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Running order for Eurovision 2016 semi-finals revealed

SVT has just revealed the running order for this year’s Eurovision semi-finals!

The producers of the show has come today with a decision based on the results of the running order draw held on January 25:

Semi-final 1 (May 10, 2016):

1. Finland

2. Greece

3. Moldova

4. Hungary

5. Croatia

6. The Netherlands

7. Armenia

8. San Marino

9. Russia

10. Czech Republic

11. Cyprus

12. Austria

13. Estonia

14. Azerbaijan

15. Montenegro

16. Iceland

17. Bosnia & Herzegovina

18. Malta

Semi-final 2 (May 12, 2016):

1. Latvia

2. Poland

3. Switzerland

4. Israel

5. Belarus

6. Serbia

7. Ireland

8. FYR Macedonia

9. Lithuania

10. Australia

11. Slovenia

12. Romania

13. Bulgaria

14. Denmark

15. Ukraine

16. Norway

17. Georgia

18. Albania

19. Belgium


Draw of the Running Order held on January 25:

The first part of the draw determined which of the six pre-qualified countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and host country Sweden) had to broadcast and vote in which Semi-Final. The first Semi-Final will have 18 participants and the second will have 19. Another draw then decided in which half of the respective Semi-Finals each country will perform.

You can re-watch the draw of the running order below:

As previously announced, Germany will broadcast and vote in the second Semi-Final on the 12th of May. Check which finalist country will vote in each semi-final below:


From each Semi-Final, ten countries will proceed to the Grand Final on 14th May, joining the six pre-qualified countries (Big 5 + host country Sweden). As a result, 26 countries will compete in the Grand Final.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 will take place on May 10, 12 and 14 in the Stockholm’s Globen Arena. Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw, 2015 winner, will host all three shows in which a total of 43 countries will be competing to get the crystal microphone. This is the sixth time Sweden will organize a Eurovision event.

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016