Live-on-tape and Voting. Live-on-tape backup videos In many ways, the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is a unique edition, where having a creative mind and can-do attitude is essential. Everyone will be involved and do their best to host three incredible television shows live from Pala Olimpico, where all the 40 participating countries will be performing live on stage. In the unfortunate event that an artist or act is not able to perform live on stage, ‘live-ontape’ backup videos will be used. These recordings are a ‘plan B’ conceived by the EBU and the Host Broadcaster. In 2021, together with all the 40 delegations, it was agreed to introduce backup performance tapes to make sure the competition could go on in any case whatsoever. If an artist or act is not able to travel to Turin, or if they have to quarantine or isolate during their stay, their live-on-tape backup video will be used during the live show. In this way, all entries will have their chance to shine during the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. After all, the show must go on!
Voting. Starting from 2016, both professional juries and televoters from participating countries are entitled to vote for contestants by giving them points ranging from 1 to 8, 10 and 12. Starting from 2019, the order in which the televoting results are revealed is determined by the ranking of the jury. The presenters announce the televotes starting from the country that was ranked last by the jury and working their way up to the country that was ranked first.
Voting in the Semi-Finals. Professional juries, together with viewers from home, determine the outcome of the two Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest. Seventeen contestants in the first Semi-Final and eighteen in the second Semi-Final will compete for one of the ten tickets giving access to the Grand Final.
Televoters. Viewers from all countries taking part in one of the Semi-Finals are invited to vote using the official app, or by telephone and/or SMS. Moreover, the Big Five countries (i.e., France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) will vote in one of the Semi-Finals. France and Italy will have the chance to vote in the first Semi-Final, while Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany will vote in the second SemiFinal. Televoters can start voting after the last song is performed and approximately for 15 minutes after that. Televoters will determine 50% of the final result.
Professional juries. Professional juries in all countries, which will take part in or are designated for one of the Semi-Finals, are required to vote. They will determine the remaining 50% of the final result. The jury, which consists of five members (including a chairperson), will be the same jury that will vote in the Grand Final. The ten qualified countries will be announced at the end of each Semi-Final in a random order, which will decided by the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. This order does not reflect the actual ranking on the scoreboard.
Voting in the Grand Final. In all participating countries, both televoters and professional juries will be able to give from 1 to 8, 10, and 12 points. Televoters can vote using the official app, telephone and/or SMS. Televoters can start voting after the last song is performed and approximately for 35 minutes after that. These votes will determine 50% of the final result and will be counted by Digame, the EBU’s voting verify the televoting results.
After all the jury points are given, the total points from the televote for each country are added up. These totals are then added to the scoreboard, from the bottom to the top. The country at the top of the scoreboard is the winner.
Televoters and juries cannot vote for the country they represent. The final results, including televoting and jury results for every participating country will be published on eurovision.tv after the Grand Final.