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Our hosts for the Allocation Draw
Our hosts for the Allocation Draw

Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Semi-Final Allocation Draw took place in Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja (Madama Palace), Turin, alongside a ceremony which saw the Host City Insignia pass from previous hosts Rotterdam to our Italian friends.

📺 You can watch the full draw on the official YouTube channel.

The draw was broadcast on the official Eurovision YouTube channel and broadcaster Rai’s streaming service RaiPlay.

Carolina Di Domenico and Mario Acampa were our Semi-Final Allocation Draw hosts live from Madama Palace, Turin

Hosted by Carolina Di Domenico and Mario Acampa, live from Madama Palace, the Semi-Finals lineups were determined randomly by drawing countries from 6 pots (based on historical voting patterns) to determine in which Semi-Final (and which half of that show) they would compete in.

The 'Big 5' countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) do not compete in the Semi-Finals, but it was randomly decided which of the two each country will be able to vote on.

The exact running order will be decided by producers at a later date.

Semi-Final Allocation Draw outcome:

First Semi-Final

Tuesday 10 May, 21:00 CET

First Half of Show

  • 🇦🇱 Albania – RTSH

  • 🇧🇬 Bulgaria – BNT

  • 🇱🇻 Latvia – LTV

  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania – LRT

  • 🇲🇩 Moldova – TRM

  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands – AVROTROS

  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia – RTVSLO

  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – SRG / SSR

  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine – UA:PBC

Second Half of Show

  • 🇦🇲 Armenia – AMPTV

  • 🇦🇹 Austria – ORF

  • 🇭🇷 Croatia – HRT

  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – DR

  • 🇬🇷 Greece – ERT

  • 🇮🇸 Iceland – RÚV

  • 🇳🇴 Norway – NRK

  • 🇷🇺 Russia – RTR

  • 🇵🇹 Portugal – RTP

'Big 5' countries voting during First Semi-Final:

  • 🇮🇹 Italy – Rai (Hosts)

  • 🇫🇷 France – FT

Second Semi-Final

Thursday 12 May, 21:00 CET

First Half of Show

  • 🇦🇺 Australia – SBS

  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – İctimai TV

  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus – CyBC

  • 🇫🇮 Finland – YLE

  • 🇬🇪 Georgia – GPB

  • 🇮🇱 Israel – IPBC/Kan

  • 🇲🇹 Malta – PBS

  • 🇸🇲 San Marino – RTV

  • 🇷🇸 Serbia – RTS

Second Half of Show

  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – RTBF

  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic ČT

  • 🇪🇪 Estonia – ERR

  • 🇮🇪 Ireland – RTÉ

  • 🇲🇪 Montenegro – RTCG

  • 🇲🇰 North Macedonia – MKRTV

  • 🇵🇱 Poland – TVP

  • 🇷🇴 Romania – TVR

  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – SVT

'Big 5' countries voting during Second Semi-Final:

  • 🇩🇪 Germany – ARD/NDR

  • 🇪🇸 Spain – RTVE

  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – BBC

The 2nd Semi-Final allocation bowl during practice

Marinella Soldi, Chairman of Rai, in attendance said:

'The Eurovision Song Contest is a singing festival for European young people, which has now gained a global dimension.

Rai is proud to organise the 2022 edition, which will be a huge media event reaching an audience of 200 million people with a TV show filled with cutting edge technology and reaching young people around the world on social media. It’s also a great opportunity to strengthen the cooperation between European public service media.

The Eurovision Song Contest is a springboard to stardom, as shown by the international success achieved by Måneskin, winners of the last edition. Thanks to them today we are proud to be the host country of the event.

I hope Eurovision 2022 will have the same spirit and energy of this great Italian band, that with its passion, determination and the power of its music has conquered the world. We are happy to host the event in Torino, the cradle of Italian television, a city home to major cultural and sport events and ready to welcome people from all over the world.'

Full details of how the Semi-Final Allocation Draw works can be found here.

It’s been a busy week for Eurovision news from Rai! We’ve now got our Semi-Finals lineups, our theme art and slogan… what’s next?

Join in the conversation over on the official Eurovision Song Contest Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook channels.

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