Like last year the running order of the Grand Final is being determined by the Danish broadcaster DR and approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor Jan Ola San as well as the chairman of the reference group Mr Freiling. The host country Denmark has been drawn to #23 weeks ago. The Big 5 countries have been allocated to either the first or second half. During the winners press conferences the singers could draw the appearance of the first or second half of the Grand Final. The complete running order will then being determined as explained. This method should guarantee the utmost excitement and alternation of ballads and fast songs or rock songs.
The Ukraine will open the 2014 ESC and the last country on stage will be the United Kingdom. All the Scandinavian countries can be found spread from the beginning to the end. The majority of the Big 5 countries will be performing in the second half, beside of Germany. In the past years the history showed us that countries of the second half have more chances to win the ESC. This is due to the fact that more people tune in and enjoyed the one or other drink.