Eurovision 2018 Semi Finals Draw Takes Place

all aboard Eurovision 2018Earlier today host broadcaster RTP facilitated the draw that will determine which nations will perform in each of the semi finals for Eurovision 2018. The results of the draw are below:Participating countries were placed in six different pots based on their voting history and geographical location. One by one were drawn from their pots to either be placed in the first or second semi finals. The draw also determined if they would perform in the first or second half of their semi final. The pots were as follows:

Pot 1 
Albania
Croatia
Macedonia
Montenegro
Serbia
Slovenia
Switzerland

Pot 2
Denmark
Finland
Iceland
Ireland
Norway
Sweden

Pot 3
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Georgia
Russia
Ukraine

Pot 4
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Greece
Hungary
Moldova
Romania

Pot 5
Australia
Austria
Czech Republic
Israel
Malta
San Marino

Pot 6
Belgium
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Poland

Hosts Portugal and the Big Five automatically qualify for the final. Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom will vote in the first semi final, while France, Germany and Italy will vote in the second semi final. The full line up is below:

Semi Final 1 (8 May)

First Half

Belarus
Bulgaria
Lithuania
Albania
Czech Republic
Belgium
Iceland
Azerbaijan
Israel
Estonia

Second Half

Switzerland
Finland
Austria
Ireland
Armenia
Cyprus
Croatia
Greece
FYR Macedonia

 

Semi Final 2 (10 May)

First Half

Russia
Serbia
Denmark
Romania
Australia
Norway
Moldova
San Marino
The Netherlands

Second Half

Montenegro
Sweden
Hungary
Malta
Latvia
Georgia
Poland
Slovenia
Ukraine

Ten acts from each semi final will join the host nation Portugal and the Big Five (UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy) in the Grand Final on Saturday 12 May.

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