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Dates
QF date 30 January 2016
Semi-final 1 date 6 February 2016
Semi-final 2 date 13 February 2016
Final date 28 February 2016
Host
Venue Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem Payis Arena
Presenter(s) Shiri Maimon
Moran Atias
Maya Buskila (Greenroom only)
Broadcaster IBA (Israel Broadcasting Authority)
Opening act "Hishtagati" by Maya Buskila
Interval act First Semifinal
"Tasmanian devil"
Second Semifinal
"Stimela" by Tal
Grand Final
"All Of It But Me" by The Young Professionals and Anna F.
Participants
Entries 50
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
Withdrawing Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Italy.svg Italy
"No Hero"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 43, often referred to as OESC #43, is the 43rd edition of the Own Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Jerusalem, Israel, following Israel's victory at the 42nd Contest with "Hishtagati", performed by Maya Buskila. This will be the first time the competition will take place in Israel. The contest consisted of one quarter-final, two semi-finals and a final. On January 15, 2016 it was revealed that the Jerusalem Payis Arena will be the venue of the 43rd edition.

Fifty countries have confirmed their participation in the next edition, being the highest number of countries since the Own Eurovision Song Contest 30, edition held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The contest will see the return of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Ireland, Montenegro and Slovakia. Lebanon, Morocco and Russia have decided to withdraw. Following the high number of countries that wishes to compete in the 43rd edition, the OEBU introduced the Quarter Finals Round in which the bottom five entries from each of the two semifinals from the 42nd edition will compete, in order to qualify for the semifinals.

After a tense voting process, Italy won the contest for the first time, with Elisa's song "No Hero". Italy received a total amount of 200 points, winning by a margin of only 5 points. The runner-up of the 43rd edition was Ukraine, making the country's best place in the competition.

Third place went to Norway, fourth to Kosovo, fifth to Czech Republic and sixth place went to Kazakhstan. The #WebAwardWinner was Norway's "Faded" and the #BestNonQualifier was declared Romania.

From the countries that were automatically qualified in the Grand Final, only England (9th place) ranked into the top 10. The other five countries from the "Big 6" placed into the second part of the scoreboard, with Iceland ranking 17th, Sweden ranking 18th, Denmark ranking 19th, the host country Israel placed 21st and Albania placing 25th out of 26 countries that were in the Grand Final.

Location

For more details on the host country, see Israel.

Venue

The Venue of the 43rd edition

The Jerusalem Arena, renamed for the National Lottery Mifal HaPayis grant as Jerusalem Payis Arena, is a multi-purpose sports arena that was built in Jerusalem by the city council and National Lottery grant of Mifal HaPayis. The arena is located in Jerusalem's Sports Quarter, in the southwestern Malha neighborhood, adjacent to Teddy Stadium. The arena seats 11,600 for basketball games and 15,654 for concerts.

The arena interior itself covers 40,000 square metres (430,000 sq ft) and, according to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the arena is the largest indoor space in Jerusalem. The arena is able to host professional sports, world-class concerts, international conferences, and cultural events. The arena also contains a medical sports center, club rooms, offices, and two additional halls. The entire complex includes 47,370 square metres (509,900 sq ft).

Bidding Phase

Own Eurovision Song Contest 43 is located in Israel
Haifa
Jerusalem
Tel Aviv
Location of the host city in Israel.

IBA announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 43rd contest:

  • The host city had to provide a certain number of hotels and hotel rooms to be found in the vicinity of the stadium.
  • The arena had to be able to offer lodges adjacent to the stadium.
  • A press centre had to be available at the stadium that will have a specific size.
  • BBC Scotland had to have access to the host venue at least 4–6 weeks before the broadcasts, in order to build the stage, rigging lights and all the technology.
  • The host city had to be close to a major airport.

The following cities are interested in hosting the 43rd contest

City Venue Capacity Notes
Haifa Sammy Ofer Stadium 30 870 Is a multi-purpose stadium in Haifa, Israel.
Jerusalem Jerusalem Payis Arena 15 654 Is a multi-purpose sports arena.
Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 8 000 It is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Tel Aviv Area.

Host city

On January 15, 2016 it was revealed that Jerusalem will be the city host of the 43rd edition. Jerusalem, located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.

In 2011, Jerusalem had a population of 801,000, of which Jews comprised 497,000 (62%), Muslims 281,000 (35%), Christians 14,000 (around 2%) and 9,000 (1%) were not classified by religion.

Format

Semi-final Allocation Draw

The semifinal allocation draw took place on January 17, 2016.

