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Own Eurovision Song Contest 48
Closing All Divides
Welcome to Ukraine!
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 12 August 2017
Semi-final 2 date 19 August 2017
Final date 26 August 2017
Host
Venue Chornomorets Stadium
Odessa, Ukraine
Presenter(s) Verka Serduchka
Broadcaster NTU
Opening act "Osen'" by Tayanna
Participants
Entries 46
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia
Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon
Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
Withdrawing Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Macedonia.png Macedonia
Flag of Malta.svg Malta
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Finland.svg Finland
"Nadaa"
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 48, often referred to as OESC #48, is the 48th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Odessa, Ukraine, following country's first victory at the 47th Contest with the song "Osen'", performed by Tayanna.

Forty-six countries have confirmed their participation in the competition. The 48th edition saw Armenia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Hungary, Lebanon, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland returning in the competition, while Austria, Belarus, Georgia, Iceland, Macedonia, Malta and Portugal decided to withdraw.

The 48th edition consisted of three shows, including two semi-finals on 12 and 19 August and the grand final on 26 August 2017.

After a tense voting process, Finland won the contest for the second time, with Diandra's song "Nadaa". Last time Finland won was in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 34, edition held in Zagreb, Croatia. Finland received a total amount of 167 points, narrowly beating Israel into second place with a margin of 1 point and Sweden into third place with a margin of 2 points. Fourth place went to Moldova, while the fifth place went to San Marino and the sixth place went Ukraine.

From the countries that were automatically qualified in the Grand Final only the host country Ukraine finished in the top 10. Russia finished in the 12th place, United Kingdom placed 16th, while Morocco, Egypt and Croatia finished 22nd, 23rd and 26th respectively out of 26 countries that were in the Grand Final.

Location

For more details on the host country, see Ukraine.

Venue

The Venue of the 48th edition

The Chernomorets Stadium is a football stadium built in 2011 in Odesa, Ukraine. The stadium has a capacity of 34,164 and is the home of FC Chornomorets Odesa. The stadium was constructed on the site of the old Soviet multi-use Central Stadium of the Black Sea Shipping Company (ChMP), which was demolished in 2009.

The venue was considered to be one of the stadiums of UEFA Euro 2012 but failed to be nominated as such.

The former ChMP stadium was built on the same site in 1935, and it was originally named as the Kosior Memorial Stadium after the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Ukrainian SSR. After Stanislav Kosior was repressed in the 1930s, the name was changed to Shevchenko Park Stadium. After World War II, the stadium was passed to the ownership of the republican Ministry of Food and received name as the Central Stadium Kharchovyk. At the end of the 1950s, it was renamed as Avanhard Stadium after the Ukrainian Sport Society of industrial workers. In 1959, the stadium was renamed to the Central Stadium of the Black Sea Shipping Company or alternatively Central Stadium Chornomorets.

ChMP could hold 34,362 people. It hosted the Ukrainian Super Cup from 2004 until 2007. At the end of 2008 it was closed and, in 2009, it was demolished.

Bidding Phase

Own Eurovision Song Contest 48 is located in Ukraine
Dnipro
Kharkiv
Kiev
Lviv
Odessa
Sevastopol
Locations of the candidate cities.

NTU announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 48th 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.
  • NTU 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 48th edition:

City Venue Capacity
Dnipro Dnipro Arena 31,003
Kharkiv Metalist Oblast Sports Complex 40,003
Kiev International Exhibition Centre 11,000
Lviv Lviv Arena 34,915
Odessa Chornomorets Stadium 34,164
Sevastopol Sevastopol Sports Complex 5,864

Host city

Odessa is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major tourism center, seaport and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. Odessa is also an administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic cultural center. Odessa is sometimes called the "pearl of the Black Sea," the "South Capital" (under the Russian Empire and Soviet Union), and "Southern Palmyra.

