It’s only been two hours since semi final 2 came to an end, but the EBU and ORF have already revealed the running order for the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Slovenia’s Maraaya — that’s Raay and Marjetka Vovk — have the honour of opening the show with their song “Here for You”. It’s modern, it’s inviting — and it’ll set the tone for a night of FABULOUS.

Media darling and fan favourite Mans Zelermlow from Sweden will perform 10th, while Belgium’s Loïc Nottet has been slotted into 13th position. The final five acts to perform will be Georgia’s Nina Sublatti, Azerbaijan’s Elnur Huseynov, Russia’s Polina Gagarina, Albania’s Elhaida Dani, and Italy’s Il Volo. It’s a very Italian ending: “The Voice of Italy” winner Elhaida will perform just before Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero.

Grand Final Running Order

  1. Slovenia
  2. France
  3. Israel
  4. Estonia
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Armenia
  7. Lithuania
  8. Serbia
  9. Norway
  10. Sweden
  11. Cyprus
  12. Australia
  13. Belgium
  14. Austria
  15. Greece
  16. Montenegro
  17. Germany
  18. Poland
  19. Latvia
  20. Romania
  21. Spain
  22. Hungary
  23. Georgia
  24. Azerbaijan
  25. Russia
  26. Albania
  27. Italy

Semi final 1 winners press conference

Semi final 2 winners press conference

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Illyric
Illyric
6 years ago

Everything is so clear to me. Albania is the winner. I was wondering if her running order will be in second half, and that happened and she is going to sing 26th which means everything was so organised to make Albania the winner from the beginning by making her to change the song till now. U just need to analyze a bit and u will realize. Cheers.

BunnyC
BunnyC
6 years ago

I feel like they’re trying to screw Estonia 🙁 I hope people still vote. After watching the second semi in Australia and my Dad expressing his hate for Sweden I want Estonia to win even more!!!
Please, it’s still possible! <3

Simas
Simas
6 years ago

Hello, please vote for Lithuania!!! Thank you 😉

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

Albania nailed in rehearsal for Grand Final. She was sick before and her performance wasn’t good but her voice is back now. I am so happy for albanians and I hope their song wins.
Good luck

MarkyMark
MarkyMark
6 years ago

A point to remember is that the vast majority of people watching and voting tonight will not have heard all the songs before and dont spend much time on musical critique. They simply vote for the catchiest track or the standout ballad that they remember by the time voting starts. Some of the songs being suggested as winners here are only being favoured by the hard core fans that have listened to them over and over again already.

kblomkvist
kblomkvist
6 years ago

I don’t get all the Albania love! :-\
Usually hate the Eurovision songs, but this year there is a handful of listenable numbers and they are as follows.

My prediction is
1. Estonia
2. Sweden
3. Russia

The top 5 will probably be completed by Latvia and Belgium

One other strong contender is Georgia!

per
per
6 years ago

Albania, well, she cant sing. She must learn to sing, before she should be in ESC. Albania is never gonna winn. I hope Russia come in place 27.

Telmo
Telmo
6 years ago

Dinn, are you from France or from Malta? It’s a bit suspicious… hahahahaha

Dinn
Dinn
6 years ago

Elhaida Dani of Albania has emerged as the new favourite to win the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, at least according to social buzz.
http://www.cmo.com/articles/2015/5/22/articles.html
Albania is a cotential to win.
All the best from Malta

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

@cheesecake: I’d rather they put all the countries in a drum, and let a machine spit them out one by one to determine the order, and let the chips fall where they may.

Either that, or let the odds at a fixed point in time determine the order.

Dinn
Dinn
6 years ago

Best song of the competition is Albania.
She is improve a lot. today was the rehearsal for the Grand Final and she nailed it.
Her voice is back and the dress is better.
Good luck from France
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xl5sOOyPPw

linda
linda
6 years ago

I hope Albania will win this competition. Very difficult song but a great voice from the singer. great performance!

cheesecake
cheesecake
6 years ago

I think the procedure how they determine the running order is not fair at all, they should just draw it like they did before 2013. I really want Estonia to win, so I’m shocked to see them in 4th position. But it’s still possible for them, we just need to vote! Yeah Sweden is the hot favorite, especially with his very lucky 10th place, but after some very good semi performances I believe that this year is more open than any of the last ones. I’d say any of these following 9 (!) countries can win tomorrow (in order of… Read more »

Pipas pal pájaro
Pipas pal pájaro
6 years ago

I definitely have a feeling that Spain is gonna do great: good song, beautiful singer, propper staging and great slot between Romania and Hungary.

conor
conor
6 years ago

doesn’t feel right without iceland 🙁 i love her song i feel awful seeing how nervous she was.

