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Turin 2022: The running order has been announced, and one of our reporters predicts the qualifiers

Yesterday, March 29th 2022, the running order of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 has been announced, which is pretty exciting news, because now the fans can start predicting the qualifiers. We, of ESCplus, decided to let one of our reporters preview each Semi-final, and he also predicts who might move on to the Grand Final on May 14th 2022.

Keep in mind: These predictions are made before the actual Eurovision Song Contest rehearsals, so they are based on the preview and some live videos.

What do you think?

Let us know in the comments below what you think, because we are very curious to know what the ESCplus Eurovision fans predict.

Semi-final 1, May 10th 2022

Source: Eurovision.tv

  1. Albania: Ronela Hajati – Sekret
  2. Latvia: Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad
  3. Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
  4. Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
  5. Slovenia: LPS – Disko
  6. Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
  7. Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project – Intention
  8. Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
  9. Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov – Trenulețul
  10. Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
  11. Croatia: Mia Dimšić – Guilty Pleasure
  12. Denmark: REDDI – The Show
  13. Austria: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – Halo
  14. Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól
  15. Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
  16. Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
  17. Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap

Voting in First Semi-Final:

  • France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn
  • Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi

overview of all the songs of Semi-final 1

Source: Eurovision.tv, official YouTube channel

Denis’ opinion

One of the actual bangers of this year’s contest opens Semi-final 1, and that is Albania’s “Sekret”, sung by a woman that has a very powerful voice, Ronela Hajati. This Semi-final is closed by a singer-songwriter pop song by Armenia’s Rosa-Linn, singing “Snap”; this song is a cute and mellow way to end the list of songs in this year’s contest. Halfway these 17 songs we find Dutch hopeful S10 with her song “De Diepte”, and Moldova’s band Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov with the song “Trenuletul”. Something tells me that the 2 songs that are in the middle might not both qualify; in this regard, they sing both in their own country’s languages, but one is a more soothing Lana del Rey type of song, and the other one is a fusion of rock, pop, and folklore. Somehow I do understand the appeal of folklore more in this regard, and there are respectively more countries that have a thing for the folklore tones of Moldova. I do not know for sure, of course, but I have this feeling…

A lot will depend on how the rehearsals go of the actual contest, but for now the 10 countries that I personally think will qualify are IN RANDOM ORDER:

  • Albania
  • Lithuania
  • Ukraine
  • Netherlands
  • Moldova
  • Croatia
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Norway
  • Armenia

Semi-final 2, May 12th 2022

Source: Eurovision.tv

  1. Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
  2. Israel: Michael Ben David – I.M
  3. Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
  4. Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
  5. Georgia: Circus Mircus – Lock Me In
  6. Malta: Emma Muscat – I Am What I Am
  7. San Marino: Achille Lauro – Stripper
  8. Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
  9. Cyprus: Andromache – Ela
  10. Ireland: Brooke – That’s Rich
  11. North Macedonia: Andrea – Circles
  12. Estonia: Stefan – Hope
  13. Romania: WRS – Llámame
  14. Poland: Ochman – River
  15. Montenegro: Vladana – Breathe
  16. Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You
  17. Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
  18. Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off

Voting in Second Semi-Final:

  • Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars
  • Spain: Chanel – SloMo
  • United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN

OVERVIEW OF ALL THE SONGS OF SEMI-FINAl 2

Source: Eurovision.tv, official YouTube channel

Denis’ opinion

The rock band The Rasmus will open Semi-final 2 with their song “Jezebel”, and dance formation We Are Domi will close this show with “Lights Off”. In the middle we find Cyprus’ pop song with folklore influences “Ela”. I do not know for sure, but I saw at least one performance of We Are Domi during which the singer had difficulties singing their song, which was not very favorable to say the least. I really like the song Lights Off, but when sung poorly, this song is just not my thing, which is a shame, because I saw myself playing it in my car nodding to the beat. Maybe the performance will change in due time, let’s hope so.

As is the case for Semi-final 1. Let’s hope that the contestants of Semi-final 2 also take the time to perfect their overall performance, but based on what I saw and heard in the past couple of months, I would predict that the following countries will proceed to the Grand Final, IN RANDOM ORDER:

  • Finland
  • Serbia
  • Azerbaijan
  • San Marino
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Romania
  • Poland
  • Belgium
  • Sweden

Eurovision Song Contest 2022

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 10th (Semi-final 1), 12th (Semi-final 2), and on the 14th (Grand Final) in Turin, Italy.

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