2015 Eurovision semi-final draw

Esc2015logo[1]THE draw for the semi-finals of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been made in host city Vienna.

Prior to today’s draw the 33 countries that enter at the semi-final stage were split into five pots based on their voting patterns from the past 10 years. Winners are shown in bold.

Pot A

Pot B

Pot C

Pot D

Pot E

Albania

Denmark

Armenia

Belgium

Czech Republic

Macedonia

Estonia

Azerbaijan

Cyprus

Hungary

Malta G.C.

Finland

Belarus

Greece

Moldova

Montenegro

Iceland

Georgia

Ireland

Poland

Serbia

Latvia

Israel

Netherlands

Portugal

Slovenia

Norway

Lithuania

San Marino

Romania

Switzerland

Sweden

Russia

The result of the draw is as follows (countries listed in alphabetical order):

Semi-Final 1 – Tuesday 19th May

Armenia

Interval

Albania

Belgium

Belarus

Estonia

Denmark

Finland

Georgia

Greece

Hungary

Macedonia

Romania

Moldova

Russia

Netherlands

Serbia

Also voting

Austria, France and Spain

 

Semi-Final 2 – Thursday 21st May

Czech Republic

Interval

Azerbaijan

Ireland

Cyprus

Lithuania

Iceland

Malta G.C.

Israel

Montenegro

Latvia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Slovenia

San Marino

Sweden

Switzerland

Also voting

Germany, Italy and U.K.

The top 10 nations from each semi will advance to the Final along with the Big Five: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. as well as host and last year’s winner, Austria on Saturday 23rd May.

Cyprus and Serbia are returning to the contest after sitting out last year’s, while Czechia last participated in 2009.

Ukraine will not take part this year owing to financial issues surrounding the ongoing crisis in the country.

This year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is the 60th and the first to be held in Austria since 1967, which was won by Sandie Shaw of the U.K. with Puppet on a String.

Austria’s Conchita Wurst won last year’s contest in Copenhagen with Rise Like a Phoenix.

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