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The running order of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest semifinal has been decided by a draw, which took place this afternoon in Kiev. Under guardianship of the delegation heads, people of host broadcaster NTU and a delegation of the European Broadcasting Union, 2005 hosts DJ Pasha and Volodymyr Klytschko executed the 'lottery'. Ruslana, one of the three hosts for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, could not be present due to the flu.

Running order of the semifinal to be held on19th May:

01. Austria
02. Lithuania
03. Portugal
04. Moldova
05. Latvia
06. Monaco
07. Israel
08. Belarus
09. The Netherlands
10. Iceland
11. Belgium
12. Estonia
13. Norway
14. Romania
15. Hungary
16. Finland
17. FYR Macedonia
18. Andorra
19. Switzerland
20. Croatia
21. Bulgaria
22. Ireland
23. Slovenia
24. Denmark
25. Poland

Global.Kryner will open the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest semifinal for Austria. The Austrians seem to have a guaranteed place in the opening of the contest. In 2002 Austria was drawn third. In 2003 and 2004 Austria was the second country to make its apearance.

Nuno Resende who'll represent Belgium was awarded the 11th spot, last year's lucky number for Ruslana in the semifinal in Istanbul. Ivan & Delfin are the last to perform in the semifinal, representing Poland. After the withdrawal of Lebanon, only 25 countries will be taking part on 19th May in Kiev.

Final draw

You can find the results of the final draw here

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