The two semi finals of Eurovision 2019 are over and we are now less than 48 hours away from the grand final. Minutes ago, the running order of the grand final has been revealed by the EBU.

Since 2013, the running order has been decided by the show producers and the EBU. The only thing randomly determined is which half each act will perform in, which is drawn after each semi-final.

The idea is to provide a degree of variation in genre and feel, rather than, for instance, giving us six ballads in a row. The running order also takes staging requirements into consideration, ensuring that large props won’t be crowding the off-stage area all at once, nor will we get a glut of performances all with the same colour lighting.

The host nation whose position was randomly decided. This year, Israel’s Kobi Marimi will sing “Home” from position number 14, which was randomly drawn in January.

This year a burst of colour both opens and closes the show. Malta will start things off with “Chameleon”, then 26 songs later, Spain will close with “La Venda”.

Eurovision 2019: Grand Final running order

  1. Malta: Michela – “Chameleon”
  2. Albania: Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës”
  3. Czech Republic: Lake Malawi – “Friend of a Friend”
  4. Germany: S!sters – “Sister”
  5. Russia: Sergey Lazarev – “Scream”
  6. Denmark: Leonora – “Love Is Forever”
  7. San Marino: Serhat – “Say Na Na Na”
  8. North Macedonia: Tamara Todevska – “Proud”
  9. Sweden: John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love”
  10. Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – “Sebi”
  11. Cyprus: Tamta – “Replay”
  12. The Netherlands: Duncan Laurence – “Arcade”
  13. Greece: Katerine Duska – “Better Love”
  14. Israel: Kobi Marimi – “Home”
  15. Norway: KEiiNO – “Spirit in the Sky”
  16. United Kingdom: Michael Rice – “Bigger than Us”
  17. Iceland: Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra”
  18. Estonia: Victor Crone – “Storm”
  19. Belarus: ZENA – “Like It”
  20. Azerbaijan: Chingiz – “Truth”
  21. France: Bilal Hassani – “Roi”
  22. Italy: Mahmood – “Soldi”
  23. Serbia: Nevena Božović – “Kruna”
  24. Switzerland: Luca Hänni – “She Got Me”
  25. Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity”
  26. Spain: Miki – “La Venda”

Does it really matter?

If you believe in statistics then yes, it does.

If we look at the history of Eurovision then we will see that in the last 20 years (1998-2018) only six songs which performed in the first half have managed to win to contest. That’s around 30%. If you are lucky enough to draw second half then spots 17-25 have the best chances of winning the contest.

In particular, spot 17 has three victories: Loreen in 2012 for Sweden, Marija Šerifovic in 2007 for Serbia and Lordi in 2006 for Finland. The next best position is 22 – Netta won for Israel last year performing 22nd and Lena had the exact spot nine years ago in Oslo.

However, in recent years, we’ve also seen victories from the first half: Conchita Wurst from 11th in 2014 for Austria, Måns Zelmerlöw from 10th in 2015 for Sweden, and Salvador Sobral also won from 11th place in 2017 for Portugal.

What can we learn from the running order about each contestant’s chances?

In previous years, the running order has also given an indication of who might have done well in their semi-finals. 2018 is a very good example – Netta performed 22nd after she had won her semi-final. Runner up Eleni Foureira who came second at the semi final was positioned 24th .

What do you think of the Eurovision 2019 grand final running order? Do you think that favourite the Netherlands might have the win sealed? Or could another act still take the crown? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Barry
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Barry

I’m from Australia and actually hopeful that we’re in with a chance this year, second last to perform ??
Zero Gravity https://g.co/kgs/ks7L3F

666
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666

Im sorry but someone has to sing second…

Little crumb
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Little crumb

I’m so sad and pissed with the spot the ESC producers gave Albania. Already a small country, bringing a song different from the others in foreign language, and to complicate their life and chances more they put them 2nd to sing. It’s disgusting how they gave to their favs their best spots. Just for that I will vote the sh*t out of Serhat…and refuse to vote anyone else!! (From Albania)

Tom
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Tom

Poor Switzerland 🙁

Jubi
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I hope Sweden and Russia don´t win….anmd San Marino too
say na na na na LOOOOL

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

Malta open bye bye .I disapointed with Malta was really bad .Spain close. That can be interesting .I think go to be good .I predict top 5

Jubi
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Spain will flop..as usual

KarWorld
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KarWorld

It’s all in our hands Jubi!