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 31 July 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 each semifinal. The host country, Ukraine voted in the first semi-final. The countries from the big five voted as follows: Russia and United Kingdom in the first semifinal, while Croatia with Egypt and Morocco in the second semifinal.

Results

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries will participate in the first semi-final. Russia, Ukraine and United Kingdom will vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Sagi Abitbul "Mariko" 1 148
02 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Tsar B "Escalate" 10 72
03 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Tarkan "Yolla" 7 78
04 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Lina Mayer "Don't Leave Me Now" 13 66
05 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Karina Krysko "Be kaukių" 6 86
06 Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon Jenn Sarkis "Breaking Boundaries" 16 30
07 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Nassi "La vie est belle" 11 70
08 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Diandra "Nadaa" 4 104
09 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Maldita Nerea "Bailarina" 19 16
10 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Ioana Ignat "Mă dezîndragostesc" 12 69
11 Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco Liv "Vendez nous du rêve" 9 76
12 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Skott "Mermaid" 2 123
13 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra Brisa Fenoy "Ella" 3 114
14 Flag of France.svg France Ehla "Demain encore" 8 77
15 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Eleftheria Eleftheriou "Ston kosmo to diko tis" 17 25
16 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Jelena Karleuša "Pucaj u ljubav (Ne vredi)" 18 22
17 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Saryn "Kun men ay" 15 50
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Adna "Closure" 5 91
19 Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia PYØR "Broke My Rules" 14 63
20 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Maria Volmer "Perfect Match" 20 12

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries will participate in the second semi-final. Croatia, Egypt and Morocco will vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein LPNO feat. Nicole Anu "Into the Gray" 17 54
02 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Sarsa "Volta" 13 64
03 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Giulia Penna "Legocentrico" 8 74
04 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Chimène Badi "Les retardataires" 10 71
05 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Nika Zorjan "Fse" 5 87
06 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Tamta "Ilious ke thalasses" 15 63
07 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Aneta Langerová "Tráva" 2 99
08 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Nina June "When We Fall" 1 104
09 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Laura Tesoro "Higher" 12 66
10 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Lola "Beléd szerettem" 20 25
11 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Sejo "Too Young" 9 72
12 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Frøder "Over the Sea" 6 85
13 Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands Byrta "Andvekur" 7 80
14 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Wallis Bird "Hardly Hardly" 4 94
15 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Andrra "Palinë" 11 68
16 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan Röya feat. Ozan Çolakoğlu "Kesin bilgi" 18 38
17 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Elif "Doppelleben" 19 33
18 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Faustix feat. Alexander Oscar "Somebody New" 16 54
19 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Susanna Petrosyan "Im" 14 64
20 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Natalia Gordienko "P'yanaya" 3 97

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Rae Morris "Love Again" 16 95
02 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Armand Amar "Sufi Night" 22 73
03 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Aneta Langerová "Tráva" 18 86
04 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Diandra "Nadaa" 1 167
05 Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco Liv "Vendez nous du rêve" 24 69
06 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Skott "Mermaid" 3 165
07 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Natalia Gordienko "P'yanaya" 4 136
08 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Sagi Abitbul "Mariko" 2 166
09 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Nika Zorjan "Fse" 11 112
10 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Frøder "Over the Sea" 21 83
11 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Tarkan "Yolla" 7 126
12 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra Brisa Fenoy "Ella" 10 120
13 Flag of France.svg France Ehla "Demain encore" 25 53
14 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Alina Artts "Prekrasnaya lozh'" 12 105
15 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Giulia Penna "Legocentrico" 5 128
16 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Chimène Badi "Les retardataires" 13 105
17 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Petar Grašo "Moje zlato" 26 23
18 Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands Byrta "Andvekur" 17 93
19 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Grace Acladna "London" 23 72
20 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Adna "Closure" 15 103
21 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Tsar B "Escalate" 14 104
22 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Sejo "Too Young" 8 123
23 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Boba K "What She's Like" 6 126
24 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Nina June "When We Fall" 9 123
25 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Wallis Bird "Hardly Hardly" 19 86
26 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Karina Krysko "Be kaukių" 20 84

