Eurovision 2022: All about the Grand Final (2024)

The 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest culminates tonight. 25 songs will compete, and after 4 hours of music, performances, entertainment and excitement, we'll know the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

The show starts at 21:00 CEST, live from Pala Olimpico Arena in Turin, Italy, and can be streamed on YouTube. The hosts are Mika, Laura Pausini and Alessandro Cattelan. The running order has been decided by the Italian producer RAI based on an allocation draw.

The qualified countries are:

  • Top-10 from Semi-final 1
  • Top-10 from Semi-final 2
  • Big-5 (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy)

Lineup Eurovision 2022 Grand Final

1CzechiaLights Off We Are DomiWe Are Domi
2RomaniaLlámame WRSWRS
3PortugalSaudade, saudade MaroMaro
4FinlandJezebel The RasmusThe Rasmus
5SwitzerlandBoys Do Cry Marius BearMarius Bear
6FranceFulenn Alvan & AhezAlvan & Ahez
7NorwayGive That Wolf a Banana SubwoolferSubwoolfer
8ArmeniaSnap Rosa LinnRosa Linn
commercial break
9ItalyBrividi Mahmood & BlancoMahmood & Blanco
10SpainSloMo ChanelChanel
11NetherlandsDe Diepte S10S10
12UkraineStefania Kalush OrchestraKalush Orchestra
13GermanyRockstars Malik HarrisMalik Harris
14LithuaniaSentimentai Monika LiuMonika Liu
15AzerbaijanFade To Black Nadir RustamliNadir Rustamli
16BelgiumMiss You Jérémie MakieseJérémie Makiese
commercial break
17GreeceDie Together Amanda Georgiadi TenfjordAmanda Georgiadi Tenfjord
18IcelandMeð hækkandi sól SysturSystur
19MoldovaTrenulețul Zdob și Zdub & Advahov BrothersZdob și Zdub & Advahov Brothers
20SwedenHold Me Closer Cornelia JakobsCornelia Jakobs
21AustraliaNot The Same Sheldon RileySheldon Riley
22United KingdomUKSpace Man Sam RyderSam Ryder
23PolandRiver OchmanOchman
24SerbiaIn Corpore Sano KonstraktaKonstrakta
25EstoniaHope StefanStefan

Opening: Give Peace a Chance, Laura Pausini, Flag Parade

If you're not physically in Turin, you are now. That's how the Grand Final of Eurovision 2022 begins: on the streets of the host city. There are many people out in the streets, walking together and clapping. Someone plugs in a guitar, and someone starts playing the drums. People start singing the chorus to John Lennon's “Give Peace a Chance.“

We're now inside of the Pala Olimpico arena where we see Mika and Alessandro Cattelan joining in.

It's time for Laura Pausini. The Italian legend is also in charge of opening the show's Grand Final as she delivers a medley of some of her hits ("Lo Canto," "La Solitudine"), and in every song she wears a new outfit. Expect to see her in orange, white, blue, yellow and black. You'll be in for a treat with the quantity of dancers and fireworks, as well as the quality of the production.

We're ready for the flag parade: there are dancers with light sticks, and a rainbow behind the black structure. That rainbow gives place to explosions of sounds with the colors of each country's flag. On the catwalk there are graphics with that country's name.

Throughout the flag parade, there are two short breaks. The first one happens after Spain; the dancers are at the center of the stage with their light sticks that will also be colored with each country's flag's colors. The second break happens after Sweden.

Shortly after, a voice introduces the hosts: Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and Mika.

The basics are introduced and translated into French, and then it's time.

Europe, Australia, Torino…


Commercial Breaks

After song number 8 (Armenia), the evening's first commercial break takes place.

For the viewers without commercials, we see Laura Pausini, now in a purple dress, and Mika speaking about the hard work done taking us up to this moment. A clip of the first Semi-final's best moments is aired. In it, every single entry (including the ones that did not qualify) have a moment to shine.

After song number 16 (Belgium), the second commercial break takes place.

The three hosts are reunited and use their time to promote the official CD and DVD of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. After some fun jokes, a new video segment follows with the best moments of the second Semi-final, which took place last Thursday.