The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (host Israel and the Big Five), will be split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous ten editions. The pots were calculated and are as follows:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

From these pots, 16 countries each were allocated to compete in the first semifinal and 16 in the second semifinal. The host country, Israel will vote in the first semi-final. The countries from the big five will vote as follow: England with Sweden in the first semifinal, while Albania with Denmark and Iceland in the second semifinal.

Results

Quarter-final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Macedonia.png Macedonia Elena Risteska "Doživotno" 7 44
02 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" 1 78
03 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Funda "SMS" 2 69
04 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Stella Kalli "Tipota" 3 65
05 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Antal Timi "Elég" 5 59
06 Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland Donna McCaul "Twisted Fairytale" 8 40
07 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Preyah "Vsichki nashi mesta" 6 54
08 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Ana Stanić "Od tebe mogu više" 4 62

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. England, Israel and Sweden also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Alexandra Stan "I Did It, Mama!" 11 64
02 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Ayumi feat. Batyr "Hey-la" 1 125
03 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Elisa "No Hero" 5 96
04 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Lucy "Hima" 20 27
05 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Fallgrapp "Vlasy" 19 30
06 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Quentin Mosimann feat. Amanda Wilson "Hello" 7 81
07 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Shane Filan "Me and the Moon" 17 38
08 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Stella Kalli "Tipota" 12 61
09 Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro Marija Jovanović "Kao da sam Bog" 9 70
10 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Pamela Ramljak "Vikend" 18 36
11 Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Milki "Lapochka" 16 46
12 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Eglė Jakštytė "Aš Viena" 10 69
13 Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands Mahanna "Hjarta mítt lær" 8 73
14 Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia Katie Melua "Wonderful Life" 14 53
15 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Era Istrefi "Bonbon" 3 109
16 Flag of Austria.svg Austria Ramona Rotstich "Tausche Mann gegen Schuhe" 13 60
17 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" 2 115
18 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Aurea "I Didn't Mean it" 15 52
19 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Lenny "Bones" 4 102
20 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Malou "Tous Eipes Pos" 6 85

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Albania, Denmark and Iceland also voted in this semi-final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing" 9 73
02 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Funda "SMS" 3 114
03 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Sara Serena "Duele decir adiós" 5 84
04 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Adriana Rusu "Arde (Bol'no)" 10 72
05 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Alan Walker feat. Iselin Solheim "Faded" 1 127
06 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Sallan ja Miron matka maailman ympäri "Rakastat mua paremmin" 13 53
07 Uzbekistan.png Uzbekistan Saida "Chittigul" 8 79
08 Scotland.png Scotland CHVRCHES "Empty Threat" 12 63
09 Wales.png Wales Laura Welsh "Break the Fall" 6 83
10 Flag of France.svg France Shy'm "Tandem" 14 52
11 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria YADi "The Blow" 18 41
12 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Amber "What They Say" 20 23
13 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Dijana Bliznac "Hajde Skote" 15 49
14 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Robert Bijelić "Nisi ti ta" 19 31
15 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Adlicious "Electric Heart" 17 43
16 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan Dima Bilan & Nikki Jamal "Come Into My World" 16 49
17 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Cleo "Zabiorę nas" 7 80
18 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Olga Romanovskaya "Derzhi menya krepche" 2 118
19 Flag of Germany.svg Germany The BossHoss feat. The Common Linnets "Jolene" 11 72
20 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Ana Stanić "Od tebe mogu više" 4 87

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Malou "Tous Eipes Pos" 23 72
02 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Adriana Rusu "Arde (Bol'no)" 24 60
03 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Ana Stanić "Od tebe mogu više" 11 119
04 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Eglė Jakštytė "Aš Viena" 26 50
05 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland Sóley "Pretty Face" 17 91
06 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Lenny "Bones" 5 158
07 England.png England Years & Years "Eyes Shut" 9 125
08 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Klodian Kaçani & Rezarta Smaja "Dashuri në përjetësi" 25 57
09 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Elisa "No Hero" 1 200
10 Wales.png Wales Laura Welsh "Break the Fall" 10 123
11 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Sara Serena "Duele decir adiós" 12 118
12 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Anya Bukstein "Hakol Od Lefanai" 21 80
13 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Funda "SMS" 8 126
14 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Era Istrefi "Bonbon" 4 170
15 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Olga Romanovskaya "Derzhi menya krepche" 2 195
16 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Ayumi feat. Batyr "Hey-la" 6 130
17 Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands Mahanna "Hjarta mítt lær" 20 81
18 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Quentin Mosimann feat. Amanda Wilson "Hello" 22 79
19 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Alan Walker feat. Iselin Solheim "Faded" 3 182
20 Uzbekistan.png Uzbekistan Saida "Chittigul" 15 113
21 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark The Storm "Lost In The Fire" 19 89
22 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Cleo "Zabiorę nas" 14 114
23 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" 13 116
24 Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro Marija Jovanović "Kao da sam Bog" 16 92
25 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Michael Fannon "Kommer tid, kommer råd" 18 89
26 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing" 7 129

