The Semi Final pots were introduced in NFAC 15, and they are back again for NFAC 16.  They are designed to give us a more diverse Grand Final, with songs from all across the years.

As you can see, Semi Final 1 is going to be smaller than the other two semi finals due to the low amount of 2015 and 2016 songs sent to NFAC 16.

As usual, 8 will direct qualify from each semi final, and the countries placed in 9th and 10th in each semi final will enter Deadlock-AC, where the 3 countries with the most votes will qualify for an extra chance for the Grand Final.

Sweden will enter the semi finals to compete, therefore the amount to qualify from deadlock has increased to ensure we still have 27 countries for the final.

So here are the pots, a running order will be decided next week.

Semi Final 1 POT (songs from 2016)

  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Semi Final 2 POT (songs from 2010-2015)

  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Ukraine

Semi Final 3 POT (songs from 1978-2009)

  • Andorra
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Crimea
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Rep
  • France
  • Greece
  • Luxembourg
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Stavropol Krai
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Yugoslavia

 

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