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Own Eurovision Song Contest 47
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 22 April 2017
Semi-final 2 date 29 April 2017
Final date 24 May 2017
Host
Venue SKK Peterburgsky
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Presenter(s) Egor Kreed
Elena Temnikova
Broadcaster RTR
Opening act "Hungry" by i-La
Participants
Entries 45
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Greece Greece
Flag of Iceland Iceland
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Macedonia Macedonia
Flag of Moldova Moldova
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Withdrawing Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Armenia Armenia
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Serbia Serbia
Flag of Sweden Sweden
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
"Osen'"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 47, often referred to as OESC #47, is the 47th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at the SKK Peterburgsky, following Russia's victory at the 46th Contest with the song "Hungry", performed by i-La.

Forty-five countries have confirmed their participation in the 47th edition. The contest saw the return of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova and Portugal. Unfortunately, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Lebanon, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland have withdrawn from the competition. Despite originally confirming, Sweden was forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before the deadline, while Switzerland withdraw due to a scandal between the broadcaster and the council.

The 47th edition consisted of three shows, including two semi-finals on 22 and 29 April and the grand final on 24 May 2017.

After a tense voting process, Ukraine won the contest for the first time, with Tayanna's song "Osen'". Ukraine received a total amount of 181 points, winning by a margin of 16 points. The runner-up of the 47th edition was Morocco's "Srekni" by Hindi Ziadi, marking Morocco's best place in the competition.

The third place went to the host country Russia, fourth place went to the United Kingdom, while the fifth place went to Egypt and the sixth place went Croatia.

From the countries that were automatically qualified in the Grand Final only the host country Russia finished in the top 10. Italy finished in the 11th place, Czech Republic placed 15th, while Estonia, Netherlands and Turkey finished 23rd, 24th and 25th respectively, out of 26 countries that were in the Grand Final.

Location

For more details on the host country, see Russia.

Venue

SKK Peterburgsky (The Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex) is an arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In Soviet time, it was called V. I. Lenin Sport & Concert Complex. The complex was completed in 1979 and opened on May 19, 1980. During concerts, it holds up to 20,000 people. Besides concerts, the arena is used for various sports, notably tennis, as it is the location of the St. Petersburg Open. Other sport events hosted at the SKK include bowling, tennis table, fencing. The SKK is also used for some trade fairs.

Bidding Phase

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Kazan'
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Moscow
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Omsk
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Sochi
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St. Petersburg
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Vladivostok
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Yekaterinburg
Locations of the candidate cities.
RTR announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 47th contest:
  • The host city must be able to provide a certain number of hotels and hotel rooms to be found in the vicinity of the stadium.
  • The arena must able to offer lodges adjacent to the stadium.
  • A press centre must be available at the stadium that will have a specific size.
  • RTR must 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 must be close to a major airport.

The following cities were interested in hosting the 47th edition:

City Venue Capacity Notes
Kazan' TatNeft Arena 10,400 Hosted the annual Türkvizyon Song Contest 2014.
Moscow Olympic Stadium 25,000 Hosted the Own Eurovision Song Contest 16.
Omsk Arena Omsk 11,000 Home of Kontinental Hockey League ice hockey team, Avangard Omsk.
Saint Petersburg SKK Peterburgsky 20,000 Used for concerts and various sports.
Sochi Bolshoy Ice Dome 12,000 Used for concerts and other events.
Vladivostok Fetisov Arena 7,000 Used for hockey matches and for concerts.
Yekaterinburg KRK Uralets 5,570 Used for various indoor events.

Host city

Saint Petersburg is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012, and an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. It is politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city). Situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27 1703. In 1914, the name was changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd, in 1924 to Leningrad, and in 1991 back to Saint Petersburg. Between 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the capital of imperial Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved to Moscow.

Saint Petersburg is one of the most westernized cities of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. A large number of foreign consulates, international corporations, banks, and businesses have offices in Saint Petersburg.

Format

Semi-final Allocation Draw

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place took place on 27 March 2017. The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists, have been split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous editions. The pots were calculated and are as follows:

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

From these pots, 20 countries were allocated to compete in the first semifinal and 19 in the second semifinal. The host country, Russia voted in the second semi-final. The countries from the big five voted as follows: Estonia with Italy and Netherlands in the first semifinal, while Czech Republic and Turkey in the second semifinal.

