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Which countries are in the Eurovision semi-finals? The artists compete for a place in the final UK News

It doesn’t seem like a year since rock band Maneskin claimed Italy’s Eurovision Song Contest victory, but now is the time for Europe to crown a successor as this year’s contest begins.

And, as has been tradition for almost 20 years now, there will be plenty of singing ahead of the Eurovision grand final on Saturday May 14, when 35 countries must first attempt to qualify for the semi-finals, which start on Tuesday. The number of countries taking part in Eurovision this year stands at 40, with the “big 5” also including host country Italy.

These five nations, also including France, Germany, Spain and the UK, automatically qualify for a place in the Eurovision 2022 final, with Britain’s Sam Ryder getting a boost, after being drawn in the second half of the show. Eurovision ratings for this year were already pushing him to do much better than James Newman in 2021, but the draw, complete with the rave reaction to his repeats, saw his ratings reduced even further.

READ MORE: How many countries are there in Eurovision? Acts and songs for this year’s contest

While Sam won’t have to go past the semis, other countries are expected to do well this year, including Sweden, Poland and Greece, which means there could be some upheaval during the week. next. This year’s competition takes place in Turin, with Eurovision Semi-Final 1 on Tuesday May 10 and Eurovision Semi-Final 2 on Thursday May 12.

Eurovision semi-final countries

Eurovision 1 semi-final countries

Albania: Sekret by Ronela Hajati

Latvia: Eat Your Salad by Citi Zēni

Lithuania: Sentimentai by Monika Liu

Switzerland: Boys Do Cry by Marius Bear

Slovenia: Disko by LPS

Ukraine: Stefania by Kalush Orchestra

Bulgaria: Intention by Intelligent Music Project

Netherlands: De Diepte from S10

Moldova by Trenuleţul by Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov

Portugal: Saudade, saudade of Maro

Croatia: Guilty pleasure of Mia Dimšić

Denmark: Reddi’s show

Austria: Halo by LUM!X & Pia Maria

Iceland: Með hækkandi sol de Systur

Greece: Die Together by Amanda Tenfjord

Norway: Give That Wolf a Banana by Subwoofer

Armenia: Snap by Rosa Linn

Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Eurovision semi-final 2

Finland: Jezebel from The Rasmus

Israel: MI by Michael Ben David

Serbia: In Corpore Sano de Konstrakta

Azerbaijan: Fade To Black by Nadir Rustamli

Georgia: Lock Me In by Circus Mircus

Malta: Am That I Am by Emma Muscat

San Marino: Stripper by Achille Lauro

Australia: not the same as Sheldon Riley

Cyprus: Ela of Andromache

Ireland: That’s Rich by Brooke Scullion

North Macedonia: Circles by Andrea

Estonia: Hope by Stefan

Romania: Llámame by WRS

Poland: River by Ochman

Montenegro: Breathe by Vladana

Belgium: Miss You by Jérémie Makiese

Sweden: Hold Me Closer by Cornelia Jakobs

Czech Republic: Lights Off by We Are Domi

READ NEXT:

*Where is Eurovision this year?

* UK Eurovision’s Sam Ryder gets crucial boost as ratings slash

*When does Eurovision air on the BBC and who hosts it?

* Who is Sam Ryder? Britain’s Eurovision act should go down well in Italy

* When is Eurovision 2022? Date and location of this year’s competition

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