Scoreboards

Semi-final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Israel.png Luxembourg.png Turkey.png Slovakia.png Lithuania.png Lebanon.png Switzerland.png Finland.png Spain.png Romania.png Monaco.png Sweden.png Andorra.png France.png Cyprus.png Serbia.png Kazakhstan.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Latvia.png Estonia.png Russia.png Ukraine.png United Kingdom.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Israel 7 12 7 7 10 8 5 12 6 1 1 7 12 6 12 8 12 8 7 148 1
Luxembourg 6 10 10 3 4 8 7 10 4 10 72 10
Turkey 8 7 10 5 6 2 8 4 12 3 10 3 78 7
Slovakia 7 2 7 3 2 2 3 12 10 7 7 4 66 13
Lithuania 2 5 4 10 5 12 7 1 5 3 7 8 5 12 86 6
Lebanon 5 3 1 1 4 6 2 4 3 1 30 16
Switzerland 3 12 8 3 1 10 3 3 10 3 7 1 6 70 11
Finland 12 6 2 5 2 7 8 4 4 7 10 2 3 10 10 6 6 104 4
Spain 3 5 8 16 19
Romania 10 3 6 12 4 5 5 1 4 8 3 8 69 12
Monaco 8 1 2 12 7 3 6 8 8 12 1 5 1 2 76 9
Sweden 1 10 1 6 12 1 4 6 12 6 10 7 1 8 6 5 6 5 12 4 123 2
Andorra 6 8 6 3 8 7 5 10 6 4 2 6 12 3 12 10 4 2 114 3
France 6 2 4 12 2 4 1 5 10 5 3 4 6 1 7 5 77 8
Cyprus 3 8 2 4 1 2 5 25 17
Serbia 4 7 2 2 7 22 18
Kazakhstan 5 10 8 5 6 2 2 3 8 1 50 15
Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 7 10 8 1 1 10 12 12 8 10 91 5
Latvia 4 1 4 4 5 8 12 5 2 6 3 4 5 63 14
Estonia 7 2 1 2 12 20

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Israel Kazakhstan, Latvia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Andorra, France, Luxembourg
Sweden Lithuania, Romania, United Kingdom
2 Andorra Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia
Lithuania Spain, Rest of the World
Monaco Serbia, Switzerland
1 Finland Israel
France Lebanon
Latvia Monaco
Romania Finland
Slovakia Cyprus
Switzerland Slovakia
Turkey Estonia

Semi-final 2

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Liechtenstein.png Poland.png San Marino.png Algeria.png Slovenia.png Greece.png Czech Republic.png Netherlands.png Belgium.png Hungary.png Italy.png Norway.png Faroe Islands.png Ireland.png Kosovo.png Azerbaijan.png Germany.png Denmark.png Armenia.png Moldova.png Croatia.png Egypt.png Morocco.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Liechtenstein 3 6 2 1 3 3 2 10 4 3 4 1 5 7 54 17
Poland 4 6 5 4 8 3 7 6 1 7 3 10 64 13
San Marino 3 6 10 3 1 2 10 1 2 8 12 8 8 74 8
Algeria 4 5 4 5 4 4 12 10 2 6 8 6 1 71 10
Slovenia 12 3 6 10 7 8 7 6 5 3 8 1 1 10 87 5
Greece 8 12 3 2 8 8 6 6 7 3 63 15
Czech Republic 7 8 2 12 10 8 12 12 8 12 1 1 6 99 2
Netherlands 7 12 1 7 12 8 5 2 7 2 12 3 7 4 3 5 7 104 1
Belgium 5 8 3 12 10 1 12 2 7 2 4 66 12
Hungary 1 5 1 6 5 5 2 25 20
Italy 10 2 10 12 3 1 7 2 5 6 10 4 72 9
Norway 10 2 5 10 8 6 6 3 8 10 2 3 12 85 6
Faroe Islands 2 8 3 5 5 2 1 12 12 6 3 7 4 10 80 7
Ireland 12 10 6 10 6 5 6 5 12 10 12 94 4
Kosovo 5 7 12 6 7 10 2 4 2 8 5 68 11
Azerbaijan 6 1 4 7 2 4 10 4 38 18
Germany 1 4 2 5 8 7 6 33 19
Denmark 8 1 12 7 6 8 7 3 2 54 16
Armenia 2 1 8 3 10 5 3 7 10 4 1 4 5 1 64 14
Moldova 7 4 5 1 4 8 4 4 6 1 4 10 7 3 12 5 12 97 3

