Eurovision 2024: this is the Grand Final running order

Spain will perform in eighth position, while favorites such as Croatia or Switzerland will appear towards the end of the Grand Final

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The 2024 trophy

BarcelonaEurovision 2024 has already chosen its finalists and the organization of Europe's most famous festival has already made public the order in which they will perform. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Swedish public television have announced the positions of each of the 26 countries that will go up to the Malmö Arena to try to take the glass microphone home. The 68th edition of Eurovision takes place this Saturday, May 11 in the Swedish city of Malmö and will start at 9:00 p.m.

Before the second semi-final, only one participant's order of performance in the final was known, Sweden, which as the host country will be in charge of opening the gala. The rest was decided once the finalists were clear. Until now, Eurovision regulations established that the position in which a country performed depended in part on luck: a draw was held to determine whether the delegation in question would perform during the first or second half of the gala. Once this was determined, the producers of the show decided what the appropriate position was in the half that had been played. However, this year the draw had three variables: first half, second half or, directly, the producers' choice. This last option is the one that came to Spain, which will act in eighth place by decision of those responsible for the final. Thus, it is calculated that Nebulossa will appear on the Malmö Arena stage around 10:00 p.m.

Spain will perform shortly after Israel, the most controversial participant in this edition. Despite the booing Eden Golan received during rehearsals, the Hebrew delegation passed the second semi-final thanks to the public vote, which decided that it would be one of the contenders to win the Eurovision final. In fact, a few hours after making it to the final, Israel has begun to climb positions in the ranking of favorites.

As for other favorites from this edition, like Croatia or Switzerland, they will perform towards the end of the gala, as announced by the festival organization.

One of the new features this year in terms of the voting system is that the audience will be able to vote from the very beginning of the Grand Final instead of having to wait for all the participants to act. Voting in the Grand Final will open just before the first song is performed and will remain open throughout the performances and for up to 40 minutes after the final song is performed. The weight given to the popular vote and the jury vote also changes: the audience vote will count for 50.6%, while the national jury vote drops to 49.4%.

This will be the running order of Eurovision Grand Final

  1. Sweden: Marcus & Martinus – Unforgettable
  2. Ukraine: alyona alyona & Jerry Heil – Teresa & Maria
  3. Germany: ISAAK – Always on the run
  4. Luxembourg: TALI – Fighter
  5. Netherlands: Joost Klein – Europapa (Disqualified)
  6. Israel: Eden Golan – Hurricane
  7. Lithuania: Silvester Belt - Luktelk
  8. Spain: Nebula – Bitch
  9. Estonia: 5MIINUST x Puuluup – (Child) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi
  10. Ireland: Bambie Thud – Doomsday Blue
  11. Latvia: Dons – Hollow
  12. Greece: Marina Satti – Zari
  13. United Kingdom: Olly Alexander – dizzy
  14. Norway: Gate – Ulveham
  15. Italy: Angelina Mango – The girl
  16. Serbia: Teya Dora – Ramonda
  17. Finland: Windows95man – "No Rules!"
  18. Portugal: Yolanda – Shout
  19. Armenia: Ladaniva – Jaco
  20. Cyprus: Silia Kapsis – Roll
  21. Switzerland: Nemo – The Code
  22. Slovenia: Raiven – Veronika
  23. Croatia: Baby Lasagna – Rim Tim Tagi Dim
  24. Georgia: Nutsa – Firefighter
  25. France: Slimane – Mon Amour
  26. Austria: Kaleen – We will rave

This year's edition maintains the motto that was used in 2023, United by music [United by music], which wanted to be a message of peace in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, although Eurovision always defends the apolitical nature of the festival. Sweden, this year's host, is the country that has won Eurovision the most times, seven times, tied with Ireland. As the presenters of the festival, Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman, made clear, the country is experiencing the song contest with real fury.