Eurovision 2022 Grand Final Prediciton

Ahead of the grand final, it is time to try to predict the results of Eurovision 2022.
25 countries will compete in the grand final.
Who will be announced as the winner?
Will we have some surprises?

#1. 🇨🇿 Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off

The grand final will open as a big party with the electro dance song “Lights off”. Dominika (the lead singer) has improved a lot, and it elevates the performance. The performance includes a lot of vivid lights. They have a great chemistry on stage. The visual effects (electronic cables, sculptors on the LED, etc.) add a lot. I’m not sure that opening the final will give them benefit. as they might be forgotten.
Prediction: 11-15

#2. 🇷🇴 Romania: WRS – Llamame

Romania is back in the finals for the first time since 2017.
This time they bring a Latin-pop song, with wide influences of music from 2000-2006.
The performance features 2 male dancers and 2 female dancers.
Vocally, it wasn’t that accurate. However, I can see some people support it as a song that uplifts them, not sure about the jury. 
The main 2 challenges for Romania will be:
Allocated in the 2nd spot which historically can make people forget about the performance. And also, the fact that Spain competed with a Latin pop song later on this evening. She has a more interesting package to suggest.
Prediction: 21-25

#3. 🇵🇹 Portugal: MARO – Saudade, saudade

Maro will try to conquer the voters with her sincere and emotional ballad.
Maro delivers simplicity but in a very authentic way. Being surrounded by 5 female backing vocalists, standing in a circle on the secondary stage. The combination of 2 languages works perfectly.
The performance is based on varied camera angles. There’s also a use of smoke machine.
In general, the stage is dark, but some low and high lights wrap it differently.
Maro is a true artist and she is strong enough to smash the stage.
My only concern here is that the song comes too early in the running order.
Prediction: 11-15.

#4. 🇫🇮 Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel

Probably one of the famous names in the line-up comes from Finland.
The Rasmus are established rock band (they have been active since 1994).
They arrive at the contest with a great fanbase and with a lot of experience. The stage looks interesting with huge black giant balloons on the floor. The lighting is mostly yellow and there’s a use of smoke and pyro. However, I wasn’t satisfied with Lauri’s vocal performance. Sometimes it seems like he is out of breath or too tired. Maybe it is related to the fact that he moves a lot on stage.
Their name might help them a bit, and also the fact that there are rock lovers in public. Would that be enough? I’m not that sure.
Prediction: 16-20

#5. 🇨🇭 Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry

One of the simplest songs of the year. It is an inner ballad with the quite trivial message – Man can cry as well and in general express feelings.
The staging is simple but very impactful, with a wise use of LED lights and effects.
Marius has tried to change part of the song, singing it with some long notes and raspy voice.
I think that the song will get more support from the jury, rather than the public.
The problem is that unlike in semi-final 1, the jury will have plenty of songs to spread their points on. That’s why I can see Switzerland ending with a low score.
Prediction: 21-25.

#6. 🇫🇷 France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn

This is probably the first banger on tonight. I think it might stand out that having this allocation (even though putting another upbeat song afterward isn’t the best idea).
Alvan and the 3 members of Ahez are accompanied by a female singer.
They bring electro-folk to the contest.
At the beginning, there’s an artwork of green gems and pebbles on the LED floor. They have smoke flares and tiny bonfires (or buckets of fire) on the stage. The frame/scope on the kinetic sun is lightened in a green neon light. Towards the end, we can see a focus on Alvan’s face that gives us a wink to the camera.
I’m not sure that the jury will support this song, but I can see the public going after France.
The disadvantage might be the country that performs after them: Norway.
Prediction: 9-15.

#7. 🇳🇴 Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana

Give that wolf a banana! They are 2 guys who drive anyone crazy, without even officially know who stand behind the masks. The song is catchy and entertaining. They are accompanied by 3 female dancers (That wear costumes as well) and DJ Astronaut with a fold space suit.
The lighting is namely blue and yellow. Part of the lyrics will be written on the TV screen.
I can see it smashing the public’s vote, but not picking a lot of points from the jury.
I wonder if having France before them can damage their results.
Prediction: 6-10

#8. 🇦🇲 Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap

Rosa Linn brings us an American country pop song. The melody is based on guitar playing. This is in one of the most interesting stagings. The staging will include a paper-made house. This house includes a bed, 2 lamps and a couch. During the song, she tears some parts of the walls, revealing some written words line: “June 22nd”, “Snap”, “The last one”.
Thus gives an intimate and authentic vibe. Rosa wore a white outfit, while holding a white guitar. Vocally, she sounds very good. I think that many people will be attracted by the staging concept.
The problem is that there are stronger songs in the line-up. Armenia has plenty of favorites to perform right after her in the running.
Prediction: 15-20.

#9. 🇮🇹 Italy: Mahmood & BLANCO – Brividi

This is the host country’s song. There is a grand piano on stage and a pianist accompanying them. The performance includes some smoke as well. In his solo part, Blanco sits on the piano. There’s a rich use of lights. My problem is that sometimes they don’t reach the high notes. I still believe that they could have done much better by decreasing the octave.
It was one of the early bookies to win the contest, but I don’t think it will happen.
Prediction: 4-8.

