UKRAINE – Ukrainian national broadcaster revealed today further information for the Host Insignia Ceremony and the Semi Finals Allocation Draw. It will take place on January 31st at 11:00 CET in the morning. In the ceremony, President of the City Council in Stockholm, Mrs Eva-Louise Erlandsson Slorach will handover the Eurovision keys to Kyiv Mayor Mr. Vitali Klitschko.

At Kyiv’s Column Hall, the semi finals allocation draw will take place as well. 43 countries participating, 37 of them will be allocated to semi finals as BIG 5 and host country Ukraine are automatically in the final. There will be 18 countries in the first semi final and 19 countries in the second semi final. There will be determined also in which half of the show those countries should appear. The final running order of the show will be dtermined by the show producers later on. BIG 5 and Ukraine will also be drawn which of the semi finals they will air.

Victoria Romanova said: “We are continuing with our preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, including the main locations for the Song Contest, working on the creative content of the shows, and we will soon let you know what the stage will look like and who will be the hosts. The insignia ceremony is a significant moment for us where Vitaliy Klychko will receive the Eurovision key and Kyiv takes over from Stockholm as the Host City of the Eurovision Song Contest.”

EXCEPTIONS
Switzerland asked the EBU to participate in the second semi final
Germany will broadcast and vote in the second semi final

THE POTS

Pot 1

Pot 2

Pot 3

Albania

Denmark

Armenia

F.Y.R. Macedonia

Finland

Azerbaijan

Montenegro

Norway

Belarus

Slovenia

Iceland

Georgia

Croatia

Estonia

Russia

Serbia

Sweden

Israel

Switzerland

Pot 4

Pot 5

Pot 6

Hungary

Portugal

Belgium

Cyprus

Australia

The Netherlands

Greece

Czech Republic

Ireland

Romania

Malta

Latvia

Moldova

Austria

Lithuania

Bulgaria

San Marino

Poland

Written by Norman Burdon (Canada)

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