The 66th edition of Eurovision Song Contest ends tonight. 25 songs will compete, and after 4 hours of music, performances, entertainment and excitement, we know the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
The show starts at 21:00 IT IS, live from Pala Olimpico Arena in Turin, Italy and can be streamed on YouTube. 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:
Eurovision 2022 Grand Final Lineup
Opening: The Sound of Peace, Laura Pausini, Flag Parade
If you are not physically in Torino, you now are. That’s how the Grand Final of Eurovision 2022 begins: on the roads of the host city. There’s so many people out in the streets, walking together and clapping. Someone turns on the guitar and starts the drums. People start singing to evoke peace and, in case you’ve missed it, you can even read it on someone’s sunglasses.
We’re now inside of the Pala Olimpico arena where we see Mika and Alessandro Cattelan joining the movement to the sound of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 universal anthem for peace, “Bed-ins for Peace”.
It is 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 there’s a new outfit. Expect to see her in orange, white, blue, yellow and black. You’ll be in for a treat with the amount of dancers, production and fireworks.
We’re ready for the flag parede: 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 flag. On the catwalk there’s graphics with the country’s name.
Throughout the flag parade, there are two break moments. 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 flag’s colours. 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 it’s time…
LET THE GRAND FINAL OF EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2022 BEGIN!
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 that was made to arrive up until 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 that took place last Thursday.
After song number 21 (Australia), a moment to gain time is made 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 explain the voting rules and are quick to open the voting:
EUROPE! START VOTING NOW!
A first recap of all 25 performance 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 on that.
This is also the motto to bring awareness to sign language. The hosts teach the audience and the viewers at home a sign of 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 shortly 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 space promoting the Eurovision app and the official hashtags.
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” or “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 it’s time…
EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA! STOP VOTING NOW!
While the votes are being counted and verified…
…Martin Österdahl with his new catchphrase: You’re good to go!
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.
All televotes from the 40 countries are bundled and announced for each receiving country. Starting with the country with less points from the juries.
AND THE WINNER OF EUROVISION 2022 IS…
The voting procedure will be the same as 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 juryand one set for each country’s televoting.
- Each of the 40 countries participating in this years 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 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, the best of the two is the song which has obtained points from the highest number of countries. If the tying songs have received points from the same number of countries, the highest number of 12-point scores shall be decisive. If the winner still cannot be determined by this procedure, the number of times ten points have been awarded shall be the deciding factor. If necessary, this method shall continue until account has been taken of the number of times one point has been awarded
Shortly after the Grand Final, the detailed results, voting and points will be revealed.