Euclovision Song Contest 2022

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Euclovision Song Contest 2022
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Dates
Semi-final 119 April 2022
Semi-final 221 April 2022
Final23 April 2022
Host
VenueAlkBOX
Alikianos, Piraea
Presenter(s)Hristos Mattakos
Natalia Pulou
Andreas Pardakos
Iris Kaneloglou
Directed byChristoforos Mundatos
Erotas Anastelis
Andreas Tassiadis
Executive supervisorJohannes Lorman
Host broadcasterPiraean Radio and Television (PRT)
WebsiteTemplate:Official URL
Participants
Number of entries40
Debuting countries Île d'Émeraude
 Maucha
 Tiwura
Returning countries Sainte-Chloé
Non-returning countries East Miersa (as Miersa)
 Kirenia
 South Kabu
 Vedmed
Vote
Voting systemEach country/jury awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their top 10 songs.
Winning song Estmere
"Sweet Talker"

The Euclovision Song Contest 2022 was the 64th edition of the Euclovision Song Contest. It took place in Alikianos, Piraea, following the country's victory at the 2021 contest with the song "Paradeisos" (Παράδεισος) by Stella Fotiou. The contest was organised by host broadcaster Piraean Radio and Television (PRT) in conjunction with the Euclean Broadcasters Group (EBG), and was held at the AlkBOX. Two semi-finals on 19 and 21 April preceded the final on 23 April 2022.

The contest was won by Estmere, with the song "Sweet Talker" performed by Nico Lumineux. It was the fourth time that Estmere won the contest. Borland, Gaullica, Hennehouwe, and Vinalia made up the rest of the top five. It marked the third year in a row that Estmere and Gaullica had been in the top five, and the second year in a row that Hennehouwe had been.

This was the first time that Piraea hosted the contest in its 63-year history.

Location

Preparations

Host city selection

Format

Presenters

Entries

Details of the rules for entries were revealed in September 2021, following roughly the same format as previous years. Live performances cannot exceed 3 minutes and 30 seconds long, and delegations are limited to a maximum of eight people on stage at one time. Delegations also have the option of using a limited amount of pre-recorded backing vocals in addition to the main vocal and any live backing vocals.

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw to determine the participating countries' semi-finals took place on 12 January 2022. The thirty-four semi-finalists were divided into five pots, based on geography and historical voting patterns. The purpose of drawing from different pots is to reduce the chance of "bloc voting" and to increase suspense in the semi-finals. The draw also determined in which of the semi-finals each of the "Super Cinq" countries - Estmere, Etruria, Gaullica, Soravia and Werania - and host country Piraea vote in. The allocation draw ceremony also included the handing over of host city insignia from Lavelle to Alikianos.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
 Amathia
 Bistravia
 Chistovodia
 Ravnia
 Tengaria
 Vinalia
 West Miersa
 Alsland
 Azmara
Borland
 Caldia
 Hennehouwe
 Kesselbourg
 Scovern
 Cassier
 Eldmark
 Geatland
 Imagua and the Assimas
 Nuvania
 Satavia
 Belmonte
 Bonaventure
 Gapolania
 Île d'Émeraude
 Montecara
 Paretia
 Sainte-Chloé
 Dezevau
 Emessa
 Garambura
 Juznavia
 Maucha
 Tiwura
 Tsabara
Drawn to vote in
Semi-final 1 Semi-final 2
 Estmere
 Piraea
 Werania
 Etruria
 Gaullica
 Soravia

Participating countries

On 24 November 2021, the EBG announced that 40 countries would participate in the 2022 contest.

Semi-final 1

The first semi-final took place on 19 April 2022 at 20:00 (EET). Seventeen countries participated in the first semi-final. Those countries plus Estmere, Piraea and Werania voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01  Tsabara Éloïse Abadi "Cœur" Gaullican, Rahelian
02  Amathia Florenta Lupu "Maria" Amathian
03  Alsland Myn resolúsje "Yt dyn Salade" Dellish
04  Belmonte Sara Pascoal "Par Supposé" Luzelese
05  Cassier Madame Ce Soir "Andade je t'aime" Gaullican
06  Montecara Dona "Silence partout" Montecaran, Gaullican
07  Bistravia VANTY "Pavuk" (Павук) Bistravian
08  Nuvania Kiana Nariman "Call Me" Estmerish
09  Ravnia #2V "Gorkiye slova" (Горькие слова) Ilmenian
10  Chistovodia Mihail Theodorescu "Ty dlya mene vse" (Ти для мене все) Soravian
11  Satavia Van Parow "Praat nie" Asteriaans, Estmerish
12  Garambura Olivia Le Sueur "Viser et tuer" Gaullican
13  Bonaventure Giusyy "Il ragazzo di nessuno" Vespasian
14  Scovern Bianca Hedegaard "Misundelse" Mescon
15  Île d'Émeraude ZeeZee "Remontez le moral, élevez la voix" Gaullican
16 Hennehouwe Hennehouwe KENES "Alles wat je doet" Hennish
17  Juznavia Elmedin "Helikopter" (هيليكوپتير) Krvatski