Elf
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Elf

I’m sad Italy is now being understimated. Are people already bored with the song or did the staging reduce the song’s appeal?

Redgrave
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Redgrave

Not remotely! Italy’s got my vote tomorrow!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

This is a mystery to me. There’s nothing wrong with the staging to justify so many people forgetting about Italy. Maybe the problem here is the lack of a better promotion.

The OA
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The OA

Jokes aside, Italy is the only one that will have my vote…. If there are no problems with the lines, as happened in the first semi-final…

Elsa
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Elsa

I was always bored with Mahmood. Never understood the hype…

Sandy
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Sandy

they killed albania and handed greece the victory

Cristian
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Cristian

which victory?

Anna
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Anna

Look, the running order doesn’t really matter for Albania. They will get the same amount of public votes thanks to the diaspora, regardless of the spot. What matters for Albania is jury votes, which is not affected by the running order. Last year Eugent was 12th ( where NL is this year) and yet they did poorly with the public( compared to other songs in similar running order), but they did great with the jury. So, as long as Jonida kills it vocally, she will be fine.

Dutch
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Dutch

Omg id be so glad if my country (netherlands) will be able to host the contest??. Ofc its not sure at all if we will

Minerva
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Minerva

I wonder why didn’t anyone think of this order: Denmark – Iceland – Slovenia! It would have been hilarious!! A proper shock to our senses!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

It would be fun, but they didn’t have the chance to do that, since Denmark and Slovenia got first half and Iceland second. I still think the most hilarious thing it would be to have Serhat following Hatari, but they missed the chance in the semi.

Florence
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Florence

It is very unfair that the running order is decided by someone…it should be picked up randomly.

Minerva
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Minerva

I guess they are trying to make the show as interesting as possible. The order as it is now creates a lot of interest and suspense.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

We don’t care of interesting or not. Singers are preparing and working hard for months and one man can decide their fate on his own. With a random draw, if you pick #2 or the early 5 spots you will just say no luck and not questioning why this one will go 9, 12 and the other will go 1 or 3.
If people can’t handle 2 ballads or same genre in a row why are they watching a singing competition in the first place ?

The OA
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The OA

Let´s all vote for Serhat. Really! It would be a fun moment and a middle finger to the show producers! These year is already a joke, so let´s embrace it and have fun!

KarWorld
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KarWorld

If Serhat’s finishes before Miki I would be very disappointed about you all really

Leonora Casingena
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Leonora Casingena

We should all vote no 1… who are the producers to choose who sings in which order… 1 or 26 magic 22 or 13 these articles are to provoke hatred.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

For me, there are only four potential winners: – The Netherlands, because have to be honest, it’s a perfect song delivered by a perfect voice. He’s a bit of the first in the class, you did not do the exercise that you’re already tired because you know he’ll have a 20/20. (or an “A+” , you understand) – Australia, who put the package, with again a very beautiful voice and a beautiful staged (copied on Sarah Brightman , yes, I persist and sign, because it ‘s the truth, after, it is certain that Saturday the people in front of their… Read more »

Florence
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Florence

completely agree with your analysis

The OA
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The OA

I agree. And I also think Norway can achieve a good place. Their performance was impactful.

Anita
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Anita

I am going to vote for Australia, Iceland and Italy. Maybe Greece. I don’t think that the performances at the Grand Final will be much different to what I have already seen.

Have fun tomorrow. And thanks wiwibloggs and fellow Eurovision nerds for this season. It was fun. Honourable mention: Tibor and Sabrina! I appreciate your comments very much.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Thank you, Anita. 🙂 I agree that Tibor rocks and I also want to thank all the commenters and the Wiwi team for all their enthusiasm and dedication. Again: if it wasn’t for this space, I would be talking about Eurovision to the walls. Then I would end up haunted just as Ester Peony’s character!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thank you too, Anita. 🙂

Anita
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Anita

Thank you Purple Mask.
P.S.: Your comments are also always very intersting.

