19 May 2015
21 May 2015
|Votes in Semi-final 1:|
|Votes in Semi-final 2:|
The allocation draw took place on 26 January 2015 in Vienna.
Facts about the allocation draw
- The 33 countries were distributed into 5 allocation draw pots based on the voting pattern between them to avoid neighbour voting
- After a country was drawn, a second draw determined whether that country will participate in the first or second part of the semi-final
- The six countries pre-qualified for the Grand Final (Big-5 and Austria) were also drawn to decide in which semi-final these countries will vote
- The final running order will be decided in mid March by the producer and broadcaster, ORF, and approved by EBU
Allocation Draw Pots
To ensure a fair voting and competition, the 33 countries were distributed into 5 Draw Pots, based on the voting pattern to avoid too much neighbour voting.
Pot 1: Albania, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, 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, The Netherlands, San Marino
Pot 5: Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic
Host Insignia Exchange
Before the allocation draw, the Host Insignia Exchange took place. Here the mayor of Region Copenhagen, Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, handed over the "Eurovision Keys" (!!!) to the mayor of Vienna, Michael Häupl.