Semi-final 2

The second semi-final took place on 21 April 2022 at 20:00 (EET). Seventeen countries participated in the second semi-final. Those countries plus Etruria, Gaullica and Soravia voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01  Sainte-Chloé Rémi Zemi "Mes amies" Gaullican
02  West Miersa Vox Populi "Ja wciąż cię kocham" Miersan
03 Borland (Kylaris) Borland Anna Bÿler "Þet is nët fÿr" Borish
04  Emessa Matt Tee "Ejja!" Emessan, Vespasian
05  Imagua and the Assimas Antonne "No Stressy" Estmerish, Imaguan Creole
06  Kesselbourg Amelie Delannoy "Savon" Gaullican
07  Geatland Ragnar Englund "Hela universum" Geatish
08  Dezevau Seawater "Primadonna" Vespasian
09  Vinalia Monetochka "Padat v gryaz(Падать в грязь) Soravian
10  Tiwura Kalimba "Ihunanya" Estmerish, Mwo
11  Tengaria RMP "Opasna zona" (Опасна зона) Tengarian
12 Gapolania Gapolania Claudia Sener "Opere di Dio" Vespasian
13  Maucha Alikay "Imani" Watuajua, Weranian
14  Eldmark Kopojkar "Dans I Våra Ögon Geatish
15  Azmara Alena Birk "Fulyk-Jelaaden" Azmaran
16  Caldia L U L A "A Mesa" Luzelese, Ghaillish
17 Paretia Paretia Ay Silvia "Escúchame Mamá" Esmeiran

Final

The final took place on 23 April 2022 at 20:00 (EET). Twenty-six countries participated in the final, comprising of the "Super Cinq" countries (Estmere, Etruria, Gaullica, Soravia and Werania), the host country Piraea, and the ten best-ranked countries from each of the two semi-finals. All forty participating countries voted in the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01  Estmere Nico Lumineux "Sweet Talker" Estmerish 1 105
02  Vinalia Monetochka "Padat v gryaz(Падать в грязь) Soravian 5 84
03  Garambura Olivia Le Sueur "Viser et tuer" Gaullican 12 59
04 Borland (Kylaris) Borland Anna Bÿler "Þet is nët fÿr" Borish 2 103
05  Nuvania Kiana Nariman "Call Me" Estmerish 20 40
06  Etruria Gianna "C'era una volta" Vespasian 6 79
07  Tiwura Kalimba "Ihunanya" Estmerish, Mwo 23 32
08 Hennehouwe Hennehouwe KENES "Alles wat je doet" Hennish 4 84
09  Piraea Selena Makriadi Cobos "Que Tú Me Quieras" Esmeiran 18 42
10  Caldia L U L A "A Mesa" Luzelese, Ghaillish 16 43
11  Dezevau Seawater "Primadonna" Vespasian 9 77
12  Gaullica Georges Dior "Solitude" Gaullican 3 99
13 Paretia Paretia Ay Silvia "Escúchame Mamá" Esmeiran 8 77
14  Eldmark Kopojkar "Dans I Våra Ögon Geatish 10 73
15  Île d'Émeraude ZeeZee "Remontez le moral, élevez la voix" Gaullican 26 7
16  Soravia Veran Fenenko "Samistopol do Solyariy" (Самістополь до Солярії) Soravian 21 33
17 Gapolania Gapolania Claudia Sener "Opere di Dio" Vespasian 15 50
18  Chistovodia Mihail Theodorescu "Ty dlya mene vse" (Ти для мене все) Soravian 11 63
19  Azmara Alena Birk "Fulyk-Jelaaden" Azmaran 7 78
20  Imagua and the Assimas Antonne "No Stressy" Estmerish, Imaguan Creole 22 33
21  Belmonte Sara Pascoal "Par Supposé" Luzelese 17 43
22  Scovern Bianca Hedegaard "Misundelse" Mescon 13 58
23  Werania Maria Schweitzer "Gemeinsam zum Horizont" Weranian 25 23
24  Tsabara Éloïse Abadi "Cœur" Gaullican, Rahelian 24 29
25  Bistravia VANTY "Pavuk" (Павук) Bistravian 19 41
26  Alsland Myn resolúsje "Yt dyn Salade" Dellish 14 55

Other countries

In order to paricipate in the Euclovision Song Contest, a country must have a national broadcaster with active EBG membership; or in special circumstances, associate EBG membership. The EBG issued an invitation to all active EBG member broadcasters to participate in the 2022 contest.

