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Are Ireland in tonight’s Eurovision final? Full schedule, timings and running order for 2022 show

By Anita McSorley

The countdown is on for the 2022 Eurovision final which takes place tonight.

Some 25 finalists will battle it out to win the prestigious song contest, which will be watched by millions across the world.

This year’s final is taking place in Italy after the country won the 2021 competition with its act Maneskin, who are due to perform at tonight’s final.

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It’s bad news for Ireland though, after Brooke Scullion failed to qualify with her performance of That’s Rich in Thursday’s second semi-final, in what came as a surprise to many viewers.

It means that Ireland has now failed to qualify for the Eurovision final on seven of its last 10 attempts.

Ukraine are the favourites as the countdown begins, but they face stiff competition from the likes of the UK, Sweden, Italy and Spain who are all predicted to do well.

With hundred of millions of people set to tune in one of the world’s most-watched TV events, here’s all you need to know about how to watch it in Ireland

What time is it on?

The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final takes place on Saturday, 14 May at 8pm.

Where can I watch it?

You can catch it live on RTE One, RTE Player and RTE Radio 1.

Are Ireland in tonight’s final?

Unfortunately no. Brooke Scullion failed to qualify after her performance of That’s Rich in Thursday’s second semi-final, in what came as a surprise to many viewers.

Who are the favourites?

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra remains the favourite to win, while the UK’s Sam Ryder, Sweden’s X, hosts Italy’s X and Spain’s X round out the top five.

What is the running order?

25 acts are due to preform, made up of 10 each from Tuesday and Thursday's semi-finals and the 'big 5'.

  1. Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off
  2. Romania: WRS – Llámame
  3. Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
  4. Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
  5. Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
  6. France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn
  7. Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
  8. Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap
  9. Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi
  10. Spain: Chanel – SloMo
  11. Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
  12. Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
  13. Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars
  14. Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
  15. Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
  16. Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You
  17. Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
  18. Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól
  19. Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul
  20. Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
  21. Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
  22. United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN
  23. Poland: Ochman – River
  24. Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
  25. Estonia: Stefan – Hope

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