In the beginning of February, the Semi-Final Allocation Draw was held where it was determined in which Semi-Final the 34 participating countries would perform, in addition to the already qualified finalists France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and Norway.
As part of the draw, it was also determined if those countries will perform in the first or second half of the respective Semi-Final, so that each delegation already knows exactly on which day they are expected in Oslo for the rehearsals in May.
Once again a total of five wildcards were drawn: two for each of the Semi-Finals and one for a country in the Final. These lucky countries could pick their spot in their respective shows. The Draw begun with, naturally, the first Semi-Final. You can find the results of it below.
Then it was time for the participants of the second Semi-Final to get their starting positions. You can see the results below.
The draw ended today with the finalists - Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Host Country, Norway - getting their starting positions. The results of the draw are given below.
That was the Draw of the Running order for the 55th edition of Europe's favourite TV-show. Also, the order in which the spokespeople will reveal the votes of every country was determined in Oslo. Romania will start the exciting process, followed by Ireland, Germany, Serbia, Albania, Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Slovenia, Estonia, Russia, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Greece, Iceland, Denmark, France, Spain, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Cyprus, Lithuania, Belarus, Switzerland, Belgium, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Israel, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Georgia, Sweden and the last country to announce their votes will be Armenia.
The first Semi-Final will be held on the 25th of May, followed by the second Semi-Final on the 27th of May and the Grand Final on the 29th of May.