Active EBG members

Non-EBG members

Broadcasters, commentators and spokespersons

Broadcasters and commentators

Participating broadcasters are required to broadcast the final live, in addition to the semi-final in which they are participating or voting, with most broadcasters opting to broadcast all three live shows. Due to time zone differences, many participating non-Euclean countries may rebroadcast the shows on timeshift during their primetime hours in addition to broadcasting the shows live. Most broadcasters will also use on-site or remote commentators, who will narrate over the live show in real time in their respective language(s). Some non-participating countries may also broadcast the contest.

The following is a list of broadcasters that have confirmed in whole or in part their broadcasting plans and their commentators.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
 Alsland All shows ANS Dellish: Haiko Dekker and Symke Wagenaar
All shows ANS Kirenian: Anete Kuusk and Kalev Laht
All shows ANS Swathish: Ṛoþbryht Stȧner and Myhtild Vitulġe
All shows ANS Weranian: Steffen Redlich and Manuela Schönherr
 Bistravia All shows B.TV Bistravian: Jan Halás and Martin Svojecký
 Caldia All shows TRN Ghaillish: Clodagh Glas and Daithi Ó Sé
 Estmere All shows EBS Estmerish: Annie Wilkinson and Aston Stevens
All shows EBS Swathish: Nihteġ Pẹrrocer and Mo Khan
All shows EBS Flurian: David Palmer and Lis Poingdestre
 Etruria All shows ARE Vespasian: Alessandro Giovanni Guariglia and Rosa Lucibello
All shows ARE Novalian: Solariano Karic and Marija Stepanovic
All shows ARE Carinthian: Ivo Kocar and Polona Pretnar
 Gapolania All shows RTG Vespasian: Linco Blachì
 Hennehouwe All shows De Eerste (HNO) Hennish: Sienna Molenaar and Laurens Rosecrans
All shows Nous Gaullican: Beatrice Pronovost and Saeed Karimi
All shows Nous Festival Estmerish: Reuben Mather
 Imagua and the Assimas All shows its one (ITS) Estmerish: Cathy Warren and Ezrah Houston
All shows its due (ITS) Vespasian: Furio Saggese and Silvia Barsi
 Piraea All shows Piraean Radio and Television Piraean: Hristos Mattakos, Natalia Pulou, Andreas Pardakos and Iris Kaneloglou
 Vinalia All shows HTK Soravian: Vsevolod Matveev, Kobel Kuropdka, Asya Pasternak, and Kseniya Martiukhin
 West Miersa All shows Telewizja Mierska Miersan: Juliusz Burdon and Pamela Małachowska
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)

Controversies

West Miersan entry

On 10 January, Telewizja Mierska announced that they would enter Ja wciąż cię kocham for the 2022 Euclovision Song Contest.[1] This entry immediately garnered controversy, as the song, which is about a man trying to get his wife to not leave him, could also be interpreted as West Miersa trying to persuade the breakaway state of Lemovicia to return to West Miersan rule, leading to the Lemovician Representative Office in Piraea demanding that the entry be disqualified from the competition, and if not disqualified, for people to not watch Euclovision.[2]

Tour Apostolou 81 fire

During the night of 31st January and 1st February, a fire consumed the Apostolou 81 building in the centre of Alikianos.[3] The tower of 31 floors and 106 metres resulted completely destroyed by the raging fire and during an initial moment, the idea of a terrorist attack perpetuated by a branch of the Lemovician organisation Aranoak was spread by media, after the country's representative office in Alikianos announced a boycott to the contest edition in the city.[4]

During the morning of the 1st February, the Minister of Interior Alex Puloglou clarified the information and dismissed the theory of a terrorist attack. The Lemovician representative office in Alikianos also issued a statement expressing their sorrows and condemning disinformation.[5]

References

  1. "TVM selects entry for the 2022 Euclovision Song Contest". Obserwator. 2022-01-10. Retrieved 2022-01-10.
  2. "@antiprosopeilem". Chirper. 10 January 2022.
  3. Stratas, Manousos (2022-01-01). "A Raging Fire in Alikianos Kentro Consumes Tour Apostolou 81". O Kosmos. Retrieved 2022-01-01.
  4. "@OKosmos_". Chirper. 10 January 2022.
  5. "@OKosmos_". Chirper. 1 February 2022.