The running order for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been announced.
After this week’s two semi-finals, the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 producers have determined the running order for Saturday night’s Grand Final.
Portugal, as the host country, had randomly drawn the 8th performance slot for the final during the Head of Delegation meeting in March.
Each of the other finalists randomly drew which half of the final they would perform in during the various press conferences throughout the week, but the actual order of performances was arranged by the show’s producers. The EBU, through Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand, then gave its approval for the list.
The running order for the Grand Final is:
– Advert Break –
09. United Kingdom
14. Czech Republic
– Advert Break –
23. The Netherlands
The contest was brought to Portugal for the first time in the history of the contest after Salvador Sobral’s victory in Kyiv, Ukraine last year. Salvador received 758 points in the Grand Final with his song “Amar Pelos Dois”.
The official slogan for this year’s contest is “All Aboard!”, and was chosen to represent a celebration of Europe and music. The slogan was inspired by Lisbon’s longstanding history as an important global seaport and the importance of the ocean in Portugal’s history. The ocean has connected Portugal to the rest of the world for centuries, and this connectivity is intended to invite people from across the world to come together to celebrate music and Eurovision.
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