The host broadcaster RAI has unveiled the running orders of the two semi-finals.
In former years the running order has been drawn, but since 2016 this has changed. To make the Grand Finals and the Semi-Finals more exciting, the host broadcaster has the right to choose the running order in consultation with the EBU reference group. The idea behind this is to loosen the order of songs, just determined by a draw. It happened that there were four ballads after another, or three Scandinavian songs after another, which does not increase the excitement of the shows. To allocate strong and weaker songs in a fair way is the aim.
It needs to be mentioned that there has been an allocation draw to determine, in which part of the two semi-finals a country is being allocated. The exact running order is being revealed after all songs are submitted. The running order of the Grand Final will be declared shortly after the live broadcaster of the Semi-Final 2, 12th May, 2022.
This is the Semi-Final 1
1. Albania 2. Latvia 3. Lithuania 4. Switzerland 5. Slovenia 6. Ukraine 7. Bulgaria 8. The Netherlands 9. Moldova 10. Portugal 11. Croatia 12. Denmark 13. Austria 14. Iceland 15. Greece 16. Norway 17. Armenia
This is the Semi-Final 2
1. Finland 2. Israel 3. Serbia 4. Azerbaijan 5. Georgia 6. Malta 7. San Marino 8. Australia 9. Cyprus 10. Ireland 11. North Macedonia 12. Estonia 13. Romania 14. Poland 15. Montenegro 16. Belgium 17. Sweden 18. Czech Republic
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