Today’s the day: all 43 songs competing at this year’s Eurovision will be officially handed to the EBU at today’s Head of Delegation meeting in Kyiv. Whilst Bulgaria and Armenia haven’t publically revealed their tracks yet, all songs are now locked in. This means we can get on to some of the fun stuff — like the running order! At today’s meeting, Ukraine learned they will perform 22nd in the Grand Final!
As is now customary, host broadcaster NTU will decide the running order of both the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final itself. However, they don’t get to choose their own spot for obvious reasons. NTU therefore drew O.Torvald’s position at random this afternoon.
What a lucky draw it is too: 22nd is one of the later spots in the draw and one spot later than Jamala performed in Stockholm. O.Torvald’s rock song could very well be coming at just the right “time” in the evening to wake the crowd up!
Ukraine have good history performing 22nd as well. In 2013, Zlata Ognevich took third place in the Grand Final with “Gravity” after performing from spot 22. It also produced a recent winner: Lena performed 22nd in 2010 on her way to winning with “Satellite”.
There’s no news yet as to when NTU will publish the running order for the semi-finals. There’ll no doubt be more news coming out of the Head of Delegation meeting as it continues, so keep checking back for more info.
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