Eurovision 2023: Results of the Semi-final Allocation Draw

This evening the Semi-final Allocation Draw took place in St. Geoge’s Hall in the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Liverpool 2023

Today the Semi-final Allocation Draw and Host Insignia Handover has taken place in the upcoming host city of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Liverpool (UK).


What happened during the event?

Several things happened during the event: Presenters AJ Odudu and Rylan Clark hosted the draw, together with scholars of a local Liverpool school and people of the Ukrainian community in Liverpool.

The Mayor of Turin (Italy), last year’s host city, was present in Liverpool to handover the host city key insignia to the Mayor of Liverpool, the upcoming host city in the UK.

The logo and slogan of the upcoming contest in Liverpool (UK) were officially revealed.

The draw

The Semi-final Allocation draw consisted out of 2 parts: The first part determined in which Semi-final each of the six pre-qualified countries are going to vote. The second part determined in which Semi-final and in which half of that specific Semi-final the 31 remaining countries will take the stage.

The full allocation of each country will be decided by the producers of the shows, as to avoid, for example, 4 ballads being performed after each other.

You can see the pots for the allocation draw here.

The results of the 2023 Semi-final Allocation Draw

Below you can find the results of the 2023 Semi-final Allocation Draw.

Semi-Final 1 – May 9

First half

  • Croatia
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Serbia

Second half

  • Azerbaijan
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Israel
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Germany, France and the United Kingdom will vote in this Semi-Final.

Semi-Final 2 – May 11

First half

  • Armenia
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Romania

Second half

  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Georgia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • San Marino
  • Slovenia

It was determined that Ukraine, Spain and Italy will vote in this Semi-Final.

Eurovision 2023

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place on May 9th, 11th, and 13th in Liverpool, United Kingdom. This year’s contest will be a joint venture on british soil, because last year’s winners, Ukraine, cannot host the country because of the ongoing war with Russia.

ESC 2023 - Logo and slogan (2)

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