The wait is over. Since the Head of Delegation meeting, SVT have been doing their work in deciding the running order for both of the Eurovision 2016 semi finals. The EBU have now verified and published the running orders for all to see. The draw has often proved to be decisive in helping songs make the final in the past. With 37 countries fighting for just 20 spots in the final, it could be more important than ever for a country to have received a favourable place from SVT.
As a reminder, the running order was decided by SVT as the host broadcaster, with the EBU overseeing the process and having final veto, if necessary. The other deciding factor on the running order was which half each country was previously drawn in January’s allocation draw.
The running order is selected to make a good television programme, to ensure there aren’t clusters of similar songs, and to allow the technical staging and production aspects of the show can be carried out in the best way.
You can see the full running order for each semi final below:
Eurovision 2016 semi-final 1 running order
- The Netherlands
- San Marino
- Czech Republic
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
Eurovision 2016 semi-final 2 running order
- FYR Macedonia
What do you think of the running order draw? Are you happy to see where your country has been placed? Let us know in the comments section below and make sure to check back for more reaction to the running order soon.