Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed

Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed
Theme art for Malmö 2013 Photo: SVT
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The running order for this year's Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Finals has been decided and can now be revealed. Check out in which position the countries will perform on the 14th and 16th of May!

To let all entries shine, this year the running order was decided by the producers of the shows and approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand and the Reference Group.

After reviewing all entries, the producers proposed the following running order that has been approved by the Executive Supervisor and the Reference Group:

First Semi-Final

  1. Austria
  2. Estonia
  3. Slovenia
  4. Croatia
  5. Denmark
  6. Russia
  7. Ukraine
  8. The Netherlands
  9. Montenegro
  10. Lithuania
  11. Belarus
  12. Moldova
  13. Ireland
  14. Cyprus
  15. Belgium
  16. Serbia

Second Semi-Final

  1. Latvia
  2. San Marino
  3. F.Y.R. Macedonia
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Finland
  6. Malta
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Iceland
  9. Greece
  10. Israel
  11. Armenia
  12. Hungary
  13. Norway
  14. Albania
  15. Georgia
  16. Switzerland
  17. Romania

How did we get to the running order?

The producers did not decide the full running order but the participating countries were first drawn to the two Semi-Finals and to the first or second half of the shows. That was done on the 17th of January at the Semi-Final Allocation Draw.

To assure a fair distribution and sufficient availability of tickets over neighbouring countries, the Reference Group also decided that Denmark and Norway would perform in different Semi-Finals at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. A draw held at the EBU headquarters determined that Denmark would participate in the first Semi-Final, and Norway would be represented in the second Semi-Final.

In addition to that, the Host Country Sweden was drawn their exact performing position - 16th - at the Head of Delegation meeting a week ago to ensure fairness.

After all songs were handed in last week, the producers decided on the running order. This was then also checked and approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor and the Reference Group.

For the Final, the first and second half of the Grand Final will be drawn at the winner's press conferences of the Semi-Finals. The final running order will the be decided th elatest by 3:00 am on the 17th of May.

This year's Eurovision Song Contest will take place on the 14th, 16th and 18th of May in Malmö, Sweden. 39 countries are set to take part in this year's edition of Europe's favourite TV show.

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  • Posted on 27 June 2013 at 14:24
    Denmark plagiarized at eurovision.Link : /watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7A3IS5lTf_I report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2013 at 01:54
    Thank you Denmark for a great show thanks report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 17:21
    3. Greece report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 02:08
    2.The Netherlands
    15-Ukraine report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2013 at 13:12
    Hmm I like this running order. A little bit suspicious with Sweden getting #16, which is mid-way of Grand-finals like Azerbaijan last year being #14. But they're the hosts anways so they can do what ever they like as long as the contest goes smoothly. Hoping that my favs don't get the death spot, #1 in Grand-Finals. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2013 at 08:09
  • Posted on 1 May 2013 at 20:01
    Germany, Croatia or Serbia to win :)

    much love from the uk
    (Follo report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 May 2013 at 19:59
    Top 10

    1 Germany
    2 Croatia
    3 Serbia
    4 Isreal
    5 Russia
    6 Switzland
    7 Latvia
    8 Iceland
    9 Ireland
    10 Denmark

    Can't stand Romania, The Neterlands , Gerogia songs

    I hope I can vote in the first semi as Croatia and Serbia will be getting my vote :)

    much love from the UK ( follow German/Bosnian ) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 April 2013 at 03:09
    Top 5 from Chile

    1. Germany
    2. Denmark
    3. Norway
    4. Italy
    5. Ukraine report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 April 2013 at 21:56
    Top 5:

    1.San Marino

    San Marino: different type of song: fresh, dramatic,..... alive!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 April 2013 at 10:52
    Top Five will be:

    1. Denmark
    2. Russia
    3. Norway
    4. Netherlands
    5. Sweden/Germany.

    Denmark is a HOT favourite, as liong as she sings the top notes.

    Netherlands is a wild card....could actually win it and nice to see the country with a good song after years in the doldrums!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 April 2013 at 21:38
    Good luck all countries in Malmo from Greece

    it's my top 5 in final :

    1. Azerbaijan

    2. Germany

    3. San Marino

    4. Denmark

    5. Greece ♥ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 April 2013 at 12:35
  • Posted on 7 April 2013 at 01:22
    I listened to the 1st semi-final entries on this site.... Wonder why the Austrian entry is played in full between each and every song? I used to like the Austrian entry but now I can't stand to hear it anymore! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 April 2013 at 16:12
    Good luck BULGARIA, UKRAINE, ALBANIA, SERBIA and CYPRUS !!!!! report to the moderator