In a special ceremony, held tonight in Liverpool, the city got the official role of the host city of Eurovision 2023.
The ceremony was held with the presence of very important people, like the mayor of Liverpool city, the mayor of Turin city, the Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Song Contest and more.
The hosts of the event were AJ Odudu and Rylan.
Since the establish of 2 semi-finals in 2008 and due to voting patterns, the EBU and the reference group have decided to allocate countries with voting relations together, in the same pot.
The 31 countries that participate in the semi-finals are allocated into 5 pots, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest’s official televoting partner Digame.
Each pot includes 6-7 countries.
From each pot, half of the countries will be allocated in the first semi-final and the remaining countries will be allocated in the second semi-final.
The country pots are as follows:
Big 5 Countries and Ukraine
These countries are automatic qualifiers, however they were allocated to the semi-finals they will broadcast and vote in:
- 🇫🇷 France – Will vote in semi-final 1
- 🇩🇪 Germany – Will vote in semi-final 1
- 🇮🇹 Italy – Will vote in semi-final 1
- 🇪🇸 Spain – Will vote in semi-final 2
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine – Will vote in semi-final 2
- 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – Will vote in semi-final 2
Semi-Final 1: Tuesday (9th of May 2023)
First Half (songs 1-7)
- 🇷🇸 Serbia
- 🇱🇻 Latvia
- 🇮🇪 Ireland
- 🇳🇴 Norway
- 🇵🇹 Portugal
- 🇭🇷 Croatia
- 🇲🇹 Malta
Second Half (songs 8-15)
- 🇸🇪 Sweden
- 🇲🇩 Moldova
- 🇨🇭 Switzerland
- 🇮🇱 Israel
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands
- 🇫🇮 Finland
- 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
- 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
Semi-Final 2: Thursday (11th of May 2023)
First Half (songs 1-8)
- 🇦🇲 Armenia
- 🇨🇾 Cyprus
- 🇷🇴 Romania
- 🇩🇰 Denmark
- 🇧🇪 Belgium
- 🇮🇸 Iceland
- 🇬🇷 Greece
- 🇪🇪 Estonia
Second Half (songs 9-16)
- 🇦🇱 Albania
- 🇦🇺 Australia
- 🇦🇹 Austria
- 🇱🇹 Lithuania
- 🇸🇲 San Marino
- 🇸🇮 Slovenia
- 🇬🇪 Georgia
- 🇵🇱 Poland
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