Results

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries will participate in the first semi-final. Estonia, Italy and Netherlands will vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Malta Malta I Am Willow "Oceanful" 9 72
02 Flag of Latvia Latvia Katrīna Cīrule "Blood Runs Quicker" 13 57
03 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Celeste Buckingham "My Last Song" 5 88
04 Flag of Algeria Algeria Ysa Ferrer "God Save the Queen" 15 52
05 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Beybit Kushkaliev "Ayaqty qimyldat" 19 30
06 Flag of Israel Israel Offer Nissim feat. Ania Bukstein "Rokedet" 17 44
07 Macedonia Macedonia Tijana Dapčević "Žene" 20 13
08 Flag of Croatia Croatia Radiology feat. Lux "Remedy" 1 131
09 Flag of Iceland Iceland Áttan "Neinei" 14 52
10 Flag of Andorra Andorra Yall "Together" 7 83
11 Flag of Monaco Monaco Pegase "Be Wild" 8 73
12 Flag of San Marino San Marino Simonetta, Greta, Verdiana & Roberta "L'origine" 6 86
13 Flag of Georgia Georgia Mariam Chachkhiani feat. Loop G "Gibberish" 10 68
14 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Christina Matsa "If You Wanna" 12 62
15 Flag of Austria Austria FlicFlac feat. Beatrich "So High" 18 30
16 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Anna Känzig "Lion's Heart" 2 112
17 Flag of Greece Greece Xenia Ghali "Under These Lights" 3 111
18 Flag of Belarus Belarus Anastasia Vinnikova "One Life" 16 52
19 Flag of Denmark Denmark Christopher "Free Fall" 11 67
20 Flag of Norway Norway Ivie "Creatures of the Night" 4 109

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries will participate in the second semi-final. Czech Republic, Russia and Turkey will vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Spain Spain Mirela "Contigo" 13 66
02 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Ena "All Over Me" 5 86
03 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Kim Begovič "No One Has to Know" 4 86
04 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Eldar "Son nəfəsim ol" 19 39
05 Flag of Egypt Egypt Sharyhan "The Day Is Lonely" 9 68
06 Flag of Moldova Moldova The Hot Diamonds "Need Some Sex" 15 57
07 Flag of France France Shy'm feat. Kid Ink "Mayday" 14 59
08 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Darline "Fall Deep" 1 122
09 Flag of Belgium Belgium Regi "Should Have Been There" 12 66
10 Flag of Germany Germany Beyond The Black "Night Will Fade" 10 68
11 Flag of Morocco Morocco Hind Ziadi "Srekni" 3 92
12 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Gimi "In Case We Die" 8 71
13 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Pinup Girls "Kur tu?" 16 53
14 Flag of Romania Romania Sore "Un minut" 7 74
15 Flag of Portugal Portugal Mimicat "Fire" 6 77
16 Flag of Ireland Ireland Rea Garvey "War" 11 67
17 Flag of Poland Poland Natalia Szroeder "Powietrze" 18 41
18 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Tayanna "Osen'" 2 94
19 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg SX "Comfort" 17 48

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Ena "All Over Me" 16 89
02 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Sumera "Animal" 24 64
03 Flag of San Marino San Marino Simonetta, Greta, Verdiana & Roberta "L'origine" 17 80
04 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Celeste Buckingham "My Last Song" 20 79
05 Flag of Russia Russia Bordo "Ostalos'" 3 158
06 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Anna Känzig "Lion's Heart" 14 94
07 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Klara "Forever" 15 91
08 Flag of Croatia Croatia Radiology feat. Lux "Remedy" 6 127
09 Flag of Portugal Portugal Mimicat "Fire" 19 80
10 Flag of Italy Italy Roshelle "What U Do to Me" 11 105
11 Flag of Andorra Andorra Yall "Together" 10 111
12 Flag of Romania Romania Sore "Un minut" 9 115
13 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Tayanna "Osen'" 1 181
14 Flag of Turkey Turkey Burak Yeter "Kingdom Falls" 25 56
15 Flag of Norway Norway Ivie "Creatures of the Night" 13 98
16 Flag of Germany Germany Beyond The Black "Night Will Fade" 8 117
17 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Darline "Fall Deep" 4 154
18 Flag of Morocco Morocco Hindi Ziadi "Srekni" 2 165
19 Flag of Greece Greece Xenia Ghali "Under These Lights" 18 80
20 Flag of Georgia Georgia Mariam Chachkhiani feat. Loop G "Gibberish" 21 74
21 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Gimi "In Case We Die" 12 105
22 Flag of Estonia Estonia Janice "Shadow" 23 67
23 Flag of Egypt Egypt Sharyhan "The Day Is Lonely" 5 144
24 Flag of Monaco Monaco Pegase "Be Wild" 22 68
25 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Kim Begovič "No One Has to Know" 26 44
26 Flag of Malta Malta I Am Willow "Oceanful" 7 122

