Today, we were treated to a surprise from the European Broadcasting Union as the running order for Eurovision 2021 was revealed. The running order was made public on Tuesday morning, ending weeks of speculation and analysis.
The running order for Semi-Final One is as follows:
- North Macedonia
You can listen to an audio recap of the songs in semi final one here:
The running order for Semi-Final Two is:
- San Marino
- Czech Republic
You can listen to the audio recap of this song below:
Now that we have an official running order for the semi-finals, what do we make of the structure of Eurovision 2021?
Jazzi – The one thing I think that has me pretty shocked is the fact Denmark are closing semi 2! Lithuania and San Marino are amazing openers for their semis and will generate hype for the rest of the show! I will miss the running order speculations but I am glad I can now make playlists based on this which will help me really predict qualifiers now.
Rory – I think it’s always a tough call to accurately predict the running order for any Contest, but this one was the hardest I’ve ever tried to call. I am rather shocked that Lithuania and San Marino will open up their respective semis, given how much of a favourite they are in the whole bunch. The second semi-final is going to be by far the more interesting, based on the flow of songs, but I do think it pales in comparison to the first semi-final in terms of quality. I’m getting so excited!
Rosie – The running order isn’t without a few surprises – Denmark closing semi two??? – but it’s got the pattern we’re now so used to with producer-arranged running orders. Lithuania and San Marino are particularly fantastic opening acts, and the producers have done the best they can to give us a diverse mixture of songs throughout the running order across both nights. One less thing for us to speculate about, and one more thing for us to now analyse!
That’s what we think, but what do you think? Where will your favourites perform? Are you happy with the way the running order has gone? As always, tell us in the comments below or at social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ over at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.