ESCToday Exclusive: The semifinals’ running order

by Michalis Vranis 160 views

The so much awaited running order of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals were revealed by SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster. The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 12 and 14 May at the Globe Arena in Stockholm.

After a very long delay since the allocation draw which took place last month, the SVT production team released the running order for the two semi-finals of the contest, giving an end to all the nail-biting witing of the fan community. A short explanation given by SVT regarding the delay of the announcement of the running order, includes the fact that this year many countries will be bringing extremely big constructions and installations on stage, which clearly made the decision of finalising the running order, very difficult.

A total of 43 countries will compete at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest for the coveted Grand Prix.  A total of  37 countries  will battle will battle in the Semifinals on 10 and 12 May, 18 countries will compete in Semifinal 1 on 10 May whilst 19 countries will compete Semifinal 2 on 12 May. The BIG 5 (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain) and host country Sweden are pre-qualified to compete in the grand final on Saturday 14 May.

Semifinal 1

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Country

Artist

Song title

1 Greece Argo Utopian Land
2 Hungary Freddie Pioneer
3 Moldova Lidia Isac Falling Stars
4 The Netherlands Douwe Bob Slow Down
5 Finland Sandhja Sing It Away
6 San Marino Serhat I Didn’t Know
7 Croatia Nina Kraljić Lighthouse
8 Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan LoveWave
9 Russia Sergey Lazarev You Are The Only One
10 Estonia Jüri Pootsmann Play
11 Montenegro Highway The Real Thing
12 Iceland Greta Salóme Hear Them Calling
13 Malta Ira Losco Walk on Water
14 Cyprus Minus One Alter Ego
15 Bosnia & Herzegovina Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner & Jala Ljubav je
16 Czech Republic Gabriela Gunčíková I Stand
17 Austria ZOË Loin d’ici
18 Azerbaijan Samra Miracle

Semifinal 2

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Country

Artist

Song title

1 Australia Dami Im Sound of Silence
2 Israel Hovi Star Made of Stars
3 Ireland Nicky Byrne Sunlight
4 Serbia ZAA Sanja Vučić Goodbye (Shelter)
5 Switzerland Rykka The Last Of Our Kind
6 Poland Michał Szpak Color of Your Life
7 Latvia Justs Heartbeat
8 Lithuania Donny Montell I’ve Been Waiting for This Night
9 FYR Macedonia Kaliopi Dona
10 Belarus Ivan Help You Fly
11 Georgia Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz Midnight Gold
12 Romania Ovidiu Anton Moment of Silence
13 Slovenia ManuElla Blue and Red
14 Ukraine Jamala 1944
15 Norway Agnete Icebreaker
16 Bulgaria Poli Genova If Love Was A Crime
17 Denmark Lighthouse X Soldiers Of Love
18 Belgium Laura Tesoro What’s The Pressure
19 Albania Eneda Tarifa Fairytale

The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 10, 12 and 14 May at the Globe Arena in Stockholm.

If only that article was true! Obviously this is part of our pranks for April Fools day but behind the lines you have to see the criticism to SVT and the EBU for taking so long to release the running order of the semi-finals. The feeling the whole Eurovision fan community has is anxiety and frustration for this delay. Hopefully we will have the official running order very very soon! Until the, Happy April Fools day!

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