Gianlicua
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Gianlicua

Malta will win, after that all the 25 songs remaining will sound boring, lame, forgettable or bland.

martin
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martin

I think you are maltese and you are biased about what you said. Yesterday michela struggled with her performance and it was one of the worst. She cant deliver the song live. I will tell that malta dont make to top 10. Malta must learn that less is more about staging. Give a look to the odds. Chances for the win are 1% -11th place (before sf was 4%-9thplace) and chance for top 10 are 30%- 13th place (before sf was 52%- 9th pos)

Étoile
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Étoile

I find the 1st half weirdly more interesting, more balanced than the 2nd half when we have too many pop or “popish” songs following each other. Great spot for the Netherlands and Australia. Spain will do well I think by closing the show, not sure with Malta opening it. I think the winner will be The Netherlands. I don’t know how juries will rank Kate but I still think the televote will be too low because some still don’t want to vote for Australia, it may change with many years of participation but now I’m not sure. So unless a… Read more »

Geo
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Geo

I absolutely hate this Bjorkman dude. Year by year he’s deciding the contest’s fate by arranging the running order the way he wants. Sweden is favourite, of course, getting the best possible slot… Let’s not forget the way he’s rewarding the big 5 countries by giving them the last spot in the Final’s running order: 2014 UK – Molly 2015 Italy – IL Volo 2017 France – Alma 2018 Italy – again 2019 Spain – Miki Last but not least, he was involved in Switzerland and Australia’s national selection and guess what, he made sure these two will get amazing… Read more »

Bdou
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Bdou

This statistic about the last spot in the final’s running order awarded to Big 5 countries is very interesting. However, Big 5 countries have also been awarded the spot of death (#2) in 2015 and 2018 : respectively France and Spain. Even in 2013, France opened the show which was very weird and totally killed France’s chance for a honorable result. Also since the new running order (2013 to today), only 2 countries which opened the show finished 20th or worse : France (2013) and Israel (2017) which both finished 23rd. Also only 2 countries finished in the Top 10… Read more »

diana
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diana

Lol Björkman wasn’t even in charge of the running order in 2014 and 2015 since he was still the head of delegation of Sweden. He started that in 2016,

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Based on this running order, I assume this is what happened: Australia is the overall SF 1 winner with Greece/Cyprus runner-ups & Netherlands/Russia is the overall SF2 winner but Switzerland topped the jury show.

Dutchie
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Dutchie

I think The Netherlands ended 1st and Switzerland 2nd based on the spot in the final they got. Because Russia is on so early, I think he might haven’t done so well in the semi, probably 5th or 6th.

Rhaenys
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Rhaenys

It’s going to be very boring! We already know that the Netherlands or Australia are going to win! In the last two years Eurovision became so predictable! Very disappointing

Matt_in_London
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Matt_in_London

Predictable?
If you’d have said Australia was a chance to win this time a fortnight ago, people would have laughed in your face.

Michiel
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Michiel

It would be absolutely hilarious if out of the blue San Marino took the crown. Just saying.

Andy
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Andy

We would then be singing “say no no no” lol

The OA
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The OA

At this point, I don´t care about the show. Let´s all vote for Serhat. Really! It would be a fun moment and a middle finger to EBU.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

It would be hilarious and genious. I like San Marino, it’s really not my favorite, but I like him and his na na na. it’s like an uncle who sing at wedding party, you think “no i can’t believe it” but few seconds later you sing with him. 😀

The OA
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The OA

Deal, I will vote for San Marino!

Simon
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Simon

Looks like is Australia and Switzerland’s to lose 🙂

I would love to see Switzerland win – Semi Final 2 only started when they performed.

Sebbe
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Sebbe

For the first time ever i wouldn’t mind any song winning.

melody
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melody

My top 10:
Switzerland
Italy
the Netherlands
( I wouldn’t mind any of them winning)
Azerbaijan
Sweden
Serbia
Malta
North Macedonia
Russia
Spain
I know though that Australia might win and I don’t even want it in the top 10! lol

Good luck everyone!

