Allocation Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?

Allocation Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?
The pots for the 2015 Allocation Draw. Photo: Milenko Badzic (ORF)
Vienna, Austria -

Moments ago, the Host City Insignia ceremony and the Semi-Final Allocation Draw for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest took place at the City Hall in Vienna, Austria. Check out which countries will participate in each Semi-Final next May.

Today at 13:25CET the hosts of the Allocation Draw, Kati Bellowitsch and Andi Knoll, announced it was time for the most exciting moment as all countries were drawn into the Semi-Finals as well as in either the first or the second part of the shows.

You can watch the draw again here on our ESC TV Player!

See the results below!

First Semi-Final

First half

  • Greece
  • F.Y.R. Macedonia
  • Estonia
  • The Netherlands
  • Moldova
  • Finland
  • Belgium
  • Armenia

Second half

  • Serbia
  • Denmark
  • Belarus
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Albania
  • Georgia
  • Hungary

Second Semi-Final

First half

  • Norway
  • Ireland
  • Czech Republic
  • Lithuania
  • San Marino
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • Montenegro

Second half

  • Switzerland
  • Azerbaijan
  • Slovenia
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Cyprus
  • Sweden

It was also drawn which Semi-Final the already qualified countries, the so-called Big 5 - Germany, Spain, France, the UK, Italy - and the Host Country of Austria will broadcast and vote in.

First Semi-Final

  • Spain
  • Austria
  • France

Second Semi-Final

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom

The German broadcaster ARD requested to air and vote in the 2nd Semi-Final which was approved by the reference group. The whole process was overseen by the EBU Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand, the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest Executive Producer and Thomas Niedermeyer from Digame, the official voting partner.

The final running order of the shows will be decided by the producers of the show again this year and approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor and the Reference Group.

The first Semi-Final will be held on the 19th of May and it has 16 participants while the second one with 17 contestants takes place on the 21st of May. The big Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is on the 23rd of May.


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