As expected by bookmakers, Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. that Kalash Orchestra was especially popular among the audience. In a public vote, Ukraine, which had been under Russian aggression for several weeks, received 439 points. A total of 631 points were enough for first place ahead of Great Britain (466 points), Spain (459), Sweden (438) and Serbia (312). Hosts Italy finished sixth with 268 points.
German candidate Malik Harris was the only participant to receive zero points from the national jury. Even after the public vote, in which he got six points, he remained in last place. Switzerland (17th place) got zero points from the audience. Great Britain was still in the first place, even after voting by the national jury.
Possible manipulations in the semi-finals?
Organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin also announced that they would investigate possible manipulations in the second semi-final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced Sunday night that irregularities were found in jury votes in six countries. Country names were not mentioned in the beginning. Instead, the affected countries formed an average value from points from other countries that voted equally. Details not given.
“The EBU takes very seriously all alleged attempts to rig voting at the Eurovision Song Contest,” it said in a statement. In the second semi-final Thursday, ten other nations qualified for Saturday’s final: Finland, Poland, Belgium, Sweden, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia and Australia.