The last three years the producers of the shows decided the running order based on an allocation draw. The final running order will be decided shortly by the producer and broadcaster, SVT, and approved by EBU
Eurovision Song Contest 2016
The 61st Eurovision Song Contest takes place on 10, 12 and 14 May 2016. The contest is hosted by Stockholm, Sweden, and produced by the Swedish broadcaster SVT.
- Place: Globen Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
- Participants: 42
- Semi-final 1: Took place on 10 May 2016 with 18 participants. The 10 songs with highest points advanced to the Grand Final
- Semi-final 2: Takes place on 12 May 2016 with 18 participants. The 10 songs with highest points advances to the Grand Final
- Grand Final: Takes place on 14 May 2016 with 26 participants; Sweden (host), Big-5 (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and United Kingdom), 10 best from Semi-Final 1, 10 best from Semi-Final 2