qualified countries, favorites 2022 … What to remember

EUROVISION 2022. Twenty-five countries will take part in the Eurovision final on Saturday 14 May 2022. Ukraine is already the big favorite to win. Here’s everything you need to remember before the singing contest.

18:00 – No new win for Ireland in 2022

DIRECT END. Ireland, which has won the most Eurovision since the competition was created in 1956. The country has been crowned winner seven times: in 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996. But no new wins will be offered in 2022, as the Irish candidate did not qualify after her performance in the semifinals. For information, Eurovision’s biggest winners are Sweden (six wins), France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (five wins).

17:31 – Mika guest in Italy, the reason

Mika is one of the hosts of Eurovision 2022 with Laura Pausini. The singer is in fact very well known in Italy, since he revealed that “he was able to show the breadth of my creativity, of my albums, during the TV programs in which I participate, and what I have created. Italy is one of the my adopted countries. I spend a lot of time in Tuscany, it’s my oasis of peace, as they say! ” It is therefore quite natural that the singer agreed to host the evening organized in Turin.

17:10 – Who hosts Eurovision in France?

Every year Eurovision is the subject of comments and contextualization by well-known personalities from the small screen or from the world of music. For this 2022 edition of the competition, Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini have been chosen to host and share their thoughts throughout the evening broadcast on France 2. The presenter of Secrets d’histoire, therefore, officiates in this role for the seventh year. consecutive, while the former host of the weak link takes on this role for the second time.

16:45 – When was France’s last victory at Eurovision?

France has not won Eurovision since 1977 and the victory of Marie Myriam. In total there are 5 French victories since the creation of the singing competition: in 1958 with André Claveau, in 1960 with Jaqueline Boyer, in 1962 with Isabelle Aubret, in 1969 with Frida Boccara and in 1977. Last year Barbara Pravi was ranked second with the song “Voilà”.

16:16 – Which song from Eurovision 2022 is the most listened to on Spotify?

Spotify can also be an indicator for determining Eurovision’s favorites. In 2022, the most listened to title on the music streaming platform is not that of Ukraine! This is the song “Broglie”, by the Italian duo Mahmood & Blanco. In second position we find “Hold me Closer” by the Swedish Cornelia Jakobs. Note that last year, Spotify played the acclaimed Maneskin, who turned out to be the Eurovision winner. However, it is rare for a country to win the competition twice in a row. However, this has already happened for Spain, Luxembourg, Ireland and Israel.

15:42 – What happens to Maneskin, last year’s winner?

Since winning in 2021, Maneskin has continued his career in music. They released the single Oh mama, a reference to the controversy that had tainted their coronation at Eurovision. They had actually been suspected of consuming drugs during the show, but a negative projection went so far as to wipe out these allegations. Their third album is in preparation. Before that, they opened for the Rolling Stones in Las Vegas on November 6.

15:26 – Where will Eurovision take place this year?

Recall that the winning country is responsible for organizing Eurovision the following year. Italy, winner in 2021 with Maneskin, is therefore the organizer this year. It is in Turin, more precisely at the Pala Olimpico, that the singing competition takes place in 2022.

14:54 – How can the public vote in Eurovision?

In France it is possible to vote for the performance you prefer, in addition to that of our candidates Alvan and Ahez. All you have to do is text, call or vote on the official Eurovision application. The telephone numbers to be dialed will be specified on the day of the final, this Saturday.

14:25 – How do the votes at Eurovision 2022 work?

Eurovision votes can sometimes seem like a complex machine. Explanations: the competing nations, even those that did not qualify for the semifinals, each bring together a national jury. The latter awards points to ten countries separately (12 points, 10 points, then 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1). When the jurors announce their vote in front of the cameras, they only give the name of the country to which they awarded their 12 points. Since 2016, spectators from competing countries can also vote! This is the public vote. Of course, it is impossible to assign points to your country.

