Junior Eurovision 2023: The running order of the show!

In just less than a week, the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place live from Nice, France, following Lissandro’s win last year in Yerevan.

It is the second time in Junior Eurovision Contest’s history that the contest is being held in France, with the last time being just two years, which proves the powerhouse that France has begun in the contest.

Tonight, live from Hotel Negresco, located on the much-publicised Promenade des Anglais, the opening ceremony took place. The event was hosted by Carla Lazzari, the French representative at Junior Eurovision 2019 and presenter Manon Théodet.

During the opening ceremony a draw was held in order to determine three spots in Sunday’s show running order:

  • the country that will open the show and perform at spot number one
  • the country that will close the show and perform at spot number sixteen
  • the running order spot in which the host country, namely France, will perform

The draw was conducted by Lissandro, last year’s Junior Eurovision winner with the following outcome:

  • Spain will perform at spot number one
  • France will perform at spot number twelve
  • The Netherlands will close the show, at spot number sixteen

The rest of the running order was decided by the organizers of the show and it was now revealed.

Hence, the final running order of the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest is the following:

  1. Spain
  2. Malta
  3. Ukraine
  4. Ireland
  5. United Kingdom
  6. North Macedonia
  7. Estonia
  8. Armenia
  9. Poland
  10. Georgia
  11. Portugal
  12. France
  13. Albania
  14. Italy
  15. Germany
  16. The Netherlands

What’s next?

The following days the first and second technical rehearsals of the participating countries will take place.

Following the second rehearsals, a snippet of each country’s performance will be uploaded online and that marks the beginning of the first phase of the Online Voting, which will determine 50 percent of the total outcome. The online voting platform will close just before the show starts on Sunday and will re-open for a while after all the performances. For more information on how to vote, check this out:

Junior Eurovision 2023 will take place at Palais Nikaia, in the city of Nice, France, next Sunday 26 November. The contest will be hosted by France for the second time after Lissandro won the 2022 contest in Armenia with his song “Oh maman!”.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the 21st edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest!

Albania: The running order for the first two nights of Festivali i Këngës 62!

Even at this early stage, the Albanian national selection is already underway. Festivali i Këngës 62, which will indicate the next Albanian representative in Malmö is scheduled to take place as usual in late December.

With the preparations of FiK 62 underway, RTSH held a press conference today, revealing, inter alia, the running order for the first two nights of the competition.

Specifically the running order for the first two nights of Festivali i Këngës 62 is the following:

Night 1
  1.   Stivi Ushe – Askush si ty
  2.   Besa Kokëdhima – Zemën n’Dorë
  3.   Mal Retkoceri – Çmendur
  4.   Eldis Arrnjeti – Një kujtim
  5.   Shpat Deda – S’mund t’jetoj pa ty
  6.   Jehona Ponari – Evol
  7.   PeterPan Quartet
  8.   Festina Mejzini – Melos
  9.   Kastro Zizo – 2073
  10.     Luan Durmishi – Përsëritja
  11.     Melodajn Mancaku – Nuk jemi ne
  12.     Olsi Ballta – Unë
  13.     Andi Tanko – Herë pas herë
  14.     Sergio Hajdini – Uragan
  15.     Santino De Bartolo – Dua të rri me ty
  16.     Olimpia Smajlaj – Asaj
Night 2
  1.   Big Basta and Vesa Luma – Mbinatyrale
  2.   Elsa Lila – Mars
  3.   Jasmina Hako – Ti
  4.   Michela Paluca – Për veten
  5.   Anduel Kovaçi – Nan’
  6.   Irma Lepori
  7.   Sardi Strugaj – Boshastisur
  8.   Erina and the Elementals – Jetën n’skaj
  9.   Kleansa Susaj – Pikturë
  10.     Arsi Bako – Zgjohu
  11.     Tiri Gjoci – Në ëndërr
  12.     Besa Krasniqi – Esenciale
  13.     Bledi Kaso – Çdo gjë mbaroi
  14.     Troy – Horizonti i ëndrrave
  15.     Martina Serreqi – Vetëm ty


On the aforementioned list, we can notice that the names of Samanta and Kejsi Tola are missing. Indeed, Samanta and Kejsi Tola were replaced by Irma Lepuri and the PeterPan Quartet respectively. The withdrawal of those two artists was revealed just after the announcement of FiK 62 regulations, which were probably the motive that gave them the rise of stepping out of the competition.

Which are FiK 62 regulations?

Although, it was announced that the winner of Festivali i Këngës 62 and hence the Albanian representative in Eurovision 2024 would be decided by both a jury committee and the audience on a 50/50 proportion, it turns out that this scenario is not true. At the press conference today, it was mentioned that the system will remain the same as last year. This means that the jury of the festival will choose the winner of Festivali i Këngës 62 and the TV audience the representative of the country.

The two winners may not be the same, as happened last year when the winner of Festivali i Këngës was Elsa Lila, while the representatives of the country were Albina & Familja Kelmendi.

More announcements regarding the competition

The running order has been decided for the first two nights of this year’s FiK. Moreover, it was mentioned that on the third night, the “big” artists will perform with singers who no longer participate, while the “new” artists will sing in a duet, a song from Eurovision.

Then, the finalists will be announced after the end of the third night.

Albania was represented in Liverpool by Albina & Familja Kelmendi with their song “Duje“. Albania managed to return to the Grand Final, finishing 10th in the public voting and 22nd overall.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news!

Eurovision 2023: Semi-Final running orders will be revealed tomorrow!

Τhrough the official Eurovision account on Twitter, it became known that tomorrow the running order of the countries in the two semi-finals of May 9 and 11 will be announced.

The draw for the semi-finals took place on 31 January at St George’s Hall in Liverpool, where the official handover of the tournament emblem from Turin to Liverpool took place. After a draw, the distribution of the 31 countries competing this year in two semi-finals as well as in which half of the show each country will appear. 15 countries compete in the first semi-final, while 16 countries compete in the second.

The results obtained were the following:

First Semi-Final

semi 1

Second Semi-Final

semi 2

The exact running order  will not be random but will be determined in a way that serves the flow of the show and keeps the viewer interested!

The running order will be announced with the first broadcast on the Eurovision channel on YouTube, tomorrow at 19:00 CET  in the form of a recap of the two semi-finals that will also include the exact running order.

What are your prediction about the running order of the two Semi-Finals?

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news about Eurovision 2023!


Finland: The International Juries of UMK 2023!

A little while ago, the Finnish broadcaster announced the 7 countries that will make up the International Juries for the UMK 2023 final. These are:

  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukraine

The international juries that will have a 25% say in the results of UMK 2023 have been announced.

The running order of the 7 artists who will compete in the UMK 2023 final is as follows:

  1. Robin Packalen – “Girls Like You“
  2. KUUMMA – “Ylivoimainen” (Overpowered)
  3. Käärijä  – “Cha Cha Cha“
  4. Keira – “No Business on the Dancefloor“
  5. Benjamin – “Hoida mut” (Take care of me)
  6. Lxandra – “Something to Lose“
  7. Portion Boys – “Samaa taivasta katsotaan” (We look at the same sky)

Yle also revealed some information about the commentary of UMK 2023. There will be commentary in eight different languages (Finnish, Swedish, English, English, Russian, Northern Sami and Inari Sami), sign language commentary provided by Miguel Peltomaa and for the first time there will be commentary in Ukrainian provided by Galyna Sergeyeva.

The national final is scheduled to take place on February 25th. UMK 2023 will be held in Turku with Samu Haber as the host, while the winner and Finland’s representative at Eurovision 2023 will be determined 25% by the international jury voting and 75% by the public vote.

Here you can enjoy the Eurovisionfun team on the reaction video for the UMK 2023 entries:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for more updates on the UMK 2023!

Norway: Τhe running order of the Grand Final of MGP 2023!

Melodi Grand Prix 2023, the national final for Norway’s next Eurovision entry, is coming to a close with the 9 finalists vying for the golden ticket to Liverpool this Saturday.

After three semi-finals and a new voting system it’s time for the grand final. A little while ago, the country’s public television, NRK, released the line-up for this year’s Melodi Grand Prix final:

The running order of the Grand Final

  1. JONE — “Ekko inni meg” (Echo in me)
  2. Eline ThorpNot Meant to Be
  3. Skrellex — Love Again
  4. Ulrikke Brandstorp – “Honestly“
  5. Umami Tsunami – “Geronimo“
  6. Atle Pettersen Masterpiece” 
  7. Swing’it — “Prohibition”
  8. Elsie Bay — “Love you in a dream”
  9. Alessandra Mele – Queen of Kings“

In the Grand Final, for the first time since 2019, there will also be an international jury that will determine 50% of the result while the remaining 50% will be determined by the public vote. This year’s Melodi Grand Prix presenters will be presenter Arian Engebø and singer Stian Thorbjørnsen who has also participated in MGP in 2015 and 2021.

An extra addition to this year’s national final, is that NRK decided to give the contestants the opportunity to use Auto-Tune in their performances so that they can be more perfect vocally.

See you next Saturday 4 February for the grand finale of Melodi Grand Prix 2023.

Source: NRK

Sweden: On January 11 the announcement of the Line-up for Melodifestivalen 2023!

The countdown has officially begun! A little while ago it was announced through the official account of Melodifestivalen on Instagram that on Wednesday January 11 at 12:00 the official running order for the semi-finals of Melodifestivalen 2023 will be announced. Let us remind you that the order of appearance is determined every year by SVT with television, musical but also other criteria related to the production of the television show, in order to give the best possible result in each semi-final for all contestants.

The detailed programme of Melodifestivalen 2023

Heat 1: Gothenburg, 4 February 2023 (Scandinavium)

Heat 2: Linköping, 11 February 2023 (Saab Arena)

Heat 3: Lidköping, 18 February 2023 (Sparbanken Arena)

Heat 4: Malmö, 25 February 2023 (Sparbanken Arena)

Heat 5: Örnsköldsvik, 4 March 2023 (Hägglunds Arena)

Grand Final: Stockholm, 11 March 2023 (Friends Arena)

As a reminder, Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place from 4 February to 11 March with hosts Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi.


Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding Sweden’s participation in Eurovision 2023!


Junior Eurovision 2022: Running order released!

Earlier today, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off after the Opening Ceremony took place in Yerevan, Armenia hosted by Dalita Avanessian, Hamlet Arakelyan and Aram MP3, while a little later the order of appearance for the final of this year’s event was also made public.

During the Opening Ceremony , three places in the order of appearance were decided. Specifically, the country that will appear first, the country that will appear last, and the position in which Armenia will appear. The draw took place at the National Gallery of Armenia, while the rest of the line-up was decided by the Junior Eurovision 2022 producers after the ceremony.

Junior Eurovision 2022 running order:

  1.  🇳🇱 Netherlands: Luna – La Festa

  2.  🇵🇱 Poland: Laura – To The Moon

  3.  🇰🇿 Kazakhstan: David Charlin – Jer-Ana (Mother Earth)

  4.  🇲🇹 Malta: Gaia Gambuzza – Diamonds In The Skies

  5.  🇮🇹 Italy: Chanel Dilecta – BLA BLA BLA

  6.  🇫🇷 France: Lissandro – Oh Maman!

  7.  🇦🇱 Albania: Kejtlin Gjata – Pakëz Diell

  8.  🇬🇪 Georgia: Mariam Bigvava – I Believe

  9.  🇮🇪 Ireland: Sophie Lennon – Solas

  10.  🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Lara feat. Jovan & Irina – Životot E Pred Mene

  11.  🇪🇸 Spain: Carlos Higes – Señorita

  12.  🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Freya Skye – Lose My Head

  13.  🇵🇹 Portugal: Nicolas Alves – Anos 70

  14.  🇷🇸 Serbia: Katarina Savić – Svet Bez Granica

  15.  🇦🇲 Armenia: Nare – DANCE!

  16.  🇺🇦 Ukraine: Zlata Dziunka – Nezlamna (Unbreakable)

We remind you that Junior Eurovision 2022 will take place in Yerevan, Armenia on December 11 with presenters Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Papoyan and Karina Ignatyan.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Junior Eurovision 2022, in Armenia!


Eurovision 2022: The running order of the Grand Final!

The official running order of the Grand Final of Saturday has just been revealed!

The 25 countries will perform as follows:

  1. Czech Republic 
  2. Romania 
  3. Portugal 
  4. Finland 
  5. Switzerland 
  6. France 
  7. Norway 
  8. Armenia 
  9. Italy 
  10. Spain 
  11. The Netherlands 
  12. Ukraine 
  13. Germany 
  14. Lithuania 
  15. Azerbaijan 
  16. Belgium
  17. Greece
  18. Iceland 
  19. Moldova 
  20. Sweden 
  21. Australia 
  22. United Kingdom 
  23. Poland 
  24. Serbia 
  25. Estonia

Who is going to win Eurovision Song Contest 2022?

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Eurovision 2022: Check in which half the ten finalists of the second semi-final were drawn!

The second semi-final has just finished, with the last ten finalists being Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Sweden!

Through the press conference that is currently taking place these ten countries will choose the half in which they will appear in the Grand Final on Saturday.

This is the half each qualifier drew:

  1. Belgium – 2nd half
  2. Czech Republic – 1st half
  3. Azerbaijan – 2nd half
  4. Poland – 2nd half
  5. Finland – 1st half
  6. Estonia – 2nd half
  7. Australia – 2nd half
  8. Sweden – 2nd half
  9. Romania – 1st half
  10. Serbia – 2nd half

The two halves of the grand-final are completed, this is the half each country drew. The final order will be released later tonight.

First Half

  • 09. Italy
  • Armenia
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Ukraine

Second Half

  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

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Twan van de Nieuwenhuizen: “Keep an eye on the UK!”

A few hours ago Twan van de Nieuwenhuizen, the head of this year’s competition, was interviewed on Dutch radio, directing the countries with ideas for their performances and having the most important say in the creation of the countries’ running order.

Among other things, he said:

“The main goal of the running order is to be put together in such a way that it keeps the audience’s interest throughout the shows. Latvia appears after Albania, as its performance features fresh sounds, unlike Albania’s darker appearance. Finland has an ambitious stage presence, and keep an eye on the UK!”

He goes on to say that by the song submission deadline, each delegation had to provide a file that included the intended image and sense of each entry. He points out that this document is becoming increasingly detailed! In fact, last year’s document from Italy consisted of 88 pages on the Maneskin performance!

Finally, he states that the use of water in the performances will no longer be allowed (since last year), for safety reasons.

Recall that Twan van de Nieuwenhuizen, producer of last year’s Eurovision, had mentioned that Greece was the country that would try something for the first time on stage, which was also confirmed by Telegraaf!

It therefore remains to be seen whether the UK will live up to the high expectations in Turin this May!

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the latest news regarding Eurovision 2022!

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