sent Cyprus’ Andromache through to the final instead of Azerbaijan’s Nadir. They awarded Cyprus ninth place with 54 points, while blanking Azerbaijan and ranking Nadir last. The jury, meanwhile, would have push North Macedonia through and left Romania in the semi. They ranked Andrea 10th with 56 points, but put WRS down in 14th with 18. 

As you’re well-aware by now, the EBU decided to throw out the jury results for six countries competing in this semi-final, alleging irregular voting patterns. An “aggregate” result was used for these countries, essentially looking at how other countries with similar voting patterns voted to determine their points.  

Below you can review the overall results for Semi-Final 2, along with the breakdown by jury points and public vote. 

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Eurovision 2022 semi-final two results

  1. Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer” (396 points)
  2. Australia: Sheldon Riley – “Not The Sam” (243 points)
  3. Serbia: Konstrakta – “In Corpore Sano” (237 points)
  4. Czech Republic: We Are Domi – “Lights Off” (227 points)
  5. Estonia: Stefan – “Hope” (209 points)
  6. Poland: Ochman – “River” (198 points)
  7. Finland: The Rasmus – “Jezebel” (162 points)
  8. Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – “Miss You” (151 points)
  9. Romania: wrs – “Llámame” (118 points)
  10. Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – “Fade To Black” (96 points)
  11. North Macedonia: Andrea – “Circles” (76 points)
  12. Cyprus: Andromache – “Ela” (63 points)
  13. Israel: Michael Ben David – “I.M” (61 points)
  14. San Marino: Achille Lauro – “Stripper” (50 points)
  15. Ireland: Brooke – “That’s Rich” (47 points)
  16. Malta: Emma Muscat – “I Am What I Am” (47 points)
  17. Montenegro: Vladana – “Breathe” (33 points)
  18. Georgia: Circus Mircus – “Lock Me In” (22 points)

 

Eurovision 2022 semi-final two split results

  Televote Jury
1. Sweden (174 points) Sweden (222 points)
2. Serbia (174 points) Australia (169 points)
3. Czech Republic (125 points) Estonia (113 points)
4. Poland (114 points) Belgium (105 points)
5. Romania (100 points) Czech Republic (102 points)
6. Finland (99 points) Azerbaijan (96 points)
7. Estonia (96 points) Poland (84 points)
8. Australia (74 points) Serbia (63 points)
9. Cyprus (54 points) Finland (63 points)
10. Belgium (46 points) North Macedonia (56 points)
11. Ireland (35 points) Israel (34 points)
12. San Marino (29 points) Malta (27 points)
13. Israel (27 points) San Marino (21 points)
14. Montenegro (22 points) Romania (18 points)
15. North Macedonia (20 points) Georgia (13 points)
16. Malta (20 points) Ireland (12 points)
17. Georgia (9 points) Montenegro (11 points)
18. Azerbaijan (0 points) Cyprus (9 points)

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Amber
Amber
5 months ago

I think Israel was robbed. The camerawork was not the most ideal and made it come off as a little stagnant and unmemorable to viewers but the song is a guilty pleasure. The performance was sassy, the vocals were great, I loved the choreography, the staging was great and the actual song is a banger. Yes, the flutes are messy but I do actually like the addition of the flutes, contrary to popular opinion. I thought he would qualify but I was gutted that he did not make it. I also really liked Ireland, Georgia and Montenegro. North Macedonia was… Read more »

Jeremi
Jeremi
5 months ago

Still dont get why Ireland didn’t go to the final. Love the song so much. I really like the staging in Turin.

Azan
Azan
5 months ago

My faves: Ireland – Brooke really polished it up, it was very good!!! I’m not really sure why this didn’t qualify Cyprus – The live singing lacked impact, maybe stronger backing vocals would have helped Israel – The choreography was pretty good, but maybe the performance was a bit too extra? Montenegro – I was so sad this didn’t qualify! It’s about Covid, and I thought the jury would push this through! It is so meaningful and relevant! Malta – While the song isn’t out of this world, her voice is really good, and I am not quite sure why… Read more »

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
5 months ago

Brooke really stands out amongst these!!! Don’t get the hype around Cyprus. The song passed me by and Andromache sung TERRIBLY live.

BjorkLord
BjorkLord
5 months ago

North Macedonia- so close too. What a fantastic moment it would have been if she had surprisingly qualified after her awful experience that week with the flag “scandal”. Alas, Azerbaijan had to cheat and stopped a great moment.

ete sech
ete sech
5 months ago
Reply to  BjorkLord

Azerbuyjan, ruining moments of the contest since 2008

meri
meri
5 months ago

Cyprus, Malta, San Marino and Israel should have gone through… especially Israel!

ete sech
ete sech
5 months ago

My favorite was Ireland, it was sassy and fun and her song was missed in the final. I liked Georgia’s song, it was funny and I was into its psychedelic staging, but I get why it didn’t make it, it was too much of an outlier to click with the audience. San Marino was fun to watch, but he was off key and the performance was so over the top. Also, North Macedonia was robbed, Andrea deserved to make it to the final instead of Azerbuyjan and the fact that EBU isn’t doing anything about it is outrageous. Regarding the… Read more »

zelenovi
zelenovi
5 months ago

For once, I am happy with the juries purely because of Cyprus. I genuinely don’t understand how anyone could have voted for it. I like the studio version but seriously – if you have recorded backing vocals, and you deliver your entire performance standing still, and *still* you give probably the most off-key performance of the past 20 years. It was Manel Navarro-level awful.
I like Cyprus normally, and it was a nice song, but they just need to find a better singer next year.

Chris
Chris
5 months ago
Reply to  zelenovi

The worst thing was her statement after the contest when she said she was happy with her performance and didn’t understand why she didn’t qualify! Like some self knowledge doesn’t harm.

