Eurovision 2019 : Grand final’s running order unveiled
Having the two semi finals completed and the 10 qualifiers from each semi final determined , Eurovision 2019, is heading to its Grand final.
The Grand Final will be consisting of 26 participating nations (20 qualified from the two semi-finals, as well as 6 pre-qualified – the Big 5 and the host country of Israel). After each semi final the qualifiers through a draw taken place during the joint press conference determined whether they will performing in the first or 2nd half of the show.
The running order of the Grand Final was decided by the show’s producers and has as following:
3. Czech Republic
7. San Marino
8. North Macedonia
16. United Kingdom
The running order was proposed by Christer Björkman, Contest Producer from the production team of Host Broadcaster KAN, and approved by the EBU’s Executive Supervisor and the Chairman of the Reference Group, the governing body of the contest on behalf of all 41 participating broadcasters.
The running order is decided to ensure each act has the opportunity to stand out amongst the crowd. 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.