During the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Belgium will be the 16th of the 25 countries. The organizer, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), announced this on Friday night. Jérémie Makiese, who represents Belgium with ‘Miss You’, was also the sixteenth of eighteen countries on Thursday evening during the second semifinal.
A draw determines whether artists should show up in the first or second half of the competition. After that, the producers themselves fix the exact order to create “the most exciting show possible”.
On Saturday, the Czech Republic will kick off, Estonia is last. Top favorite Ukraine – which according to international bookmakers will win because many viewers want to express their solidarity with the country with their vote – is twelfth on the podium. Other favorites include the United Kingdom, Sweden and host nation Italy, who will be competing in 22nd, 20th and 9th place respectively.