The EBU has just announced the running order for the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. 33 countries will compete at the semi-finals, split into Semi-Final 1 of 16 acts and Semi-Final 2 of 17 acts. Only 10 acts will advance from each Semi-Final and as we’ve seen in previous years, where you perform in the running order is key to winning one of the 20 slots at the Grand Final on Saturday.
You can see the full running order for Semi-Final 1 and Semi-Final 2 below. Breaks are scheduled after the fifth and 12th song in each semi-final, though the EBU notes these positions may change.
Eurovision Semi-Final 1 Running Order
4. The Netherlands
8. FYR Macedonia
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Eurovision Semi-Final 2 Running Order
3. San Marino
8. Czech Republic
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What about the Big 5, Austria and Australia?
Austria has already drawn to perform 14th in the running order of the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. Australia and the Big 5 will draw their position for the Grand Final running order later. In addition, Spain, Austria, France will vote in the first semi-final, while Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom will vote in the second semi-final. As Australia is a wildcard entry, it will vote in both semi-finals.
What do you think of the running orders? Who has the advantage and who will risk not qualifying?