Scoreboards

Semi-final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Malta Latvia Slovakia Algeria Kazakhstan Israel Macedonia Croatia Iceland Andorra Monaco San Marino Georgia Cyprus Austria Liechtenstein Greece Belarus Denmark Norway Estonia Italy Netherlands Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Malta 4 10 1 7 10 10 1 1 3 4 7 7 7 72 9
Latvia 5 3 12 5 3 2 3 10 8 6 57 13
Slovakia 6 12 10 2 7 3 6 5 6 12 7 12 88 5
Algeria 5 8 1 4 4 4 12 10 4 52 15
Kazakhstan 7 1 10 2 5 1 2 1 1 30 19
Israel 6 3 10 5 5 1 5 1 8 44 17
Macedonia 2 1 4 5 1 13 20
Croatia 10 6 3 10 6 12 8 5 8 10 12 7 5 8 10 1 10 131 1
Iceland 1 7 1 12 3 10 2 3 4 6 3 52 14
Andorra 4 8 81 4 8 2 8 7 5 10 12 6 83 7
Monaco 3 2 8 7 2 12 2 5 6 6 8 12 73 8
San Marino 8 7 8 5 7 3 5 6 8 4 3 6 8 8 86 6
Georgia 7 5 2 7 8 3 3 2 8 5 7 7 4 68 10
Cyprus 2 1 12 12 2 4 6 1 4 6 12 62 12
Austria 1 12 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 30 18
Liechtenstein 10 7 5 6 12 1 2 44 10 4 6 6 8 8 5 2 5 5 2 112 2
Greece 12 2 4 8 3 26 8 73 12 8 10 10 7 4 5 111 3
Belarus 4 12 12 3 12 5 3 1 52 16
Denmark 1 4 10 4 10 6 7 3 7 4 1 10 67 11
Norway 3 6 12 5 6 6 10 7 107 1 36 12 3 12 109 4

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Belarus Georgia, Iceland, Monaco
Cyprus Algeria, Italy, Kazakhstan
Norway Estonia, Netherlands, Slovakia
Slovakia Denmark, Greece, Latvia
2 Croatia Andorra, Liechtenstein
Greece Austria, Malta
Monaco Cyprus, Rest of the World
1 Algeria Norway
Andorra Belarus
Austria Croatia
Iceland San Marino
Latvia Macedonia
Liechtenstein Israel

Semi-final 2

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Spain Bosnia and Herzegovina Slovenia Azerbaijan Egypt Moldova France United Kingdom Belgium Germany Morocco Kosovo Lithuania Romania Portugal Ireland Poland Ukraine Luxembourg Czech Republic Russia Turkey Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Spain 4 5 3 12 8 8 8 7 1 8 2 6613
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 3 7 7 10 8 1 1 5 5 5 6 12 6 3 5 86 5
Slovenia 7 6 1 4 5 3 10 2 2 7 2 4 5 4 6 3 5 4 6 86 4
Azerbaijan 4 1 4 4 8 8 10 39 19
Egypt 3 7 6 2 8 8 5 10 10 1 8 68 9
Moldova 6 10 2 7 1 12 6 3 2 1 7 57 15
France 5 10 4 4 4 3 12 10 4 2 1 59 14
United Kingdom 1 12 10 10 8 10 7 10 7 2 10 7 10 8 10 122 1
Belgium 12 2 8 3 8 3 10 8 4 3 5 66 12
Germany 12 1 12 12 1 7 6 6 7 4 68 10
Morocco 8 5 5 5 12 10 2 10 6 3 8 6 12 92 3
Kosovo 12 5 5 6 12 4 8 12 7 71 8
Lithuania 2 8 6 10 8 4 2 5 8 53 16
Romania 6 17 4 6 101 5 2 7 1 12 12 74 7
Portugal 5 7 43 2 10 3 7 3 1 10 7 1 1 2 6 1 4 77 6
Ireland 10 4 7 12 1 35 3 6 5 4 2 5 67 11
Poland 3 3 2 6 2 2 6 1 3 7 3 3 41 18
Ukraine 8 2 46 12 12 12 12 12 12 2 94 2
Luxembourg 1 8 6 5 6 7 3 4 1 7 48 17

