ESC 2022: Who will qualify from the first semifinal?

Photo By: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

So… tonight is the first semifinal of 2022’s edition of the Eurovision. The bookmakers have made up their minds about the 10 acts they believe will qualify for the Big Final.

The betting odds are provided by EurovisionWorld.

Note: On the parenthesis, you can check the qualifying chances.

  1. Ukraine 🇺🇦 (95%)
  2. Greece 🇬🇷 (95%)
  3. Norway 🇳🇴 (94%)
  4. The Netherlands 🇳🇱 (94%)
  5. Armenia 🇦🇲 (88%)
  6. Portugal 🇵🇹 (84%)
  7. Albania 🇦🇱 (87%)
  8. Moldova 🇲🇩 (75%)
  9. Latvia 🇱🇻 (58%)
  10. Switzerland 🇨🇭 (49%)
  11. Austria 🇦🇹 (49%)
  12. Lithuania 🇱🇹(40%)
  13. Iceland 🇮🇸 (38%)
  14. Croatia 🇭🇷 (28%)
  15. Denmark 🇩🇰 (28%)
  16. Slovenia 🇸🇮 (14%)
  17. Bulgaria 🇧🇬 (11%)

Source: eurovisionworld.com

My Opinion:

Definitely Qualifying: Greece, Norway and Ukraine. All three countries have their fandom since day one. Therefore it will be easy for them to captivate the voters tonight!

Probably Will Qualify: Armenia, Portugal, the Netherlands. There were some problems with either the staging or the performance of these songs. However, there are strong songs, while the vocals of all three performers can easily boost them to the final.

Can Go Both Ways: Albania, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia. These entries have the potential of both qualifying and being eliminated. It all comes down to the staging and the audience. Albania and Lithuania had problems with the rehearsals. Ronela’s performance was almost censured by EBU, while Monika’s one had issues with the malfunctioning sun. Latvia and Slovenia’s uplifting performances showed their chances for qualifying grow.

Probably Not Qualifying: Austria, Iceland and Switzerland. Two ballads and a pop song. Austria had for some time the odds in its favour. However, after Pia Maria’s vocal issues due to being infected with COVID-19, the qualification is not sure. Both the Icelandic and the Swiss entries have a deeper meaning in addition to an eye-catching stagging, but within three a minutes period, I’m not sure they can pursue the viewers to vote for them.

Definitely Not Qualifying: Bulgaria, Croatia and Moldova. It’s a tough competition and these entries are the more likely to be eliminated tonight. The songs are good, but there are entries with a bigger fandom.

MyEuRoFreaKs wish good luck to every artist!

What do you think about the odds? Who will qualify? Write your thoughts in the comments below!

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