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Our Picks for Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2022

The passage of time continues at pace and we’ve somehow found ourselves just hours away from the start of Semi-Final 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022! With a great lineup in the semi-final, there’s going to be some broken hearts once the show is over.

We’ve done a lot of deep thinking and these are the countries that we think will qualify for Sunday’s Grand Final.

These predictions aren’t necessarily an indicator of our preference—we’re saving that for a return of the famous New Zealand jury ahead of the Grand Final. These are our semi-educated guesses of where the result will land in the first semi-final. So, these are completely wrong (probably).

Nevertheless, in no particular order, here’s our picks for the qualifiers of Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2022.










The Netherlands

There they are! What do you think? Are we on the money or have we missed the mark? Let us know on Twitter.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will take place at the PalaOlimpico in Italy in May 2022. Eurofans in New Zealand can watch all three shows live on the official Eurovision YouTube channel, without commentary.

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