Lil Krumpy
5 months ago

Georgia was great and Israel delivered.

Lambert
Lambert
5 months ago

Georgia for me. But also understand why it didn’t make it. Too much of an outlier.

2022
5 months ago
Reply to  Lambert

Its was better than Serbia

Una
Una
5 months ago

North Macedonia would be my first favourite and Georgia my second.

That AzerBUYjan qualified instead of North Macedonia – especially considering the split results – is one of the biggest *wtf* moments in the history of the 2022 edition. But actually one should not be that surprised at it.

random russian guy
random russian guy
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

North Macedonia for me. She delivered vocally. OK, her song was not the best fr the contest but she sang it perfectly.

Vivian
Vivian
5 months ago

I know my opinion is an unpopular one, but for me the three most robbed countries of the semifinal are Georgia, North Macedonia and Montenegro. Would’ve loved to see these qualify over Finland and Azerbaijan, and I’d throw Sweden in there the first chance I’d get because IMO it’s THE most overrated song since Running Scared, but yeah… it apparently won the semi which straight up baffles me

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

OT, but I am just on Konstrakta’s concert, watching the Queen live from maybe 50 meters. She sounds fantastic as you’d imagine. 🙂

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I have filmed In Corpore Sano live, and I’m about to burst from happiness!

esc_fl
esc_fl
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

So cool!!

Ray
Ray
5 months ago

Ireland and Georgia for me. I can see why Malta didn’t resonate but I personally really liked the song.

sam
sam
5 months ago

the 2 non-qualifiers i most wish made it through both placed dead last in their respective semis. georgia and slovenia were criminally underrated this year

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
5 months ago

Ireland and Israel

Marc
Marc
5 months ago

Malta was the NQ that got points from more televotings in this SF.
9 countries voted for them

Marc
Marc
5 months ago
Reply to  Marc

I forgot Cyprus. Got points from 12 televotings

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

Based on my post-ESC list, Ireland is my 6th, Cyprus my 7th, and Georgia my 8th to enter the finals. Overall, including both semis, Ireland is my favorite NQ of the year. It would’ve been a good addition to the finals. I understand why Cyprus didn’t qualify, but it’s also a really good song.

How Azerbaijan managed to qualify with 0 points from the televote is perplexing, but there were similar cases in the past. For instance, in semi final 2 of 2012, the juries have put Norway last, and televoters have put Ukraine semi-last. Both managed to qualify.

Miguel
Miguel
5 months ago

My top 3 non qualifiers: 3rd – Cyprus studio version is really good, but the live performance was underwhelming. I understand why it didn’t qualify. 2nd – Israel is my guilty pleasure. Michael was great and very charismatic. The song though is very cliché. I like it, its quite catchy. 1st – Ireland is a grower. The first couple of times I listened to it I didn’t like it at all. But I have it in my playlist now and I was really gutted it didn’t qualify. I would switch Ireland with Azerbaijan. Interesting that it got zero points from… Read more »

Roo
Roo
5 months ago
Reply to  Miguel

That’s the problem with growers. They don’t do well on stage because the audience at large has the initial reaction. That said I would love to see Brooke have another turn for Ireland she definitely has something.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
5 months ago

Georgia! My runner up this year : )
But Ireland is great also.

Samira
Samira
5 months ago

I loved Georgia. A shame few others did too

JonL916
5 months ago

I remember Brooke said she deserved to qualify.

Normally I’d call something like that egotistical, even if I liked the song. However you can’t get your mind off the jury scandal. If the jury voting was as fair and square as it could get, I’d understand the results. However I feel Brooke was one of those hurt by the jury scandal.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

Watching in the arena, Ireland and San Marino seemed like sure bets. The latter I can at least acknowledge didn’t translate perfectly to TV, but Ireland missing out stuns me. They absolutely should’ve qualified. The rest were just unfortunate victims of a really strong semi.

ete sech
ete sech
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Don’t forget that North Macedonia didn’t make it bc of Azerbuyjan cheating

Ivar
Ivar
5 months ago

San Marino should have made it to the final!

Nils
Nils
5 months ago

Andrea

Luke A
Luke A
5 months ago

Ireland and San Marino both robbed of a place in final I voted for both 10 times

Viggz
Viggz
5 months ago

North Macedonia and Georgia

Arid
Arid
5 months ago

Cyprus Ela

Darren
Darren
5 months ago

Everyone likes Ireland now I see….

Thanks I guess : /

Probably could have been doing with that about a month ago but everyone had it written off then.

Aan Gomes Branco
Aan Gomes Branco
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I would’ve if I could’ve 🙁 I could only vote on 1st semifinal.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

From the performances Brooke had, of course many (Including myself) have written it off. Brooke did well on the night but it was never gonna be too strong enough of a package to advance.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I couldn’t vote in semi 2. To be fair, if I could, I would’ve crushed the phote for Stefan, Ochman, and Konstrakta. But maybe I’d give one vote to Brooke too. She deserved to make it through. Especially with the performance on the night.

Stevan
Stevan
5 months ago

How could one NOT vote for Ireland?

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
5 months ago
Reply to  Stevan

Because some people have different opinions than others.

Lambert
Lambert
5 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Plus it was a lousy performance.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 months ago
Reply to  Stevan

If she was being compared to those who followed her–given that it was a up-tempo dance performance–WRS from Romania and We Are Domi from the Czech Republic stole her lunch money with very little trouble. She needed a stage performance that was far less predictable than what she and her team put on stage. Her song could have used a remix as well.

Amber
Amber
5 months ago
Reply to  Stevan

Because one song cannot be everyone’s fave. Different tastes in music and the performance could be seen as lacking to some.