|Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm|
|The host city|
|Venue||Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Presenter(s)|| Alice Jacobsson|
Leila Tehrani (backstage)
|Executive supervisor||Piret Kokk|
|Host broadcaster||Sveriges Television (SVT)|
|Number of entries||45|
|Voting system||Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting.|
The Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm will be the first Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden.
Organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Sveriges Television (SVT), Swedish television presenters Alice Jacobsson, Erik Andersson, and Leila Tehrani will host the contest, with 45 countries competing. The show will be directed by Swedish television director Anders Dahlgren, while Estonian EBU executive Piret Kokk will serve as the executive supervisor.
Each country will be represented by a jury consisting of six music professionals from their respective country for voting. The six jurors will rank their top ten songs, and then the scores will be averaged together to get a jury top ten for each country. Then, televoting results from each country will be averaged together for each country to receive respect points based on the percentage of votes they received in the televoting. The winner will be the country with the highest number of combined points from the juries and televoting.
After the announcement of the inaugural contest, the EBU opened up a submissions period for countries to bid to host the contest. After the submissions window ended, seven countries bid to host; Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The EBU then announced that it'd shortlist three countries to move on in the bidding stage. The three shortlisted countries were later announced to be Austria, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. After visits to each of the candidates by the EBU, Sweden was declared the winner, and the Swedish public broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) was declared the host broadcaster.
Host venue Shortlisted
|United Kingdom||London||The O2 Arena||20,000|
Semi-final allocation drawEdit
Prior to the contest, it was decided that the five largest financial contributors to the EBU, along with the host broadcaster, would automatically qualify to the final of the inaugural edition, without having to qualify via the semi-finals. However, it was decided that in subsequent contests, the top eight placing countries in the previous edition would receive automatic qualifications instead. Ten countries will qualify from each semi-final, to make 26 finalists in the first edition, and 28 finalists in subsequent editions.
The semi-final allocation draw will be held every year prior to the contest, to decide which countries compete in which semi-final. This is done to ensure fairness. The countries are organized into various groups based on their regional affiliations, and half of each group goes into each semi-final. This is to limit regional voting bias as much as possible in the semi-finals.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4||Pot 5|
|Georgia||Elene Revazishvili||TBD 10 January||English|
|Norway||Elina Johnsen & Jonas Martinsen||"Glemme (Vajálduhttit)"||Norwegian, Northern Sami|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Cyprus||Leni||"You're the One"||English|
|Finland||Ingrid Helander||"Don't Break My Heart"||English|
|Sweden||Ellie Masing||"Not Giving Up"||English|