The running order of the two Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be released today.
The running order for Semi-Final One and Semi-Final Two of the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be released today. The order for Semi-Final One will be released at 19:00 CET, followed by Semi-Final Two at 19:10 CET.
Each country competing in the semi-finals took part in an allocation draw in January which determined which semi-final they would participate in and whether they would perform in the first or second half of the show. From there, the show producers have decided the order in which they will perform. This system has been in place since 2013.
Semi-Final One – May 9
France, Italy and Germany will vote in this Semi-Final.
Semi-Final Two – May 11
- San Marino
Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom will vote in this Semi-Final.
Liverpool will host the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest at the M&S Bank Arena. The decision comes after multiple rounds of shortlisting various UK cities, as the winners of the 2022 contest Ukraine were not able to host. Eurovision 2023 will be held on May 9, 11 and 13.
Liverpool is known globally as the birthplace of the Beatles, as well as music events such as Africa Oyé, Liverpool International Music Festival and Sound City. The city is home to just under 500,000 people and is known for its iconic music venues and cultural events. The city is connected to the world via Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
The 2023 contest will be the first contest since 1979 in which the winning nation was unable to host the following contest. It is the sixth occasion overall on which a different country has hosted after the original host nation was unable to, following the Netherlands in 1960, France in 1963, Monaco in 1972, Luxembourg in 1974, Israel in 1980 and Ukraine in 2023. The 2023 contest will also extend the United Kingdom’s record of hosting Eurovision to nine times.
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