Eurovision 2019 Allocation Draw result

Who was lucky and who was unlucky? It’s time to start placing your bets on the outcome of the semi-finals. Today, the 36 semi-finalists were drawn into the two semi-finals, and the so-called Big 5 countries + host country Israel were given a semi-final to vote in. 

In order to reduce countries just voting for their neighbours, the 36 semi-finalists were beforehand allocated into six pots from where they were then today drawn into the semi-finals, into first or second half, respectively. With only two semi-finals, it is however impossible to make it totally fair. It is still very much a matter of luck – and today, we saw who had the luck this year, and who didn’t.

When all participating countries have submitted their entries to the European Broadcasting Union, the producers will, in a closed forum, determine the actual running order – within the first and second half’s drawn today.

Semi-final 1 – 14th of May

Voting in semi-final one (aside from the participating countries) are Spain, France and Israel.

First half Second half
Slovenia Estonia
Belarus Portugal
Czech Republic San Marino
Montenegro Iceland
Cyprus Georgia
Serbia Australia
Finland Belgium
Poland Ukraine
Hungary Greece

Semi-final 2 – 16th of May

Voting in semi-final two (aside from the participating countries) are Germany, Italy and United Kingdom.

First half Second half
Switzerland Albania
Sweden Azerbaijan
Ireland FYR Macedonia
Austria Norway
Moldova Russia
Latvia The Netherlands
Romania Croatia
Denmark Lithuania
Armenia Malta

Swiss broadcaster SRF had requested to take part in the second semi-final due to an important Icehockey match on the day of the first semi-final. A wish that was granted by the EBU Reference Group.


1: Albania, Croatia, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
2: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
3: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine
4: Australia, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal
5: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, The Netherlands, Switzerland
6: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Moldova, Romania, San Marino

Read more in the news archive

Liked what you've read? Subscribe to our Eurovision news!