Running orders of the 2 semi finals revealed!
15 days after the official deadline for song submissions to the EBU, the running order for the semi-finals has been released. Before that, only the general allocation to the semifinal as well as the first or second half had been determined. Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Martin Österdahl approved this running order suggested by the host producers of NPO,NOS & AVROTROS.
The first semi-final will be held on Tuesday, May 18 in the following order:
- North Macedonia
Next to these participating countries, the automatic qualifiers Germany and Italy as part of the Big 5 as well as host nation Netherlands will vote in this semi.
The second semi-final will be held on Thursday, May 20 in the following order:
- San Marino
- Czech Republic
Next to the participating countries in this semi, the automatic qualifiers France, Spain and the United Kingdom as part of the Big 5 will vote here.
Taking a closer look at the running order
Having a closer look in the running order, the Lituanian band The Roop will open the biggest music show in the world with the song Discoteque. Bookies favourite Destiny will close the first semi with the song Je Me Casse. 10 songs will qualify to the Grand Final. Belarus, who were supposed to participate in this semi as well with the band Galasy ZMesta, had been disqualified by the EBU after submitting two songs which violated the rules.
In terms of the second semi-final, Senhit will open the show with the well-received song Adrenalina, potentially alongside international rapper Flo Rida. If the travel regulations allow a journey, we will see him in Rotterdam in May. Regarding the closing act, Denmark has been chosen to do this job. The duo Fyr og Flamme will therefore compete with their song Øve os på hinanden in running spot 17. Initially, Armenia was supposed to compete in this semi-final as well. However, Armenia withdrew from this year’s competition.
Semi Final 1 running order
Semi Final 2 Running Order
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