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๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Semifinal allocation draw pots have been revealed

Discover which country has been allocated to which pot ahead of Tuesdayโ€™s draw.

The European Broadcasting Union has announced the pots ahead of the upcoming semifinal allocation draw for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The 35 countries have been split into five pots, which are detailed below:

Pot 1 Pot 2Pot 3Pot 4Pot 5
AlbaniaAustraliaArmeniaBulgariaBelgium
AustriaDenmarkAzerbaijanCyprusCzech Republic
CroatiaEstoniaBelarusGreeceIreland
North MacedoniaFinlandGeorgiaMaltaIsrael
SerbiaIcelandMoldovaPortugalLatvia
SloveniaNorwayRussiaRomaniaLithuania
SwitzerlandSwedenUkraineSan MarinoPoland

The 35 countries taking part in the semifinals have been divided into five different pots. These pots are often based on voting patterns, diaspora and geographical location to make sure countries with strong bonds are split between the two semifinal, as best as possible, such as the Scandinavian countries or the former members of the USSR.

Semifinal allocation draw

This Tuesday, 28th January, Rotterdam will host the allocation draw for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The Host City Insignia Exchange will also take place, when Tel Aviv will officially hand over the hosting duties and the keys to Eurovision to Rotterdam. The location for the festive event is the Rotterdam City Hall. This year’s hosts Edsilia Rombley, Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit will host this year’s semifinal allocation draw.

The ceremony will commence at 17:00 CET this Tuesday. Stay tuned to ESCXTRA to find out in which semifinal your country will take part! Below, you can see last yearโ€™s ceremony in Tel Aviv.

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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