Today the big five countries – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom – will draw their places in the grand final running order. The Netherlands already drew 23rd at the HOD meeting in March 2020. It was decided that they would keep this draw for 2021.
As has been the way since 2013, each act will pull out either a first half or second half spot in the running order. The draws will take place during each country’s press conference after their second rehearsal. We will update this post throughout the day, so check back for more updates. The ten qualifiers from semi-final one and the ten from semi-final two will draw their places during the press conference after their respective semis.
Big five running order draw for Eurovision 2021
- Italy: Måneskin — “Zitti E Buoni” — Second Half
- Germany: Jendrik — “I Don’t Feel Hate” — Second Half
- France: Barbara Pravi — “Voilà” — Second Half
- United Kingdom: James Newman — “Embers” — First Half
- Spain: Blas Cantó — “Voy a quedarme” — First Half
What impact does the draw have?
Generally, it is regarded as favourable to perform in the second half of the final. Recent winners such as Loreen (17th), Emmelie de Forest (18th) and Netta (22nd) all performed in the second half. Running order isn’t everything though — Conchita Wurst (11th), Måns Zelmerlöw (10th), Salvador Sobral (11th) and Dunan Laurence (12th) all performed in the first half.
What do you think of the draws? Are you happy with the half your favourite drew? Let us know below.