Semi-Final Pots Announced

The pots which will be used in next week’s draw to determine which countries will perform in each Semi-Final have been revealed this afternoon.
The draw will take place at Copenhagen City Hall on Monday 20 January and you can read about the pre-allocated countries here. Thus far, Sweden has been drawn into Semi-Final #1 and Israel and Norway into Semi-Final #2.
There will be six pots of 27/28 countries, depending on whether Slovenia decide to participate.
Pot 1: Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, (Slovenia), Switzerland
Pot 2: Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania
Pot 3: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine
Pot 4: Armenia, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands
Pot 5: Austria, Hungary, Poland, San Marino
Pot 6: Malta, Moldova, Portugal, Romania
Two countries will be drawn into each Semi-Final from pots 5 and 6, whilst three countries from two of the first pots will be allocated into one Semi and the remaining two into the other.

Micheál Linden

Eurovision has entrenched itself in my life for as long as I can remember. I tweet a lot about Emma Muscat, Portugal and the fact that I'm from the country with the most ESC wins (ole, ole, ole). I have a tendency to get locked in a bathroom against my will.

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