Eurovision 2018 – Grand Final Live Stream, Running Order and Recap

Get the popcorn and crisps ready to watch tonight’s Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 livestream, and check out the running order below:

Each act drew in which half of the Grand Final they would perform. As host country, Portugal drew its exact starting position (8) during the Heads of Delegation meeting in March –
01. Ukraine
02. Spain
03. Slovenia
04. Lithuania
05. Austria
06. Estonia
07. Norway
08. Portugal
— break position
09. United Kingdom
10. Serbia
11. Germany
12. Albania
13. France
14. Czech Republic
15. Denmark
16. Australia
— break position
17. Finland
18. Bulgaria
19. Moldova
20. Sweden
21. Hungary
22. Israel
23. The Netherlands
24. Ireland
25. Cyprus
26. Italy
The running order is decided to ensure each act has the opportunity to stand out. The producers look at the genre of music, whether a song is performed by a solo singer or group, the use of props, music tempo and various other aspects of each act.
Need a reminder of the 26 finalists of this year’s contest? Check out the official recap:

And for those who haven’t seen the very quick response from the EBU on China’s censoring of two acts (Ireland’s performance for its dance sequence with two males, and another performance censored because of tattoos) the text of the EBU’s statement is below:

“On the 9th of May, Chinese broadcaster Mango TV broadcast the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest live, but two performances were censored.

This is not in line with the EBU’s values of universality and inclusivity and our proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music. It is with regret that we will therefore immediately be terminating our partnership with the broadcaster and they will not be permitted to broadcast the second Semi-Final or the Grand Final”.

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