Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – rehearsals have begun, discover the guests and the artists in the competition

Eurovision Song Contest 2022

rehearsals have begun,
discover the guests and the artists in the competition

Today the rehearsals of the competing artists have started, on the official channels of the Eurovision Song contest it is possible to follow the updates with photos and videos.

Below are the competing artists and the day of the first semi-final, second semi-final exhibition:

The ‘Big Five’ (France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and our Host Country, Italy) will not perform in either of the Semi-Finals, but their domestic audiences will get to vote in one.

The running order of the Grand Final will be determined by producers in the early hours of Friday 13 May, after the Second Semi-Final. As Hosts, Italy have already been randomly drawn to perform from 9th position on Saturday 14 May.

First Semi-Final: Tuesday 10 May

  1. 🇦🇱 Albania: Ronela Hajati – Sekret
  2. 🇱🇻 Latvia: Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad
  3. 🇱🇹 Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
  4. 🇨🇭 Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
  5. 🇸🇮 Slovenia: LPS – Disko
  6. 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
  7. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project – Intention
  8. 🇳🇱 Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
  9. 🇲🇩 Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov – Trenulețul
  10. 🇵🇹 Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
  11. 🇭🇷 Croatia: Mia Dimšić – Guilty Pleasure
  12. 🇩🇰 Denmark: REDDI – The Show
  13. 🇦🇹 Austria: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – Halo
  14. 🇮🇸 Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól
  15. 🇬🇷 Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
  16. 🇳🇴 Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
  17. 🇦🇲 Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap

Voting in First Semi-Final:

  • 🇫🇷 France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn
  • 🇮🇹 Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi

Second Semi-Final: Thursday 12 May

  1. 🇫🇮 Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
  2. 🇮🇱 Israel: Michael Ben David – I.M
  3. 🇷🇸 Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
  4. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
  5. 🇬🇪 Georgia: Circus Mircus – Lock Me In
  6. 🇲🇹 Malta: Emma Muscat – I Am What I Am
  7. 🇸🇲 San Marino: Achille Lauro – Stripper
  8. 🇦🇺 Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
  9. 🇨🇾 Cyprus: Andromache – Ela
  10. 🇮🇪 Ireland: Brooke – That’s Rich
  11. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Andrea – Circles
  12. 🇪🇪 Estonia: Stefan – Hope
  13. 🇷🇴 Romania: WRS – Llámame
  14. 🇵🇱 Poland: Ochman – River
  15. 🇲🇪 Montenegro: Vladana – Breathe
  16. 🇧🇪 Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You
  17. 🇸🇪 Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
  18. 🇨🇿 Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off

Voting in Second Semi-Final:

  • 🇩🇪 Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: Chanel – SloMo
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN

Big 5 Grand Final Participants video playlist

Special guests have also been announced, among the best of Italian music:

Diodato won the 70th Sanremo Festival back in 2020 with the song Fai Rumore – which topped the Italian charts and looked set to captivate an international audience at the Contest scheduled for Rotterdam.

However, as we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic changed everybody’s plans and prevented the artist from Aosta representing his home country, Italy, in the Netherlands.

However, in Italy, Fai Rumore became one of the anthems of lock-down, and in May of that year, during the Eurovision Song Contest celebration Europe Shine a Light, Diodato performed his entry at an empty Arena di Verona.

The following year, Diodato did not enter Sanremo, which was eventually won by future Eurovision champions Måneskin.

In Turin, the singer’s interval performance is hoped to symbolise a return towards normal life after two years of restrictions and social distancing, and he will finally have the chance to perform on the Eurovision stage and interact with the audience, having been denied this special opportunity following the extraordinary events of 2020.

Pala Olimpico is set to be transformed into a dance floor like no other on Tuesday 10 May, as ‘The Dance of Beauty’ plays out on stage and in homes across Europe and beyond.

Since the late ‘70s both Italo-Disco and Italian House Music have had a stronghold over dance floors and radio airwaves the world over, with their beats soundtracking the night lives of generations.

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Dardust, one of the most successful producers on the planet, will perform during the First Semi-Final accompanied by DJ/producer Benny Benassi and British band Sophie and The Giants, with the participation of conductor Sylvia Catasta.

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Dardust is Italian Dario Faini, one of the world’s most popular pianists. His music has accompanied some incredibly international events such as the Superbowl, the NBA All Star Game and the Olympic Games.

As an exceptional composer and producer, he has released numerous Italian hits, boasting over 60 platinum records. He is currently working on a new project, to be released later this year, in which he has decided to clearly separate his two musical souls: acoustic piano and electronic.

His influence will perhaps be most known to fans of the Eurovision Song Contest thanks to the runner-up of the 2019 Contest, Soldi, which Dardust co-wrote and produced for Mahmood.

Marco ‘Benny’ Benassi is an Italian producer and popular touring DJ who is widely regarded as a pioneer of electro house, a genre arguably brought into the mainstream by his 2002 summer club hit Satisfaction. Since then, he has remixed singles by big-hitters like Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Shakira, and produced songs for Madonna, John Legend and, recently, one of our 2022 Eurovision Song Contest hosts, Mika.

IL VOLO – The familiar faces – and voices – of Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero will be a welcome addition to proceedings on Thursday 12 May. The trio, who represented Italy at Eurovision with their song Grande Amore, were a huge hit with viewers of the Contest in 2015, topping the televote and ultimately finishing in 3rd place. At the time, the song’s points tally of 292 was a record-breaking one for Italy.

Now, viewers of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest will also be treated to a special performance, which is likely to be a big highlight for anyone in attendance at Pala Olimpico on the Thursday evening, as well as for those of us watching at home.

‘Eurovision Canada’ will join in 2023

Artists from each of the 10 provinces and three territories, representing every musical genre imaginable, will compete with all new original songs live on Eurovision Canada.

Some of the most popular and powerful songs in the world have been written by Canadians – from Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Carly Rae Jepsen, Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gordon Lightfoot, k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, The Tragically Hip, and Shania Twain, to Justin Bieber, Drake, and The Weeknd, to name just a small selection.

And, of course, Céline Dion from Charlemagne, won the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, representing Switzerland with Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi.

Eurovision Canada will benefit from this long tradition of incredible songwriters and celebrate the best contemporary Canadian talent.

The format will position artists head-to-head against other provincial/territorial representatives in a series of televised Qualifier Competitions, leading to Semi-Finals and the ultimate primetime Grand Finale.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, commented:

The Eurovision Song Contest’s unique legacy dates back 67 years and its worldwide popularity continues to grow. It is time for Canada to join the party and become a player in this worldwide spectacle. The love of music is universal and the celebration of music’s different genres and styles transcends boundaries, uniting people in a way that no other art form can. We are excited to have found the best partners to offer another version of this joyful phenomenon to new fans and to share this remarkable competition with the Canadian people.

Lindsay Cox, Showrunner at Insight Productions added:

The phenomenal song-writing and extraordinary musicianship in this country can stand against any in the world which is why Canada is the perfect home for the next iteration of the Eurovision Song Contest. We’re so honoured to partner with the Eurovision team to showcase the immense musical talent from every corner of our nation and for Canadian viewers to become a part of this global phenomenon. Eurovision Canada will combine two forces that have always brought our nation together: fantastic music and a live event spectacle