Scoreboards

Quarter-final

Voting results Quarter-Final
Macedonia.png Estonia.png Turkey.png Cyprus.png Hungary.png Northern Ireland.png Bulgaria.png Serbia.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Macedonia 7 8 4 4 5 7 6 3 44 7
Estonia 12 12 10 7 6 12 7 12 78 1
Turkey 8 12 5 12 10 4 8 10 69 2
Cyprus 4 10 10 10 4 8 12 7 65 3
Hungary 7 4 5 12 7 6 10 8 59 5
Northern Ireland 5 5 4 6 6 5 5 4 40 8
Bulgaria 6 8 6 8 5 12 4 5 54 6
Serbia 10 6 7 7 8 8 10 6 62 4

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Estonia Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, Rest of the World
2 Turkey Estonia, Hungary
1 Bulgaria Northern Ireland
Cyprus Serbia
Hungary Cyprus

Semi-final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Romania.png Kazakhstan.png Italy.png Armenia.png Slovakia.png Switzerland.png Ireland.png Cyprus.png Montenegro.png Croatia.png Belarus.png Lithuania.png Faroe Islands.png Georgia.png Kosovo.png Austria.png Estonia.png Portugal.png Czech Republic.png Greece.png England.png Israel.png Sweden.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Romania 5 6 5 12 5 3 1 12 3 1 1 1 5 4 64 11
Kazakhstan 10 12 1 3 10 12 4 8 12 8 10 5 12 5 8 5 125 1
Italy 2 5 1 1 10 8 2 12 4 7 12 5 6 5 8 8 96 5
Armenia 3 2 3 1 8 4 4 2 27 20
Slovakia 12 4 6 1 7 30 19
Switzerland 8 3 12 6 8 7 6 5 12 3 2 6 3 81 7
Ireland 8 7 6 5 8 4 38 17
Cyprus 7 6 10 1 7 1 4 5 2 5 4 7 2 61 12
Montenegro 4 8 3 12 6 10 3 6 4 2 12 70 9
Croatia 1 7 2 7 3 7 3 6 36 18
Belarus 7 8 5 1 1 12 12 46 16
Lithuania 4 6 4 4 10 5 7 7 7 8 4 3 69 10
Faroe Islands 1 1 7 10 6 2 2 8 2 4 4 10 6 4 6 73 8
Georgia 10 12 5 3 6 5 5 3 1 3 53 14
Kosovo 10 4 12 8 5 12 4 12 5 2 5 6 10 1 6 7 109 3
Austria 6 8 3 2 2 2 7 2 8 12 7 1 60 13
Estonia 12 6 7 10 10 4 2 8 10 10 6 8 2 3 3 2 12 115 2
Portugal 3 4 4 7 1 3 10 10 10 52 15
Czech Republic 5 10 3 2 1 8 3 6 12 1 6 8 7 10 10 10 102 4
Greece 2 5 6 12 4 8 7 3 7 8 1 7 10 2 1 2 85 6

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Kazakhstan Greece, Kosovo, Lithuania, Switzerland
3 Kosovo Belarus, Italy, Montenegro
2 Belarus Estonia, Sweden
Estonia Romania, Rest of the World
Italy Czech Republic, Georgia
Montenegro Croatia, Israel
Romania Cyprus, Portugal
Switzerland Austria, Slovakia
1 Austria England
Czech Republic Faroe Islands
Georgia Armenia
Greece Ireland
Slovakia Kazakhstan

