ESC2016: Semi-finals draw
Today, the draw for the two semi-finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2016 was held at the City hall of Stockholm. 37 countries, among them Greece and Cyprus, and 2 semi-finals with 18 spots the first and 19 the second one. In today’s draw it was determined not only the semi-final but also when each country will perform their entry (1st or 2nd half of each show).
The semi-final allocation draw was hosted by SVT’s hosts Alexandra Paschalidou and Jovan Radomir. AlexandraPaschalidou was the Greek commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 for ERT, when Greece won the contest with Helena Paparizou in Kiev.
The two hosts
After the draw, we have the following breakdown:
Today, it was also determined in which semi-final, the pre-qualified countries (Spain, Italy. Germany. France, UK and Sweden) will vote. France, Spain and Sweden will vote in the 1st semi-final and Germnay, Italy and UK in the 2nd one.