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