Semi-final 2

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Belgium.png Turkey.png Spain.png Moldova.png Norway.png Finland.png Uzbekistan.png Scotland.png Wales.png France.png Algeria.png Malta.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Slovenia.png Netherlands.png Azerbaijan.png Poland.png Ukraine.png Germany.png Serbia.png Albania.png Denmark.png Iceland.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Belgium 5 8 3 10 2 8 6 12 12 2 5 73 9
Turkey 12 6 12 7 7 6 12 7 7 6 5 10 3 7 7 114 3
Spain 8 12 3 6 10 12 5 4 2 10 2 8 2 84 5
Moldova 2 12 8 8 1 1 1 10 5 10 1 1 7 5 72 10
Norway 5 4 10 5 4 7 12 10 10 10 5 12 5 6 10 12 127 1
Finland 1 5 12 5 3 4 7 4 3 3 6 53 13
Uzbekistan 10 8 8 4 6 3 4 12 8 6 10 79 8
Scotland 3 2 10 7 6 4 10 4 2 12 3 63 12
Wales 2 7 5 5 7 2 6 12 3 7 4 7 3 3 10 83 6
France 3 1 10 1 6 1 2 2 8 8 4 5 1 52 14
Algeria 4 7 10 12 1 6 41 18
Malta 6 4 1 2 3 2 5 23 20
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 2 7 1 2 2 7 12 12 49 15
Slovenia 4 3 8 2 6 6 1 1 31 19
Netherlands 8 5 4 5 1 5 8 1 6 43 17
Azerbaijan 7 8 12 7 3 2 2 8 49 16
Poland 1 3 8 4 1 3 4 8 8 3 6 5 4 8 3 4 1 6 80 7
Ukraine 10 6 6 7 5 1 10 7 12 5 8 8 7 10 4 4 8 118 2
Germany 6 10 12 4 12 2 6 12 8 72 11
Serbia 3 12 2 2 6 1 10 2 4 5 5 1 10 3 7 7 3 4 87 4

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Germany France, Serbia, Spain
Norway Algeria, Germany, Rest of the World
Turkey Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uzbekistan
2 Belgium Azerbaijan, Poland
Bosnia and Herzegovina Albania, Denmark
Spain Norway, Slovenia
1 Algeria Netherlands
Azerbaijan Spain
Finland Wales
Moldova Finland
Serbia Turkey
Scotland Iceland
Ukraine Malta
Uzbekistan Ukraine
Wales Scotland

Final

Voting results Grand Final
Greece.png Moldova.png Serbia.png Lithuania.png Iceland.png Czech Republic.png England.png Albania.png Italy.png Wales.png Spain.png Israel.png Turkey.png Kosovo.png Ukraine.png Kazakhstan.png Faroe Islands.png Switzerland.png Norway.png Uzbekistan.png Denmark.png Poland.png Estonia.png Montenegro.png Sweden.png Belgium.png Romania.png Armenia.png Slovakia.png Ireland.png Cyprus.png Croatia.png Belarus.png Georgia.png Austria.png Portugal.png Finland.png Scotland.png France.png Algeria.png Malta.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Slovenia.png Netherlands.png Azerbaijan.png Germany.png Macedonia.png Hungary.png Northern Ireland.png Bulgaria.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Greece 1 1 7 4 12 5 2 3 6 12 5 4 5 1 4 72 23
Moldova 8 6 1 3 7 3 3 5 10 4 7 3 60 24
Serbia 7 4 1 6 10 10 4 8 4 6 5 4 1 6 10 5 2 10 5 5 6 119 11
Lithuania 7 5 3 2 2 6 12 7 6 50 26
Iceland 2 7 3 8 8 8 2 3 10 3 10 12 6 4 4 1 91 17
Czech Republic 2 10 6 10 10 12 8 12 12 6 7 8 10 12 2 4 5 1 10 6 3 2 158 5
England 10 10 2 12 4 4 6 8 12 5 6 5 3 10 3 3 2 12 8 125 9
Albania 1 6 2 7 7 6 5 8 7 8 57 25
Italy 2 6 4 12 2 5 1 4 8 4 1 7 7 12 7 7 7 6 12 8 1 1 12 12 10 10 7 8 7 10 200 1
Wales 1 10 3 2 2 3 3 2 4 10 7 6 6 8 8 8 12 12 1 7 1 7 123 10
Spain 4 12 10 10 1 8 7 10 4 12 1 3 10 2 10 7 4 3 118 12
Israel 2 3 2 12 5 5 6 1 3 2 5 6 7 7 3 3 5 3 80 21
Turkey 12 4 8 8 6 1 7 12 5 12 1 3 6 2 6 2 4 4 3 6 4 10 126 8
Kosovo 8 10 12 10 2 6 7 10 7 8 8 1 10 7 1 8 8 4 7 12 10 2 12 170 4
Ukraine 3 7 12 6 8 1 5 2 6 4 2 3 7 1 2 7 10 4 10 8 10 4 5 3 10 6 12 6 6 4 5 2 7 7 195 2
Kazakhstan 4 8 5 10 7 5 12 5 6 4 4 2 4 3 3 4 1 3 5 8 12 1 1 1 6 6 130 6
Faroe 12 6 6 3 2 4 6 1 10 10 5 3 5 3 5 81 20
Switzerland 10 2 10 3 2 7 6 7 2 6 10 6 4 4 79 22
Norway 6 7 6 12 5 3 8 4 4 7 10 10 10 5 7 8 1 1 12 8 8 8 2 12 10 8 182 3
Uzbekistan 4 1 5 8 7 12 4 12 6 5 8 4 12 7 3 2 2 1 10 113 15
Denamark 3 4 12 5 7 8 5 8 8 2 2 6 1 2 4 1 8 5 89 19
Poland 5 8 7 2 1 1 3 2 2 1 12 4 2 12 3 2 7 7 10 5 8 1 8 1 114 14
Estonia 1 3 4 1 8 10 6 3 4 7 5 12 2 1 2 6 5 8 6 12 2 3 5 116 13
Montenegro 3 7 3 12 10 12 3 5 4 12 2 3 12 4 92 16
Sweden 5 5 5 4 6 12 1 1 5 5 3 1 2 7 2 8 8 7 2 89 18
Belgium 3 5 6 1 8 3 8 1 5 10 12 3 10 5 1 8 1 5 4 12 6 12 129 7
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals and quarter-final.

