Eurovision 2018: Voting running order and spokespersons revealed

by Stratos Agadellis 12,248 views

Good morning Europe! The day has come, everything is set for the last and most exciting show of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the Grand Final! 26 countries will be battling for the trophy, but a total of 43 will have their say on the outcome.

A few hours ago, the running order of the jury voting, as well as the names of the 43 spokespersons of each country were unveiled by the EBU. As you will notice, there are many former Eurovision entrants among them, who will appear this time from a less stressful position!

During the jury voting sequence, the points from 1 to 10 will automatically be revealed on screen, whilst each spokesperson will only be announcing the 12 points.

Olá, Portugal!

The voting procedure starts with last year’s host country Ukraine and closes with the 2018 host nation Portugal giving its jury results. But let’s go through the running order:

  1. Ukraine – Nataliia Zhyzhchenko – Lead singer of 2017 interval act ONUKA
  2. Azerbaijan – Asadov Tural – TV presenter
  3. Belarus – NAVIBAND – Belarusian Eurovision 2017 participant
  4. San Marino – John Kennedy O’Connor – Eurovision historian
  5. The Netherlands – OG3NE – Dutch 2017 participant
  6. FYR Macedonia – Jana Burčeska – FYR Macedonian 2017 participant
  7. Malta – Lara Azzopardi – Actress and TV presenter
  8. Georgia – Tako Gachechiladze – Georgian 2017 participant
  9. Spain – Nieves Alvarez – TV presenter and model
  10. Austria – Kati Bellowitsch – Radio and TV presenter
  11. Denmark – Ulla Essendrop – TV presenter
  12. United Kingdom – Mel Giedroyc – TV presenter
  13. Sweden – Felix Sandman – Runner-up in Melodifestivalen 2018
  14. Latvia – Dagmāra Legante – TV presenter and comedian
  15. Albania – Andri Xhahu – Radio journalist
  16. Croatia – Uršula Tolj – Presenter
  17. Ireland – Nicky Byrne – Irish 2016 participant
  18. Romania – Sonia Argint-Ionescu – TV presenter
  19. Czech Republic – Radka Rosická – Presenter and fashion model
  20. Iceland – Edda Sif Pálsdóttir – TV presenter and sports reporter
  21. Moldova – Julieta Ardovan – TV journalist
  22. Belgium – Danira Boukhriss Terkessidis – TV host
  23. Norway – Aleksander Walmann & JOWST – Norwegian 2017 participants
  24. France – Élodie Gossuin – TV and radio presenter
  25. Italy – Giulia Valentina Palermo – Presenter
  26. Australia – Ricardo Goncalves – SBS World News presenter
  27. Estonia – Ott Evestus – Singer
  28. Serbia – Dragana Kosjerina – Show host and presenter
  29. Cyprus – Hovig – Cypriot 2017 participant
  30. Armenia – Arsen Grigoryan – Actor and singer
  31. Bulgaria – Joanna Dragneva – Bulgarian 2008 participant
  32. Greece – Olyna (Olympia) Xenopoulou – Radio and TV presenter, actress
  33. Hungary – Bence Forró – TV presenter
  34. Montenegro – Natasa Sotra – Director of Science and Children Programme
  35. Germany – Barbara Schöneberger – TV presenter
  36. Finland – ABREU – Singer
  37. Russia – Alsou – Russian 2000 participant and Eurovision 2009 host
  38. Switzerland – Leticia Carvalho – Teacher and singer
  39. Israel – Lucy Ayoub – Journalist and TV presenter
  40. Poland – Marcelina Zawadzka – Presenter, model and journalist
  41. Lithuania – Eglė Daugėlaitė – Presenter and journalist
  42. Slovenia – Amaya – Slovenian 2011 participant (as Maja Keuc)
  43. Portugal – Pedro Ricardo Pacheco Fernandes – Television presenter

Following the jury voting, the Eurovision 2018 hosts will announce the amount of points that each country has received from the public voting and that will be added to the jury score of the respective country.

The winner’s crown is closer than ever. Are you ready???

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