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Greece’s Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord performing at the first semi final
Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord qualified for Greece with the song 'Die Together'
Photo: EBU / Corinne Cumming

Eurovision 2022: The First Semi-Final Qualifiers

The First Semi Final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest came to us live from the PalaOlimpico in Turin, and we now have our first ten qualifiers for Saturday night’s Grand Final.

You can go back and read the Live Blog from the First Semi-Final.

📺 Watch: Eurovision Song Contest 2022: First Semi-Final

During the Press Conference following the live show, each qualifying country’s act drew the half of the running order that they will perform in during the Grand Final.

Eurovision Song Contest 2022: First Semi-Final Qualifiers:

🇨🇭 Switzerland / Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry

Switzerland will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

🇦🇲 Armenia / Rosa Linn – Snap

Armenia will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

🇮🇸 Iceland / Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól

Iceland will perform in the second half of the Grand Final.

🇱🇹 Lithuania / Monika Lui – Sentimental

Lithuania will perform in the second half of the Grand Final.

🇵🇹 Portugal / MARO – Saudade Saudade

Portugal will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

🇳🇴 Norway / Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana

Norway will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

🇬🇷 Greece / Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together

Greece will perform in the second half of the Grand Final.

🇺🇦 Ukraine / Kalush Orchestra – Stefania

Ukraine will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

🇲🇩 Moldova / Zdob și Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul

Moldova will perform in the second half of the Grand Final.

🇳🇱 Netherlands / S10 – De Diepte

Netherlands will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

And, of course, with all the celebrations comes a little heartbreak too… the seven acts that did not qualify are:

🇦🇱 Albania / Ronela Hajati – Sekret

🇱🇻 Latvia / Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad

🇸🇮 Slovenia / LPS – Disko

🇧🇬 Bulgaria / Intelligent Music Project – Intention

🇭🇷 Croatia / Mia Dimšić – Guilty Pleasure

🇩🇰 Denmark / Reddi – The Show

🇦🇹 Austria / LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – Halo

…though they won’t be joining us on stage this Saturday, they will forever remain a part of the fantastic line-up of songs and artists we’ve enjoyed in the 2022 Contest.

Diodato, Italy’s 2020 artist, performing at the First Semi Final, Turin, 2022EBU / Corinne Cumming

If you missed the First Semi-Final you can catch it on our YouTube channel (if available in your region) or via the catch-up service of your national broadcaster.

Join us on the Live Blog as acts find out which half they’re in!

Join us over on the Live Blog where we’ll be following the Press Conference as it happens, to discover which half of the Grand Final the successful acts will perform in.

How the result was decided

The Semi-Final result was determined through a combination of jury and televotes. The televote took place during the live broadcast of the show and the jury cast their vote while watching the Second Dress Rehearsal that was held on the evening of Monday 9 May.

The 17 participating countries, as well as France and Italy, were voting in this Semi Final.

The 10 successful qualifiers will join the Big Five in the Grand Final on Saturday 14 May.

Mika, Laura Pausini and Alessandro Cattelan hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 First Semi FinalEBU/Sarah Louise Bennett

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