Efraim
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Efraim

“The next best position is 22…”
Me: * thinks of Sarah McTernan *

Morissey
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Morissey

I liked armenian song and decided to vote for it but all arena was empty when she sings nobody was having fun or cheering even chairs were empty… i didnt vote for it after i saw this because nobody was having fun…without people fans cheering with songs the performance is really dull

EvA
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EvA

Same here! I gave up voting for her because after she finished her song she just turned back and went. It was rude. On scene an artist should never turn back against to viewerlike this.

Andy
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Andy

1. I think the shot with the empty seats was to show that she is on her own against everyone and it was taken from the rehearsals.
2. She walked out in line with her song title but I agree it came across as being rude.

XxdanyxX
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XxdanyxX

I will say something shocking for everyone:
Australia will win this Eurovision 2019.
Bye sisters 😉

funker30
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funker30

0 chance of that happening

montg
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montg

They’re second favorite currently with one of the most talented singer/songwriters to ever perform in Eurovision AND have among the most unique stagings of all time.

But, yeah, sure, 0 chance.

Dutchie
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Dutchie

I still think The Netherlands is gonna win, but Australia is the biggest contender after the Netherlands, so in no way this has 0 chance of winning.

Peters
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Peters

I’m waiting for that moment. They deserve to win this year. This is the first time I think they will do really well with the televote.

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Potential upsets imo

Slovenia, Serbia and Greece – top 10
Azerbaijan – top 5
Estonia – finish last
The big 5 + Israel – all righthand side except maybe Italy
San Marino – lefthand side
Norway – righthand side
Germany – avoid bottom 5
North Macedonia and France – bottom 5
Russia – miss out on top 10

XxdanyxX
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XxdanyxX

Actually I can easily see Spain shock everyone and position herself in the left side you know?

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Shock? They are doing fine in the odds and they are going out last in the final. I disagree with you that it is a shock

KarWorld
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KarWorld

I Hope so! Love this guy

George
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George

What about Greece ??
If Greece won’t get a good place in final, I think it’s better not to come back next year….

Einar
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Einar

Byeeeeeeeeeee

Serhatari
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Serhatari

My predictions:

– The Netherlands will win
– San Marino and Germany will fight it out for last place
– Iceland will be punished by the juries, but loved by televoters
– Switzerland will get their best result of this century
– France will flop
– The UK will do surprisingly better with the juries

Liam Lindsay
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Liam Lindsay

I agree but with a few amendments The Netherlands, France and Australia will fight it out for the win. Slovenia, Germany, Israel, Belarus and Denmark will finish in the bottom 5 which is a shame because I like Belarus and Denmark. Iceland will be a Ukraine 2018 situation where deliberately destroyed by jurors but praised indefinitely by the televote. Sweden undermined but, finishes respectably. Russia out of the Top 10. The UK is a Austria 2018 where it dies drastically better with jurors then with televote, but this does has its fans and there are people out there including myself… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

Serhat has my vote. From Australia

Diwad
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Diwad

An incredibly well balanced running order. Congrats to mister bjorkman (if i had one change to do i will switch italy with switzeland)
Fingers crossed for mahmood and duncan.. Really hope to go to Amsterdam or Milano next year (despite the fact that im french but honnestly Roi isnt a winning song lets be serious)

James Carson
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James Carson

Thanks guys for all your hard work in bringing us news and views. It really has enriched my whole Eurovision experience.

Volk
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Volk

During Srbuk’s performance i was like ‘ oh because of this is the first performance people havent come to arena yet so the seats are empty they will be full by the end’ such a dumb i am

Anthony
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Anthony

Arcade is so boring, why is favourite? Russia and Switzerland also not good. Italy boring. France not good but it is the only song with message, I will vote for Bilal. I dont have favourites this year, the worst Euvrovision ever.

Bigger
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Bigger

Wauw you must be bored this Saturday then….

melody
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melody

The message that France has, is very common. It is a good message but in this case is just to get attention

Hector
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Hector

Do you want songs with messages? Well, for instance:
Iceland’s song has a reference to the uprising tendency of ultra conservative positions in Europe (as they say, Europe will crumble)
North Macedonia’s song is another empowering message, practically identical to France’s one
Estonia’s song talks about keeping climbing right even if we are through bad times
Italy’s song criticizes how money can make everyone go crazy
Slovenia’s song tells us to not be ashamed of ourselves (just stay true to who you are)
And so on…
Lots of songs with messages! You shouldn’t be so bored tomorrow!

