Who is in the Eurovision 2022 final? Semi-final results, what order will they perform - when is the final?

The first semi-final took place with 10 countries booking their place in Saturday’s grand final

The first semi-final of Eurovision is over and we have our first batch of finalists.

The show kicked off in Turin with countries such as Ukraine, Greece, Denmark and Armenia taking to the stage to try to book their place in Saturday’s grand final.

From folk ballads to rock anthems to odes to wolves, viewers had plenty to choose from.

The lucky finalists are joining the ‘Big Five’ group, with another 10 countries being voted through in Thursday’s second semi-final.

But what countries have been confirmed so far? And what order will they perform in the final?

Kalush Orchestra took to the stage for Ukraine during the first Eurovision semi-final. (Credit: Getty Images)Kalush Orchestra took to the stage for Ukraine during the first Eurovision semi-final. (Credit: Getty Images)
Kalush Orchestra took to the stage for Ukraine during the first Eurovision semi-final. (Credit: Getty Images)

Who is in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 final?

A total of 35 countries competed in the two semi-finals, which took place on 10 and 12 May.

From this list, 20 countries booked their place Saturday’s final.

Those countries are:

  • Switzerland
  • Armenia
  • Iceland
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Norway
  • Greece
  • Ukraine
  • Moldova
  • The Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Azerbaijan
  • Poland
  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Australia
  • Sweden
  • Romania
  • Serbia

Alongside the full 20 qualified countries, the ‘Big Five’ group will also perform in the grand final, bringing the total performers in the final to 25.

Which countries are in the ‘Big Five’?

The ‘Big Five’ refers to a group of countries who are the largest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

These countries are the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Each year, every one of these countries are guaranteed a place in the grand final and do not compete in the semi-finals.

What order will countries perform?

Many experts believe that the running order has an effect on how well a song performs in the vote, with songs performed in the second half often seen to have a better chance of sticking around in voters minds.

Therefore the running order for the show is drawn from a hat.

Countries were drawn in either the first or second half of the show, with the specific running order then chosen by organisers around this.

The UK could have luck on its side this year after it was drawn to perform in the second half of the show.

The running order is:

  1. Czech Republic
  2. Romania
  3. Portugal
  4. Finland
  5. Switzerland
  6. France
  7. Norway
  8. Armenia
  9. Italy
  10. Spain
  11. The Netherlands
  12. Ukraine
  13. Germany
  14. Lithuania
  15. Azerbaijan
  16. Belgium
  17. Greece
  18. Iceland
  19. Moldova
  20. Sweden
  21. Australia
  22. United Kingdom
  23. Poland
  24. Serbia
  25. Estonia

Who is representing the UK at Eurovision 2022?

This year, Sam Ryder will take to the stage to represent the UK.

The singer, who has amassed a huge following on social media, will perform SPACE MAN on the Eurovision stage.

Sam gained fame after posting covers of songs to TikTok.

His impressive voice caught the attention of stars such as Alicia Keys, Sia and Justin Bieber, as well as 12.1 million followers on the app.

As one of the most followed music artists on the app, Sam went onto sign a record contract with Parlophone and released a series of single as well as his 2021 debut EP ‘The Sun’s Gonna Rise’.

Now the UK’s Eurovision hopes lie in the hands of the talented musician.

When is the Eurovision final?

The grand final will take place at 8pm UK time on Saturday 14 May.

It will be broadcast on BBC One, with Graham Norton returning to provide his witty commentary for Europe’s biggest show.

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