Belgium, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Sweden, Romania and Serbia won on Thursday, May 12, in the second semi-final, a passport to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. 10 songs were announced at random and join the ten shortlisted in the first semi-final that took place last Tuesday.
In the final, which is also taking place in Turin, 25 countries competed – 10 songs were selected in each semi-final. There are five countries, called the “Big Five” (France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the host country, Italy), which have direct entry into the final.
The semi-finals and finals of the competition feature singers Laura Pausini and MIKA and Italian TV presenter Alessandro Cattelan.
The first semi-finalist team
On Tuesday, May 10, Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest final. Maru, whose theme was “saudade, saudade”, was among the most voted on in the first semi-finals of the competition.
In the first semi-final, in addition to Portugal, whose theme was presented in 10th place, Switzerland, Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Greece, Ukraine, Moldova and the Netherlands won the passports for the final, which takes place in Turin. The finalists are announced at random – the results will not be revealed until after the final.
- Armenia / Rosa Lynn: “Snap”
- Greece / Amanda Tenfuord: “We Die Together”
- Iceland/Sestor: “Með Hækkandi Sól”
- Lithuania / Monica Liu: “Passionate”
- Moldova / Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov: “Trenulețul”
- Norway/Subwoolfer: “Give this wolf a banana”
- Netherlands / S10: “De Diepte”
- Portugal / Maro: “saudade, saudade”
- Switzerland / Marius Behr: “Boys Do Cry”
- Ukraine / Kalush Orchestra: “Stefania”
The second semi-final final
- Australia/Sheldon Riley: ‘It’s not the same thing’
- Azerbaijan / Nader Rostali: “I waned to the black”
- Belgium / Jeremy MacKizzi: “Miss You”
- Estonia / Stefan: “Hope”
- Finland / The Rasmus: “Jezebel”
- Poland / Uchmann: “The River”
- Czech Republic / We Are Domi: “Lights Off”
- Romania / WRS: “Llámame”
- Serbia/Constructa: “In Corpore Sano”
- Sweden / Cornelia Jacobs: “Hold Me Closer”
There are five countries, called the “Big Five” (France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the host country, Italy), which have direct entry into the final.
- France / Alvan & Ahez: “Fulenn”
- Italy / Mahmoud and Blanco: “Privedi”
- UK/Sam Ryder: “SPACE MAN”
- Spain/Chanel: “SloMo”
- Germany/Owner Harris: “Rockstars”
Italy won the right to host the Eurovision Song Contest this year after winning the 2021 edition in the Netherlands with Måneskin’s “Zitti e buoni”.
Portugal participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1964, but failed in five editions (in 1970, 2000, 2002, 2013 and 2016). Between 2004 and 2007, inclusive, and in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019, Portugal failed to reach the final.
Portugal won its first and only Eurovision Song Contest in 2017, with the song “Amar aos dois”, performed by Salvador Sobral and composed by Luisa Sobral. After winning, Lisbon hosted the competition the following year.
In 2021, Portugal participated in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Love is on my side”, written by Tatanka and performed by The Black Mamba, which reached twelfth place in the competition. Italy won the competition last year with the song “Zitti e buoni” performed by Måneskin.
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