Today at the meeting for Heads of Delegation, the running order position was drawn for the host country The Netherlands. Jeangu Macrooy will perform as the 23rd act at the grand final.
The complete running order for the semifinals will be decided later by the producers of the contest, but to make it fair, the host country had to randomly draw their running position on the final.
The Netherlands will perform 23rd in the #ESC2020 Grand Final!🎉— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) March 9, 2020
The running order position for the host country was drawn at random during the ESC Heads of Delegation meeting in our host city of Rotterdam🇳🇱 #Eurovision | #OpenUp | #Netherlands pic.twitter.com/u7vESHFx8F
History of the host entries
Over the past years, the entries by the host countries haven’t done that well in the contest. Last year Israel was drawn to perform 14th in the grand final and Kobi Marimi finished 23rd out of 26 contestants.
In Lisbon, Portugal was represented by Cláudia Pascoal, who finished last with her song “O jardim”. When Ukraine hosted the contest in 2017, they were represented by the rock band O.Torvald. The song “Time” finished 24th out of 26 contestants in the final.
In 2016 (Sweden) and 2014 (Denmark) the host country finished in the top ten but in 2015, Austria’s The Makemakes got nul points and finished on the joint last place with Germany.
What do you think about the chances of The Netherlands this year? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!