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Eurovision 2021 Big-5: Italy, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain
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Big-5 draw: Which half of the final?

The Big-5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom) make a draw for which half of the Grand Final they will perform in

Each of the Big-5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom) make a draw in which half of the Grand Final they will perform in. The draws are made at the press conference after the second rehearsals.

Based on the draw, the producers of Eurovision will decide the running order in the Grand Final. The running order will be decided and announced shortly after Thursday's Semi-final 2, by the Dutch producers and broadcasters (AVROTROS, NOS, NPO) and approved by EBU.

After the semi-finals have finished on Tuesday and Thursday, the qualifiers from the semi-finals will make a draw to decide in which half of the Grand Final they will participate in.

It has already been decided via draw that the Netherlands will perform as number 23 in the Grand Final.

Eurovision Song Contest 2021

The 65th Eurovision Song Contest takes place on 18, 20 and 22 May 2021. The contest is hosted by Rotterdam, Netherlands, and produced by the Dutch broadcasters AVROTROS, NOS and NPO.

  • Location: Rotterdam Ahoy, Netherlands
  • Participants: 39
  • Semi-final 1: 18 May 2021 – 16 participants: The 10 best songs qualify to the Grand Final
  • Semi-final 2: 20 May 2021 – 17 participants: The 10 best songs qualify to the Grand Final
  • Grand Final: 22 May 2021 – 26 participants: Netherlands (host), Big-5 (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and United Kingdom), 10 best from Semi-Final 1, 10 best from Semi-Final 2



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