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Eurovision Chat Over Coffee: Why The Running Order Is Important Written by on March 22, 2023 | 1 Comment

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What to make of the Semi Final running order for Liverpool 2023 and this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? Time for a coffee!

Eurovision Chat Over Coffee: Why The Running Order Is Important

Ben Robertson joins Ewan Spence to talk about today’s announcement of the Eurovision Semi Final running order. Why is it important, what needs to be considered, and can it really boost a song’s qualification chances?

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About The Author: Ewan Spence

British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times. You can follow Ewan on Twitter (@ewan) and Facebook (

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One response to “Eurovision Chat Over Coffee: Why The Running Order Is Important”

  1. Marc says:

    Great analysis by Ewan and Ben, but I really think “the producers” should make their decision process completely transparent, both for the semi-finals and final. Not to do so is condescending to acts and fans. Props shouldn’t come into it; they should be limited to ones which can be moved on and off in a much tighter timeframe. Käärijä proved at UMK that you don’t need much for an epic staging.

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