The Tel Aviv Museum of Art will host the Semi-Final Allocation Draw for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on January 28.
The City of Tel Aviv has confirmed that the cities Museum of Art will be the venue for the Semi-Final Allocation Draw for this years contest. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art was selected after KAN determined that the previously selected city hall was not an appropriate location for the draw to take place.
How does the Semi-Final Allocation Draw work?
The Semi-Final Allocation Draw consists of two parts. In the first part, the six pre-qualified countries (France, Spain, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the host country, Israel) will each be allocated which semi-final they must broadcast and vote in.
In the second part, the remaining countries will be allocated which of the two semi-finals they will perform in. X number of countries will take part in Semi-Final 1 and X number countries will take part in Semi-Final 2. The semi-finalists have been allocated into six pots based on historical voting patterns.
Tel Aviv will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in the Expo Tel Aviv (International Convention Centre) on May 14, 16 and 18 2019. fter receiving bids from several cities across Israel, the final two remaining candidate cities were Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. KAN recommended Tel Aviv to the Reference Group.