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

Allocation Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?
The pots for the Allocation Draw. Photo: Jarmo Siim (EBU)
Copenhagen, Denmark -

Moments ago, the Host City Insignia ceremony and the Semi-Final Allocation Draw for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest took place at the City Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark. Check out which countries will participate in each Semi-Final next May.

For the seventh year in a row the day started with the Host City Insignia ceremony. It is the ceremony where the mayor of the previous host city - Malmö - Mr. Kent Andersson hands over the symbolic Host City keys to the mayor of the city that will do that in 2014, Copenhagen, Mr. Frank Jensen. Starting from that moment, it's officially Copenhagen's turn to take over the hosting responsibilities.

Then the hosts of the allocation draw, Tine Gøtsche and Ulla Essendrop, 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. The first Semi-Final has 16 participants and the second one 15 contestants.

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

See the results below!

First Semi-Final

First half

  • Sweden
  • Albania
  • Iceland
  • Russia
  • Latvia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Estonia

Second half

  • Belgium
  • Hungary
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • San Marino
  • Portugal
  • Ukraine
  • The Netherlands

Second Semi-Final

First half

  • Norway
  • Israel
  • Georgia
  • Austria
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Malta

Second half

  • F.Y.R.Macedonia
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Belarus
  • Greece
  • Switzerland

Norway and Sweden were already drawn into Semi-Finals to assure a fair allocation of tickets in the Nordic region. Israel will take part in the second Semi-Final due to the first Semi-Final falling on their Independence day.

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 Denmark will broadcast and vote in.

First Semi-Final

  • Spain
  • France
  • Denmark

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 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Executive Producer Pernille Gaardbo 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.

This year's Eurovision Song Contest will take place on the 6th, 8th and 10th of May in the Danish city of Copenhagen. 37 countries are set to take part in the 59th edition of Europe's favourite TV show.

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  • Posted on 7 May 2014 at 22:36
    which countries voted for who, in the 1 st semi final? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2014 at 01:57
    The UK voting in our semi-final is always a plus ^_^ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 January 2014 at 21:28
    ok then russia azerbayjan and armenia will be able to support ukraine...and that crappy song (tik tok) will qualify report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 January 2014 at 14:22
    let's hope Iceland wins Eurovision 2014. (they never did, but got runner up twice, in 1999 to Sweden and 2009 to Norway). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 January 2014 at 14:05
    the same 2011 good luck all participants report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 January 2014 at 19:42
    why don't you make a new subject with Emma that will represent Italy report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 January 2014 at 18:04
    I Look forward for the "Survivor" report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 January 2014 at 11:28
    I am not even going to start analyse the draw, or whose neighbour got in the same semi-final or if it's biased.
    This happens every year, without any result. Except that people fight and bicker.

    All I can say is Sweden in the first half? That can go both ways. either people forget about us or they remember us.
    Though in semi-finals it has been shown that a good song is always a good song no matter the number.
    Of course you have to have a good performance too:)

    Good luck Sweden and everybody else. Let the fun begin! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 January 2014 at 04:33
  • Posted on 21 January 2014 at 02:10
    AgnusDei... they were drawn from pots randomly. Prove the bias and you win a prize!
    Spanky, Denmark's committee have already said they are selecting the running order themselves.
    And the rest, remember it's a song contest, not a who has the most neighbours in Semi Final 1 contest. If Ukraine are Top 5 this year then you need to look at how to seriously change the voting! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 January 2014 at 23:50
    And again, Russia in first half of first semi... Oh come on! You can't be more biassed :P report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 January 2014 at 23:41
    The UK alternates which semi final it votes in all time time since the introduction of two semi finals!

    2008 - 2nd
    2009 - 1st
    2010 - 2nd
    2011 - 1st
    2012 - 2nd
    2013 - 1st
    2014 - 2nd

    Brilliant! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 January 2014 at 23:37
    Finalists from the semi final 2 will be the REAL objective finalists!
    God bless you all!
    Valentina & Sergej <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 January 2014 at 23:35
    Second semi final is more objective!No Armenia,no Albania and other top voters for us!We have to fight!!And that's why I am so happy that Greece has a great chance to pass to the grand final without blocks and neighbour voting the others in the first semi.2014 will be the best and the biggest moment for GREECE in ESC1And all of them,40 years since our debute!
    Prove them that you are the best,without neighbours and blocks!
    And God,help Monetta and Montenegro to see-at last-the final!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 January 2014 at 23:04
    Good to hear some news. Australia is getting pumped to party the contest away..! report to the moderator