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Tomorrow, the allocation draw will determine which countries will take part in the respective semi finals. 16 countries will take part in semi 1 whereas there are 17 competitors in semi 2. The EBU has just announced the five pots for tomorrow’s allocation draw – they have been calculated on the basis of the votes of the last 10 years to provide a fair distribution of countries.

Pot 1

Albania
Macedonia
Montenegro
Slovenia
Switzerland
Serbia
Malta

Pot 2

Denmark
Finland
Estonia
Norway
Sweden
Iceland
Latvia

Pot 3

Azerbaijan
Belarus
Georgia
Israel
Russia
Armenia
Lithuania

Pot 4

Belgium
Cyprus
Greece
Ireland
The Netherlands
San Marino

Pot 5

Hungary
Moldova
Romania
Portugal
Poland
Czech Republic

The draw will take place tomorrow at 13:25 CET in Vienna’s city hall. The slightly confusing procedure (see tweet below) will be presented by Andi Knoll and Kati Bellowitsch. Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand and Thomas Niedermeyer from the voting partner Digame will be present as well. You’ll be able to watch the draw live on eurovision.tv or songcontest.orf.at!

What do you think about the pots? Will they provide a fair distribution of countries?

Source: eurovision.tv

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