Join us at the insignia exchange and allocation draw ceremony!
The 2014 Eurovision year in Copenhagen officially kicks off tomorrow, when the Insignia Exchange Ceremony takes place at Copenhagen City Hall.
The ceremony will include both the insignia exchange, when Malmö officially hands over the Eurovision city title, and the semi-final allocation draw.
Join us as we report live from the ceremony
We will attend the ceremony and live blog from inside the city hall, post pictures and report as it happens. Our live blog post will be posted a few hours prior to the ceremony start.
Countries to be drawn into semi-final halves
As in previous years, 6 pots have been created, sorted to make sure the usual neighborvoters are split. At the draw, the countries will not only be drawn into semi-final 1 and 2, but also into the first and second half of the shows. The running order will later be decided by host broadcaster DR, following SVT’s example last year. All heads of delegation will be present.
The ceremony will be hosted by TV-host Tine Götzsche.
Norway and Sweden have already been placed into their respective semi-finals, which you can read more about by clicking here. Israel requested to be in semi-final 2, leaving the remaining 28 countries to be drawn. These three will still need to be drawn into a half of their semi-final.
Additionally, it will also be decided which semi-finals the Big 5 and host country Denmark will vote in. Italy has already requested semi-final 1, while Germany has requested semi-final 2.
Fantastic plans to be revealed
According to the Host City Copenhagen company, the mayor of Copenhagen will be present to receive the title from the mayor of Malmö, and different kinds of entertainment will be presented. The city will reveal some of the “fantastic” events planned for the Eurovision weeks, to be enjoyed by Danish and international visitors.
The ceremony starts tomorrow, January 20 at 14.00 CET.