They sang, they slayed, they qualified. And immediately after Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2022, the Semi-Final 1 qualifiers attended a press conference inside PalaOlimpico.

After expressing how happy they were and fielding questions from journalists, they took a short walk to a glass bowl where they drew “first half” or “second half” in the grand final running order. Following Semi-Final 2 — when all 25 finalists are known — producers will create the precise running order. They want to make the show as interesting as possible for viewers. But they also have to consider practical matters — like the amount of time it takes to move certain stage props on stage and off. 

Here’s what we know about the grand final running order following Tuesday’s press conference. Automatic Qualifiers France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom drew their starting half on Saturday.

Traditionally, the host country draws its precise spot at random prior to all other competing nations. Italy did so back in March. Mahmood & Blanco will perform ninth in the grand final. 

Eurovision 2022: Grand final running order following Semi-Final 1 draw

First half

🇦🇲 Armenia: Rosa Linn – “Snap” 

🇫🇷 France: Alvan & Ahez “Fulenn”

🇩🇪 Germany: Malik Harris “Rockstars”

🇮🇸 Iceland: Systur – “Með hækkandi sól” 

🇳🇱 Netherlands: S10 – “De Diepte” 

🇳🇴 Norway: Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf A Banana” 

🇵🇹 Portugal: MARO – “saudade, saudade” 

🇪🇸 Spain: Chanel “SloMo”

🇨🇭 Switzerland: Marius Bear – “Boys Do Cry” 

🇺🇦 Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – “Stefania” 

9. 🇮🇹 Italy: Mahmood & Blanco “Brividi” 

 

Second half

🇬🇷 Greece: Amanda Tenfjord – “Die Together” 

🇱🇹 Lithuania: Monika Liu – “Sentimentai” 

🇲🇩 Moldova: Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers – “Trenulețul” 

🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Sam Ryder “SPACE MAN”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lin
Lin
11 days ago

It was so untasty for Switzerland to swear during conference. How he acted.. I don’t like the song after this

Helene
Helene
12 days ago

Spain is the perfect opener.

Green
Green
12 days ago
Reply to  Helene

Its not yall just dont want Spain to do well

Lorena
Lorena
12 days ago

People here wishing Spain or Ukraine to open? That’s. not. gonna. happen.

Lorena
Lorena
11 days ago
Reply to  Lorena

Just came back to say I was right… they got the best 2 places of the 1st half! I am reslly happy because I hate haters.

Eurovision Fan
Eurovision Fan
12 days ago

Ukraine will be ideal to open the final.

Oporcovo Førskoro
Oporcovo Førskoro
12 days ago

Ukraine to open.

Martijn
Martijn
13 days ago

Petition for Spain to open the show 🙂 I don’t want booty hypnotic song to win the esc

Iamme
Iamme
12 days ago
Reply to  Martijn

I perfectly aeree.
I don’t mind about the song being booty; I mind for its being boring…
Lyrics:
Bùm-búm
Zùm-zùm
Slo-mo-mo-mo
Pa-pa-pa

Green
Green
12 days ago
Reply to  Martijn

And i dont want boring ballad one two or three to win

Iamme
Iamme
12 days ago
Reply to  Green

Bó-bó-bó
cha-cha
Mó-mó-mó

Many santos
Many santos
13 days ago

Probably we gonna have a big surprise with Portugal saturday night Just a feeling.

Kristian
Kristian
13 days ago

There is an error in the article !!!!

Iceland is in 2nd half of Grand final

Villagauda
Villagauda
13 days ago
You all criticize Wiwibloggs for its predilection with some countries.
It would be very interesting to know your country and to know how fair you are with the other participants....je,je
Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
13 days ago
Reply to  Villagauda

What do you mean? Like the fact people are saying it’s odd Wiwibloggs can’t see why Albania NQ’ed? They were always very overly positive with things they liked and kinda ignore flaws of entries they like a lot. Albania NQ’ing makes complete sense and most people know why.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
12 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

So Wiwibloggs does exactly the same as everybody else? That is, being very overly positive with the songs they like.