Larissa
Larissa
6 years ago

from first semi final I did really enjoy UK performance and Italy very powerful
second semi finals favorites are Azerbaijan and Latvia
But I will be voting for Elnur’s wolf

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

Could be big trouble for Slovenia (my #15 before this contest and the bookies’ #9 on Monday morning) and Italy (my #1 and the bookies’ #2) tomorrow.

1984 (Sweden) was the last year that the FIRST performer won this contest.

1989 (Yugoslavia) was the last year that the LAST performer won.

Slovenia is probably screwed. Italy will really have to bring the house down to win.

Emmy
Emmy
6 years ago

I see a huge difference between albanian song and others. The song is great to listen in the radio while driving :-). I love the voice, i love the potential, i love the tone. It is really women power. Love IT and wish good luck to the grand final
12 point from Netherlands.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

I think Italy and Russia are in winning positions. It is a long night with 27 songs so those near the end have a better chance of staying in people’s memories. I hope it works in Azerbaijan’s favour too. Bad news for Slovenia & Estonia but they drew the first half so they have to deal with it. I wonder if Sweden is still the winner? Their average song was only special because of the visuals but we have seen amazing staging by other countries. I found Sweden’s visual tricks fell flat. I hope the song flops. It does not… Read more »

ZITA
ZITA
6 years ago

I hope Albania win. I love their song.

VALTER
VALTER
6 years ago

If Sweden or Russia will win the ECS, then the competition is based only in visual performance. So we can say the the lights competition and not the song competition. In my opinion Georgia, Albania and Estonia deserve to win. Their songs are great.

Lotte De Vries
Lotte De Vries
6 years ago

My favorites this year are Sweden, Azerbaijan, Poland and Lithuania. But my voice will go for sure to Elnur.12 point to Azerbaijan from Netherlands! Vote for 24!

SÍLVIA
SÍLVIA
6 years ago

@Giorgos i love georgian song, she performed well
I’m a warrior
Still stucked in my mind
I’ve been in danger for too long
No no no

Also i love the Albanian song. Both songs are FAVOURITE to win.
I wish all the best to both countries from Portugal

adriana_gabriela
adriana_gabriela
6 years ago

My predictions that one of these countrys can take the troffee this year:Sweden,Rusia,Uk,Australia,Italy,Serbia,Belgium,Latvia,Romania(can be a surprise)lol,Albania(maybe)even Israel,Georgia,Estonia.Any of these countrys can be the winner.

Giorgos
Giorgos
6 years ago

@Era yeah, I know. Most of Georgians are even more pathetic…
I actually like the Georgian entry and I looove the Albanian..but all these things that are happening..are just rediculous..!

Sara
Sara
6 years ago

I hope Albania will win.
I want to visit it next year in Eurovision 2016. 🙂

ISABEL
ISABEL
6 years ago

The best songs of ECS 2015 are: Albania, Russia, Estonia, Belgium and Sweden. I will be happy if one of them will win 😉

frangisco
frangisco
6 years ago

Songs that i like: italy,greece,albania,slovenia,sweeden(but if you close your eyes is just an ok song),esthonia. belgium My prediction is: Sweeden (but i dont like this to happen) Italy( love this song even if i dont understand the language) Russia ( its an ok song with a message but its usual for esc, nothing special) australia (just ok) esthonia (love the song) slovenia( nice song) albania(love the song) greece ( strong baland with the most beautiful voice of esc, classy performance, it deserves to have a higher position but this is not going to happen) belgium ( ok it has a… Read more »

EMMA
EMMA
6 years ago

I don’t understand why 5 most favorite songs on internet will perform in the end of the show.
23. Georgia
24. Azerbaijan
25. Russia
26. Albania
27. Italy

rio
rio
6 years ago

the first half dominates the competition!! people will be bored in the second half, and may not vote for favourites such a Russia because, it’s slow song after slow song after slow song!!! i also think the UK has a very good place, I think that it could manage just to sneak on to the very low left hand side of the scoreboard, but that’s just my opinion.

