You can see these 25 countries in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest | NOW

The finalists are known: S10 knows which 24 countries it will compete against on Saturday to win the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. Here it is.

United Kingdom – Sam Ryder – Space Man

Sam Ryder is hugely popular on TikTok: the singer started singing covers during lockdown in 2020 and has thus garnered 12 million followers. He could also write himself: Space Man he made himself.

France – Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn

No, this is not French: the Alvan & Ahez quartet occasionally sing in Breton, a Celtic language spoken by only a few hundred thousand people. The song is about a woman who wants to dance, but is told by her family that she is not allowed to. Of course he did and it turned out to be dancing with the devil.

Germany – Malik Harris – Rock Star

Malik Harris does something we rarely see on the Eurovision stage: he raps. Not the whole song, but it really is a part of the song. Harris has worked on his music career for over four years and is doing well, having supported James Blunt and Tom Odell.

Italy – Mahmood & Blanco – Brividia

Mahmood is familiar to fans of the Song Contest: the singer also participated in 2019 and then came in second behind Duncan Laurence. He didn’t necessarily want to come again, he told NU.nl, but Blanco wanted so badly, so Mahmood went anyway.

Spain – Chanel – SloMo

Dancing, singing and acting: Chanel can do it all. on SloMo show them the first two talents in detail. The song is also a bit Dutch, because the producer behind the song is Dutchman Arjen Thonen.

Netherlands – S10 – Depth

The S10 is the first Dutch entry since Sieneke and sings about the sadness and memories you can carry with you. The singer is popular with bookmakers: a place in the top ten must be worthy.

Ukraine – Kalush Orchestra – Stefania

The Kalush Orchestra was not really the choice of the Ukrainian people: the band finished second in the national final. But since winner Alina Pash had been to Crimea and did not comply with Ukrainian rules to visit this Russian annexed part, she had to be replaced.

Switzerland – Marius the Bear – Boy Crying

Marius Bear originally planned to go into construction, but decided in 2016 to stay focused on music. He toured Switzerland and Germany as a street musician in hopes of breaking through. During a performance at a festival he was discovered by an American producer and his music career suddenly became much more serious.

Moldova – Zdob si Zdub & Fratii Advahov – Trenuletul

For Song Contest fans, Zdob the Zdub & Fratii Advahov are old friends: half of the collaborations (Zdob the Zdub) have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice before. In 2005, the band even became the first to participate in a music competition on behalf of Moldova. This time the band hopes to win with the song Trenuletul: a song about a small train.

Lithuania – Monica Liu – Sentiment

Monika Liu has wanted to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest for a long time and this year, her wish has finally come true. Sentiment is about an artist living in the past and is largely based on Liu’s own experiences.

Armenian – Rosa Linn – broken

Armenia won the last edition of the Junior Song Contest and singer Rosa Linn hopes to achieve the same with her song brokenThis song is about forgetting love and how hard it can be sometimes.

Greece – Amanda Tenfjord – Die Together

Amanda Tenfjord not only worked hard for her music career, she also studied medicine. In her song she sings about a love so strong that you go crazy for each other and simply can’t live without each other.

Iceland – System – Meo Haekkandi Sol

Sisters Sigga, Beta and Elín have performed together from an early age and became a huge hit in Iceland with the song Have No One. Musicality runs in the family: their father was a hit in England in the 1980s and Ellen’s mother was also a singer. Brother Eythor plays drums during his sister’s performance.

Norway – Subwoofers – Give the wolf a banana

The masks, makeup and whimsical lyrics are favorites at the Eurovision Song Contest and this year Norway is showing off. Subwoofer members wish to remain anonymous and say that they are not from Norway, but from the moon.

Portugal – MARO – Saudade, Saudade

MARO has had quite a musical career: the singer studied music and moved to Los Angeles, where he released six albums in one year. She previously opened for Jessie J and collaborated with Grammy winner Jacob Collier. On the stage of Eurovision he combined English and Portuguese.

Finnish – Rasmus – Jezebel

Many people still know The Rasmus: the band had a worldwide hit in 2003 with the song In the shadows and at that time traveled to all the major cities of Europe. Also First Day in My Life scored well, but after that a huge success failed to materialize. That’s not to say that the band started doing less: since that hit, four more albums have been released. In Finland the band has always remained popular and he is now looking forward to Jezebela song about a woman who does exactly what she feels, to revive that world fame.

Serbian – Konstrata – At Corpore Sano

Ana Durić is the birth name of the artist Konstrarta, who not only composes her own music but is also the designer behind her own video clips, is a business woman and can work as an architect. At Corpore Sano can be interpreted as a critique of the health care system in Serbia: Konstratta washes his hands during a live performance of the song. Attentive listeners heard the name ‘Meghan Markle’ pass by: translated into Dutch it turned out that Konstrarta was wondering how the Duchess of Sussex got her beautiful hair.

Azerbaijan – Nadir Rustamli – Fading to Black

Where Efendi sings an uptempo song about Mata Hari in 2021, Azerbaijan opted for a more classic ballet this year. Nadir Rustamli sings about heartache in Fading to Black, a popular subject at the Eurovision Song Contest. By the way, the singer always dreamed of participating: that’s why she chose Azerbaijani Voice for coach Eldar Gasimov who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011. That choice ultimately gave Rustamli the win at Voiceright

Australia – Sheldon Riley – Not the same

Take off the (diamond) mask and be honest about your feelings: Sheldon Riley sings Not the same about deviating from others. The singer described how she was bullied and how she dared not admit her sexuality in her youth in a deeply religious family.

Estonian – Stefan – hope

Stefan is already very popular in his own country and hopes his career will now take off worldwide. In 2018 she already tried to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, but then she came in third in the previous election. He also made it to the finals in 2019 and 2020, but did not win. However, he was named the sexiest man in Estonia in 2020.

Romania – WRS – Llamame

Andrei-Ionut Ursu is better known as WRS and started his artistic career as a dancer. In 2015 he was part of a boy band for a while, but finally he decided to go solo. In 2020 he debuted with the song why and he’s currently working on his first album, mandalaright

Poland – Ochman – river

Despite the fact that Ochman was battling a bad flu when he participated in the pre-selection in Poland, he still managed to win the game. The Polish public has known for a long time that he can sing: in 2020 he won Polish Voice House. Incidentally, Ochman can also play the piano and he can play the trumpet very well.

Belgium – Jérémie Makiese – Miss you

Jérémie Makiese isn’t sure yet: does she want to be a singer or a professional soccer player? If it was up to him, he would just do both. The goalkeeper recently signed a deal with Belgian professional club Excelsior Virton and he won in 2021 Belgian Voiceright

Sweden – Cornelia Jakobs – Hug me closer

For the first time in years, Sweden has once again submitted a woman to the Eurovision Song Contest. Cornelia Jakobs started her career in the girl band Love Generation, but went solo in 2018. She doesn’t get her musicality from foreigners: her father is Jakob Samuel, singer of the popular Swedish band Poodles.

Czech Republic – We Domi – Lights off

A mix of electro-pop and a bit of indie: that’s how We Are Domi’s music in the Czech Republic summed up. It doesn’t matter how the Song Contest ends for a three-piece band: they’re going to tour Europe.

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