Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm
The host city
Venue Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s) Alice Jacobsson
Erik Andersson
Leila Tehrani (backstage)
Director Anders Dahlgren
Executive supervisor Piret Kokk
Host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT)
Number of entries 45
Debuting countries All
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.



Friends Arena, in Stockholm.

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

Country City Venue Capacity
Iconaustria Austria Vienna Wiener Stadthalle 16,000
Iconcroatia Croatia Zagreb Arena Zagreb 24,000
Iconhungary Hungary Budapest Groupama Arena 22,000
Iconnetherlands Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Arena 54,033
Iconrussia Russia Moscow Olympic Stadium 25,000
Iconsweden Sweden Stockholm Friends Arena 65,000
Iconuk 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


Date Country Event
  • 20 October
  • 23 October
  • Artist reveal
  • Artist reveal
Date Country Event
  • 1 November
  • 10 November
  • 13 November
  • Artist reveal
  • Artist reveal
  • Artist reveal
Date Country Event
  • 17 December
  • 20 December
  • 31 December
  • 31 December
  • Artist reveal
  • Artist reveal
  • Artist reveal
  • Artist reveal
Date Country Event
  • 10 January
  • 10 January
  • 11 January
  • 12 January
  • 17 January
  • 24 January
  • 25 January
  • 31 January
  • 31 January
  • 31 January
Date Country Event
  • 7 February
  • 7 February
  • 14 February
  • 20 February
  • 25 February
  • Svensksong 1 second chance
  • Krajowy Konkurs 1 final
  • Svensksong 1 final
  • Artist and song reveal
  • Song reveal
Date Country Event
  • 1 March
  • 4 March
  • 6 March
  • 6 March
  • 11 March
  • 12 March
  • 12 March
  • 13 March
  • 17 March
  • 18 March
  • Song reveal
  • Song reveal
  • Song reveal
  • Song reveal
  • Norsksong 1 final
  • Artist and song reveal
  • Song reveal
  • Song reveal
  • Artist and song reveal
  • Deadline for songs
Date Country Event

Participating countriesEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Language Points Place
Iconslovakia Slovakia
Iconmontenegro Montenegro
Iconnetherlands Netherlands
Icondenmark Denmark
Icongeorgia Georgia Elene Revazishvili TBD 10 January English
Iconireland Ireland
Iconserbia Serbia
Icongreece Greece
Iconnorway Norway Elina Johnsen & Jonas Martinsen "Glemme (Vajálduhttit)" Norwegian, Northern Sami
Iconarmenia Armenia
Iconhungary Hungary
Iconbosnia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iconcyprus Cyprus Leni "You're the One" English
Iconiceland Iceland
Iconazerbaijan Azerbaijan
Iconfinland Finland Ingrid Helander "Don't Break My Heart" English
Iconrussia Russia
Iconczechia Czechia
Iconkosovo Kosovo
Iconluxembourg Luxembourg

Semi-final 2Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Language Points Place
Iconaustria Austria
Iconcroatia Croatia
Iconportugal Portugal
Iconestonia Estonia
Iconukraine Ukraine
Iconslovenia Slovenia
Iconalbania Albania
Iconmoldova Moldova
Iconlatvia Latvia
Iconbelarus Belarus
Iconswitzerland Switzerland
Iconbulgaria Bulgaria
Iconbelgium Belgium
Iconlithuania Lithuania
Iconisrael Israel
Iconmacedonia Macedonia Elena Nikolovska
Iconromania Romania
Iconmalta Malta
Iconpoland Poland Weronika Porębska "Human" English


Draw Country Artist Song Language Points Place
Iconfrance France Élodie "Le renard" French
Icongermany Germany
Iconitaly Italy
Iconspain Spain
Iconsweden Sweden Ellie Masing "Not Giving Up" English
Iconuk United Kingdom