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In the last seven years, the running order, like all other Eurovision running orders since 2013, is controlled by the producers of the show, and then approved by the European Broadcasting Union.
Certainly, in terms of discussing the winners and losers of the running order, we can clearly see the impact that the running order had on how betting odds moved in the aftermath.
Malta became a less likely winner, being drawn so early, whereas Italy shortened to become a clear favourite after being the last of the considered favourites in slot 24.
Cyprus has the honour of opening the Eurovision final Saturday evening.
To close the party we have Sweden and San Marino in starting positions 25th and 26th.
See below for the full running order for the final.
All week, BBC has been airing coverage of the 2021 competition's semi-finals.
The first semi-final was aired on BBC Four on Tuesday, May 18 and the second aired on Thursday, May 20.
The grand finale will air on BBC One on Saturday, May 22 with Graham Norton hosting as usual.
It will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in a programme hosted by Ken Bruce.
The competition will also be live-streamed on the official Eurovision Song Contest's YouTube channel.
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