Yesterday, the EBU has met the heads of international delegation in Düsseldorf. It is necessary to discuss several organizational issues as well as the determination of the running order of the countries in the semi finals and final. It is of urgent importance for the delegations to know when to arrive in Düsseldorf for the rehearsals. Judith Rakers, one of the hosts of the ESC 2011 has been the host of the event as well. Together with the host of the German pre decision show Sabine Heinrich, who opened the bullets with the country names. There were two wildcards for each semi final, so lucky country was able to pick the starting position, those were Poland (#1) and Greece (#19) in the Semi Final 1, Slovakia (#5) and Latvia (#17) for Semi Final 2 and Spain (#22) in the Final. It is always told that a late starting position is a grant for a good shape up, but every year we notice that there is no real rule and even a song with the starting number #1 can be a winner. You can see the order of appearance at a glance on eurovisionlive.com
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.