22:04The Italian Mahmood back, three years after his first participationMahmood came second in Eurovision in 2019 with his song Soldi. He is representing his country again this evening with Brividi, in duet with his compatriot Blanco. 9:47 p.m. On Twitter, the Minister of Culture of the Castex government expresses her enthusiasm after their performance: “It was great! We are with you”. 9:42 p.m. Around France! Alvan & Ahez are the 6th to perform on the scene of the Eurovision 2022 final. The French group performs its title in Breton, Fulenn, against the backdrop of a pyrotechnic show. Are the loud cheers from the audience a good sign? 21:33 Do you remember them? The face of the singer of the group representing Finland is probably familiar to you. And for good reason: it is the group The Rasmus, which achieved international success in 2003 with the song In The Shadows. They return to the Eurovision stage with “Jezebel”. The singer of The Rasmus © YouTube screenshot21:29 Moment suspended with the song from Portugal, “Saudade Saudade” Singer Maro charmed the audience with her folk ballad, Saudade Saude.21:21The performances begin!The ball is launched with the Czech Republic and the group We Are Domi, who perform their title Lights Off. .Small reminder with the trio of facilitators: each participating country can vote… but not for itself.The trio of facilitators © YouTube screen capture21:11First appearance of the French during the parade of flagsAlvan & Ahez, the French candidates, have just appeared on the stage for the parade of flags. Alvan & Ahez © Screenshot France 221:02 The show begins! It is 9 p.m., the Eurovision 2022 final begins at the PalaOlimpico from Torino. Follow the evening with BFMTV.com.20:57Who to present this 66th edition of Eurovision?This year, Laura Pausini, singer Mika and Alessandro Cattelan, Italian television personality, who will host the show on the stage of the Pala Olimpico of Turin. French commentaries will be provided by Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini. Twenty of them were selected during two semi-finals, Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 May. Added to this list are the Big Five, the competition’s biggest financial contributors, who are automatically qualified. They are France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom. 5:39 p.m. How to watch the final? The evening is broadcast live on France 2 from 9 p.m., and hosted by Stéphane Bern, who presented the evening for the first time in 2010, and Laurence Boccolini, who is commentating on the Eurovision Song Contest for the second consecutive year. The official Eurovision YouTube account is also streaming the ceremony presented at Turin by Mika and Laura Pausini, from the PalaOlimpico sports centre. 5:38 p.m. What is the order of the candidates? final ranking. The Czech Republic opens the ball tonight, with Lights Off, performed by We are Domi. The French move to sixth position and the Ukrainians to twelfth position. bookmakers. Sweden and Great Britain are vying for second place. A great revenge for the British, who came last in Eurovision in 2021 and who are represented this year by Sam Ryder. Follow Italy with Mahmood & Blanco and Spain, with Chanel. We are never safe from a good surprise, but the French are far in the rankings, with their song Fulenn. If the candidates, who sing in Breton, have the difficult task of succeeding Barbara Pravi, who offered France a second place last year in Rotterdam, they take this participation with philosophy. They prefer “not to think about the classification” and assure: “it’s not fear, it’s kiff”. The Kalush Orchestra group, which this year represents Ukraine at Eurovision, has a 60% chance of winning, according to the predictions of bookmakers. They perform Stefania, written by the leader of the group in tribute to his mother, and who has become true hymn to the motherland. Their popularity is such that they were entitled to a true “standing ovation” for their appearance on stage during the first semi-final. “When you see Ukraine, during the first semi -final, go on stage, in front of 10,000 people standing shouting, tears in their eyes …”, thus spoke on BFMTV the singer Mika, who presents Eurovision in Turin.
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