After song number 21 (Australia), a moment to gain some time with Laura Pausini singing an a cappella version of "Volare" (Italy 1958). She's quickly supported by the audience in the arena.

Interval Acts: The Italian gestures, Måneskin, Gigliola Cinquetti, Mika

The three presenters are back on the main stage to explain the voting rules, and are quick to open the voting:


A first recap of all 25 performances is shown, followed by the first interval act of the evening.

The Italian Gestures

It's a dance segment based on the Italian gestures as important as speaking Italian, according to Mika who says he already knew those gestures even before speaking the language. The trio present a few of those, and a dancing crew invades the stage for a routine inspired by that.

This is also the mantra; to bring awareness to sign language. The hosts teach the audience and the viewers at home the sign for love, and after a quick video from the International Space Station follows.


Måneskin, last year's winners of the Eurovision Song Contest, is the next interval act.

The band performs their brand new single "Supermodel" for the very first time, and is briefly interviewed by Alessandro who asks about their experience with hitmaker Max Martin. Despite winning last year's Eurovision with the song "Zitti E Buoni," the group will not sing the song.

We head to the green room with Mika, who reminds the viewers to vote. A second recap of the night is shown and is followed by Alessandro, who seems to be somewhere in the area, promoting the Eurovision app and the official hashtags.

Gigliola Cinquetti

Laura Pausini is now with us to introduce Gigliola Cinquetti, the very first winner for Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest. The Italian legend performs her 1964 winning song, "Non Ho L’étà."

It's time for another "Eurovision Confidential" chapter. This time, the Eurovision voice judges the fashion choices of a few previous acts including Nonstop (Portugal 2006), Milan Stanković (Serbia 2010), amongst others.


There's still time for one more interval act. It's Mika, who performs a medley of some of his biggest hits like "Grace Kelly" and "Love Today," with a massive production. The American-Lebanese will also debut his brand new single, "Yo Yo."

A third and final recap follows, and then it's time...



While the votes are being counted and verified...

...Martin Österdahl with his new catchphrase: You're good to go!

Jury Results

Each of the 40 countries participating in Eurovision 2022 has a jury that decides half of the result. The juries' points are given by a spokesperson from each country, where only the 12 points will be announced orally.

Televoting Results

All televotes from the 40 countries are bundled and announced for each receiving country. Starting with the country with the least points from the juries.




The voting procedure will be the same as the previous five years. Each country will have two sets of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points to give. One set for each country's jury, and one set for each country's televoting.

  • Each of the 40 countries participating in this year's Eurovision will vote.
  • Each country has a national jury who gave one set of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points.
  • Each country will have televoting, which also results in a set of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points.
  • First, the juries' points will be presented individually by a spokesperson from each country.
  • Secondly, the points from televoting will be bundled and given combined.
  • Televoters and national juries have equal weight in the voting.
  • The national juries voted yesterday evening (Friday, 13 May) during the second dress-rehearsal.
  • If two countries have the same points, a combined national televoting and jury result will be calculated only for the purpose of solving tie situations. The best of the two is the song which has obtained points from the highest number of countries from the combined national televoting and jury calculation.

Shortly after the Grand Final, the detailed results, voting and points will be revealed.

Eurovision 2022: All about the Grand Final (2024)


Eurovision 2022: All about the Grand Final? ›

Eurovision FinalsUkraine Wins Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final 2022. Kalush Orchestra of Ukraine was named the winner, pushed to the top by the public vote. The band was victorious with a performance of a rousing, anthemic song delivered as a tribute to Ukraine as a motherland.

Who was disqualified from Eurovision? ›

The Netherlands' disqualified Eurovision contestant Joost Klein is likely to face charges, according to Swedish police. In a dramatic move hours before the grand final, Klein was disqualified from the event due to what was described as an “incident”.

Who won Eurovision 2022 final full results? ›

Eurovision 2022 Results: Voting & Points
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Who won Eurovision Song Contest 2022 grand final? ›

The winner was Ukraine with the song "Stefania", performed by Kalush Orchestra and written by the group's members Ihor Didenchuk, Oleh Psiuk, Tymofii Muzychuk and Vitalii Duzhyk, along with Ivan Klymenko.