14:03 – Russia excluded from Eurovision 2022

Due to the invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s troops, Russia was excluded from Eurovision this year. “In the context of the unprecedented crisis unfolding in Ukraine today, it was feared that a Russian participation this year would bring the competition into disrepute,” a press release from the Union explained on February 25, 2022. European Radio and Television (EBU), organizer of the event.

13:41 – Who is the Kalush Orchestra, the band that represents Ukraine?

In 2022, Ukraine is represented by the Kalush Orchestra group. The three components that make it up met in 2019. Saturday they will perform the song “Stefania” on the stage of the Pala Olimpico in Turin (Italy). This song is a tribute to the singer’s mother, but has been reinterpreted, since the invasion of the country by Russia, as a hymn to Ukraine, perceived as her mother figure. In parallel, the group released two albums in the year 2021: Hotin and Yo-yo.

13:16 – Apart from Ukraine, who are the other favorites for Eurovision 2022?

Ukraine is heralded as the big winner of Eurovision 2022. But other candidates could create a surprise on Saturday! According to the bookmakers, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Italy could also win, although the odds are much lower according to forecasts. It should also be noted that Sweden is the preferred candidate of OGAE, the official grouping of Eurovision supporters associations around the world.

12:54 – Listen to “Fulenn”, the song by Alvan and Ahez at Eurovision

France is represented by the Alvan & Ahez group at Eurovision 2022. They will perform in the song “Fulenn”, which means both “spark” and “beautiful girl”, on the Turin stage, this Saturday, May 14, 2022. Completely in Breton, this title is about the emancipation of women. You can listen to it below.

12:32 – Why does Australia participate in Eurovision?

Australia qualified for the Eurovision 2022 final on Saturday. Since 2015, the country has participated regularly in the singing competition. However, it is not part of Europe! Seven years ago, the country of Oceania was exceptionally invited for the 60th anniversary of the event. Australia had been broadcasting Eurovision for several years and even had a dedicated delegation. Given the success of the country’s first participation, which is also part of the Commonwealth, the invitation was renewed in the following years. Australia was unable to run in 2021, however, due to health restrictions imposed on overseas travel in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

12:09 – Does France have a chance to win Eurovision?

Of course, French viewers watching Eurovision are likely to support Alvan and Ahez, the French candidate. But does the Breton group really have a chance to win? For the moment the forecasts are not favorable to the flag wavers. France would have less than a 1% chance of winning according to bookmakers’ predictions before the competition, and even the order of passage (early in the evening) is not conducive to victory. Fortunately, nothing is decided yet and the title “Fulenn” could, perhaps, create a surprise on D-Day.

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Eurovision 2022 marks the beginning of May. The final will take place in Turin, this Saturday, May 14, 2022. In France, the event can be followed on France 2 from 21:00. Previously, two semi-finals made it possible to select twenty candidate countries for the final. They took place on Tuesday 10 May 2022 and Thursday 12 May 2022, a few days before meeting the winner of this 66th edition.

France is represented by the Breton group Alvan and Ahez at Eurovision 2022. The members of this formation are four: the female trio Ahez Marine Lavigne, Sterenn Diridollou and Sterenn Le Guillou and the musician Alexis Morvan-Rosius, known as Alvan. They were selected on March 5, during the “Eurovision France: you decide” program. The tricolor group performs the song “Fulenn” on the Turin stage, which in Breton means both “spark” and “beautiful girl”. It is since 1977 and since the victory of Marie Myriam that France has not won Eurovision.

We do not yet know the Eurovision 2022 ranking. Last year the Italian group Maneskin won the singing competition with 524 points, saved mainly by the votes of the public. He was ahead of France and Barbara Pravi (2nd with 499 points) and Switzerland (3rd, 432 points) on the podium. The top of the standings was completed by Iceland (378 points), Ukraine (364 points) and Finland (301 points). Below, you will find the latest Eurovision ranking in detail.

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