Lorena
Lorena
12 days ago
Reply to  Villagauda

I’m telling you how it “would” be, basically because I saw it last year.
How many French complained about Wiwis constantly talking about Barbara Pravi? Zero!
Here you have your answer.

Savvas
Savvas
13 days ago

Armenia is giving me from the beginning some strong “Chameleon” vibes. I really don’t know why. I think they’ll open the final.

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
13 days ago
Reply to  Savvas

URight….

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
13 days ago
Reply to  Savvas

I’ll tell you why: Because Rosa quite probably has the biggest prop in the show, and they want to get it out of the way before they deal with the other, smaller props. She could be saddled with an 18th-to-23rd-place finish as the opening act. 🙁

On the other hand, she could be given a spot that comes before a break, where they’ll have time to move that bedroom prop off the stage.

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

Laura will probably still have to come on before it to get the thing on, though.

Denis
Denis
13 days ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

As someone who worked with props I can tell you that you never open with a prop. Either last if it is a big prop or before/ after a break

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
12 days ago
Reply to  Denis

They had Sweden open both the semi and the final in 2017 because of the treadmills but that was an exception.

ete sech
ete sech
13 days ago
Reply to  Savvas

I think the opener will be either Norway or Ukraine. Armenia, due to their big prop, will perform before/after a break

Efthymios
Efthymios
13 days ago

By the way, I just watched Spain’s performance of Chanel by videos taken by the stands. MOST OVERRATED ENTRY EVER by Wiwibloggs, I must say and it’s not even just my opinion. I mean, what’s all the fuss about the staging at the finale, unless the camerawork is pitch-perfect (an extremely difficult task, considering the poor camera work of SF1), I doubt this will get as many votes from the televote as many people believe now. A top-10 is the sky limit for Spain.

Villagauda
Villagauda
13 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios
jealous????
Efthymios
Efthymios
13 days ago
Reply to  Villagauda

More like, realistic. 😉

Villagauda
Villagauda
13 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios
Where are you from?
Anna Annita
Anna Annita
13 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Your first comment completely agree with.

Villagauda
Villagauda
13 days ago
Reply to  Anna Annita
Where are you from?
Efthymios
Efthymios
13 days ago
Reply to  Villagauda

I’m a spirit from your wildest nightmares…

Villagauda
Villagauda
13 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios
no more questions, sir....
schlageresque
schlageresque
13 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

*eating popcorn*

schlageresque
schlageresque
13 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Sorry to say that but Wiwi bloggs has become UER’s pet somehow, they are totally biased just to befriend delegations and get exclusive coverage amd interviews.

From a journalistic point of view, i barely rely on them.. mostly come here for the comments because lots of you ppl are great

Villagauda
Villagauda
13 days ago
Reply to  schlageresque
don't be sorry, we don't care...
Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
13 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I think Spain will place 9th or something. IDK could be lower or could be higher. They are not of the countries I’m considering for the win. The options imo are:
-Ukraine
-Greece
-Serbia
-Sweden
-UK

Efthymios
Efthymios
13 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

We definitely don’t have chances of winning anymore. Amanda was excellent but unfortunately, it seems that the televote will unlikely agree that our song is that great in the Grand Final. So, we still hope for a top-10 finish in the end, which will be more thst great for us. 🙂

Efthymios (#2)
Efthymios (#2)
12 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Reply to my most recent original comment: I’ve made a ton of grammatical and vocabulary mistakes that I only have noticed just now. I should probably stop typing late at night. :’)))

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
13 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I think that she could come second, but she won’t win.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
12 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Well then apparently this is something Spain might have in common with Greece this year.

Chris
Chris
13 days ago

It’s a very strong year it will be a pity to give the trophy to politics.

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
13 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Has happened….a lot of times in the past….in a less obvious manner.

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Politics is arguing over tax or inflation rates.

Lorena
Lorena
13 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Let people vote whoever they want

Lorena
Lorena
12 days ago
Reply to  Lorena

So apparently in this chat, and according to the downvoting, people don’t like democracy.

Jghtl
13 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Ukraine already won with political song. They will do it again, from political reasons

Jamie
Jamie
12 days ago
Reply to  Chris

It would be politics is no televote was involved. People will vote for whatever they want to win. So it’s not politics, it’s public choice.

