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Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final Allocation Draw completed

January 31, 2017 |

This morning, beginning at 11.00 CET, the Host City Insignia Exchange and Semi-Final Allocation Draw for Eurovision 2017 took place.

The event was hosted by Nika Konstantinova and Timur Miroshnychenko. Eurovision 2004 winner Ruslana and Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala both … Read More

Eurovision 2017 theme and logo revealed

January 30, 2017 |

With the Host City Insignia Exchange and Semi-Final Allocation draw ceremonies only hours away, the national broadcaster of Ukraine and the EBU have revealed the official theme and logo for the upcoming contest in May.

The theme and slogan for … Read More

Semi-Final Allocation Draw for Eurovision 2017 on January 31

January 25, 2017 |

On January 31, the Semi-Final Allocation Draw and Host City Insignia Exchange will take place in Kyiv.

After much silence regarding this event, the date and time was announced by the EBU today, less than a week before.

The Host … Read More

Semi-final allocation draw takes place for Eurovision 2016

January 26, 2016 |

A press conference was held earlier Monday at the Stockholm City Hall to determine the semi-final allocations for the countries competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.


The results of the draw were:


Less chance for predictable results

The … Read More

Pots for 2016 semi-final allocation draw revealed

January 21, 2016 |

Prior to Monday’s semi-final allocation draw at Stockholm city hall, which will determine in which halves of which semi-final the countries will perform, the preselected pots have been revealed.


Preselected pots against neighbor voting

The preselected pots are created … Read More

Results of the 2015 Eurovision allocation draw!

January 26, 2015 |

Minutes ago, the 2015 Eurovision allocation draw concluded live from Vienna, hosted by Andi Knoll and Katti Bellowitsch.

33 countries were split into semi-final halves, while the Grand Final qualifiers were given semi-finals to vote in.


Germany had already … Read More

Semi-final allocation draw tomorrow!

January 26, 2015 |

ORF, Austrian national broadcaster and organizer of Eurovision 2015, has announced that tomorrow will see the participating countries sorted into the two semi-finals!

Kati Bellowitsch and Andi Knoll will be presenting the event with Jon Ola Sand (Executive Supervisor of … Read More

Preparations for Vienna are underway!

October 30, 2014 |

On Tuesday, the Mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Häupl and ORF’s Director General, Dr. Alexander Wrabetz, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, ahead of preparations for Eurovision 2015 in Vienna.

The document states that ORF and the city of Vienna will co-operate … Read More

How will the Semi-Final draw affect voting?

January 21, 2014 | 1

After the Semi-Final Allocation Draw live from Copenhagen City Hall concluded, some countries were happy with their placing, while others started to get a little anxious.

The draw proved surprising, since many countries reliant on neighbor or bloc voting, are … Read More

Report from the Insignia Exchange and Allocation Draw ceremony

January 20, 2014 | 3

Gallery below.

The very first official event of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 took place today, at the Copenhagen City Hall.

The ceremony consisted of the Insignia Exchange and the allocation draw.



Copenhagen officially becomes Eurovision host city

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