CAMILO
CAMILO
6 years ago

My top 5 list is:
Spain
Germany
Albania
Sweden
Azerbajan

Vote Spain #21 if you like our song

Era
Era
6 years ago

LOL @ Giorgios you are so right! I just noticed it now. I feel ashamed for that person tbh. As an Albanian, I really find shameful all the “spamming” that some Albanians are doing here on Wiwibloggs. And so are the Georgians btw !
Guess what guys, you are not helping!

Jessica
Jessica
6 years ago

I think the competition is between Spain, Albania, Sweden, Russia and Italy

CAMILA
CAMILA
6 years ago

I can say who will win. I like all the songs this year.
Estonia, Albania, Serbia, Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, Belgium, Germany, Azerbaijan, Russia etc. All of them deserve to win.
I love the competition of this year.

adriana_gabriela
adriana_gabriela
6 years ago

Some of you here are deluded.seriously.

Manon
Manon
6 years ago

This is year of Albanian. Good luck from Switzerland
I feel sorry for Mélanie René who didn’t qualified. She did it well.
Time to Shine <3

ADÃO
ADÃO
6 years ago

12 point to Albania from Portugal <3

MAGDALONE
MAGDALONE
6 years ago

My top 5:
1 Albania
2 Estonia
3 Spain
4 Greece
5 Australia

adriana_gabriela
adriana_gabriela
6 years ago

Like i said in a pervious coment ,none of these countrys mentioned will win the Troffee,Someone who we never think of for sure.

LAURA
LAURA
6 years ago

Albanian song is the best but Elhaida should prepare well for the Grand Final

Giorgos
Giorgos
6 years ago

Hey you with the yellow color that you are either called @johnny @Andera @Spiros @AGNES @ALBERT @ERICH @ERLAND @GABRIEL @GRETHE or @KLAUS, it is obvious that you are the SAME person and you support Albania and don’t like what Russia did to Ukraine! But it is REDICULOUS to write in every comment with different name and from another country! Do you really believe that by writing that your favorite is Albania, you will get more people to vote for them…? Lol, you are pathetic…

Stefan
Stefan
6 years ago

In my opinion, 1st place should belong Azerbaijan. Best voice and awesome show! Vote for number 24 at final!

Alonso
Alonso
6 years ago

My top 5
1. Spain
2. Albania
3. Sweden
4. Australia
5. Estonia

I love our song. Edurne is amazing and is doing well. Beside of Español song I like Albania. She had some problems in live performance but the song is great.

KRIS
KRIS
6 years ago

Prediction:
1. Albania
2. Sweden
3. Australia
4. Russia
5. Estonia
6. Spain
7. Georgia
8. Latvia
9. Belgium
10. Norway

Bionda
Bionda
6 years ago

I DONT CARE FOR PLACES OR BREAKS.MY TOP 5 IS STILL THE SAME AND I WILL VOTE FOR THEM
GREECE
ITALY
SWEDEN
ESTONIA
SLOVENIA

Caterina
Caterina
6 years ago

I pray for Azerbaijan, 24 number…too far in performance…but still they are great with an amazing show
Vote vote!

LucyEAPercy
6 years ago

Gabriel/Grete/Klaus…just a bit obvious you are the same person pretending to give Albania 12pts 3 times in a row on the comments…

Sal
Sal
6 years ago

Okay so I was initially disappointed by this but if you look at last year you have Ukraine performing 1st and coming 6th, Norway performing 5th and coming 8th and Armenia peforming 7th and coming 4th. Interestingly, Finland fell from coming 3rd in their semi to 11th in the final despite performing midway at 11th. The top 10 was actually split evenly between 1st half and 2nd half running order slots so it could still be anyone’s game this year! I think there’s a buzz around Belgium, Israel and Latvia so they need to be kept an eye on! I… Read more »

KLAUS
KLAUS
6 years ago

I hope Albania do it better in Grand Final because I like this song and I think it will win.
12 point from Finland

GRETHE
GRETHE
6 years ago

Albania will win. Good song
good luck from Norway