Eurovision 2022 already has finalists. The second semi-final, held this Thursday, closed the table of countries that will compete on Saturday the 14th for the Crystal Microphone, the statuette awarded to the winner of the European Song Festival. Among those classified there are delegations that bookmakers place at the top of the final table, such as Sweden or Poland. In addition, Belgium, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Romania and Serbia were the other countries that managed to get through the reduction and reach the final. There they will face the qualifiers from the first semi-final, Ukraine, Switzerland, Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal, Norway, Greece, Moldova and the Netherlands, as well as members of the Big Five, five countries that go directly to the final without qualification: Great Britain, France , Germany, Italy and Spain. The final can be followed on Saturday at La-1, starting at 21:00. Chanel representing Spain will perform in the first half of the show.
Among the countries that qualified this Thursday is one of the Eurovision 2022 favorites, Cornelia Jacobs, with Hold Me Closer, a great song that shines on stage with her powerful voice for a country that knows how to play its Eurovision Song Contest. Bet. More powerful classified voices belong to Polish representative Ochman with an almost operatic voice for the ballad River and Nadir Rustamli, a singer from Azerbaijan, who also chose the ballad Fade to Black.
Finland opened the show this Thursday with rock band The Rasmus and the song Jezebel, which earned them a pass to the final between giant balls on stage. Even more impressive is the production of another finalist, Serbian Konstrakta, and the song In Corpore Sano, which she sings while washing her hands on stage to criticize declining health and governments in the face of the health crisis. covid, with catchy lyrics and an avant-garde offering. Electropop from the Czech Republic, a spaghetti western homage from Estonia, and the light-hearted song Call me with a Spanish-language chorus from Romania are the other countries that won the favor of the popular and professional vote this Thursday and reached the final of the competition. the festival.
Along the way, there were psychedelic offerings from Georgia, pop music from Malta, pure maneskin-style rock — with a mechanical bull on stage — from San Marino, or a holiday offering from Israel. Cyprus, Ireland, North Macedonia and Montenegro also made no progress.
The performances of the representatives of the countries participating in the competition this Thursday were supplemented by the joint performance of the singers Mika and Laura Pausini (in the final they will perform separately), who, together with the Italian host Alessandro Cattelan, lead the festival. in this 66th edition, held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin (Italy).
This Thursday also saw a one-minute preview of the performance that Chanel, the Spanish representative at the festival, will put on stage on Saturday. But until the day of the final it will be impossible to see his SloMo live, a song he performs accompanied by a great choreographic performance. The bookmakers put Chanel in first place thanks to a bet that was liked in Europe and that the Cuban-Spanish woman defends herself powerfully on stage. The same bookmakers have placed Ukraine as a clear favorite, from whose representatives significant popular support is expected in response to the Russian invasion of the country. Italy, represented by Mahmoud and Blanco, and Great Britain, with singer Sam Ryder, also have many options to win. As in the case of Chanel, it will be possible to see their proposals live on the Pala Alpitour stage only on Saturday.
These are all the qualifiers for the Eurovision 2022 final:
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