Eurovision 2013 – The EBU today revealed the 5 pots for tomorrow’s semi-final draw. Those countries that are not automatically in the final, will be drawn into two semi-finals. Israel will compete in semi-final 2 along with Norway, whilst Denmark will be in semi-final 1. The pots have been decided by looking at voting patterns to try and counter the infamous ‘voting for your neighbours’ that Eurovision is reknowned for.
Three countries in each pot will be allocated to each semi-final. 16 countries will be in semifinal 1, and 17 in semifinal 2. Isreal was selected for SF2 due to religious holidays. and Norway and Denmark split due to the expected demand for tickets for the SF shows from countries that are so close geographically to the city of Malmö.
The draw takes place tomorrow at 14:00CET and will be shown on the Eurovision.tv.
Are the pots necessary? Will the best songs always triumph despite block voting? Let us know what you think…