from Sweden to Israel: official running order revealed!

One of the moments a true Eurovision fan is waiting for during the build up to Eurovision has come! The organizers of the contest have finally revealed the running order of the Semi Finals. Robin from Sweden got the honor to kick off the First Semi Final (9 May) while IMRI from Israel will be closing the Second Semi Final (11 May).  

The order was decided by the producers, using the same format that has been in place since the competition in Malmö, Sweden in 2013, in order to create a more exciting television show and ensure that each song shines and stands out. The decision was then approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor, Mr. Jon Ola Sand, and the Chairman of the ESC Reference Group, Dr. Frank Dieter Freiling.

The running order of the First Semi-Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest:

  1. Sweden
  2. Georgia
  3. Australia
  4. Albania
  5. Belgium
  6. Montenegro
  7. Finland
  8. Azerbaijan
  9. Portugal
  10. Greece
  11. Poland
  12. Moldova
  13. Iceland
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Cyprus
  16. Armenia
  17. Slovenia
  18. Latvia

 You can watch the recap HERE


The running order of the Second Semi-Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest:

  1. Serbia
  2. Austria
  3. Russia
  4. FYR Macedonia
  5. Malta
  6. Romania
  7. The Netherlands
  8. Hungary
  9. Denmark
  10. Ireland
  11. San Marino
  12. Croatia
  13. Norway
  14. Switzerland
  15. Belarus
  16. Bulgaria
  17. Lithuania
  18. Estonia
  19. Israel



You can watch the recap of the Second Semi Final HERE

The final running order of the Grand Final (which will air on Saturday, 13 May) will be revealed shortly after the Second Semi Final conculded.