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Offline Remy

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Semi-Final Allocation Draw
« on: January 07, 2013, 04:22:32 PM »
The draw to determine in which semi-final the countries will compete, called the Semi-Final Allocation Draw, will be held on January 17th in the Old City Hall of Malmö.


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The draw also decides in which semi-final the "big 5" (France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom & Spain) and Sweden will vote.

There is no draw to determine the running order in the semi-finals and final. The running order in all three shows will be decided by the producer of the show, Swedish broadcaster SVT.

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Re: Semi-Final Allocation Draw
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 07:19:31 PM »
I must say, that I don't like this new system where the draw is done by the producer alone. It makes me feel that Sweden wants to host ESC again in 2014.  :irked:

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Re: Semi-Final Allocation Draw
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 10:05:54 AM »
I must say, that I don't like this new system where the draw is done by the producer alone. It makes me feel that Sweden wants to host ESC again in 2014.  :irked:

I have the same feeling, Niko. It's not fair, Sweden will be sure of a perfect starting place.  >:(


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Re: Semi-Final Allocation Draw
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 05:53:06 PM »
It is indeed strange that the producer of the show, the broadcaster of one of the participating countries, will decide the running order. I don't say that we can't trust SVT, but when someone has influence on the running order, he also has a small influence on the final results.

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Re: Semi-Final Allocation Draw
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 01:44:16 PM »
Today is the Semi-Final Allocation Draw! The ceremony starts at 14:00 CET.

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Re: Semi-Final Allocation Draw
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 05:44:38 PM »
Today the countries were drawn into one of the two semi-finals. The countries were also drawn into the first or the second half of a semi-final.

Here are the results of the Semi-Final Allocation Draw:

First semi-final

First half

Denmark
Croatia
Ukraine
Netherlands
Austria
Slovenia
Estonia
Russia

Second half

Lithuania
Serbia
Ireland
Belarus
Cyprus
Montenegro
Belgium
Moldova

Second semi-final

First half

Latvia
Azerbaijan
Malta
Iceland
San Marino
FYR Macedonia
Finland
Bulgaria

Second half

Israel
Norway
Albania
Hungary
Switzerland
Georgia
Greece
Armenia
Romania

The draw also decided in which semi-final the so called "Big 5" and the host country Sweden will vote:

First semi-final

United Kingdom
Sweden
Italy

Second semi-final

France
Germany
Spain

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Re: Semi-Final Allocation Draw
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 06:21:51 PM »
Thank you Remy  :) I had totally forgotten it.  :-[

Anyway, here is a video about the allocation draw.  ;)




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Re: Semi-Final Allocation Draw
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 12:55:30 AM »
Thanks for posting, Niko!  :) Interesting to watch.

They did it pretty quick. Funny that the draw of the Big 5 was first.

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Re: Semi-Final Allocation Draw
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 08:04:42 PM »
The running order for the two semi-finals is revealed. The running order was decided by the producers of the semi-finals and approved by Jon Ola Sand, the EBU's Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, and a group called The Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group.

The running order:

First semi-final

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

Second semi-final

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

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