Yas
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Yas

Oke damn, Russia is screwed. They won’t win. I’m rooting for the Netherlands and Sweden, but I want the Netherlands to win this. Both were given a good spot, although I think Sweden is a bit early? Don’t know. And moving to the second half, aiai, what a bloodbath. Australia is now a really good contender for the win, they climed also second in the odds, but still way far behind the Netherlands which has a winning chance of 45% now, compared to Australia it’s 12%. Switzerland also given a good place. But still, I think this will be a… Read more »

Eva
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Eva

Sweden is perfect between two weaker songs

Amanda
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Amanda

I feel that when the Final acts have been decided they should all pick out a ball with a number on and that is their spot. That is a fair way to do it. Me personally i do not pay attention to running orders. My favourites for months have been 1. Netherlands 2.France 3.Azerbaijan 4.Switzerland. 5. Malta 6.Italy id love Norway to do well that song grew on me and then when ive seen interviews with everybody i tend to want them to do well. I think there are a lot of good songs this year. I did like Australia… Read more »

Benjamin
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Benjamin

First, I think that we have the tightest Eurovision for years. 5 or 6 countries can win. But I think after the robbery by the jury on Sergey in 2016, Russia had to have a better place, now with the 5th place, they have no chance. Because of this running order, all the jury’s votes will go to Australia (who will be ranked too high to be exceeded. Netherlands and Switzerland will win and share the televote but not enough points to finish ahead of Australia. The losers of this running order are clearly Russia Iceland and France. The winners… Read more »

IVANOV
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IVANOV

Youtube views from yesterday SF : The Netherlands=352K , Russia=812K
AHAHHA. GAME OVER.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

It’s mean nothing ! How many people in Russia compared to Netherlands ?

miki
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miki

hahaa- what is population of Rusia and The Netherlands ? 🙂 pretty sure Russia is not winner this year 🙂

Yas
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Yas

Nah mate, rather game over for Russia

Bastian
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Bastian

well.. last year Julia had more views on youtube than most of the finalists, and look how this went…. the views probably is mostly Russian viewers supporting the Russian song, nothing wrong with this, but you cannot transform this into real votes. Sorry.

EzZ
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EzZ

What does that have to do with anything, The Netherlands has over 9 million views only behind Malta on their official video, and Russia has around 3.2 million views.

melody
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melody

Speaking of Malta, their song always pops up as an Ad whenever I watch a video related to Eurovision. SO annoying! Why do they have to do that?

David F
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David F

Members of the Jury, I give you Exhibit C:

Armenia’s YouTube views.

EzZ
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EzZ

Yeah they had over 5 million views and was in 3rd place and didn’t get through, if we base it purely on views wouldn’t Cyprus be a contender as they’ve nearly got 1.9 million views on their semi final performance.

Christobal
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Christobal

And 80% of the comments are in Russian, bye!

Bruno
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Turned out to be a decent final, although doesn’t beat last years’. I wish we could replace the bland generic songs like Estonia, San Marino and Denmark with cultural gems of Hungary, Poland, and Portugal. It would have made the final SO MUCH more interesting and diverse.

Ridiculous that Sweden was the most suitable candidate to open the show but for Swedish reasons they don’t. Poor Malta.

I’m rooting for Switzerland (what a banger!) but I think it’s between Netherlands and Australia at this point.

Eva
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Eva

Bitter much?

GotIt
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Ja det är han. Så patetiskt! Säkert avundsjuk på oss xD

Jonas
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Jonas

How was Sweden the most suitable candidate to open the show? Malta has a much more colorful staging, a more upbeat song – I think it is the perfect opener, though I would have probably put Lake Malawi first.

Savvas
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Savvas

Regarding Cyprus-Netherlands-Greece. Everybody thinks that means that Cyprus and Greece underperformed. But, just for the case of the argument, why is everybody sure that a bland song like Netherlands won the semi-final? Just think of it. Eurovision is way too many times so unpredictable… Maybe it is the Netherlands who didn’t do well…

Redgrave
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Redgrave

And I’m afraid they did in a way (Cypros and Greece). Dodgy vocals from Cypros – slightly off-key at times. And the Greek entry just didn’t take off (despite Duska’s hard work) Was it the staging – or the sound? Somehow I expected more (and I wanted to be convinced)!

