Since 2013 the producers decide upon the running order of the shows in order to create a more exciting television show and ensure that each song stands out.
At the request of Italian broadcaster broadcaster RAI, Italy will broadcast and vote in the Second Semi-Final on Thursday 10th May. The request was approved by the Reference Group. France and Germany were drawn to vote in the second Semi-Final. Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal will vote in the first Semi-Final.
The running order of the Grand Final will be determined by the producers as well, right after the second Semi-Final, in the early hours of Friday the 11th of May.