The Reference Group has decided to approve the request of TVE to broadcast live and vote in the second Semi-Final, instead on the initial obligation to broadcast the first Semi-Final. The decision was based on a good promotion plan presented by TVE.
In the first Semi-Final on Tuesday, 12th of May, the United Kingdom and Germany will vote. In the second Semi-Final on Thursday, 14th of May, France, Russia and Spain will vote.
The so-called 'Big Four', as well as Host Country Russia, automatically qualified to take part in the Final of the 54th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, 16th of May.