1652271906 The first countries to qualify for Eurovision with record ratings

The first countries to qualify for Eurovision with record ratings

In the early evening in Turin, the Roman band broke the audience record for the 2021 final: Ukraine ahead of Norway and Greece. All finalists

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Source: IPA

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 has finally started. Yesterday the lights of the Pala Olimpico in Turin were switched on to open the event with the first semi-final. The evening was recorded immediately plays record, with participation percentages even higher than any previous edition’s finals. On the stage are 17 countries, 10 of which took the pass for Saturday’s final. Let’s wait for the second semi-final tomorrow, let’s see what those are qualified countries after this record first evening.

Eurovision 2022: the top 10 finalists

After the homage to the opera and the mention of Puccini’s iconic “Nessun dorma”, the first evening of the Eurovision Song Contest opened: Laura Pausini, Alessandro Cattelan and Mika presented the performances of the 17 artists in the competition, which followed one another at great pace until the end, when it was the turn of the guests (Dardust, Benny Benassi and Diodato, who enchanted the Pala Olimpico with his “Make Noise”) and especially the televoting phase.

Between ten finalists – decided 50% by the home audience and the other 50% by the jury – the confirmations of the countries assigned as favorites certainly stand out Ukraine, Norway and Greece. Ukraine remains the obvious favorite for the final victory with “Stefania” by the Kalush Orchestra, the Norwegian subwoolfers sang their funny “Give that wolf a banana” and Amanda Tenfjord performed for Greece. Holland, already winner of 5 editions, has confirmed itself at the top with S10. Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Moldova, Portugal and Switzerland are the other qualifying countries. Below is the full list:

  • Armenia: Rosa Linn – “Snap”
  • Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – “Die Together”
  • Iceland: Systur – “Með Hækkandi Sól”
  • Lithuania: Monika Liu – “Sentimentai”
  • Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – “Trenulețul”
  • Norway: Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf A Banana”
  • Netherlands: S10 – “De Diepte”
  • Portugal: MARO – “Saudade, Saudade”
  • Switzerland: Marius Bear – “Boys Do Cry”
  • Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – “Stefania”

record games

The first semi-final that opened the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 recorded one boom from unprecedented reviews. The opening night in Turin attracted 5,507,000 spectators 27% Split. Suffice it to say that the semifinals of the last edition of the ESC, broadcast on May 18, 2021 on Rai 4, recorded about 2.2%. Yesterday’s data also influences why Superior even in all the finals of recent years (including the last edition with the Maneskin victory watched by 4.5 million viewers, 25%), although it was “only” the first semi-final.

Bookmaker odds

After the evening of the first semi-final, the bookmakers’ odds remain almost unchanged, with Ukraine being given a probability of around 1.50 and even 50% of winning the final, followed by Italy (12%) and Great Britain (10%). The other countries in the top 10 are also stable. No surprise in terms of the first eliminations, apart perhaps from the disappointments of Albania and Denmark, countries that left the event earlier than the projections they gave at least in the final.

Second semi-final tomorrow; the final on Saturday 14 May

The appointment with the second semifinal is tomorrow from 20:30. On stage Serbia, Czech Republic, Rome, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Australia, Finland, Belgium, Poland, Cyprus, San Marino (with Achilles Lauro), Sweden, Malta and Israel, looking for a venue for the final on Saturday May 14, which will also feature the ‘Big 5’ – France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and Italywith Mahmood and Blanco – already directly qualified.

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