This evening, at the Opening Ceremony of Junior Eurovision 2014 inside the Verdala Palace, the 16 acts vying for the win are participating in a draw to determine whether they will sing in the first half or second half of Saturday’s show. Producers will use this to determine the running order within each part of Saturday’s live finale. Malta’s Federica Falzon will draw her actual starting position. This is because she’s from the host country, and producers do not want to appear biased.

You can watch the red carpet and opening ceremony live from 18:40 CET at this link.

As the host country, Malta had a privilege to choose its position. Federica Falzon will perform as 15th.

Two other countries also drew the first and last starting position. Belarus will sing first, while Netherlands will sing last.

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 RUNNING ORDER BY HALVES

FIRST HALF

1. Belarus: Nadezdha Misyakova – Sokal

2. Bulgaria: Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim – Planet of the Children

3. San Marino: The Peppermints – Breaking My Heart

4. Croatia: Josie – Game Over

5. Cyprus: Sophia Patsalides – I Pio Omorfi Mera

6. Georgia: Lizi Pop – Happy Day

7. Sweden: Julia Kedhammar – Du Ar Inte Ensam

8. Ukraine:  Sympho – Nick – Spring will Come

SECOND HALF

9. Slovenia: Ula Lozar – Nisi Sam

10. Montenegro: Lejla Vulic & Masa Vujadinovic – Budi Dijete Na Jedan Dan

11. Italy: Vincenzo Cantiello – Tuo Primo Grande Amore

12. Armenia: Betty – People of the Sun

13. Russia: Alisa Kozhikina – Dreamer

14. Serbia: Emilija Djonin – Svet U Mojim Ocima

15. Malta: Federica Falzon – Diamonds

16.The Netherlands: Julia van Bergen – Around

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Tanya Levenova
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Tanya Levenova

Bulgaria-Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim

Tanya Levenova
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Tanya Levenova

?ulgaria-Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim

Mariana
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Mariana

1Bulgaria 2.Malta 3.Serbia-???? ? ????? ?????????

Mariana
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Mariana

Strahotna pesen

Paige
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Paige

It stinks how early Belarus and Bulgaria are performing. I still think they’ll get a good place though, just not first. I think this opens up the door for Cyprus, Slovenia and especially the Netherlands to do very well, and I think one of those three will win. However, you never know and I wish all the participants the best of luck!

Alex
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Alex

Interesting way of deciding the running order – in particular, making the start and end of the show random draws. They should consider something similar for ESC, so that nobody can complain that they were slated by the producer to go first or that someone else got to go last.

Paul D
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Paul D

Last year Malta was also second last and won the contest, what a coincidence! I think it’s very likely she’ll win

Timselvision
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Timselvision

Netherlands 16th 😀

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

woohoo 16th! but i’m not very happy that cyprus has to perform in the 1st half also croatia

Leon
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Leon

I think Armenia should open the show. Their song is fun, and uplifiting and sort of blends in with the whole Malta = people of the sun theme. Personal favorites to win: Cyprus, Armenia, Bulgaria

Kjetil
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This is my ideal Running Order:

1 Sweden
2 Armenia
3 Slovenia
4 Croatia
5 Italy
6 Montenegro
7 Georgia
8 Netherlands
9 San Marino
10 Cyprus
11 Russia
12 Bulgaria
13 Malta
14 Belarus
15 Serbia
16 Ukraine

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

mavision hmm yeah that’s right armenia or montenegro maybe? i also hope cyprus wins!

Dbon
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Dbon

It’s the VERDALA Palace

Mavision
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Mavision

Open with Russia? Nah, need something uplifting to start off a show!

Cyprus to win!

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

this is my ideal running order
1 russia
2 bulgaria
3 malta
4 sweden
5 italy
6 montenegro
7 georgia
8 belarus
9 san marino
10 serbia
11 cyprus
12 armenia
13 croatia
14 slovenia
15 netherlands
16 ukraine