Semifinal allocation draw

by Michalis Vranis 70 views

Today the 2011 Eurovision Semi Final allocation draw takes place. The draw will be carried out using twitter rather than a webcast, and esctoday.com is of course covering the event live here. The officials have decided to broadcast the results live on Twitter. The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest hostess Judith Rakers, will host the event, taking place at the Apollo Theatre in Dusseldorf. The draw begins at 15:00 CET

The semi-final allocation draw will decide which semi final each country will participate in for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.EBU Officials have decided to broadcast the results live on Twitter.Five countries are already guaranteed a place in the final. They are the 'Big Five', winners Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom and the returning Italy.

Slovakia is still included in the pot 6, even though the local broadcaster has said the country would not participate. Israel will be placed in Semi Final two due to the national memorial day on May 10th meaning that the country cannot participate in the first semi final.The broadcasters will also know if their representatives will have to perform in the first or in the second half of the shows.It will also be determined which Semi-Final the 'Big Five' (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) will have to broadcast and vote in.

The 38 countries to participate in the semifinals will be drawn from six pots, based on the 2010 voting patterns. This system intends to reduce the effects of bloc voting, making the shows more exciting and less predictable.

The results will be filled as they come in:

Pot 1 semifinal Pot 2 semifinal Pot 3 semifinal
Albania 1st Denmark 2nd Azerbaijan 1st
Bosnia & Herzegovina 2nd Estonia 2nd Belarus 2nd
Croatia 1st Finland 1st Georgia 1st
FYR Macedonia 2nd Iceland 1st Israel 2nd
Serbia 1st Norway 1st Moldova 2nd
Slovenia 2nd Sweden 2nd Russia 1st
Switzerland 1st Ukraine 2nd
Pot 4 semifinal Pot 5 semifinal Pot 6 semifinal
Armenia 1st Ireland 2nd Austria 2nd
Belgium 2nd Latvia 2nd Bulgaria 2nd
Cyprus 2nd Lithuania 1st Hungary 1st
Greece 1st Malta 1st Poland 1st
The Netherlands 2nd Portugal 1st San Marino 1st
Turkey 1st Romania 2nd Slovakia 2nd

Semifinal 1 (10 May 2011) Semifinal 2 (12 May 2011)
  • First Half (spots 1-10)
    Albania
    Finland
    Armenia
    Switzerland
    Norway
    Georgia
    Turkey
    Serbia
    Russia
    Poland
  • Second Half (spots 11-19)
    Croatia
    Azerbaijan
    Lithuania
    Hungary
    Malta
    San Marino
    Iceland
    Greece
    Portugal
  • Voting Rights:
    United Kingdom
    Spain
  • First Half (spots 1-9)
    The Netherlands
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Ukraine
    Cyprus
    Austria
    Sweden
    Moldova
    Belgium
    Slovakia
  • Second Half (spots 10-19)
    Israel
    FYR Macedonia
    Denmark
    Belarus
    Bulgaria
    Latvia
    Estonia
    Romania
    Slovenia
    Ireland
  • Voting Rights
    Italy
    Germany
    France

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