How low with the Eurovision jury and televote can you finish and still qualify?
The semi-finals of Eurovision 2022 are about to begin, and as always there is a jury show and a live broadcast show for the public to vote on.
The truly great songs find a way to be popular with both, while many rely heavily on one over the other to do well or even to just qualify.
Looking back since the split voting of 2016, we look at how low songs have finished and still managed to qualify.
Poland: Michał Szpak - 'Color of Your Life'
Israel: Hovi Star - 'Made of Stars'
Romania: Ilinica ft Alex Florea - 'Yodel It'
Denmark: Anja Nissen - 'Where I Am'
Finland: Saara Aalto - 'Monsters'
Netherlands: Waylon - 'Outlaw in 'Em'
San Marino: Serhat - 'Say Na Na Na'
Denmark: Leonara - 'Love is Forever'
Norway: TIX - 'Fallen Angel'
Albania: Anxhela Peristeri - 'Karma'
So what does this all tell us?
Well, every year except 2021, a song finished as low as 15th with the jury and still made the Grand Final.
However, on the majority of occasions, they then had to make the top four of the public vote to get through.
Doing badly in the televote seems to be more of an issue for entries. In the first couple of years, songs could be as low as 16th and make it.
However, in the last three contests, the lowest a qualifying song has finished with the public is 12th place.
So, if a song doesn't have enough impact for the public to pick up the phone, then they better have a very good jury score!
How will this play out at Eurovision 2022, tune in to the semi-finals to find out!