#10. 🇪🇸 Spain: Chanel – SloMo

Chanel has 3 male dancers and 2 female dancers with her on stage. All of them wear black. Her male dancers show their chest with the outfits they wear. Their shoulders are decorated with silver. Her hip area is exposed. They have a horizontal LED screen that shows flashing light on the stage. Most of the time it is red or purple. The song starts with a Spanish trumpet intro and the sound of heels steps.
They have tons of charisma on stage. The performance delivers it with passion and sexual hints. She has some pre-recorded backing vocals. At one point, her jacket was removed by the dancers. Then she also holds a red hand fan. The most memorable thing will be the dance movements. Towards the end, they have added a rain of fireworks that looks like a back screen.
The performance looks better than the national selection.
I still think that the public gives it massive support, in contrast to the national jury.
Prediction: 4-8.

#11. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte

S10 will try to conquer our hearts with a personal dynamic ballad. She takes the risk of singing in the Dutch language. But in fact, it is magical. She touches the listeners heart.
The staging is very simple: She is alone on the stage, standing in the center. The lights follow the flow of the song and there are some nice effects (sun, moon, watershed or sea and more).
There’s also an effect of light blue lasers around her.
Worth mentioning that she is a wonderful singer. In the semi-final, she cried towards the end of the performance, making it even more emotional.
I am worried about the allocation for The Netherlands, being between 2 huge favourites.
On the other hand, this is a high-quality song that will shine for ballad lovers.
Prediction: 6-12

#12. 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania

A mixture of ethnic folk and rap will be the formula of Ukraine this year.
The staging will feature ethnic motifs on the visual side, which might be impactful as well.Singing in their native language and putting the heart and soul into the recipe looks like an excellent recipe for qualifying and much beyond.
It isn’t a secret that Ukraine always gives an unforgivable performance with magnificent staging, no different this year.
In the jury show, the chorus sounded a little bit different. Will it be the same way in the final?
Ukraine has got of the pimp spots in the running order. I guess they will be a stable bet for the top 3.
Prediction: 1-3.

#13. 🇩🇪 Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars

Malik will perform a mid-tempo song with rap elements. It starts slowly, and later on becomes intense. The staging is intimate, we get the impression that we are in his tiny room. The stage features  guitar, piano and drums. Most of the it is quite dark, with low light and smoke.
However, I think the song isn’t impactful enough. It is a radio-friendly song, but something doesn’t feel authentic about this, even though he is such a humble person.
Prediction: 20-25.

#14. 🇱🇹 Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai

Monika Liu will perform a retro disco song, influenced by French chanson.
Her performance is based on her own charm and charisma on stage.
Therefore, the staging is quite simple as well.
The song is performed in the Lithuanian language. I see it as more appreciated by the jury rather than the public. However, some diaspore and neighboring countries might support it.
In semi-final 1, she probably enjoyed some jury support. However, I think it will be a challenge for her to gain the same support in the final (having more competitors that can steal the jury support).
Prediction: 18-24.

#15. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black

The stage will be designed like a stadium bleacher. Nadir will be accompanied by a Danish male dancer. At the beginning, he sits on one of the stairs. The performance features a lot of camera angles and it is very dynamic. Nadir’s voice is powerful and accurate live. The performance, in general, was quite dramatic. In the backdrop, we will be able to see a character that looks like Nadir with a blue neon light.
The stadium bleachers will be separated into 2 different pieces, while they are standing on it.
The jury will support this one, not sure about the public’s support.
The problem will be that other powerful songs, performed by male singers will come later on tonight (United Kingdom, Australia and Poland).
Prediction: 18-25.

#16. 🇧🇪 Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You

Belgium has send a R&b- pop soul song. It starts as a slow orchestra emotional ballad that transfers into a mid-tempo R&B song.
However, things won’t come easy. His outfit is a silver jacket that feels quite unrelated. In addition, they didn’t utilize the beautiful introduction regarding the excitement that should be created on the stage. He is a good vocalist in general, but towards the end he struggled.
The staging is lightened in blue, and later on in orange light. The combination between orange and silver looks a little bit strange to me. The dancers move in an unnatural way.
I hope that he will improve vocally.
Predicition: 18-25.

#17. 🇬🇷 Greece: Amanda Tenfjord – Die Together

Amanda wears a white sparkling white dress and looks like a beautiful bride.
The song starts in a Capella style. Amanda sings it accurately and you can see how connected she is to the text. The stage looks wonderful, with the blue color dominating. She has some blue chairs on the stage, all of them except one are broken (she is sitting on the non broken chair).
There are visual effects, such as lighting that makes the broken chairs melt on the floor.
On a LED screen on the right on the stage, we can see a video art of Amanda and a man dancing (but all you can see is their shadows).
Visually and vocally, it creates an important moment.
I can see people being captivated by her, but also the jury.
Prediction: 6-12

#18. 🇮🇸 Iceland: Systur – Með hækkandi sól

The 3 sisters Sigga, Beta og Elín will be joined by their brother Eythor on the drums. It is an indie folk that serves high quality. They look great on stage and what we namely remember is the orange color on stage. The use of lighting is smart and elevates the song. Vocally, they sound excellent, especially with the harmonies. Towards the end, they sing in a higher octave. Each one of them holds a guitar and brings the unique input to the stage.
It looks like a typical song to be appreciated by jury, more than the public.
I can see them as the “Hooverphonic” of Eurovision 2022, suggesting adult music.
I’m afraid that they won’t get enough support from the jury or the public.
Prediciton: 18-25.