Lorena
Lorena
12 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Well said!!!

Hello hi
Hello hi
13 days ago

There will be many victims of the odds this year . Look up odds of previous years and see how wrong the bookies have got it before. I’m just wonder who currently in the top 5 favourites to win will actually finish close to the bottom ??

Art
Art
13 days ago
Reply to  Hello hi

Last year Måneskin were fav by bookies, the year before Duncan. What are you talking about?

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
13 days ago
Reply to  Art

Indeed. Duncan was the wire-to-wire favorite (from mid-March to the Grand Final) when all of the national qualifiers were done.

Hello hi
Hello hi
13 days ago
Reply to  Art

Look it up

Jghtl
13 days ago
Reply to  Art

Ukraine 2016, Israel 2018, Portugal 2017, see it for yourself

Brett Young
Brett Young
12 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Russia was the favourite in 2016 and Australia was ahead of Ukraine in odds before the Final that year: Cyprus was the favourite in 2018 from the day before the First Semi Final but Israel 2nd in betting at that time and had been the favourite beforehand. Italy became the favourite in 2021 after rehearsals, Malta was the favourite for weeks beforehand.

Sebas
Sebas
12 days ago
Reply to  Brett Young

Totally true, that’s why this years winner it’s still a surprise, the odds can help to predict it but that doesn’t mean there can’t be changes, and this year we just saw 3 countries defeated by the odds.

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
13 days ago
Reply to  Hello hi

None

Denis
Denis
13 days ago
Reply to  Hello hi

Honestly sometimes people stare themselves blind at polls as if they are experts. Wins are incidental, not because polls make them winners. In 2016 and 2017 they both predicted the biggerst winners ever and none of them won. And in this year they predicted Lithuania to have only 44% chance of qualifying.

Efthymios
Efthymios
13 days ago

I see four of my most favorite entries of the year are in the second half (I wish Iceland was also with them), I cry tears of JOY! :’D 😀

Kristian
Kristian
13 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Iceland is in the 2nd half of the grand final lol. The article has an error.

ete sech
ete sech
13 days ago

Imagine if Sweden gets first half on the draw, a fan favorite bloodbath!
As for all we know of the RO so far, it’s safe to imagine Ukraine and Norway will get to perform as early as possible, the Netherlands will perform 10-13 and Armenia will perform close to a break.

Green
Green
13 days ago

I hope this the running order for the first half
1.Norway
2.Armenia
3.France
4.Portugal
5.Switzerland
6.Ukraine
7.Germany
8.Semi 2 slot
9.Italy
10.Netherlands
11.Semi 2 slot
12. Semi 2 slot
13.Spain

Miguel
Miguel
13 days ago
Reply to  Green

That is a good one, I agree

TB98
TB98
13 days ago

I really hope Maro doesn’t get slot into one of 1-5 spots, especially 2nd.

I’m pretty sure S10 is going to perform in one of the 10-13 spots, since the producer who’s deciding the running order is Dutch.

Alaska
Alaska
13 days ago
Reply to  TB98

I’m a bit scared for Portugal, actually…

Jghtl
13 days ago
Reply to  TB98

I think the same, but also Netherlands is one of the favorites for the top 10 (probably got a good placement in SF too)

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
13 days ago
Reply to  TB98

Same here. I worry for Maro. Raw deal if she goes very early.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
13 days ago
Reply to  TB98

Who is the Dutch who decides the running order?

TB98
TB98
13 days ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I have seen an picture of him but I don’t know his name, unfortunately. But everyone is saying the producer in charge of the running order is Dutch.