What does the winner of Eurovision get? ›

As is tradition, the winner of Eurovision does not take home a cash prize. According to the song contest's official website: "The song that has received the most points wins the iconic trophy and is performed once more." The described trophy is essentially a glass 1950s-style microphone based on Kjell Engman's design.

Why was the Netherlands banned from Eurovision? ›

“The Dutch artist Joost Klein was disqualified from the Grand Final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest following threatening behaviour directed at a female member of the production crew.

Has anyone got famous from Eurovision? ›

Eurovision Stars Who Made It Big in the U.S.: ABBA, Celine Dion and More Who Found Success. While competing in Eurovision doesn't necessarily guarantee international fame, there's certainly an impressive roster of big-name artists who got their start thanks to the storied singing contest.

Why did Ukraine win Eurovision? ›

While political sympathy undoubtedly contributed to their ultimate success over other favourites – the United Kingdom, Sweden and Spain – it is important to acknowledge that the folk-contemporary fusion featured in winning song Stefania has already proven popular with Eurovision audiences in recent years.

Why is Israel in Eurovision? ›

Israel has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 46 times since making its debut in 1973. Israel was able to enter the contest as the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which was responsible for the event.

Who has never won Eurovision? ›

Never say never: Countries Yet to Claim Eurovision Victory!
  • Andorra (debuted in 2004)
  • Australia (debuted in 2015)
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina (debuted in 1993)
  • North Macedonia (debuted in 1998)
  • Croatia (debuted in 1993)
  • Montenegro (debuted in 2007)
  • Slovenia (debuted in 1993)
  • Georgia (debuted in 2007)
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Who is the non binary person in Eurovision 2024? ›

"A non-binary person who officially doesn't exist in Switzerland has won Eurovision 2024 for us all with #BreakTheCode," Arslan wrote on X, referencing Nemo's winning song "The Code" at the musical extravaganza. Her proposal, she said, is now "more relevant than ever".

What are they chanting at Eurovision? ›

Groups of people could be heard shouting “shame on you” and “free Palestine” as they gathered in Malmo.

Why did Celine Dion represent Switzerland? ›

As it turns out, there have never been any rules indicating that a singer had to be born in or have citizenship in the country that they're representing in Eurovision. At the time time, Switzerland simply found a singer they liked and gave her an opportunity.

Do the singers in Eurovision get paid? ›

Do you get paid to be in Eurovision? There are no specific rules which state that an artist must be paid by their country to perform. However, many countries do pay artists to appear given the prestige and history of Eurovision. Each country pays a different amount each year, depending on factors like GDP.

What did Céline Dion win Eurovision with? ›

Cookie List. The 1988 winner was Celine Dion representing Switzerland with the song 'Ne partez pas sans moi'. A 20 year old Celine Dion is pictured here the day after her win at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin enjoying a champagne breakfast.

Who is the most popular to win Eurovision? ›

ABBA is the most successful Eurovision Song Contest winner.

Who got kicked out of Eurovision? ›

Competition organizer European Broadcasting Union said Swedish police were investigating “a complaint made by a female member of the production crew” against Dutch performer Joost Klein. The organizer said it wouldn't be appropriate for Klein to participate at the event in Malmo while the legal process was underway.

Who was disqualified in the Netherlands 2024? ›

“We maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards inappropriate behaviour at our event and are committed to providing a safe and secure working environment for all staff at the contest. “In light of this, Joost Klein's behaviour towards a team member is deemed in breach of contest rules.

Why isn t Turkey competing in Eurovision? ›

2013–present: Absence

TRT specifically cited changes to the voting system, in which a jury was introduced and the televote's influence was decreased to 50%. Turkey has not participated in or broadcast the contest since.

Why was Celine Dion on Eurovision? ›

Back in 1988, Céline Dion was a little-known French-Canadian singer with little English proficiency. During her appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2013, Dion disclosed that she had received an invitation to represent Switzerland in the contest.


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