12 points

(Coming soon)

Voting Ceremony

  1. Flag of Croatia.png Ivan Dečak
  2. Flag of Wales.png Bonnie Tyler
  3. Flag of Montenegro.png Marija Vujović
  4. Flag of Serbia.png Nevena Božović
  5. Flag of Scotland.png Sandi Thom
  6. Flag of Switzerland.png Xenia Tchoumitcheva
  7. Flag of Israel.png Avishai Rosen
  8. Flag of Ukraine.png Verka Serduchka
  9. Flag of France.png Shy'm
  10. Flag of Greece.png Apostolia Zoi
  11. Flag of Spain.png Barei
  12. Flag of Hungary.png Hien
  13. Flag of Azerbaijan.png Leyla Aliyeva
  14. Flag of Malta.png Ella Eyre
  15. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Eugen Bauder
  16. Flag of Slovenia.png Žan Košir
  17. Flag of Belgium.png Barbara Opsomer
  18. Flag of England.png Mel Giedroyc
  19. Flag of Algeria.png Leïla Lanova
  20. Flag of Kosovo.png Labinot Gashi
  21. Flag of Turkey.png Onur Büyüktopçu
  22. Flag of Portugal.png Marisa Liz
  23. Flag of Romania.png Claudia Pavel
  24. Flag of Albania.png Ardian Bujupi
  25. Flag of Norway.png Lene Egeli
  26. Flag of Bulgaria.png Aziz
  27. Flag of Italy.png Francesca Michelin
  28. Flag of Poland.png Natalia Szroeder
  29. Flag of Uzbekistan.png Shahzoda
  30. Flag of Faroe Islands.png Bára Silvansdóttir
  31. Flag of Estonia.png Ott Lepland
  32. Flag of Czech Republic.png Marta & Václav
  33. Flag of Lithuania.png Vaidas Baumila
  34. Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Patty Brard
  35. Flag of Iceland.png Greta Salóme
  36. Flag of Finland.png Krista Siegfrids
  37. Flag of Georgia.png Nina Sublatti
  38. Flag of Moldova.png Aliona Moon
  39. Flag of Armenia.png Sirusho
  40. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Maya Sar
  41. Flag of Cyprus.png Polina Christodoulou
  42. Flag of Macedonia.png Tamara Todevska
  43. Flag of Ireland.png Kasey Smith
  44. Flag of Slovakia.png Lina Mayer
  45. Flag of Sweden.png Samir & Viktor
  46. Flag of Denmark.png Medina
  47. Flag of Belarus.png Teo
  48. Flag of Northern Ireland.png Leah McFall
  49. Flag of Germany.png Elyas M'Barek
  50. Flag of Austria.png Marla Blumenblatt
  51. Flag of Earth.png Shiri Maimon

Other countries

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OEBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

  • Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt: After hiring a new head of delegation, he was fired shortly after by ERTU due to some internal conflicts. The broadcaster is now looking for a new one. The country was forced the skip one more edition for not having a permanent HoD.
  • Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia: After finding a new HoD, the country decided to wait one more edition before returning at Own Eurovision Song Contest 44.
  • Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon: Lebanon confirmed that they won't be present in the competition shortly after the Grand Final results, due to their political conflicts with Israel.
  • Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco: The country withdraw stating bad results as a reason.
  • Flag of Russia.svg Russia: Few days before the deadline for confirmation, the country announced their withdrawal without a reason given.

See also