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The allocation draw for ESC 2019

by | Jan 28, 2019

The allocation draw for ESC 2019

by | Jan 28, 2019 | Eurovision, Featured |

The allocation draw for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest took place today at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

As in recent years, the countries had previously been divided into “pots” based on their voting history with the aim of ensuring a balanced spread across the two semi-finals. To allow the delegations to make their travel plans based on the preliminary rehearsal schedule, the participating countries were also assigned to either the first or second half of the respective show.

The draw was as follows:

SEMI-FINAL 1 SEMI-FINAL 2
First half First half
Belarus
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Finland
Hungary
Montenegro
Poland
Serbia
Slovenia
Armenia
Austria
Denmark
Ireland
Latvia
Moldova
Romania
Sweden
Switzerland
Second half Second half
Australia
Belgium
Estonia
Georgia
Greece
Iceland
Portugal
San Marino
Ukraine
Albania
Azerbaijan
Croatia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Russia

The “big five” countries, who are already qualified for the grand final, and host nation Israel were also assigned to the semi-finals that they are required to broadcast and vote in:

France, Israel and Spain will vote in the first semi-final on Tuesday 14 May.
Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom will vote in the second semi-final on Thursday 16 May.

As has been the case since ESC 2013, the exact order of performance will be decided by the producers once all the entries have been chosen, the aim being to create a varied and interesting running order.

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