Who won Eurovision 2022? Winner, full results and where UK finished
Eurovision 2021 has come to an end and the winner has been revealed as Ukraine.
In a politically charged final, Ukraine reduced viewers to tears as their Kalush Orchestra plead for help for the country. A vote for Ukraine, in the current climate, certainly feels like an act of solidarity. Ukraine were the competition's favourite to win.
The show also had Sam Ryder do the UK proud as the TikTok star performed his song Space Man. He was our most hopeful act in years and had already amassed 12million followers on the social media app before appearing on the competition.
Here is everything that you need to know about Eurovision 2022's final.
Eurovision 2022 final results
Here are the top 10 from this year's contest.
- Ukraine - 631 points
- UK - 466 points
- Spain - 459 points
- Sweden - points
- Serbia - 312 points
- Italy - 268 points
- Moldova - 253 points
- Greece - 215 points
- Portugal - 207 points
- Norway - 182 points
What are the dreaded nul points?
It is rare that a song fails to receive any points at all, but it does happen. Nul points is when an act receives a score of zero. It happened for the first time in 1962.
Usually, a country gets nul points from either the jury or the viewers, but not from both. However, an overall nul points has been scored once... by the UK, in 2021.
No one received nul points this year, but Germany had a scare after receiving 0 from the jury points. However, they went on to receive points from the viewers.
Where did UK finish in Eurovision 2022?
Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Germany, Belgium, France, Georgia, Austria and Czech Republic all awarded the UK the maximum 12 points in jury points. The UK gave their 12 points to Ukraine.
The UK was in the lead after the jury votes with 283 points. Sweden were in second place with 258 and Spain in third with 231.
However, the public votes can change everything in the blink of an eye. And that's just what happened as the public gave Serbia a shocking 225 points bringing their total to 312 and giving them an instant boost to the lead. They flew from 16th place to first, knocking the UK from the top.
Ukraine then did the same as the viewer's responded to their emotional display. They were awarded a whopping 439 points from the public, rocketing them to the leading position with a total of 631 points - 319 more than Serbia.
The UK ultimately finished in 2nd place. We received 183 points from the public, meaning that the country finished with 466 points in total.
Eurovision grand final 2022 contestants and running order
Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off
Romania: WRS – Llámame
Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn
Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap
Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi
Spain: Chanel – SloMo
Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars
Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – Miss You
Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól
Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul
Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN
Poland: Ochman – River
Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
Estonia: Stefan – Hope
The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final 2022 will air from 8pm on Saturday (May 14) on BBC One and BBC iPlayer
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