#19. 🇲🇩 Moldova: Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov – Trenulețul

The lyrics promise us folklore and Rock & Roll, and it is what we get here.
With the use of traditional elements like accordion, they try to make us celebrate and dance. Personally, I see this song as a little bit lazy: having almost 3 identical parts and being messy at the same time. On stage, you’ll be able to see a combination of all possible colors. They have fun on stage, but also lose direction. People would love it, as this is an upbeat song that comes after a plentry of mid-tempo or slow ballads. Moldova usually tends to qualify with this kind of song.
Also we can mention that some Balkan countries will vote for this.
I can see them ending in top 7 of the public vote, but far from there with the jury.
Prediction: 7-12.

#20. 🇸🇪 Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer

Sweden sends a woman for a change. Cornelia creates an incredible show, only with her magic and beautiful voice. The staging is simple and that’s why it gets an even bigger impact.
In the jury show, she even gave us a unique high note that decorates it even better
I believe that many people, as well as the jury, will get emotional and will vote for this one.
The problem might be the allocation that puts it in a row of strong vocalists (Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Poland). I hope they won’t cancel each other.
Prediciton: 1-3.

#21. 🇦🇺 Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same

Sheldon brings one of the stronger performances of the night. Sheldon raises the voice of people that feel different and how they struggle to be part of society.
His voice is irresistible. He wears a heavy dress (40-50 kilograms) as always as a fancy mask-crown. The stage is filled with white fog on the floor. The main element on stage is 2 giant floor steps. This element is in front of the sun. The backdrop shows a white galaxy. The spotlight is on Sheldon and his face. The outfit can also be seen remarkably under the lights.
Towards the end, he finally takes off the mask of his face.
I believe that he will get more attention from the jury.
The problem might be the allocation that puts it in a row of strong vocalists (Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Poland). I hope they won’t cancel each other.
Prediction: 8-15.

#22. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – Space Man

Sam has a different outfit: it is a 2 piece black outfit with some silver parts and silver decorations. It has some shapes on it like stars.
He has 2 guitarists with him on stage.
The UK has brought the record for the biggest prop this year.
They have a metal structure made up of three enormous wings. These wings are shown in a different light like white and gold. After the bridge of the song, the wings open. Sam is one of the best vocalists this year. He isn’t only a singer, but also a performer.
Could his big army of Tik-tok followers stand behind him in a moment of truth?
The problem might be the allocation that puts it in a row of strong vocalists (Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Poland). I hope they won’t cancel each other.
Prediction: 1-3

#23. 🇵🇱 Poland: Ochman – River

Poland has brought one of the highest quality ballads in this line-up.
The text is meaningful and his vocal performance is amazing.
The high notes are unbelievably accurate. Some people will probably criticize the staging concept, even though the Polish broadcaster has dosed the effects.
It lacks some eye contact with the viewers, but at the same time it creates the required drama and distance. I’m not sure if the camera angles are the best we could have received.
It is made of material that the jury likes to vote for.
Personally, I think this is one of the standout ballads of the evening.
Prediciton: 6-10.

#24. 🇷🇸 Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano

With an iconic performance and distinctive song, Serbia will try to conquer the public and the jury. She wears a white uniform, while being accompanied by 5 backing singers/dancers. They wear black and white outfits. The song is performed in the Serbian language, but we will get some English subtitles on the TV screen. She will wash her hands during the performance. The song will be elevated by a rich graphic package, as well as blue and red light. It is a song that everyone will talk about and it will be of the viral performances of Eurovision 2022. Don’t forget that Serbia is the only ex-Yugoslavian country to qualify for the final, and also Russia was disqualified from the contest.
That’s why Serbia will grab a decent amount of points from the eastern European countries (both jury and public).
It has the potential to be in the top 5 with a public vote, not sure if the jury will stand behind her.
So for Serbia, it will all depend on the gap between the public and jury.
She is allocated to one of the best positions in the line-up, and she will also stand out for being the only upbeat non-English song after Moldova.
Prediction: 5-10.

#25. 🇪🇪 Estonia: Stefan – Hope

Stefan will compete with a country pop song, in the style of retro wild-west music. The staging will be a simple one, with some camera filters. At a certain point, he runs and jumps over the stage. It can be a challenge for vocal stability. However, it is a radio-friendly song, and he looks really comfortable on stage. I’m not sure the song itself is strong enough, but maybe his look and charisma can help.
Prediction: 11-17.

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Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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