Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final Allocation

Hooray! There's finally some structure to this year's Eurovision Song Contest, as the 43 competing countries have received their semi-final assignments.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday, May 13. (Logo: Eurovision) The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday, May 13. (Logo: Eurovision)

Kyiv, Ukraine was buzzing Tuesday morning as the Eurovision Song Contest held the 2017 semi-final allocation draw. In this process, the 37 countries competing in the two semi-finals were placed in pre-determined bowls based on previous voting history, then randomly assigned either the first or second half of one of the semis.

Make that 36 countries: Switzerland requested and received placement in the second semi-final.

Also, the Big 5 countries–France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom–along with host country Ukraine learned which semi-final in which each country will vote. Germany also requested and received placement in the second semi-final.

Here is how the allocation shook out:

Eurovision Song Contest 2017 First Semi-Final

OrderCountryArtistSongJuryTelevoteTotalRank
1SwedenRobin BengtssonI Can't Go On1241032273
2GeorgiaTamara GachechiladzeKeep the Faith62379911 (-16)
3AustraliaIsaiah FirebraceDon't Come Easy139211606
4AlbaniaLindita HalimiWorld38387614 (-39)
5BelgiumBlancheCity Lights401251654
6MontenegroSlavko KalezićSpace17395616 (-59)
7FinlandNorma JohnBlackbird41519212 (-23)
8AzerbaijanDihajSkeletons87631508
9PortugalSalvador SobralAmar pelos dois1731973701
10GreeceDemyThis is Love615411510
11PolandKasia MośFlashlight50691199
12MoldovaSunStroke ProjectHey Mamma1111802912
13IcelandSvalaPaper29316015 (-55)
14Czech RepublicMartina BártaMy Turn8128313 (-32)
15CyprusHovigGravity611031645
16ArmeniaArtsvikFly with Me87651527
17SloveniaOmar NaberOn My Way16203617 (-79)
18LatviaTriāna ParkLine1202118 (-94)
These 18 countries competed in the first semi-final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday, May 9. Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom also voted during this semi-final to determine the 10 countries that advanced to the Grand Final on Saturday, May 13.

 

Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Second Semi-Final

OrderCountryArtistSongJuryTelevoteTotalRank
1SerbiaTijana BogićevićIn Too Deep53459811 (-3)
2AustriaNathan TrentRunning on Air115321477
3FYR MacedoniaJana BurčeskaDance Alone29406915 (-32)
4MaltaClaudia FanielloBreathlessly5505516 (-46)
5RomaniaIlinca feat. Alex FloreaYodel It!261481746
6NetherlandsO'G3NELights and Shadows149512004
7HungaryJoci PápaiOrigo661652312
8DenmarkAnja NissenWhere I Am96510110
9IrelandBrendan MurrayDying to Try45418613 (-15)
10San MarinoValentina Monetta and Jimmie WilsonSpirit of the Night01118 (-100)
11CroatiaJacques HoudekMy Friend371041418
12NorwayJOWSTGrab the Moment137521895
13SwitzerlandTimebelleApollo48499712 (-4)
14BelarusNAVIBANDHistoryja majho žyccia55551109
15BulgariaKristian KostovBeautiful Mess1992044031
16LithuaniaFusedmarcRain of Revolution17254217 (-59)
17EstoniaKoit Toome and LauraVerona16698514 (-16)
18IsraelIMRII Feel Alive751322073
-RussiaJulia SamoylovaFlame is Burning---Withdrew
These 18 countries competed in the second semi-final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday, May 11. France, Germany, and host country Ukraine also voted during this semi-final to determine the 10 countries that advanced to the Grand Final on Saturday, May 13.

Russia withdrew from the Contest on April 13, 2017. Their artist Julia Samoylova was not permitted to enter Ukraine due to performing in Crimea after Russia annexed the region.

 

These tables will fill out over the next two months as more national finals are held and internal selections are made. The next organizational deadline for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be in mid-to-late March, when participants will need to have their artists, songs, and a video available.

By late March or early April, we should know the precise running order for each semi-final, as determined by the Contest producers. We will also learn where in the Grand Final running order Ukraine will draw.

Rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest should take place at the beginning of May, with the clock ticking down to the first semi-final on Tuesday, May 9.

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