If our calculations are correct, the United Kingdom will be singing at around 8.30pm this Saturday 23 May in the Eurovision Song Contest.
UK act Electro Velvet have been drawn a tricky fifth in the Eurovision 2105 running order. It’s a tricky position for the Brits – early acts have traditionally struggled in the voting.
Hosts Austria are placed slap bang in the middle in 14th, just before the scheduled break, while hotly tipped Italy close the show as the 27th and final act.
Current favourites Sweden are tenth, but highly fancied Russia are near the end in 25th spot. First-timers Australia sing 12th.
Research suggests that 76 per cent of winners in the last 15 years have sung in the second half of the competition, making the UK’s bid for a first win since 1997 an outside bet.
That said, last year’s winner Conchita Wurst bucked the trend of first half failures: the Austrian sang 11th.
See the full Eurovision 2015 running order here
1. Slovenia 2. France 3. Israel 4. Estonia 5. United Kingdom 6. Armenia 7. Lithuania 8. Serbia 9. Norway 10. Sweden 11. Cyprus 12. Australia 13. Belgium 14. Austria 15. Greece 16. Montenegro 17. Germany 18. Poland 19. Latvia 20. Romania 21. Spain 22. Hungary 23. Georgia 24. Azerbaijan 25. Russia 26. Albania 27. Italy
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