Lady Vulvamort
Lady Vulvamort
13 days ago

I would love to see in the first half:

  1. Spain
  2. Armenia
  3. Germany
  4. Semi 2: up tempo
  5. Switzerland
  6. Ukraine (potential semi 1 winner)
  7. Portugal
  8. Semi 2: mid/up tempo
  9. Italy (locked)
  10. Semi 2 // mid tempo
  11. France
  12. Netherlands (potential semi 1 winner)
  13. Norway
Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
13 days ago
Reply to  Lady Vulvamort

I do not think in any capacity Ukraine won the semi last night, had to be either Greece or Netherlands. but otherwise I agree with the list

Denis
Denis
13 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Seeing how Netherlands was last announced I think they won. If Ukraine was the big favourite I think they would have been announced earlier..

ete sech
ete sech
13 days ago
Reply to  Denis

*later

Mike
Mike
13 days ago

Norway will probably open the Final it’s fun and it is safe enough to be sacrificed. Ukraine will be put towards the end of the 1st half. All of Europe is expecting to see the Ukrainian performance. Producers know if the put it at the beginning, it’s gonna kill the show. Ukraine and Spain will be around 10-13. Hopefully so will the Netherlands (that’s a personal opinion). Armenia will perform before a break so 5-10.
If Sweden draws first as well, it will complicate things further?

Padim
Padim
13 days ago

Maybe I’m off topic but Diodato’s performance was the best thing happened to Eurovision 2022, if not to Eurovision in general.

Art
Art
13 days ago
Reply to  Padim

Yes, it was genial

eurovisionfans
eurovisionfans
13 days ago

France today is the dark horse of the competition. the bookmakers are killing france as if there is no top 10 potential. in truth I see being Ukraine in 1 or 2 . Spain in 1 or before Italy so as not to overshadow Italy. Armenia 6th or 7th position to take a break and maybe France 12th 13th to be far from Ukraine for not having 2 ethical songs. Moldova closed the show. on the other hand, how are they going to do if there are 8.9 rides in the final?

Bryan
13 days ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

8 or 9 ride in 2nd part of the Sorry

eurovisionfans
eurovisionfans
13 days ago
Reply to  eurovisionfans

8 or 9 ballad song in the 2nd part of the evening sorry

Bryan
13 days ago

France today is the dark horse of the competition. the bookmakers are killing france as if there is no top 10 potential. in truth I see being Ukraine in 1 or 2 . Spain in 1 or before Italy so as not to overshadow Italy. Armenia 6th or 7th position to take a break and maybe France 12th 13th to be far from Ukraine for not having 2 ethical songs. Moldova closed the show. on the other hand, how are they going to do if there are 8.9 rides in the final?

Jo.
Jo.
13 days ago

All we need is Sweden to get 1st half and there you go…CHAOS

Jghtl
13 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

Yes, please. Manifesting

Doris
Doris
13 days ago

This has to change, there should be only 10 papers in the pot for each SF with 5 1st half and 5 2nd half so it would assure balance between SF1 and SF2 in the grand final running order and not having again a 1st half with almost all qualifiers from SF1 and 2nd half with qualifiers from SF2

justafan
justafan
13 days ago
Reply to  Doris

Thank you

Dolly
Dolly
13 days ago
Reply to  Doris

The whole draw should be done random as it use to be Doris

Jasmine
Jasmine
13 days ago
Reply to  Dolly

No. We’ve evolved since then. No chance of randomly getting five ballads in a row.

John
13 days ago
Reply to  Doris

but why does that matter? the draw for which semi is totally random so trying to guarantee a split of each in each half doesn’t make any sense…?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
13 days ago
Reply to  Doris

I thought eurovision fans wanted it more randomized instead of less randomized? What’s the point of that. People can get lucky or unlucky in both situations just as likely. Also in years where the big 5 wins it’s still uneven.

Felix
Felix
13 days ago

I feel like this is not the first year where it feels like all the “bookie favorite ballads” are put in the 2nd half while “fun” entries like Norway and Spain are put in the 1st half… I know its a random draw but it maybe it shouldnt be. Maybe the two sides are becoming too uneven.

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
13 days ago
Reply to  Felix

So the producers should decide?

Felix
Felix
13 days ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

Unsure. Maybe there could be a system where if it seems too uneven, or like 10 ballads in a row, there could be a redraw if enough artists agree to it.

James
James
13 days ago

I really hope Spain or Norway don’t kick off the show, as I have bets on them both lol.

