Tomorrow the Vienna edition 2015 kicks off officially when the Host city insignia exchange takes place in Vienna with the Mayors of Vienna and Copenhagen. This tradition started from Helsinki 2007 actually. But another thing takes more attention and is more interesting: the allocation draw!
The first semifinal will have 16 countries and the second 17. Besides that the countries will be drawn into first or second half of the semifinal. The final running order will be determinated with this draw later when all the songs have been selected and presented to delegations in mid March in Vienna.
Andi Knoll and Kati Bellowitsch will host the ceremony.
There are five pots:
Pot 1: Albania, Macedonia, Montenegrro, Slovenia, Switzerland, Serbia, Malta
Pot 2: Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Latvia
Pot 3: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Israel, Russia, Armenia, Lithuania
Pot 4: Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, San Marino
Pot 5: Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic
It is also drawn where the Big5 and Austria will vote, except for Germany that has asked to air and vote in the second semifinal and that has been granted. You can watch all this live from 13.25 CET on eurovision.tv