The first 10 countries to qualify for the Grand Final of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest are now known. Following the show, each act gave a mini press conference and drew a lot to indicate if they sing in the first or second half of the show on Saturday. To keep things fair to those yet to sing, there were five spots in each half available.
The producers decide the final running order (with the Dutch already confirmed in position 23).
- Norway (second)
- Israel (first)
- Russia (first)
- Azerbaijan (second)
- Malta (first)
- Lithuania (second)
- Cyprus (first)
- Sweden (second)
- Belgium (first)
- Ukraine (second)
will all perform again on Saturday 22 May live from Rotterdam in the Grand Final.
This afternoon, there’s a first rehearsal for the second semifinal, and you can join me for another OnEurope Live Blog from 2pm (UK).
Image Credits: EBU / Andres Putting .