The pre-qualifiers have drawn their halves!

Today the pre-qualified countries, last year’s winner (Portugal) and the Big 5 (France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain) have been rehearsing for a second time. After their rehearsal they all held their second press conference and at that press conference they drew the half they will be performing in in the Grand Final.

First must be noted that Portugal is already assigned to a specific place in the running order, since their number has been drawn at the Head of Delegations meeting back in March: they will be performing as 8th!

Here is the outcome of today’s draws!

United Kingdom

Spain

Germany

France

Italy

So that makes:

  • United Kingdom – 1st half
  • Spain – 1st half
  • Germany – 1st half
  • France – 1st half
  • Italy – 2nd half

Their exact position in the running order will be determined after the second semi-final when the contest producers decide on a running order, approved by the EBU. That list will feature the host (Portugal), the Big 5 (United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France and Italy) and 10 qualifiers from each semi-final!

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