Belgium, the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Sweden, Romania and Serbia won a pass to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in the second semi-final on Thursday 12 May. 10 songs were released at random and are related to the 10 selected first semifinals held last Tuesday.
In the final, which will also take place in Turin, 25 countries will compete – 10 will be selected in each semi – final. The finals will be entered directly by five countries, the so-called “Big Five” (France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the host country Italy).
Singers Laura Pausini, MIKA and Italian TV presenter Alessandro Cattelan will present the semi-finals of the competition.
Watch the performances for the second semifinal here
FIRST INTERMEDIATE FINAL
Portugal won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday 10 May. MARO, whose theme is “Saudade, Saudade”, was one of the most voted in the first semi-final of the competition.
In addition to Portugal, which was ranked 10th in the first semi-final, Switzerland, Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Greece, Ukraine, Moldova and the Netherlands won passports for the final in Turin. Finalists were announced randomly – scores will only be revealed after the final.
- Armenia / Rosa City: “Snap”
- Greece / Amanda Tenfjord: “Die Together”
- Iceland / Systur: “Með Hækkandi Sól”
- Lithuania / Monika Liu: “Sentimental”
- Moldova / Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov: “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”
SECOND SEMIFINAL FINALISTS
- Australia / Sheldon Riley: ‘Not the same’
- Azerbaijan / Nadir Rustalli: “Fade to Black”
- Belgium / Jérémie Makiese: “Miss You”
- Estonia / Stefan: “Hope”
- Finland / Rasmus: “Jezebel”
- Poland / Ochman: “river”
- Czech / We Are Domi: “Lights Off”
- Romania / WRS: “Llámame”
- Serbia / Konstrakta: “In Corpore Sano”
- Sweden / Cornelia Jakobs: “Hold Me Closer”
The finals will be entered directly by five countries, the so-called “Big Five” (France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the host country Italy).
- France / Alvan & Ahez: “Fulenn”
- Italia / Mahmood & Blanco: “Brividi”
- UK / Sam Ryder: SPACE MAN
- Spain / Chanel: “SloMo”
- German / Malik Harris: “Rockstars”
Italy won the right to organize the Eurovision Song Contest this year after winning the 2021 competition in the Netherlands with the song “Zitti e buoni” performed by Måneskin.
Portugal participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1964, but failed five times (in 1970, 2000, 2002, 2013 and 2016). In 2004-2007, inclusive, and in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019, Portugal did not make it to the finals.
Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first and only time in 2017 with the song “Amar aos dois” performed by Salvador Sobral and composed by Luísa Sobral. After the victory, Lisbon will host the competition the following year.
In 2021, Portugal participated in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song “Love is on my side” composed by Tatanka and performed by The Black Mamba, which won 12th place in the competition. Italy won the competition last year with the song “Zitti e buoni” performed by Måneskin.