ITALY – Tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, January 25, is the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest Semi-final Allocation Draw and Handover Ceremony.
The 2022 Eurovision Semi-final Allocation Draw will be conducted in the Palazzo Madama, according to La Stampa. Around 100 people are expected to attend.
The Madama Palace was the Kingdom of Italy’s first senate and now houses the Museum of Ancient Art in Turin.
Rotterdam’s Mayor will officially hand over the Eurovision baton to Turin’s Mayor, Mr. Stefano Lo Russo.
The 2022 Eurovision Semi-Final Allocation Draw will be held in Turin on January 25th.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin will feature 41 countries. The semi-finals will feature 36 countries, and the Grand Final will feature 25 on May 14.
On May 10 and 12, 36 countries will compete for a place in the Grand Final.
The Big 5 (Spain, UK, Italy, France and Germany) will participate in the Grand Final on May 14th, while the other 18 countries will fight in the semi-finals.
The 36 semi-finalists will be drawn into two equal pots for each semi-final. The countries in the pots will be distributed based on previous voting patterns.
This approach prevents neighbourly voting and countries from competing in the same semi-final.
The first draw will select the semi-final countries.
The 36 countries competing in the two semi-finals on May 10 and 12 will be decided by the show’s producers by late March. Executive Supervisor Mr. Martin Osterdahl will oversee the draw.
Another draw will determine each country’s semi-final appearance (1st half or 2nd half of the semi-final).
They’ll vote in the semi-finals too (Italy, France, UK, Spain, Germany). This year’s semi-final voting countries will be drawn.
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