What is the Eurovision 2023 running order? | UK performance set to close the show

Mae Muller will be closing proceedings at this Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest final. Here’s the Eurovision 2023 running order in full.

Eurovision 2023 running order

The UK entrant will be performing her dance-pop track ‘I Wrote A Song’ in 26th and final position, giving Muller the rare opportunity of wrapping-up the performances on the singer’s hometurf. 

The running order was confirmed following Thursday’s knock-out semi-final, which saw the likes of Iceland, San Marino, Greece, Romania, Denmark, and Georgia all eliminated from the competition. 

In a whynow interview, the show’s stage designer Julio Himide and lighting designer Tim Routledge, told us that unbeknownst to the 160 million viewers watching the show on TV around world, producers have just 50 seconds to make the transition between the acts onstage – the setup of the stage for each act therefore played a massive part in deciding the running order for proceedings.

Mae Muller Eurovision

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There’s a view among many Eurovision fans and delegates that closing the show is the strongest position to be in, with the voting public deemed more likely to remember the last performance they hear. 

Whilst that’s an unproven record, among the 67 historical winners of the competition, 43 have at least performed in the second half. 

Ukraine, meanwhile, who will be represented by electro-pop duo Tvorchi, will be performing in 19th position.

The UK is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest this year, in Liverpool, on behalf of Ukraine following the war-torn country’s first-placed finish in the competition last year.

Eurovision Song Contest

Austria will be kicking-off the show with Teya & Salena’s Edgar Allan Poe-inspired tune, ‘Who The Hell is Edgar?’. You can see the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 running order in full below.

What is the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 running order?

  1. Austria | Teya & Salena – Who The Hell Is Edgar? 
  2. Portugal | Mimicat – Ai Coração 
  3. Switzerland | Remo Forrer – Watergun 
  4. Poland | Blanka – Solo 
  5. Serbia | Luke Black – Samo Mi Se Spava 
  6. France: La Zarra – Évidemment 
  7. Cyprus | Andrew Lambrou – Break A Broken Heart 
  8. Spain: Blanca Paloma – Eaea 
  9. Sweden | Loreen – Tattoo 
  10. Albania | Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duje 
  11. Italy: Marco Mengoni – Due Vite 
  12. Estonia | Alika – Bridges 
  13. Finland | Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha 
  14. Czechia | Vesna – My Sister’s Crown 
  15. Australia | Voyager – Promise 
  16. Belgium | Gustaph – Because Of You 
  17. Armenia | Brunette – Future Lover 
  18. Moldova | Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi Luna 
  19. Ukraine: TVORCHI – Heart of Steel 
  20. Norway | Alessandra – Queen of Kings 
  21. Germany: Lord of the Lost – Blood & Glitter 
  22. Lithuania | Monika Linkytė – Stay 
  23. Israel | Noa Kirel – Unicorn 
  24. Slovenia | Joker Out – Carpe Diem 
  25. Croatia | Let 3 – Mama ŠČ! 
  26. United Kingdom: Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song

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