The running order of the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest was determined by the Contest Producer Christer Björkman along with the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand.
On Thursday, we got to meet the last ten last qualifiers for the Grand Final. The Netherlands, Sweden and Russia – the favourites of the bookmakers – all qualified and got a starting position in the first half of the show.
After each Semi-Final, each qualifying act drew in which half of the Grand Final they would perform. The nations from the first semi final already did that on Tuesday night. However, as the host country, Israel already drew its exact starting position (14) during the Heads of Delegation meeting in March.
This is the running order for Saturday’s Eurovision 2019 Final:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- North Macedonia
- United Kingdom
How the running order for Eurovision 2019 was made
The running order was proposed by Christer Björkman, Contest Producer from the production team of Host Broadcaster KAN, and then approved by the EBU’s Executive Supervisor and the Chairman of the Reference Group. The Reference Group is the governing body of the contest on behalf of all 41 participating broadcasters.
The running order tries to ensure each act has the opportunity to stand out amongst the crowd. To come to a decision, the producers look at the genre of music, whether the performer is a solo singer or group, the use of props, the tempo of the song and various other aspects of each act.