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Ireland to perform last at Eurovision final

1 of 1 Ryan Dolan set to perform last
Ryan Dolan set to perform last

The running order for the Eurovision Grand final on Saturday night has been announced and Ireland’s Ryan Dolan will have to be patient as he sings last of the 26 countries.

The second semi-final took place in Malmo last with ten more countries booking their spot.

Hungary, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania, Norway, Iceland, Armenia, Finland, Malta and Greece all progressed and they join the finalists from Tuesday night as well as the countries who do not have to take part in the semi-final stages.

The following is Saturday night’s running order:
1. France
2. Lithuania
3. Moldova
4. Finland
5. Spain
6. Belgium
7. Estonia
8. Belarus
9. Malta
10. Russia
11. Germany
12. Armenia
13. The Netherlands
14. Romania
15. United Kingdom
16. Sweden
17. Hungary
18. Denmark
19. Iceland
20. Azerbaijan
21. Greece
22. Ukraine
23. Italy
24. Norway
25. Georgia
26. Ireland

Yesterday Ryan Dolan relaxed ahead of the final on Saturday night. He said "It was a gorgeous sunny day in Malmo today. I got to spend some quality time with my family in the morning and we went up to the nearby cobblestone square for a bite to eat. The square was packed and everyone was sitting outside. Lots of fans popped over for a chat and a photo.

“Sometimes it all still feels very surreal! I'm heading over to the hotel that the Swedish delegation are staying in tonight to meet Robin. We're going to watch the first half of the semi final together.

“Then I'm heading back over to the arena for an interview with Scott Mills and Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters for BBC3. It'll be really interesting to see who makes it through to the second semi final tonight. The rest of the delegation are heading to Fagans to watch the show."

Meanwhile it has been revealed that Nicky Byrne will be presenting the Irish jury vote on Saturday night.

He said "Many a Eurovision I spent with my family gathered around the TV cheering on Ireland and I’ve been lucky to have vivid memories of most of our wins to date! This year, I'm delighted to be announcing the Irish vote live from Dublin in Eurovision 2013. Good evening Malmo it's Dublin calling!"

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