Eurovision 2019: The running order

Duncan sings first

In near enough record time, the running order for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is available. Let the conspiracy theories and analysis begin.

02AlbaniaJonida MaliqiKtheju tokës
03Czech RepublicLake MalawiFriend of a friend
05RussiaSergey LazarevScream
06DenmarkLeonoraLove is forever
07San MarinoSerhatSay Na Na Na
08North MacedoniaTamara TodevskaProud
09SwedenJohn LundvikToo late for love
10SloveniaZala Kralj & Gašper ŠantlSebi
12NetherlandsDuncan LaurenceArcade
13GreeceKaterine DuskaBetter love
14IsraelKobi MarimiHome
15NorwayKEiiNOSpirit in the sky
16United KingdomMichael RiceBigger than us
17IcelandHatariHatrið mun sigra
18EstoniaVictor CroneStorm
19BelarusZENALike it
21FranceBilal HassaniRoi
23SerbiaNevena BožovićKruna
24SwitzerlandLuca HänniShe got me
25AustraliaKate Miller-HeidkeZero gravity
26SpainMikiLa Venda

The EBU explains the science behind this: “To come to a decision, the producers look at the genre of music, whether a song is performed by a solo singer or group, the use of props, the tempo of the song and various other aspects of each act.”

Image Credits: Kan Eurovision .


  1. The Netherlands squeezed between Cyprus and Greece will standout as calm between the madness.

    Australia at 25 is too late in the running order. It is, if I remember correctly, the same position Cyprus had in 2018.

    Russia has no chance what so ever.

    Italy at 22nd, that’s interesting. Netta won from that position but I am not sure about why they put them right after France

    The running order puts to rest the urban myth about Germany and EBU having and agreement about Germany’s placing in case of 1st half draw

  2. 2nd place from both 2018 (Cyprus) and 2017 (Bulgaria) sung from second last. Dima Bilan won from second last position in 2008. Back in the 20th Century the UK’s last win was from second last, and 7 different winners performed last, so I don’t agree that there is such a thing as “too late” to perform. There’s also several recentexamples of semi-final winners from last or second last.

    I do firmly believe that recency does have an effect on results, perhaps not a huge effect but often enough to determine whether a song can win or not. But some of those runaway winners of the past (e.g. Norway 2009) would have won even if performed in the famed second place.

  3. I put money on Australia after SF1, and I think the draw has been kind. Netherlands is possibly a threat, as is Switzerland, but I can’t see either Russia or Sweden challenging now. I think Iceland will be Top 5 too.

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