The semi-final allocation draw for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has taken place today in Rotterdam.
The Semi-Final Allocation Draw took place at Rotterdam City Hall. The event was hosted by Edsilia Rombley, Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit, all of whom will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. During the ceremony, Tzipi Brand-Frank, the Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv, handed over the Host City Insignia to Ahmed Aboutaleb, the Mayor of Rotterdam.
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.
You can see the pots for the allocation draw here.
Due to an uneven number of countries in the semi-finals, semi-final 1 will feature 17 countries, while semi-final 2 will feature 18. The top 10 from each semi-final will advance to the Grand Final on Saturday May 16 2020.
The results of today’s allocation draw are as follows:
- North Macedonia
Italy, Germany and the Netherlands will also air and vote in this semi-final.
- San Marino
- Czech Republic
It was determined that France, the United Kingdom and Spain will air and vote in this semi-final.
You can catch up on today’s draw below: