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Follow LIVE: The automatic qualifiers draw their halves for the Grand Final of Eurovision 2023

Today, the Big Five and Ukraine will be rehearsing for the second time on the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 stage in Liverpool. Ukraine and the United Kingdom already know their running order for the Grand Final, but the other four will find out today. When will Lord of the Lost, Marco Mengoni, La Zarra and Blanca Paloma sing during the Grand Final of Eurovision 2023 next week?

We will update this article throughout the day with the drawn halves for the automatic qualifiers.

The score so far: #19 and #26

Earlier this year, host country United Kingdom already drew their slot for the Grand Final. Mae Muller will be performing last in Liverpool with running order number #26. “I Wrote A Song” will be the closing act of this year’s Grand Final. Ukraine’s TVORCHI also drew their running order slot. “Heart of Steel” will hit the stage as #19.

With 26 acts taking part in the Grand Final, that means that 24 slots remain to be drawn in the upcoming week. 11 of those will take part in the second half with the other thirteen taking part in the first half. The automatic finalists will draw their halves today, accompanied by Timur Miroschnychenko. The semifinal qualifiers will draw theirs after the semis.

Germany to Spain

First up, it was Germany taking to the stage to rehearse “Blood & Glitter” for the second time in Liverpool. Afterwards, Lord of the Lost singer Chris Harms drew the second half. Secondly, it was time for France’s La Zarra. She will perform “Évidemment” in the first half. Italy was next, and Marco Mengoni drew first half as well. The last act to draw her half for the Grand Final was Blanca Paloma from Spain. She, like France and Italy, drew first half as well.

With these draws from the Big Five, we now know how many slots remain for each half when the semifinalists draw theirs. Both the first and the second half have ten slots remaining. Interestingly, two out of the top five with the bookmakers have already drawn first half with France and Spain. Assuming they’ll qualify, the question is how Käärijä and Loreen will draw. Will the draw have an impact on the result?

ItalyUkraine (19th)
SpainUnited Kingdom (26th)

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