The running orders for both semi-finals and the final are among the most important things in Eurovision. Today, the semi-final running orders were released. This is a huge deal, since you can get a good idea of which songs stand out and which don’t. So let’s take a look at this running order!
Semi final 1:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
Note that the halfway point of the semi-final will be in between Serbia and Belgium. The show on the 14th of May will be opened by Tamta’s Cyprus and will end with Eurovision veteran Serhat for San Marino. We will have 2 fun and uptempo songs opening and closing the show, and Serbia and Belgium will seperate the two halves.
Semi final 2:
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
Srbuk will open the second semi final, while Azerbaijan will have the honour to close the show. The 2 countries are known to blank each other with points and now open and close the show. The middle of the show will be between Austria and Croatia.
It is also good to notice that both shows are opened and closed with up-tempo songs. Both shows also have another thing in common: the halfway point in both shows are ballads on both sides. In the first semi-final, the transition happens between a power ballad and a calm ballad with Serbia and Belgium respectively. Semi-final 2 will have the same concept but reversed.
What do #YOU think about the running order? Do you think that it harmed or helped the chances of certain countries? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE or join the discussion below and on social media!