The European Broadcasting Union has revealed the pots for the Semi-Final Allocation Draw for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The draw comprised of two parts. The first part of the draw determined which semi-final each of the six pre-qualified countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and host country the Netherlands) will broadcast and be able to vote in.
The second part of the draw determined in which semi-final and in which half of the respective semi-final the other 35 participating countries will perform. As has been the case since 2013, the exact running order will be determined by the producers of the show.
The pots are based on historical voting patterns with the aim to split these voting groups among the semi-finals. As can be seen below three of the pots can be grouped into:
- Pot 1 – Balkan’s and diaspora
- Pot 2 – Nordics and Australia
- Pot 3 – Former USSR
While Pot 4 is a mix of Mediterranean and west Balkan countries, and pot 5 is a mix of Eastern European diaspora and countries that lack voting partners.
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- Czech Republic