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There were a few shocks and surprises on Thursday night as we said goodbye to some fan favourites in the second semi-final of ESC 2021. Unlike on Tuesday night, the ten qualifiers were drawn into their halves almost immediately after the show – presumably to make things as Covid-secure as possible in light of recent events – and they are as follows:
In case you missed it, this is how they were announced during the show:
Then it was over to the producers to determine the final running order – which they did relatively quickly, teasing the opener and closer (Cyprus and San Marino) before feeding us the whole thing at around 01:15 CEST.
This is how the songs will line up on Saturday night:
9. United Kingdom
23. The Netherlands
26. San Marino
And your escgo! team will be along tomorrow to analyse the draw a bit and see what we make of it all. Catch you then!