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Results Of The Semi Final Allocation Draw Written by on January 28, 2020 | 1 Comment

Who sings in which half, when do the delegations have to arrive, and when do the automatic qualifiers vote? All of that was decided in Rotterdam today with the Semi Final allocation draw.

The results of the Semi Final allocation draw are…

Semi Final One

Top Half: Australia, Belarus, Ireland, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Russia, Slovenia, and Sweden
Bottom Half: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Israel, Malta, Norway, Romania, and Ukraine.
Also Voting: Italy, Germany, and The Netherlands.

Semi Final Two

Top Half: Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Poland, Moldova, San Marino, and Serbia.
Bottom Half: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Portugal, and Switzerland.
Also Voting: France, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Our further analysis on the draw can be read here.

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