Jghtl
13 days ago
Reply to  James

Bets on Norway for what? Haha

Polegend Godnova
13 days ago

FIVE female ballads qualified from the first semi, all competing for sweden’s same audience. it’s not looking too good for them.

Polegend Godnova
13 days ago

now all we need is for sweden to also draw 1st half !

Green
Green
13 days ago

I dont know if its just me but i didnt find Ronelas performance scandalous at all. It wasnt like she was on stage in just her panties. I feel like europeans are starting to go back in time to the victorian era where if a woman even dares to show her legs that shes a “wh*re”

Green
Green
13 days ago
Reply to  Green

Yall propably wouldnt love Amanda so much if she wasnt on stage covered from neck to toe. I like Amanda but im realistic that people will instantly downgrade a woman, especialy at eurovision, if she isnt fully covered

Lady Vulvamort
Lady Vulvamort
13 days ago
Reply to  Green

People went wild for S10 though, and out of all the contestants she is most at risk of a nip slip.

Jghtl
13 days ago
Reply to  Green

Performance was just crap. That’s it, really. No hidden reasons

Green
Green
13 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

I agree the performance want the greatest, but the way people were screaming “SCANDALOUS, WHAT ABOUT OUR CHILDREN, THIS IS A FAMILY SHOW” like she wasnt on stage performing oral. Its just a pattern that the male performers can go on stage at eurovision half naked grinding on women but the moment a woman is not standing still behind a microphone then its a scandal

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
13 days ago
Reply to  Green

It was just intense and not fun. It’s cool to be sexual but she was angry and sexual. The outfit was let’s be honest: Trash. The shoes were trash, the camera angles were bad the lighting was dull and did nothing for the song and neither did the staging. There was simply nothing worth voting for. For both jury and the public.

Nikki
Nikki
13 days ago
Reply to  Green

I actually like (don’t mind) sexy and open performances when they are produced nicely and professionally, but Albanias one for me felt just vulgar, not professional or impressive in any way.

Nikki
Nikki
13 days ago
Reply to  Green

I actually like (or don’t mind) sexy and open performances as long as it is done professionally and with the taste. Ronelas performance to me and my friends was just vulgar with no taste, is all. I don’t think that europeans are going back in time, but aesthetics and good taste really matters.

Lady Vulvamort
Lady Vulvamort
13 days ago
Reply to  Green

I watched it last night with people (millenials & boomers) who watched all the acts for the first time, and they didn’t even noticed that Ronela touched her punani. The bad vocals and dancing put them off. She was out of breath within 45 seconds. I love Ronela though! I really wish she went for staging that matched the ethnic and mysterious vibes of the song & music video: red & black color palette (like the flag), the big red dress from the music video with a reveal into a dance-appropriate black leather outfit, regular microphone, and choreography that evolved… Read more »

Paul
Paul
13 days ago

I’d like San Marino to open the final!

Shift_key
Shift_key
13 days ago

Am I the only one here who finds the UK song a bit overrated? It bores me tbh

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
13 days ago
Reply to  Shift_key

Compared to some other entries, no. There’s a lot of other entries I find “overrated” this year but I’d get bashed to death if I named them. And I also think nearly every entry this year seems to be overrated to some people but not to others.

In relation to the betting odds, sort of. I don’t think the UK will come top 3, but in the lower half of the top 10.

Who am I?
Who am I?
13 days ago
Reply to  Shift_key

The UK will have similar fate with Molly in 2014… also fun fact: last year embers was performing much better than space man on streaming platforms…

Emma
Emma
12 days ago
Reply to  Shift_key

I think what someone considers overrated or ‘boring’ is a very subjective opinion. What you find boring and overrated, someone else might not because everyone is different and sees things differently. Your subjective opinion is not objective fact, same as everyone elses. You’re probably not the only one, but at the end of the day, all that matters is you will vote (if you vote that it is) for what you like not what you don’t like, same with everyone else. That’s the point of the competition I guess.

