According to Jan Lagermand Lundme who is in charge of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, the pre determined running order introduced last year will return once again giving the producers the ability to decide the order of performances for all participants in both Semi Finals as well as the Final show.
Unlike previous years, the running order was not decided by the drawing of lots, but instead by the producers, with the aim of making the shows more exciting and ensuring that all contestants had a chance to stand out, preventing entries that are too similar cancelling each other out.
The decision was not popular among many of theEurovision fans and also received mixed reactions from broadcasters.
However Lundme advised that it’s important for the show and that “it would get a bit boring if five upbeat songs will be performed in a row”.
While it’s impossible to provide any concrete evidence, many people believe that countries like San Marino and France suffered from the unfortunate draw given to them by the producers.
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