The Semi-Final Allocation Draw results!

The Semi-Final Allocation Draw results!
The host of the Allocation Draw
Moscow, Russia -

Earlier today, the Semi-Final Allocation Draw for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest took place in a packed Mariott Aurora Hotel in downtown Moscow. Under supervision of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the 38 represented countries were each allocated in one of the two Semi-Finals. You can watch the re-run of the Semi-Final Allocation Draw on ESCTV!

After the draw, Executive Producer Yury Aksyuta (Channel One Russia) and the Eurovision Song Contest’s Executive Supervisor, Svante Stockselius of the EBU, summed up the latest Eurovision Song Contest news for about 100 journalists present. They were accompanied by representatives of the three international sponsors of this year's contest; Raiffeisen Bank, Rostelecom and Schwarzkopf & Henkel's Taft.

The 38 countries represented in the Semi-Finals were drawn from six pots, based on voting patterns of recent last years. Four pots contain the names of six countries, two pots contain the names of seven countries. Half of the countries were drawn into the first Semi-Final (on the 12th of May), the other half into the second Semi-Final (on the 14th of May).

Participants in the first Semi-Final

The draw determined that in the first Semi-Final (12th of May) the following countries will appear: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sweden, Israel, Belgium, Andorra, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Iceland, Georgia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Switzerland, FYR Macedonia, Finland, Belarus, Turkey, Romania, Malta and Armenia.

The United Kingdom, Germany and Spain will also broadcast this Semi-Final and the audience in these countries can vote as well.

Participants in the second Semi-Final

In the second Semi-Final (14th of May) the following countries will be represented: Slovenia, Denmark, Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, Latvia, Hungary, Serbia, Norway, Ukraine, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Croatia, Estonia, Moldova, Cyprus, Ireland, Slovakia and Albania.

France and Russia will also broadcast this Semi-Final and the audience in these countries can vote as well.

Running order

The draw for the running order of the Semi-Finals and the Final will take place in mid-March in Moscow, under supervision of the Heads of Delegation from the 43 represented countries.


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  • Posted on 13/May 2009 at 21:04
    Turkey will make the clean sweep !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/May 2009 at 16:26
    IM SORRY I MEEN MY TOP 10 NO MY TOP 5 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/May 2009 at 16:25
  • Posted on 13/May 2009 at 16:24
    MY TOP 5 from 1. semifinal

    10. Bulgaria
    09.Andorra
    08.Turkey
    07.Armenia
    06.Portugal
    05.Sweden
    04.Montenegro
    03.Romania
    02.Iceland
    AND THE WINNER IS........


    FINLAND!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/May 2009 at 21:26
    Hungarian dancer and singer has an outstanding performance. I wish it could have enough points to get into the final. It is a good song, well designed appearance on stage, so it is above OK for the Eurovision Song Contest this year. Turkey is popular and also good. GO for Hungary and Turkey! (from Dan Belgium) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6/May 2009 at 12:46
    Dear friends , Who will be the winner in MOSCOW this year?
    GOOO Macedonia !!! GO NEXT TIME!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/April 2009 at 07:21
    TURKEY İS THE BEST ELSE EVERYBODY KNOW :D :D
    HADISE I LOVE UUUUUUUUUUUUU!
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  • Posted on 3/April 2009 at 17:48
    i think, Romania is better than the others at 1st semi-final ...
    http://www.trksh.com/ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16/March 2009 at 19:47
    the best this year is malta 12p from serbia
    good luck chiara your the best report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16/March 2009 at 09:25
    'What If We' by Chiara - Maltese entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest 2009 should be the WINNER - Good heavenly VOICE, marvellous Ballad SONG. Wish you LUCK, Chiara. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/March 2009 at 16:56
    ROMANIA HAS THE BEST SONG EVER. JUST LISTEN. ELENA GHEORGHE - BALKAN GIRLS report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/March 2009 at 14:40
    my top 3 are
    1.AZERBAIJAN or TURKEY
    2.AZERBAIJAN or TURKEY
    3.GEORGIA report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1/March 2009 at 09:13
    my top 3 are
    1st place:malta
    2nd place:tukey
    3rd place:finland

    but malta is the best report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/February 2009 at 13:28
    hearing Turkey, it is a nice song, but we alreay heard it to much. Many countreys make the same copy of a turkisch melody. Even holland was doing that last songcontest 2008 with Hind. She was coming from Maroc. So people of turkey, vote for another song and not from your homeland, because we already heard it too much! I hope for spain with melody, when she wins the contest there and ofcourse I support The Toppers of Holland (the Netherlands) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12/February 2009 at 10:08
    hello .this year is champion turkey to hadise . DÜM TEK TEK super song . hadise very very beatiful.
    the world is twelwe point go to hadise
    my top 3

    1. turkey
    2. andorra
    3.finland
    4. report to the moderator