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Czech Republic Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Moldova, Netherlands
3 Ireland Croatia, Morocco, Poland
Netherlands Algeria, Belgium, Germany
2 Belgium Greece, Ireland
Faroe Islands Italy, Norway
Moldova Armenia, Egypt
1 Algeria Faroe Islands
Denmark San Marino
Greece Hungary
Kosovo Czech Republic
Italy Slovenia
Norway Rest of the World
San Marino Denmark
Slovenia Liechtenstein

Final

Voting results Grand Final
United Kingdom.png Morocco.png Czech Republic.png Finland.png Monaco.png Sweden.png Moldova.png Israel.png Slovenia.png Norway.png Turkey.png Andorra.png France.png Russia.png San Marino.png Algeria.png Croatia.png Faroe Islands.png Egypt.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Luxembourg.png Italy.png Ukraine.png Netherlands.png Ireland.png Lithuania.png Slovakia.png Lebanon.png Switzerland.png Spain.png Romania.png Cyprus.png Serbia.png Kazakhstan.png Latvia.png Estonia.png Liechtenstein.png Poland.png Greece.png Belgium.png Hungary.png Kosovo.png Azerbaijan.png Germany.png Denmark.png Armenia.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants United Kingdom 1 4 2 3 10 10 6 7 8 7 2 7 4 5 2 8 4 5 95 16
Morocco 3 2 4 10 2 5 10 6 10 5 1 8 7 73 22
Czech Republic 6 3 12 6 8 3 4 4 10 7 6 12 5 86 18
Finland 6 4 8 7 1 7 12 10 3 4 5 4 12 4 10 4 10 12 10 5 10 8 4 3 1 3 167 1
Monaco 5 12 1 7 2 10 2 12 10 2 3 3 69 24
Sweden 12 10 8 7 7 4 3 6 1 5 12 3 2 10 2 4 3 3 3 8 12 12 8 8 12 165 3
Moldova 10 5 5 1 4 3 10 1 5 3 5 10 2 12 6 8 3 5 3 7 2 1 6 2 12 5 136 4
Israel 7 2 12 1 3 7 3 12 5 7 7 2 6 1 12 2 4 12 6 12 4 10 7 5 10 7 166 2
Slovenia 3 5 1 2 6 6 6 4 10 7 4 10 1 12 10 12 2 5 6 112 11
Norway 8 7 8 4 5 1 10 4 6 3 8 1 4 7 1 6 83 21
Turkey 8 12 10 3 1 5 2 7 5 1 10 8 6 3 1 12 10 3 12 4 3 126 7
Andorra 10 5 8 8 10 12 3 10 5 5 7 3 5 8 4 3 10 3 1 120 10
France 4 1 1 12 5 1 6 12 2 3 6 53 25
Russia 2 2 6 3 6 10 1 7 4 7 6 8 2 2 8 4 6 7 4 10 105 12
San Marino 4 3 8 7 2 8 4 6 7 7 10 3 5 12 6 8 3 4 4 10 7 128 5
Algeria 2 10 6 2 5 2 12 2 8 8 8 12 2 4 5 6 7 4 105 13
Croatia 1 1 2 2 5 12 23 26
Faroe Islands 7 7 6 12 1 3 12 12 3 5 2 7 2 12 2 93 17
Egypt 10 4 4 12 2 5 2 1 8 7 3 8 6 72 23
Bosnia&Herzegovina 5 12 10 1 8 7 10 7 12 1 5 1 3 6 5 10 103 15
Luxembourg 1 3 2 4 12 6 6 12 8 7 6 1 4 12 8 2 6 4 104 14
Italy 6 8 8 12 7 3 2 3 6 3 1 4 1 1 6 10 1 7 2 2 8 1 5 7 1 7 1 123 8
Ukraine 2 5 12 1 1 6 2 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 12 7 5 7 7 5 8 2 126 6
Netherlands 6 12 10 7 5 6 8 10 3 5 3 7 3 10 10 7 1 8 2 123 9
Ireland 5 12 4 5 8 6 12 1 6 6 5 6 10 86 19
Lithuania 1 4 6 5 8 8 10 4 3 4 1 1 6 8 2 5 8 84 20
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
5 Israel Finland, Kazakhstan, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine
Sweden Belgium, Bosnia and Herzgovina, Poland, Rest of the World, United Kingdom
4 Faroe Islands Egypt, Estonia, Italy, Norway
3 Finland Cyprus, Ireland, Russia
Luxembourg Algeria, Kosovo, Netherlands
Turkey Denmark, Hungary, Sweden
2 Algeria Faroe Islands, Spain
Bosnia and Herzegovina Czech Republic, Luxembourg
Czech Republic Azerbaijan, Moldova
France Latvia, Lebanon
Ireland Croatia, Morocco
Moldova Armenia, Slovakia
Monaco France, Switzerland
Slovenia Greece, Liechtenstein
Ukraine Israel, Lithuania
1 Andorra San Marino
Croatia Germany
Egypt Andorra
Italy Slovenia
Netherlands Monaco
San Marino Serbia

