Eurovision 2016: Semi Finals Allocation draw date announced
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Swedish national broadcaster and the European Broadcaster Union announced that on January 25th we will have the Semi Finals allocation draw along with the Host City Insignia ceremony in Stockholm.
Besides the handover of the symbol keys chain from Vienna to Stockholm officially kicking off the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest we will also find out in which Semi Final each country will compete.
Allocation draw will include also Australia this year. In the procedure we will find out in which Semi Final each country will perform along with the first or second half of each show.
The final running order will be determined after the Reference Group meeting with the Head of Delegations in March. Due to the national day of Israel, we already know that this country will participate and vote in the second semifinal. We also know that Germany will broadcast and vote in the second Semi Final after a special decision with EBU