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Chanel performing SloMo, representing Spain in her second rehearsal
Chanel performing SloMo, representing Spain in her second rehearsal
Photo: EBU / Corinne Cumming

Eurovision 2022: The Big Five draw their halves in the running order

The Big Five countries have completed the draw which determines which half of the running order they'll be performing in during the Grand Final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.

Sam Ryder performing SPACE MAN, representing United Kingdom in his second rehearsal at Turin PalaOlimpicoEBU / Corinne Cumming

The Big Five participants – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom – each had their Second Rehearsals at the PalaOlimpico in Turin on Saturday 7 May.

Alvan & Ahez, Malik Harris, Mahmood & Blanco, Chanel and Sam Ryder each got their second opportunity to take to the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest stage and familiarise themselves with the space, the cameras, the sound and their marks, ahead of the all-important performances they’ll give for television viewers of the Grand Final on Saturday 14 May.

After their run-throughs had wrapped, the artists then attended the Press Conferences assigned to each of the Big Five countries. And it was during these meetings with the media that the artists got to draw the running order halves for the Grand Final – deciding whether they would perform in the First Half or the Second Half.

Malik Harris performing Rockstars, representing Germany in his second rehearsal at Turin PalaOlimpicoEBU / Corinne Cumming

As host country, Italy had drawn their position in the Grand Final running order at the Head of Delegation meeting back in March. It was revealed then that they would perform in position number 9, so Italy did not take part in the draw today.

The Big Five draw

🇫🇷 France – First Half

🇪🇸 Spain – First Half

🇩🇪 Germany – First Half

🇬🇧 United Kingdom – Second Half

🇮🇹 Italy – 9th

Alvan & Ahez from France performing their second rehearsal at PalaOlimpico in TurinEBU / Corinne Cumming

You can watch the Big Five countries perform, along with the 20 countries who will qualify from the Semi Finals, at the Grand Final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday 14 May.

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