The running order of the Semi-Finals of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest has been released by host broadcaster UA:PBC. The order was decided by the producers, using the same format that has been in place since 2013, in order to create a more exciting television show and ensure that each song stands out. The decision was approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand and the Chairman of the Reference Group, Dr. Frank Dieter Freiling.
In January the Semi-Final Allocation Draw took place, determining the countries that will participate in each of the two Semi-Finals of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. At the request of German broadcaster ARD, and following approval from the Reference Group, the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest, Germany will broadcast and vote in the second Semi-Final on Thursday 11th May. At the request of Swiss broadcaster SRF and approved by the Reference Group, Switzerland will also participate in the second Semi-Final which will have 19 participants and the first Semi-Final will have 18 participants.
The running order of the first Semi-Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest:
- Czech Republic
The running order of the second Semi-Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest:
- FYR Macedonia
- The Netherlands
- San Marino
The running order for the Grand Final will be decided after the second Semi-Final on Thursday 11th May. The first Semi-Final will be held on Tuesday 9th May. The Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday 13th May in Kyiv, Ukraine.