The Eurovision 2009 semi final draw will start in a few minutes and it will be webcast live through Eurovision.tv. The draw starts at 13.00 CET
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Live streaming will be provided here.
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The six pots are from which the 38 countries will be drawn in the two semi finals are as follows:
Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Ukraine
Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, the Netherlands, Turkey
Andorra, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania
Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
The six pots containing the 38 countries that will be drawn into the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest semi finals have been announced this morning. The draw will take place live in Moscow at 13:00 CET.
The pots were composed by Digame, the Eurovision Song Contest's televoting partner since 2004, based on average voting patterns between 2004 and 2008.
And the live coverage has started. The six glass bowls containing the names of the 38 countries are here,
1st semi final
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- FYR Macedonia
2nd Semi final
In addition, the five pre-qualified finalists are drawn to the semi finals to determine where they will be able to vote. United Kingdom, Germany and Spain will vote in the first semi final. Russia and France will vote in the second semi final.
Keep in mind that this is not the draw for the running order in the semi finals. The draw for the running order will take place on 17th March during the tradional Head of Delegation meeting in Moscow.