As the host country, Sweden is prequalified to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest this year and today, during the meeting of the Heads of Delegations in Stockholm, it’s number in the running order was drawn.
From a big bowl containing papers with the numbers 1 to 26 was drawn: #9!
Sweden has been drawn 9th in the running order of the Grand Final of the 2016 #Eurovision Song Contest!
— Eurovision (@Eurovision) 14 maart 2016
Sweden will be represented by Frans with If I Were Sorry, Frans having won that right after winning Melodifestivalen last Saturday.
The running order for the semi-finals will be announced soon, after today’s meeting of the Head of Delegations. This running order will be composed by SVT and has to be approved by the EBU. The Big 5 will draw the halves (first or second) they’ll be performing in after their first rehearsal and will be assigned a number in the running order after the second semi-final, when all the entries competing in the final are known. A running order which will once again be made by SVT and approved by the EBU.