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Ukraine Belgium, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Turkey
3 Germany Egypt, Moldova, Spain
Kosovo Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Morocco
2 Morocco Germany, Rest of the World
Romania Russia, Ukraine
1 Belgium Slovenia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Luxembourg
France Portugal
Ireland United Kingdom
Moldova Kosovo
Spain France
United Kingdom Bosnia and Herzegovina

Final

Voting results Grand Final
Bosnia and Herzegovina Netherlands San Marino Slovakia Russia Liechtenstein Czech Republic Croatia Portugal Italy Andorra Romania Ukraine Turkey Norway Germany United Kingdom Morocco Greece Georgia Kosovo Estonia Egypt Monaco Slovenia Malta Latvia Algeria Kazakhstan Israel Macedonia Iceland Cyprus Austria Belarus Denmark Spain Azerbaijan Moldova France Belgium Lithuania Ireland Poland Luxembourg Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Bosnia&Herzegovina 6 5 4 7 2 7 6 4 4 6 1 6 8 3 4 412 89 16
Netherlands 1 1 12 6 2 7 12 8 3 4 7 1 6424
San Marino 5 1 2 1 4 6 4 2 86 3 5 3 7 10 6 5 3 80 17
Slovakia 3 2 4 10 2 4 1 7 7 2 2 10 8 4 2 5 6 7920
Russia 10 10 3 5 12 6 1 10 2 3 6 4 4 10 6 3 12 6 8 12 6 12 7158 3
Liechtenstein 3 3 4 3 123 10 3 4 1 7 4 7 7 55 8 5 94 14
Czech Republic 3 3 7 5 1 3 8 7 1212 2 10 6 1291 15
Croatia 1 5 6 6 10 2 1 7 12 88 4 5 8 10 1 1 6 2 12 2 2 5 3 127 6
Portugal 7 5 2 2 3 6 2 8 10 8 3 4 8 2 10 8019
Italy 6 4 7 3 3 12 2 3 5 12 8 1 1 10 10 10 6 2 10511
Andorra 5 12 1 10 5 5 2 1 5 10 8 10 6 12 2 7 10 117 10
Romania 6 10 7 10 5 7 7 1 5 810 6 5 7 5 6 6 4115 9
Ukraine 5 1 10 6 6 7 12 7 6 1012 12 6 8 3 2 4 5 4 8 5 10 12 12 8 181 1
Turkey 10 8 8 3 7 7 6 3 1 2 1 5625
Norway 8 4 12 6 5 5 3 1 4 7 7 2 2 2 5 7 3 1 7 7 9813
Germany 8 3 6 5 8 4 3 10 8 10 6 1 12 2 12 10 1 3 5 117 8
United Kingdom 7 4 8 5 8 7 8 7 8 10 12 6 6 12 8 3 4 8 12 8 3 1544
Morocco 2 7 12 3 4 10 12 4 12 612 5 12 5 5 12 12 12 7 1 4 2 4 1652
Greece 4 8 5 7 2 8 6 1 10 2 4 3 10 8 2 80 18
Georgia 8 2 3 41 8 4 3 12 5 6 7 4 2 1 3 1 74 21
Kosovo 1 10 10 3 6 12 7 10 7 3 7 10 3 1 5 10105 12
Estonia 4 4 5 12 4 5 1 4 7 2 1 4 1 6 7 67 23
Egypt 12 12 10 1 12 12 6 1 2 2 10 10 8 12 3 4 5 7 3 10 2 144 5
Monaco 10 7 4 5 8 6 12 4 3 1 868 22
Slovenia 2 2 4 1 4 2 2 1 5 6 7 8 44 26
Malta 7 12 2 1 8 8 6 3 1 1 5 8 10 5 6 5 10 8 1 1 4 2 8 1227
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
8 Morocco Algeria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Turkey
5 Egypt Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Monaco, Netherlands
Ukraine Estonia, Georgia, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania
4 Russia Austria, France, Poland, Ukraine
3 Czech Republic Azerbaijan, Moldova, Rest of the World
United Kingdom Belgium, Greece, Malta
2 Andorra Belarus, Russia
Croatia Andorra, Israel
Germany Cyprus, Spain
Italy Portugal, Slovenia
Netherlands Macedonia, Norway
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Luxembourg
Estonia United Kingdom
Georgia Latvia
Kosovo Morocco
Liechtenstein Egypt
Malta San Marino
Monaco Iceland
Norway Slovakia

International broadcast and voting

Voting

Starting with this edition the results were revealed in two parts : in one part was revealed the total amount of points received from the countries of the grand final and in the second part was revealed the points from the non-qualifiers.

