Today at 14:30 CET, the draw for the running order of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Kiev. The order of appearance will be decided by a draw, conducted by the three hosts of the upcoming contest. Esctoday.com will bring you the results 'as live as possible'.
The running order of the semifinal will be decided by a draw with 25 tickets. The running order of the final will be decided by a draw with 14 tickets with the names of the participating countries and 10 tickets with semifinal spots. These empty spots will be filled during the announcement of the best 10 songs during the live transmission of the semifinal on 19th May.
The heads of all delegations will be present during the draw, as well as Eurovision Song Contest supervisor Svante Stockselius.
The draw starts at 14:30 CET (this time has been officially confirmed now) and esctoday.com aims to bring you the results live or semi-live through LiveDraw, a special popup where you can follow the outcome directly. The LiveDraw application appears online about 10 minutes before the draw (14:20 CET).