RTCG, the Montenegrin national broadcaster has informed esctoday.com that the 2013 Eurovision allocation draw for the sefiminals will be aired live on RTCG 1 on Thursday 17 January.
Mr. Sabrija Vulic, RTCG’s Programme Promoter Manager revealed to esctoday.com that Montenegro and RTCG have a great interest in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest, hence the Montenegrin broadcaster will be airing the 2013 Eurovision allocation draw for the semifinals live from Malmö.
This draw will be held at the Old City Hall in Malmö at 14.00 CET and will determine which countries will compete in which semi-final. The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals are scheduled to be held on the 14 and 16 May in Malmö.
This year there will be no draw to determine the running order of the participating countries for either the semi-finals or the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The running order for all 3 shows will be decided and determined by the host broadcaster SVT.
On 17 January a draw will also be held to decide and allocate the so-called Big 5 (Italy, France, UK, Germany, Spain) and Sweden (the host country) into one of the two semi-finals (determining which semi-final each country will vote in and broadcast). The Host City Insignia ceremony will be held on the same day, where the previous year’s mayor will hand over the symbolic key to the mayor of Malmö.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest information on the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.