Brötchen
Brötchen
12 days ago
Reply to  Shift_key

I don’t know a single person that loved/cared for “Space man” when they heard it the first time. And I got the impression that even within the fandom the first response was lukewarm. Then Sam had good live performances and that one well produced video in the empty warehouse and the Brits hyped it like crazy (understandable they rarely get quality and Sam is very likeable). But I think the biggest hype comes from Brits who are also the ones betting on it, that’s why it’s rising in the odds. Don’t think it will make the Top 5 but maybe… Read more »

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
13 days ago

Given those who have qualified for the Grand Final, I do have some thoughts. Albania’s NQ is quite surprising, given the fact that Ronela did have a huge fan backing before the Semi Final and even though the performance was far from great, the public support would of been enough for Ronela to qualify even as a borderline qualifier. IMO this believes that the Jurors did not gravitate to Ronela at all which is peculiar. Following on from point 1, Albania’s NQ this does lead me to believe that Ukraine didn’t do as well with the Juries than some predicted… Read more »

Denis
Denis
13 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Nice thoughts. I want to reply:)
1: Albania was a mess overall. Not even sure if audience liked it
2: Knowing juries and their dislike of ethnic entries and rap they probably were lower top 10 in their rank.
3: Yes they did well with jury but also some love from audience since jury support alone is not enough
4: Weak vocals couldnt help this song who probably was borderline in both groups.

Serena00
Serena00
13 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

In 2021 Ukraine won the televote in semi final 1 , was second overall, and was announced as the last qualifier

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
13 days ago
Reply to  Serena00

Yes but, the record shows that I said Usually not everytime.

Miquel
13 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Portugal no fue ninguna sorpresa , solo mira los números de escuchas en iTunes (3) de toda la semi , sumale el jurado….no hizo menos de 5 puesto…..si la pones donde quieres la matas

Meckie
Meckie
13 days ago

Why not start Eurovision with Norway (moon) and end it with the UK (Space)?

Melissa J
Melissa J
13 days ago

First half of the final is gonna be STACKED!

Ydum
Ydum
13 days ago

It’s just avoiding spot #2 this year. The running order, considering this year’s actual high quality in balads and upbeat songs, won’t be such an issue as previous editions. It’d be great to see UK, Spain, Portugal or Greece winning, OK to see Sweden, Netherlands, Italy or Serbia, but please not Ukraine… I’m sure Kalush Orchestra are perfectly aware of the pity triumph that would mean.

Ydum
Ydum
13 days ago

I think the time has come already to ask this: Is there actually anyone willing to see Ukraine winning this year? I mean, actually willing that to happen and not just resigning because of the situation?

Greenwall164
Greenwall164
12 days ago
Reply to  Ydum

With all due respect to Ukraine and Kalush Orchestra, while Ukraines song and performance is good, it’s in no way a winner. In a normal year lower top 10 would be fair. I think Ukraines basically a certain winner though, unless the juries absolutely kill it, which is very unlikely, because they’ll get by far and away the most televotes. That’s why I’m considering 2nd place as a winner tbh, as this would probably win in any other year, and this country will also probably host Eurovision next year, given the situation. Please don’t take this the wrong way, I… Read more »

eurovisionfun
eurovisionfun
13 days ago

ideal running order

First half

  1. Ukraine
  2. Switzerland
  3. France
  4. sf2 country
  5. Germany
  6. sf2 country
  7. Netherlands
  8. sf2 country
  9. Italy
  10. Norway
  11. Armenia
  12. sf2 country
  13. Spain

second half
14=> Iceland
15=> sf2 qualifier
16=> sf2 qualifier
17=> sf2 qualifier
18=> sf2 qualifier
19=> sf2 qualifier
20=>Lithuania
21=> UK
22=> sf2 qualifier
23=> sf2 qualifier
24=> Greece
25=> Moldova

James
James
13 days ago
Reply to  eurovisionfun

Yep, I’d be happy with that too, but are they gonna let Ukraine open (I think they should).

Jacob Teglbjærg
Jacob Teglbjærg
13 days ago
Reply to  eurovisionfun

Have you forgotten Portugal? Where will you place them?

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
13 days ago

I dont understand eurofans… Many here complaining that if Ukraine wins is not fair because it would be a solidarity win but at same time hoping their favourite song is placed in a position which gives them more chances of winning. If the running order has anything to do with the success of the song in the Festival it is more or less the same as Ukraine winning for sympathy votes that is, to win because of something not directly related with the song itself.

Robin
Robin
13 days ago

Well we know Switzerland made it easier for organizers to put in second position ?

Polegend Godnova
13 days ago
Reply to  Robin

after seeing the semis’ running orders, i can see them putting norway 2nd

Jghtl
13 days ago

Lol!

Alexia
Alexia
13 days ago

Portugal or France, as not favourites to win but still good songs, can be a good opener
Ukraine and Spain are top 5 in the betting odds so its extremely unlikely that they will open the show

NotPatrick
NotPatrick
13 days ago

But of they draw the first, then I will be in Space, maaaaaaan.

Ric
Ric
13 days ago

Could you imagine if also Sweden picked first half? It would become a bloodbath of favorites XD.

Lex
Lex
13 days ago

Norway probably opening the final. The family friendly act of the year, the one that can generate more social media interaction. It’s easy to imagine all the memes and reactions this can provoke, and I think they want that.

Brötchen
Brötchen
12 days ago
Reply to  Lex

It’s too tryhard to make memes about that performance though. What is there to meme? “Haha funny wolfman sang banana”?

Jghtl
13 days ago

Moldova is climbing the odds like crazy. Currently sitting at 12th

AllThingsNordic.eu
13 days ago
Reply to  Jghtl

It has potential. Many of my friends liked it. I find it too ethnic, folklore, and cheesy, but I can’t deny that it is fun and nice to watch. Potential top-10 finish, if not higher.

Jghtl
13 days ago

It won’t finish that high, but probably higher top 10 with the televote

Tadhg
Tadhg
13 days ago

I’m not in favour of the organisers deciding who goes where to give the show more impact and momentum. It sound be a blind draw immediately after SF2.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
13 days ago

Ukraine, Norway and Spain all on as early as possible, France and Portugal both late first half (10th to 13th), would be ideal.

Benjamin K
Benjamin K
13 days ago

If I were the boardcaster, the perfect running order with the current 15 qualifiers would be: First Half: 1st Norway (the most familial and friendly entry) 2nd Armenia or Germany (non-favorite ballad) 3rd Ukraine (to keep the unaccustomed audience curious) 4th (2nd semi qualifier) 5th (2nd semi qualifier with a different type of music than 4th) 6th Switzerland 7th Spain 8th Armenia or Germany (the one who does not pass 2nd) 9th Italy 10th (2nd semi qualifier up tempo if it is possible) 11th Portugal 12th France 13th Netherlands —————– Second Half: Iceland between 14th and 16th (surely barely qualified)… Read more »

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
13 days ago
Reply to  Benjamin K

I agree with that, especially keeping Ukraine early as possible.

schlageresque
schlageresque
13 days ago
Reply to  Benjamin K

Germany coming 2nd would be the best way to lose very early a not-so-curious audience. The song is not bad but not appealing either.
Armenia or Ukraine would be safer bets for sure.
And yes for Norway as an opener.

Tom
Tom
13 days ago

From the countries drawn 1st half so far, I think Armenia would be a solid choice to open, maybe not the typical song they normally chose but it would be an upbeat start and wouldn’t get to much hate from fans being picked to perform 1st, for various reasons I just struggle to see them picking Ukraine, Norway, Spain and France to open.

Benjamin K
Benjamin K
13 days ago

As things stand, it’s better to be in the first half which is a bloodbath, all attention will be focused on it, there are only ballads in the 2nd half except Moldova which will close the show. If Sweden joins the first half, it’s going to be carnage and I’m not even sure it benefits the UK. The results are going to be very close.

EProduc
EProduc
13 days ago

It’s between France, Ukraine and Norway to open, I’d say put Ukraine first. They’re first in the betting odds and they may get some sympathy votes, so if they win while having performed first then it’s deserved and no one can complain about that. Besides, it’s a banger song to start the night with.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
13 days ago
Reply to  EProduc

How is that about Ukraine? If they perform first and they win is because people liked the song and there are no solidarity votes.
If they perform 12th and win then it is because of sympathy votes but people dont like the song?