Eurovision semi-finals running order to be announced in April

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SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster has informed esctoday.com that the running order for the 2013 Eurovision semi-finals will be determined by SVT and announced in April. As of this year there will be no draw to determine the running order of the participants in the competition, this task will lie in the hands of the producers of the show, the host broadcaster.

A special draw was held yesterday at the City Hall in Malmö in order to determine which countries will compete in which semi-final and what half of the semi-final the countries will compete. There was also another draw held to place the Big 5 Countries and the host country Sweden in one of the two semi-finals (determining which semi-final each country will broadcast and vote in).

The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals are scheduled to be held on the 14 and 16 May in Malmö. Whilst the grand final is scheduled for 18 May. 16 countries will compete in semi-final 1 and 17 countries will compete in Semi- final 2.

BIG 5 AND HOST COUNTRY – SEMI-FINAL ALLOCATION FOR BROADCASTING AND VOTING

  •  France – Second semi-final
  •  Germany – Second semi-final
  •  Spain – Second semi-final
  •  United Kingdom – First semi-final
  •  Sweden – First semi-final
  •  Italy – First semi-final

SEMI-FINAL 1

FIRST HALF

SECOND HALF

 Denmark Lithuania
 Croatia Serbia
 Ukraine Ireland
 The Netherlands Belarus
 Austria Cyprus
 Slovenia Montenegro
 Estonia Belgium
 Russia Moldova

SEMI-FINAL 2

FIRST HALF

SECOND HALF

 Latvia Israel
 Azerbaijan Norway
 Malta Albania
 Iceland Hungary
 San Marino Switzerland
 FYR Macedonia Georgia
 Finland Greece
 Bulgaria Armenia
 Romania

 

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