Running order for Eurovision 2023 semi-finals revealed

Running order for Eurovision 2023 semi-finals revealed

Eurovision 2023 is rapidly approaching, and today another major announcement about this year’s contest has been shared. The running orders for both semi-finals have been released!

Part of the running draw was determined when the countries competing in the Semi-Finals were allocated to their relevant show, as well as revealing which half they will be competing in. The final running order for the Semi-Finals was then determined by the show’s producers, with the approval from the steering group.

The running orders for the Eurovision 2023 semi-finals are:

Semi-final 1: 9th May 2023

Running OrderCountryArtistSong
1.NorwayAlessandraQueen of Kings
2.MaltaThe BuskerDance (Our Own Party)
3.SerbiaLuke BlackSamo mi se spava
4.LatviaSudden LightsAijā
5.PortugalMimicatAi coração
6.IrelandWild YouthWe Are One
7.CroatiaLet 3Mama ŠČ!
8.SwitzerlandRemo ForrerWatergun
9.IsraelNoa KirelUnicorn
10.MoldovaPasha ParfeniSoarele și luna
12.AzerbaijanTuranTuranXTell Me More
13.CzechiaVesnaMy Sister’s Crown
14.The NetherlandsMia Nicolai and Dion CooperBurning Daylight
15.FinlandKäärijäCha Cha Cha

France, Germany and Italy will vote in the first semi-final as automatic qualifiers.

Semi-final 2: 11th May 2023

Running OrderCountryArtistSong
1.DenmarkReileyBreaking My Heart
2.ArmeniaBrunetteFuture Lover
3.RomaniaTheodor AndreiD.G.T. (Off and On)
5.BelgiumGustaphBecause Of You
6.CyprusAndrew LambrouBreak A Broken Heart
8.GreeceVictor VernicosWhat They Say
10.SloveniaJoker OutCarpe Diem
12.San MarinoPiqued JacksLike An Animal
13.AustriaTeya and SalenaWho The Hell is Edgar?
14.AlbaniaAlbina & Familja KelmendiDuje
15.LithuaniaMonika LinkytėStay

Spain, Ukraine and the UK will vote in the second semi-final as automatic qualifiers.

Watch the reveal of the running order on Eurovision’s YouTube Page

As with 2022, the Official Running Order was revealed via the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube Channel.

Semi-Final 1

Semi-Final 2

The running order for the Grand Final will be determined by the early hours of the 12th of May, after the Semi-Finals have taken place and we have our complete line-up for this year’s Grand Final. The UK and Ukraine, as co-hosts, have already drawn their positions in the running order – 19th for Ukraine and 26th for the UK. .

What we know about Eurovision 2023

Although Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, due to the ongoing Russian invasion they are unable to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Instead, the United Kingdom stepped in, as 2022’s runner-up; Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May 2023. The contest will take place at the M&S Arena, with 37 countries taking partThe full production team behind the 2023 contest is listed here. The contest is a co-production between host broadcaster the BBC and last year’s winning broadcaster, Suspilne.

Alesha Dixon, Julia Sanina and Hannah Waddingham will host the semi-finals, with Graham Norton joining the presenting team for the grand final.

What do you think of this year’s running orders? How do you think each song will do? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!

News Source: BBC & EBU

Photo Credit: BBC/James Stack

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