The semi-finals of Eurovision 2022 will take place on the evening of Tuesday 10 May, and it will be possible to follow them live.
Since 2004, only members of the “Big Five”, a closed club that brings together the countries with the highest financial contribution to the competition – namely Germany, Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Italy (since 2011) – automatically qualify for a final. For others, the playoffs are necessary before the big Saturday night.
In fact, three evenings of festivities await fans of this week’s popular music show, which will be presented by Alessandro Cattelan, a famous artist in Italy where the event takes place after Måneskin’s win last year. The presenter will be well surrounded on the occasion, as he will be accompanied by singers Laura Pausini and Mika.
The first semi-final of the 2022 edition will be broadcast live from PalaOlimpico in Turin on Tuesday 10 May from 9pm on France 4, in addition to the live broadcast. Youtube via The official account of the Eurovision Song Contest. Seventeen countries will participate (instead of 18 after Russia was excluded due to the invasion of Ukraine): Albania, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Ukraine (preferred by bookmakers), Bulgaria, Netherlands, Moldova, Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Austria, Iceland, Greece, Norway and Armenia .
The second semi-final match, which will take place on Thursday 12 May, will also be broadcast live at 9 pm in both France 4 and YouTube channel From Eurovision. The participants for that evening will be Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Australia, Cyprus, Ireland, North Macedonia, Estonia, Romania, Poland, Montenegro, Belgium, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
France in rehearsal
After Barbara Braffy in 2021, France will be represented by Alfyan and Ahiz with the nickname “Volin”.
While waiting to discover their performance during the Grand Final of this 66th edition of Eurovision which will be broadcast live on France 2 on Saturday 14 May in the presence of Måneskin, winner 2021, and Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian winner of Eurovision 1964, the tricolor actors train on the big stage, dreaming of becoming The next new winner.