A special draw was held today at Tel Aviv’s Museum of Art in order to distribute the 36 semi-finalist countries into one of the two 2019 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals, scheduled to be held on 14 and 16 May in Tel Aviv.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Semi-final Allocation draw was held today at Tel Aviv’s Museum of Art and was conducted by Lucy Ayoub and Assi Azar under the supervision of Mr. Jon Ola Sand (Eurovision Executive Supervisor on behalf of the EBU).
Semi-final allocation draw results
Eighteen countries will compete in the first semi-final on 14 May, whilst another set of 18 countries will compete in the second semi-final on 16 May.
A total 36 countries were distributed into 6 pots and were allocated into one of the two semi-finals by a draw. During the the draw it was also determined in which half of the semi-final the allotted countries are to perform.
Another draw was held to determine which semi-final the Big 5 countries and Israel are to vote in.
|-||Slovenia||Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl||Sebi|
|-||Czech Republic||Lake Malawi||Friend of a friend|
|-||Australia||Kate Miller-Heidke||Zero gravity|
|-||Greece||Katerine Duska||Better love|
Semi final 2
|-||Romania||Ester Peony||On a Sunday|
|-||FYR Macedonia||Tamara Todevska||Proud|
|-||Croatia||Roko Blažević||The dream|
|-||Albania||Jonida Maliqi||Ktheju tokës|
|-||The Netherlands||Duncan Laurence||-|
|-||United Kingdom||Michael Rice||Bigger than us|
A special draw was also held in orde to determine the semi-final the BIG 5 countries and host country Israel are to vote in.
Spain, France and Israel will vote in the first semi-final on 14 May whilst Germany, United Kingdom and Italy will vote in the second semi-final on 16 May.
A total of 42 countries will participate at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. 36 countries will compete in the semi-finals, whilst the Big 5 and the host country Israel are automatically qualified to compete in the grand final
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be held on 14, 16, 18 May at the Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel.