Only moments ago, the semi-final allocation draw took place in Lisbon, where the competing nations were allocated into a semi-final, as well as the half of the show they will be competing in. The Big 5 plus host nation Portugal were also allocated a semi-final in which they will be required to broadcast and vote in
First, the results of the Big 5 draw. Spain, the UK and Portugal will be voting in the first semi-final, while Germany, France and Italy will vote in the second semi-final. Italy’s broadcaster RAI filed a request to vote in the second semi-final, and this request was approved by the EBU and reference group.
Due to an uneven number of participants this year, semi-final 1 will feature 19 entries, while semi-final 2 will feature 18 participants.
Now that the semi-final allocation draw is complete, the next wave of tickets will go on sale on the 30th of January. You will be able to buy tickets for all shows for both semi-finals, including jury and family shows, and the live semi-finals. Tickets will go on sale at blueticket.pt at 11:00 CET.