The allocation for the two semi finals will be drawn on Monday, 25th of January 2016 at 11:15 CET. At this event it will be determined in which of the two semi finals the participating countries will take part and in which half of each show. This is being done that the delegations are able to plan their travel arrangements.
There will be six pots. In each pot there countries which are likely to vote for each other in the past. To avoid this neighbourhood voting the six pots are drawn one after the other.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Israel (set for the 2nd Semi Final)
Furthermore there will be another draw, in which the finalists (Germany, France, Spain, Italy and United Kingdom plus the host country Sweden) are able to vote in the semi finals.
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