Throw on your green and gold, hug your Koala close and tuck into some Tim-Tams.
On Saturday night, Australia will select it’s act for Eurovision in it’s first ever national final, Eurovision – Australia Decides.
Ten acts will take to the stage and at the end of the night one of them will win the ticket to Tel Aviv.
And ahead of Saturday night’s showdown, SBS has released the running order for the show.
Ella Hooper has the honour of opening the show with “Data Dust”. Electric Fields follow second and Mark Vincent is on third.
Aydan sings “Dust” in fourth and Drag Race star Courtney Act will “Fight For Love” in fifth.
This year’s youngest competitor Leea Nanos sings “Set Me Free” in sixth and fan favourite Sheppard sing “On My Way” after that.
Alfie Arcuri is on eigth, Kate Miller-Heidke sings “Zero Gravity” in ninth and Tania Doko will close the show with “Piece Of Me”.
Does the Eurovision – Australia Decides Running Order guarantee success?:
Running order is typically seen as highly important to a national final.
Where an act sings can determine their chances of overall success in the competition. In particular, acts singing later in the show tend to do better and are also often interpreted as being a broadcaster’s preferred choice for Eurovision.
With that in mind fan favourite Sheppard appear to be in a strong position in seventh. At the other hand of the spectrum Electric Fields – another fan favourite – face an uphill battle performing in second place. Famously, nobody has ever won Eurovision performing from that spot, however there have been upsets.
Estonia’s 2017 act Koit Toome & Laura performed second in their national final and still won Eesti Laul.
It should also be noted that the public vote will be open from 1am (AEDT). Voters will be able to watch and assess individual performance videos from today’s jury rehearsal, which may serve to neutralise the advantage of a preferential spot in the running order.
Eurovision – Australia Decides Running Order in Full:
- Ella Hooper – “Data Dust”
- Electric Fields – “2000 and Whatever”
- Mark Vincent – “This Is Not The End”
- Aydan – “Dust”
- Courtney Act – “Fight For Love”
- Leea Nanos – “Set Me Free”
- Sheppard – “On My Way”
- Alfie Arcuri – “To Myself”
- Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity”
- Tania Doko – “Piece Of Me”
What do you make of the running order? Who’s your fave to win? Let us know in the comments below!