Paul
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Paul

I’ve got a funny feeling Switzerland are going to win. They’ve got a good position and got the best reaction in the hall…

IVANOV
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IVANOV

LIke Fuego last year lol. All is rigged, the winner is already chosen.

Bastian
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Bastian

Top 5. This is how I think it will look:

1. Netherlands
2. Australia
3. Iceland
4. Azerbaijan
5. Italy

Sweden and Russia will not do as well as expected
Cyprus will totally flop
Slovenia might be a surprise
Last spot either Germany or UK

Good luck everyone. Love from Sweden.

Andy
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Andy

Agree on most – but how can a song flop when is expected (based on bookies and hype) to be around 15th place already?

Bastian
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Bastian

ah you have a point. 🙂

‘melia
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Saving the best for last I see mmmmmmmiki for the win

ANA mae
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ANA mae

1.Switzerland
2. Australia
3.Netherlands
4.Russia
5.Sweden
6. Azerbaijan
7.Iceland
8.Norway
9.France
10. Italy
11. Estonia
12. Cyprus
13. Serbia
14. Greece
15. Spain
16. North Macedonia
17. Malta
18. Czech republic
19. Albania
20. Israel
21. Denmark
22. Slovenia
23. Belarus
24. United Kingdom
25. San Marino
26. Germany

Redgrave
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Redgrave

ITALY, North Macedonia and Norway! Go, go, go! I’m backing you with my votes!

Anna
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Anna

Personal Predictions 1. Malta: Michela – “Chameleon” – (10th to 15th) 2. Albania: Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës” (15th -20th ) 3. Czech Republic: Lake Malawi – “Friend of a Friend”(10th – 15th) 4. Germany: S!sters – “Sister”(20th -25th ) 5. Russia: Sergey Lazarev – “Scream” (top 5) 6. Denmark: Leonora – “Love Is Forever”(15th-20th) 7. San Marino: Serhat – “Say Na Na Na”(?) – In top10 of tv 8. North Macedonia: Tamara Todevska – “Proud”(10th-15th) 9. Sweden: John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love”(top5) 10. Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – “Sebi”(20th-25th) 11. Cyprus: Tamta – “Replay”(10th-15th) –… Read more »

Andy
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Andy

I think based on that order, AUS and Sweden (I know, I know what a surprise ) are well placed to win it all. I don’t know what to make of CYP-NLD-GRE (maybe one or two of them didn’t do as well?) Anyway, reasons why I’d want AUS to win: – A country like Germany or the UK could host a proper show as they have the experience and skillset. – They would probably stop pushing AUS every year as they got a win. (a bit like Azerbaijan before 2011). Reasons, why I wouldn’t want AUS to win: – The… Read more »

funker30
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funker30

AUS will simply not win
No one ever wins just because of staging and the song is total nuisance

Hellohi
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Hellohi

After problems over the last few years with hosting venues on some occasions, if Iceland has a chance to win it would be the biggest problem of all . There isn’t a suitable venue in the country .. it’s even smaller than the one in Tel Aviv and the ain’t going to spend the money on expanding one

Shik
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Shik

Iceland will not win lol

Ross
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Ross

Why not! It’s something different, there is too many songs with messages in them, it shoud be about fun cheesey music , I believe the aussies will win it at some point what’s the point of them bein it in otherwise , I like the cechz song, Iceland and estonia

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

This running order is indeed very telling. Maybe I am reading too much into it but, I think Slovenia did very well in the semi agains all odds. Obviously and as expected Cyprus, Netherlands and Greece were the best performers of their SFs . Iceland got a bad spot, maybe the result is not that good, after all… The better spots in the second for Australia, Italy and Spain, also very telling for Australia.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

did you…not read what the article said about the 17th spot? It works in their favor I think, especially considering the songs that come before and after them are both really weak.

jessy
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I feel so sad for malta she was my favorite and she gotta gow first

Carlo
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Carlo

No matter the running order Italy and Malta are still my top favourites. I vote for Malta because I’m from Italia and I like the song best