The wait is over. The outstanding entries from Armenia and Azerbaijan were finally released to the public in the last couple of days, which means we now know the complete line-up for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest!
Following the explulsion of Russia, 40 countries are expected to participate at the upcoming 66th Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held on 10, 12 and 14 May in Turin, Italy.
We are happy to welcome Armenia and Montenegro back to the contest. Returning artists include Mahmood (Italy), Stoyan Yankoulov (Bulgaria), Zdob și Zdub (Moldova), and Ihor Didenchuk (Ukraine, a member of Go_A last year). We also welcome back some languages: the entry from the Netherlands uses Dutch for the first time since Sieneke in 2010, while we have to go back to 2001 to find the last time Lithuanian appeared in the competition.
Like every year, we at escgo! will be examining the participating entries in our upcoming Line-Up Check series – beginning with the host country, Italy. Stay tuned for that!
Speaking of Italy, they drew their starting position in the grand final at the Heads of Delegation meeting last week. Mahmood and Blanco will perform “Brividi” from position 9.
A table with all countries, artists and song titles can be found on our ESC 2022 page.
These are the 40 participating countries at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022!
- San Marino
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- United Kingdom