Eurovision 2017: ‘Big 5’ allocation draw decided

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Earlier this morning following the second rehearsals from the Big 5, the allocation draw for each of the nations was determined to see which half of the Eurovision 2017 grand final each of the acts will perform in.

During today’s press conferences following the Big 5 member’s second rehearsals, a random draw took place in order to decide which half of the grand final each Big 5 country will compete in next Saturday on the 13 May.

The host nation, Ukraine, had their draw determined earlier this year in a random draw in the interest of fairness, being allocated the second half of the final in 22nd position.

The draw of the Big 5 countries remained and have now been officially decided.

Big 5 allocation draw results

  • Italy (Francesco GabbaniOccidentali’s karma) – First half
  • Spain (Manel NavarroDo it for your love) – Second half
  • Germany (LevinaPerfect life) – Second half
  • United Kingdom (Lucie JonesNever give up on you) – Second half
  • France (AlmaRequiem) – Second half

Whilst the halves for the Big 5 members have now been determined, the results of the 2 semi-finals will now need to be determined before the qualifier allocation draw takes place.

Once the semi-final qualifier allocation draw takes place, it’ll be down to the host broadcaster and the EBU to determine the full running order of the grand final for the 13 May, set to be unveiled before the jury show on Friday 12 May.

Twenty-six countries in total will compete in the grand final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on the 13 May, with the 20 semi-final qualifiers to be decided on the 9 and 11 May.