Sweden and Norway drawn into Semi-Finals

Sweden and Norway drawn into Semi-Finals
Geneva, Switzerland -

Sweden and Norway have been drawn into Semi-Finals for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Upon request from the Host Broadcaster of the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, DR, the Reference Group unanimously approved that the Swedish broadcaster SVT and the Norwegian broadcaster NRK should participate in different Semi-Finals, to assure a fair distribution of tickets in the Nordic region.

Thus, last week it was drawn at the EBU headquarters in Geneva that Sweden will participate in the first Semi-Final and Norway will take part in the second Semi-Final. The draw was conducted by the Executive Supervisor of the contest, Jon Ola Sand, accompanied by the EBU Media Director Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser and Head of Television, Bettina Brinkman.

Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be held on the 6th, 8th and 10th of May in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event, initiated by EBU/EUROVISION, will be hosted by the Danish public broadcaster DR.


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  • Posted on 6 December 2013 at 13:39
    Yes it's very fair!!!When Cyprus was in Eurovision it was ALWAYS! in different semifinal from Greece!Every year we were in 1st and Cyprus in 2nd.Last year was the opposite!Now it fair and for the other countries!hohoho! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 November 2013 at 09:09
    Petra, I think you didn't watch Eurovision in the last three years... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 November 2013 at 22:12
    It is Nordic mafia, I am telling you. Pretty disgusting how they fix everything in their favour. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 November 2013 at 02:35
    I doubt the EBU or Eurovision Tv really need the Big 5 funding . Every Tv Network pays a fee to broadcast Eurovision . I know SBS in Australia are happy that the broadcast fee is reasonable . I think Eurovision would be a much fairer competition with the Big 5 ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 November 2013 at 23:00
    Nearly every single country that took part at Eurovision will have gone through a Eurovision "slump", and that includes Norway and Sweden. If the ‘Big 5’ didn’t exist, then we’ll end up with financial issues even worse than what we’re experiencing today. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 November 2013 at 22:43
    i think it is fair, seems uk and the rest that get to go straight into the final with crap songs, so why not allow the neighbors to get the semi finals first pick. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 November 2013 at 16:07
    Ireland won 5 years in a row but the few years it was unfair we good singers and we never won after we did get to the final and it's same with Russia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 November 2013 at 13:49
    When can I buy tickets to the ESC in Kopenhagen! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 November 2013 at 13:45
    Why is that unfair?? Is it unfair that Spain, Germany, U.K and France send in crap songs over the last couple of years, but are always in the final??? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 November 2013 at 13:07
    Sincerely I think it is unfair, because they assure their entries in the final. But nordic countries manage so the rest to follow report to the moderator