Running order of Semi-Finals revealed
Today, the running order of the songs taking part in the Semi-Finals of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed.
As the previous two years, it was up to the producers of the shows to come up with a running order for the Semi-Finals. It was approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand and the Chairman of the Reference Group, Dr. Frank Dieter Freiling.
After the producers reviewed all entries, the following running order was decided on for the Semi-Finals:
- The Netherlands
- FYR Macedonia
For this show, the advertising breaks are set to be after the 5th and 12th song. Their positions may still change.
- San Marino
- Czech Republic
For this show, the advertising breaks are set to be after the 5th and 12th song as well. As with the first Semi-Final, their positions may still change.
The way to the running order
In January, all the Semi-Finalists were drawn into two halves of the two Semi-Finals during the Semi-Final Allocation Draw. All the already qualified finalists will vote in the following Semi-Finals:
- United Kingdom
After all the songs were submitted to the organisers at the Heads of Delegations Meeting last week, the producers decided upon the running order which was then approved by the Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand and the Chairman of the Reference Group, Dr Frank Dieter Freiling.
During the Heads of Delegations meeting it was also drawn that the host country of Austria will perform at position no 14 in the Final.
The running order for the Grand Final will be decided after the second Semi-Final.
The first Semi-Final will be held on the 19th of May and it has 16 participants while the second one with 17 contestants takes place on the 21st of May. The big Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is on the 23rd of May.