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Eurovision 2018: Semi-Final Allocation Draw

The Eurovision 2018 semi-final allocation draw has just taken place live from Lisbon City Hall during the official handover ceremony from Ukraine to Portugal.

Semi-Final 1 (United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal)

  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Lithuania
  • Albania
  • Czech Republic
  • Belgium
  • Iceland
  • Azerbaijan
  • Israel
  • Estonia
  • Switzerland
  • Finland
  • Austria
  • Ireland
  • Armenia
  • Cyprus
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • FYR Macedonia

Semi-Final 2 (Italy, France, Germany)

  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Denmark
  • Romania
  • Australia
  • Norway
  • Moldova
  • San Marino
  • The Netherlands
  • Montenegro
  • Sweden
  • Hungary
  • Malta
  • Latvia
  • Georgia
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Slovenia

We’ll have some analysis up as more songs are selected, but who might be trouble already?

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  1. The TV presenters are great. Not on the same level as Måns and Petra but very close. It’s going to be fun!

  2. Hey Gav, you need to swap the semis for Macedonia and Slovenia

  3. Why is this article appearing on the front page now? It’s a bit confusing. It looks like the exact allocation has been taken place already on the above running orders…

  4. Can someone explain why the songs are divided into 2 groups? It is a random process, so if the most competitive songs are mostly in one semi-final, would it be possible to pass on several more from one semi-final and several less from the other? It would seem counter-productive to fail songs more competitive than others simply because they are in one or another semi-final. Thanks.

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