Semifinal Allocation Today

Well, we now are one step closer to Eurovision 2014, as the EBU and contest organizers just completed the draw to decide which countries will compete in each half of each semifinal.  And just like last year, it looks like there will be a very strong string of contenders in the first half of the first semifinal, with perennial qualifiers Sweden, Azerbaijan, Russia and (almost certain qualifier) Armenia all in that position. Certain qualifier Ukraine is in the second half. Neighborly voting will also feature in the first semi, with Belgium and the Netherlands both competing, and with Spain able to vote for neighbor Portugal, and Denmark able to vote for fellow Scandi nations Sweden and Iceland.

2014 ESC semifinal draw

2014 ESC semifinal draw

In the second night of semifinals we find Greece and Romania as dependable qualifiers, along with usually strong Ireland, Norway and Georgia. Here is the full draw:

Semi-final 1 (6 May)

Semi-final 2 (8 May)

1st part

2nd part

1st part

2nd part

Sweden

Belgium

Norway

FYR Macedonia

Albania

Hungary

Israel

Finland

Iceland

Moldova

Georgia

Ireland

Russia

Montenegro

Austria

Romania

Latvia

San Marino

Lithuania

Slovenia

Azerbaijan

Portugal

Poland

Belarus

Armenia

Ukraine

Malta

Greece

Estonia

The Netherlands

Switzerland

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4 thoughts on “Semifinal Allocation Today

  1. sadly Montenegro and San Marino facing long odds to qualify to the finals. neither country has ever qualified for the finals and this year might be no exception. semi 2 is Norway, Georgia, Greece, Romania are sure qualifiers. Ireland, Malta, Lithuania (qualified last 3 years) are safe bets to qualify as well, leaving three spots up for grabs.

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