The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 performances are over for another year, and it was an absolute rollercoaster.
From Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra to UK icon Sam Ryder, there was plenty to write home about from Pala Olimpico in Turin this year.
Moldova thrilled fans with one of the most bizarre folk songs ever, while Sweden’s act proved massively popular in the stadium.
The Rasmus returned to the international stage giving Pennywise vibes, and we’re pretty sure Ben Adams of A1 joined Subwoolfer for the brilliant Give That Wolf A Banana.
In case you need a refresher, here are all the performances from this year’s Eurovision.
Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off
Czech Republic kicked things off with their synth-heavy track Lights Off, complete with, well, a lot of lights.
The catchy chorus is guaranteed to get stuck in your head, but starting first in Eurovision is always tricky.
Romania: WRS – Llámame
Romania’s performance featured an astounding Latin dance and some very shiny trousers.
The upbeat track was made all the more enthusiastic by WRS encouraging the crowds to sing along the whole time.
Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
Portugal hopefuls Maro gave a beautifully emotional performance, with the crowds lifting their phones and waving their flashlights to add to the already haunting atmosphere.
The all-female choir finished to massive cheers and applause.
Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
Finnish rock legends The Rasmus made their return to the international stage with anthem Jezebel.
A homage to a ‘killer shark in heels,’ lead singer Lauri gave serious Pennywise vibes on stage as he brought major energy to the stadium.
Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
Switzerland’s Marius Bear commanded the stage giving pure Randy Newman vibes with his slow and emotional song Boys Don’t Cry.
The track, which wouldn’t be out of place in a Toy Story movie, was a solid performance in a ballad-heavy competition.
France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn
France stormed the stage with the intense Fulenn, the stage behind them covered in swirling Celtic symbols.
Alvan & Ahez’s tribal song was a unique one in this year’s competition, standing out from the calmer ballads.
Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
Give That Wolf A Banana was a massive hit among Eurovision fans from the beginning.
It proved just as popular in the stadium on Saturday, as the anonymous, costumed Subwoolfer drove the crowd wild with their bizarre novelty song.
Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap
Armenian act Rosa Linn performed acoustic ballad Snap to a backdrop of a paper-covered bedroom.
As she sang, Rosa pulled sheets of paper off the wall to reveal the lyrics, giving serious teenage-diary vibes to the performance.
Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi
Mahmood & Blanco performed in their home country of Italy in the hopes of winning the Eurovision two years in a row with their song Brividi.
The duet, a queer love ballad, was a beautiful addition to the competition.
Spain: Chanel – SloMo
Chanel did Spain proud with her track SloMo, giving a stellar performance any pop star would be proud of.
Her upbeat song had the crowd going wild, with Chanel managing to control her vocals even as she was lifted and spun around the stage by her dancers.
Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
Slow and powerful ballad De Diepte from the Netherlands was another atmospheric performance.
S10 showcased her seriously impressive vocals as she commanded the stage.
Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
Europe fully rallied behind Kalush Orchestra as they performed their heart out with Stefania, receiving a standing ovation for their efforts.
The unique song proved massively popular with crowds both in the stadium and watching from home.
Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars
Malik Harris’ track Rockstars was another gorgeously atmospheric track in the 2022 competition.
The crowds again lifted their phones to sway along to the ballad and emotional rap.
Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
Monika Liu gave a sleek, glamorous performance with her track Sentimentai.
The singer wore a glittering, 50’s-style dress as she captivated the audience.
Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
Eurovision 2022 was chock-full of emotional ballads, and Azerbaijan’s was among the most touching.
The powerful performance drew cheers from the crowds, Nadir finishing on an intense orchestral crescendo.
Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You
Miss You was described by Graham Norton as ‘Justin Timberlake lite’, and it’s easy to see why.
Belgium’s Jérémie Makiese performed his heart out, hitting some incredible high notes as the crowd cheered along.
Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
Greek hopeful Amanda Georgiadi Tenjford had audiences in awe with lovelorn ballad Die Together.
The track wouldn’t have felt out of place as the soundtrack to a devastating romance movie, with crowds reacting with glee to the powerful performance.
Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól
Systur took a different approach to this year’s Eurovision, with the band – made up of three singing sisters and a brother on the drums – going the country music route.
The old-fashioned country song saw the sisters dressed in cowboy hats and traditional clothes as their voices beautifully complemented each other.
Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul
After a lot of ballads, Moldova went the complete opposite direction with an absolutely mental folk rap song.
One of the most fun songs of the whole competition, Moldova’s was a massive hit with crowds in Turin and had practically everyone clapping and stamping their feet. What a wild ride!
Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
Cornelia Jakobs is a favourite of the bookies, and for good reason.
Her gorgeous track, Hold Me Closer, had a winning feel to it, with Cornelia’s husky voice drawing huge power from the song.
Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
Sheldon Riley, representing Australia in the 2022 Eurovision with Not The Same, matched song’s lyrics as he appeared to become emotional during the track.
Wearing a white suit and glittering, jeweled veil, Sheldon gave it his all.
United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN
Sam Ryder is the UK’s biggest chance in years to win the Eurovision Song Contest, and his grand final rendition of gorgeous track Space Man didn’t disappoint.
The TikTok star absolutely smashed his performance, his incredible vocals echoing around the stadium – and beneath it all, you could hear the crowd singing along to every word.
Poland: Ochman – River
Ochman gave an incredible performance with his song River, showcasing his impressive vocals as interpretive dancers spun around him.
The smooth song had crowds in Turin going wild as Poland hopes for glory in this year’s competition.
Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
Serbian act Konstrakta’s track, In Corpore Sano, was intense to say the least.
The live performance almost told a story as the act made the most of the lights, dancers and large screens.
Estonia: Stefan – Hope
Stefan, Estonia’s hopeful, had a slow start with his track Hope, but when it took off, it took off.
The last song of the evening ensured the 2022 Eurovision performances ended on a high note.
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