Final of Eurovision 2022, live | Chanel gets great ovations for Spain with ‘SloMo’

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The participations of the 25 countries that attended the final of the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 He finished his performance after 11 pm, Spanish peninsular time, with the participation of Estonia. A gala in which Chanel Terrero has performed her song SloMo among great ovations, which keeps it among the favorites along with Ukraine, Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom. Now come the votes of the jury and the public and from midnight the results. The winner will be known around 00.40. At the beginning of the night, Laura Pausini has sung several of her best-known songs in different languages. With the singer Mika and the presenter Alessandro Cattelan they make up the three presenters of the great gala, which is celebrated at the Pala Alpitour pavilion in Turin (Italy). 25 countries participate. Follow the festival live here with journalists from EL PAÍS.

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How to vote for Chanel from outside Spain?

From Spain we cannot, but outside yes. RTVE makes it clear to us how to do it from each country:

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End of performances and turn to vote

There is time until twelve at night. Meanwhile, the organizers will delight us with various performances to entertain us so that the party doesn’t falter (if it hasn’t already done so with so many ballads…).

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And we end with sounds of the west

A disciple of Johnny Cash and Ennio Morricone sings for Estonia this year at the festival. At 24 years old, Stefan Airapetjan has had time to present himself four times to the pre-selection of his country. The opportunity has come in 2022 with Hopejust after making his single Doomino become the most broadcast in his country in 2021.


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25. Estonia: Stefan-Hope

The last to go through the stage is Estonia. Stefan interprets Hopea kind of homage to spaghetti westerns


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Less Martian than in previous editions

Ana Đurić is the singer known as Konstrakta who presents one of the most Martian proposals of this edition of the festival. This architect and music star from her country innovates by mixing Serbian and Latin in her song.

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24. Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano

Serbia presents one of the strangest and most hypnotic performances of the night. Konstrakta is the singer of In Corpore Sano, a vindication of healthy life and criticism of health cuts and the actions of governments in the face of covid. Pay attention to the staging


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23. Poland: Ochman – River

For Poland Ochman bequeaths with the song River, which allows her to show off her powerful voice with an operatic air. Also quite high in the pools


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grandson of tenor

What’s a 20-something from Massachusetts doing representing Poland? Ochman, who is the grandson of Polish tenor Wiesław Ochman, was born in the United States, but since his adolescence he has lived in the European country, first in Katowice and then in Warsaw. He introduced himself to The voice Polish, won and here it is, with an operatic ballad in honor of its roots.

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Between TikTok and Britpop

Thanks to this song that modernizes the Britpop epic of the nineties, the United Kingdom (and Freddie Mercury) is once again one of the favorites to win the festival. He does it after several years chaining last and penultimate positions. His representative, Sam Ryder, has a strength in the face of televoting: during confinement he became a star of TikTok, a social network in which he gained more than 12 million followers from all over the world. A version competition was invented in which even Sia and Justin Bieber participated. Here is a compilation of some of them.


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22. UK: Sam Ryder – Spaceman

Turn to UK. Sam Ryder and his space man is a pop song that has become one of the favorites of the night due to its powerful staging and how well it fits into the festival. Will he get the rest of Europe to forget about Brexit in the vote?


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Our ‘neighbors’ from Australia

Australia has earned to be in the Eurovision Song Contest and not precisely for geographical reasons. A good part of its citizens, dedicated eurofans and faithful viewers of its television broadcast, have achieved it. Since it premiered in 2015, it has shown that it perfectly understands the musical idiosyncrasies of the contest, finishing in the top 10 in four of its six participations. His representative this year, in addition to participating in Factor X in his country and in the American Got Talent, did so, surprise, in The voice Australia. She had the audacity to sing a very particular version of the song at the blind auditions. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me of Culture Club before Boy George himself. They ended up teaming up in the contest.


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21. Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same

Australia arrives from the other side of the world with Sheldon Riley and the theme Not the Samean emotional song inspired by his personal story of overcoming


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a sociological phenomenon

ABBA’s country is a Eurovision superpower. For more than a decade, it has also been the country that sets the pace, through its producers and composers, of pop made in Los Angeles for the rest of the planet. One more year she is among the three favorites. Melodifestivalen, the television program that works as a local pre-selection, has reached an average audience of 3.7 million viewers (and more than 80% audience share) in a country of 10.4 million inhabitants.

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20. Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer

The final stretch of the night of performances brings several favorites. Sweden is one of them, and they rose in the bookmakers after their performance in the second semi-final. Cornelia Jakobs and her scratchy voice is the singer and the theme is Hold Me Closer


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The Ramones of Moldova

The first time Moldova participated in Eurovision, it was in 2005 with Zdob şi Zdub, which they repeated in 2011 and this year they represent their country for the third time. In Turin they are accompanied by the Advahov Brothers and their festive theme is one of those that combines local folklore with more modern rhythms. the letter of Trenuleţul refers to its sister country, Romania, and also to the Hey! ho! Let’s Go! of the Ramones.

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19. Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenuleţul

Moldova arrives to liven up the affair with the group Zdob si Zdub & Fratii Advahov and the song Trenuletul. Pure party with a lot of jumping on stage


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singing in the sun

Iceland sings this year to the rising sun, the one that gradually begins to occupy minutes of the day in the country’s sky after a long winter with hardly any natural light. She does it through the trio of Systur sisters, lovers of the sounds of the sixties and at the same time daughters of two veteran musicians from the country.

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Final of Eurovision 2022, live | Chanel gets great ovations for Spain with ‘SloMo’