The running order will be determined by the host broadcasters in alignment with the EBU reference group, unlike earlier years when the running order has been drawn. This new tactical order promises a better mix of songs, more excitement and to avoid having ballad after ballad. But it also has the effect that there is a pre-judgement, stronger songs will be put on first or last position, while the unpopular #2 is already the worst rank to get. On the other hand there is the semi-final allocation draw, where the semi-final and the first or second half will be drawn. The ESC history taught us that normally it does not matter, which starting position a country is allocated to, when the song is strong and good it could start on any place.
1. Lithuania 2. Slovenia 3. Russia 4. Sweden 5. Australia 6. North Macedonia 7. Ireland 8. Cyprus 9. Norway 10. Croatia 11. Belgium 12. Israel 13. Romania 14. Azerbaijan 15. Ukraine 16. Malta
1. San Marino 2. Estonia 3. Czech Republic 4. Greece 5. Austria 6. Poland 7. Moldova 8. Iceland 9. Serbia 10. Georgia 11. Albania 12. Portugal 13. Bulgaria 14. Finland 15. Latvia 16. Switzerland 17. Denmark
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!