The presenters announced the rankings as follows :

Grand Final Voting
Place Finalists ranking Points Non-Qualifiers ranking Points Final ranking Points
1 Flag of Egypt Egypt 113 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 87 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 181
2 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 108 Flag of Russia Russia 86 Flag of Morocco Morocco 165
3 Flag of Morocco Morocco 106 Flag of Malta Malta 60 Flag of Russia Russia 158
4 Flag of Croatia Croatia 95 Flag of Morocco Morocco 59 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 154
5 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 94 Flag of Romania Romania 57 Flag of Egypt Egypt 144
6 Flag of Russia Russia 72 Flag of Andorra Andorra 55 Flag of Croatia Croatia 127
7 Flag of Germany Germany 71 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 54 Flag of Malta Malta 122
8 Flag of Norway Norway 66 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 53 Flag of Germany Germany 117
9 Flag of Italy Italy 65 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 48 Flag of Romania Romania 115
10 Flag of Malta Malta 62 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 46 Flag of Andorra Andorra 111
11 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 59 Flag of Germany Germany 46 Flag of Italy Italy 105
12 Flag of Romania Romania 58 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 46 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 105
13 Flag of Greece Greece 57 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 46 Flag of Norway Norway 98
14 Flag of Andorra Andorra 56 Flag of Portugal Portugal 45 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 94
15 Flag of Estonia Estonia 46 Flag of San Marino San Marino 45 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 91
16 Flag of Turkey Turkey 43 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 42 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 89
17 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 41 Flag of Georgia Georgia 41 Flag of San Marino San Marino 80
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 41 Flag of Italy Italy 40 Flag of Greece Greece 80
19 Flag of Monaco Monaco 40 Flag of Croatia Croatia 32 Flag of Portugal Portugal 80
20 Flag of San Marino San Marino 38 Flag of Norway Norway 32 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 79
21 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 37 Flag of Egypt Egypt 31 Flag of Georgia Georgia 74
22 Flag of Portugal Portugal 35 Flag of Monaco Monaco 28 Flag of Monaco Monaco 68
23 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 33 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 27 Flag of Estonia Estonia 67
24 Flag of Georgia Georgia 33 Flag of Greece Greece 23 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 64
25 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 22 Flag of Estonia Estonia 21 Flag of Turkey Turkey 56
26 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 17 Flag of Turkey Turkey 13 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 44

Incidents

Liechtensteiner entry

On 26 February 2017, a few hours after the entry for Liechtenstein was decided, it was found out that Vyan, the act which would represent the country is Croatian. After that announcement, the council decided that the entry should be changed due to the lack of a connection between VYAN and Liechtenstein. The act was changed with the second place of the Liechtensteiner national selection, "Ein Lied für Liechtenstein".

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 Albania Albania: RTSH announced that they will be taking an one edition break. A return in the next edition wasn't ruled out.
  • Flag of Armenia Armenia: It was announced that Armenia would be taking a break for the forty-seventh edition.
  • Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria: Due to the last place in the previous contest, and in order to reduce budget cuts, Bulgaria withdrew from the edition. A return in the forty-eighth edition is highly expected.
  • Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands: Kringvarp Føroya has announced that the Faroe Islands will not return due to lack of interest.
  • Flag of Finland Finland: YLE decided to withdraw from the forty-seventh edition as their director resigned to focus on other projects.
  • Flag of Hungary Hungary: Hungary will take a one edition break as the submitted entries were not satisfying enough.
  • Flag of Lebanon Lebanon: Télé Liban announced that the country will withdraw from the contest alongside with their head of delegation.
  • Flag of Montenegro Montenegro: RTCG stated that there is no interest in returning to the competition.
  • Flag of Serbia Serbia: RTS announced the withdrawal of the country due to low interest.
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden: Sweden failed to submit and present their entry within the given deadline and therefore was forced to withdraw from the edition.
  • Flag of Switzerland Switzerland: Switzerland had originally confirmed their participation in the contest with the song "Speechless", performed by Anna Rossinelli. However, it was later announced that the country will withdraw due to a scandal between the broadcaster and the council. 

See also

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