Eurovision 2015 : Semi-final Allocation Draw live from Vienna

The allocation draw for the countries that will compete in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest finals will be held today at 13:20 CET in the Austrian capital, Vienna. The draw will be broadcast live on

The draw SF Distribution will take place at 13:20 CET at the Vienna Rathaus. The draw Distribution and host Insignia Ceremony will be held from Andi Knoll and Kati Bellowitsch.

How to watch?

You can watch the Semi-final Allocation Draw live at 13:20 CET

A total 33 countries will be divided into 5 pots and distributed equally into each of the 2 semi-finals by a draw.  The distribution of the countries in the 5 pots has been based on the voting pattern in each country in the past  years. 

Which country is in which pot?

Pot 1:

  • Albania
  • F.Y.R. Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland
  • Serbia
  • Malta

Pot 2:

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Iceland
  • Latvia

Pot 3:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Russia
  • Armenia
  • Lithuania

Pot 4:

  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • The Netherlands
  • San Marino

Pot 5:

  • Hungary
  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic

The BIG 5 (Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy) and Austria (the host country) are automatically qualified to compete in the grand final on 23 May.

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