Eurovision Song Contest 2012: Grand Final Live Blog Coverage
May 26 2012 08:42 am CET

Join TVLatest.com Saturday, May 26 at 9:00pm CET / 3:00pm Eastern for live blog coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final from Baku, Azerbaijan. 26 countries remain in the competition. After 42 countries vote, one will be declared the winner.

Here is the running order of the 26 countries and songs competing in Saturday's event:

01 - United Kingdom - Engelbert Humperdinck - "Love Will Set You Free"
02 - Hungary - Compact Disco - "Sound of Our Hearts"
03 - Albania - Rona Nishliu - "Suus"
04 - Lithuania - Donny Montell - "Love is Blind"
05 - Bosnia & Herzegovina - Maya Sar - "Korake ti Znam"
06 - Russia - Buranovskiye Babushki - "Party for Everybody"
07 - Iceland - Greta Salome & Jonsi - "Never Forget"
08 - Cyprus - Iva Adamou - "La La Love"
09 - France - Anggun - "Echo (You and I)"
10 - Italy - Nina Zilli - "L'amore e Femmina (Out of Love)"
11 - Estonia - Ott Lepland - "Kuula"
12 - Norway - Tooji - "Stay"
13 - Azerbaijan - Sabina Babayeva - "When the Music Dies"
14 - Romania - Mandinga - "Zaleilah"
15 - Denmark - Soluna Samay - "Should've Known Better"
16 - Greece - Eleftheria Eleftheriou - "Aphrodisiac"
17 - Sweden - Loreen - "Euphoria"
18 - Turkey - Can Bonomo - "Love Me Back"
19 - Spain - Pastora Soler - "Quedate Conmigo"
20 - Germany - Roman Lob - "Standing Still"
21 - Malta - Kurt Calleja - "This is the Night"
22 - FYR Macedonia - Kaliopi - "Crno i Belo"
23 - Ireland - Jedward - "Waterline"
24 - Serbia - Zeljko Joksimovic - "Nije Ljubav Stvar"
25 - Ukraine - Gaitana - "Be My Guest"
26 - Moldova - Pasha Parfeny - "Lautar"

Unfortunately, Warner Music Group has made it impossible to post a video of the running order. Which is a shame, because I really liked the one I made and was hoping to share it with all of you. It will be interesting to see how this affects Spain and France with fans encountering similar problems.

After careful consideration of the entries, the rankings offered by bookies, the press and OGAE, here is my ranking of the 26 finalists:
  1. Italy

  2. Romania

  3. Sweden

  4. Serbia

  5. Spain

  6. Norway

  7. Greece

  8. Iceland

  9. Azerbaijan

  10. Cyprus

  11. FYR Macedonia

  12. Turkey

  13. Albania

  14. Estonia

  15. Russia

  16. France

  17. Germany

  18. United Kingdom

  19. Moldova

  20. Malta

  21. Ukraine

  22. Hungary

  23. Ireland

  24. Denmark

  25. Bosnia & Herzegovina

  26. Lithuania



Live coverage of the event begins at 11:59pm AZST / 9:00pm CET / 3:00pm Eastern / Noon Pacific. You can watch the Contest on the Official Eurovision Website (click here). Please feel free to join the conversation here to cheer for your favorite entries in this year's Contest!



Mike McComb – TVLatest.com

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