The official allocation draw for the Semi Finals will take place on January 29th at 13:00 CET in Lisbon. Here the allotments of the Semi Final 1 and Semi Final 2 will be assigned to the 37 countries which have to go through the Semi Finals, while the Big 5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom) and the host country Portugal are set for the Grand Final already. Beside of the allocation of the Semi Finalists, it will be also determined in which Semi Final the Big 5 countries as well as the host country will have the right to vote.
This show is mostly worth to watch as there will be the first presentation of the host city, the location as well as the art work of the logo and what to expect in Lisbon this May.
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.