The Semi-Final Allocation Draw for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 took place in Rotterdam's city hall. Find out below in which of the 2 Semi-Finals your country will perform and vote in. The annual event was hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit.
During the ceremony, Zippi Brand Frank, Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv, passed on the Host City Insignia to Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam. Providing advice to Mayor Aboutaleb, Zippi said: "My first piece of advice is to start working! It is a huge project and you need to prepare. And Dare to Dream Rotterdam!"
The insignia key chain, weighing over 30 kilograms with the new addition of Tel Aviv's insignia, was handed over to Rotterdam. The Dutch city is now officially the Host City of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020!
Mayor Aboutaleb then told the audience all that Rotterdam has to offer, with its modern architecture, green space and 180 nationalities. "When you visit Rotterdam, you get the world."
How the Semi-Final Allocation Draw works
The first part of the draw determined in which Semi-Final each of the 6 pre-qualified 'Big 5' countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom) and host country the Netherlands will vote.
The second draw then decided in which Semi-Final each of the other participating countries will perform. The 35 Semi-Finalists were allocated into 6 pots, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest's official televoting partner Digame. Read more about that here.
Big 5 + Host Country the Netherlands
Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands will vote in the first Semi-Final.
France, Spain and the United Kingdom will vote in the second Semi-Final.
First Semi-Final (12 May)
Second Semi-Final (14 May)
From each Semi-Final, 10 countries will proceed to the Grand Final on the 16 May, joining the 6 pre-qualified countries. In total, 26 countries will be represented in the Grand Final.
When will tickets go on sale?
The second wave of tickets will go on sale Thursday 30 January at 12:00 CET. Go to our ticket page for more info and pricing.