International broadcast and voting

Voting Grand Final

Grand Final Voting
Place Non-qualifiers ranking Points Finalists ranking Points Final ranking Points
1 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 89 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 90 Flag of Finland.svg Finland 167
2 Flag of Finland.svg Finland 80 Flag of Israel.svg Israel 89 Flag of Israel.svg Israel 166
3 Flag of Israel.svg Israel 77 Flag of Finland.svg Finland 87 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 165
4 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 75 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 85 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova 136
5 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 73 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands 82 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino 128
6 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova 72 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra 76 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 126
7 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 64 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 73 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 126
8 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino 59 Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 71 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 123
9 Flag of Russia.svg Russia 51 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino 69 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands 123
10 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 50 Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands 68 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra 120
11 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 48 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova 64 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 112
12 Flag of France.svg France 47 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 59 Flag of Russia.svg Russia 105
13 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra 44 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 59 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 105
14 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands 41 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 57 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 104
15 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 41 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 56 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 103
16 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 38 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 56 Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 95
17 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 31 Flag of Russia.svg Russia 54 Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands 93
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 30 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 54 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 86
19 Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco 30 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 53 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 86
20 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 30 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 48 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 84
21 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 27 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 46 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 83
22 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 27 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 42 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 73
23 Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands 25 Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco 39 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 72
24 Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 24 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 23 Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco 69
25 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 24 Flag of France.svg France 6 Flag of France.svg France 53
26 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 21 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 2 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 23

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.svg Albania: Albania will continue to sit out of the competition, but a return next edition is not out of the question.
  • Flag of Austria.svg Austria: The previous head of delegation decided to resign from his position, therefore the country was forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus: BRTC announced the withdrawal of the country due to poor results in the latest editions.
  • Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria: After withdrawing for the forty-seventh edition, the country stated that a return this edition is very likely. However, BNR announced that it will not return.
  • Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia: It was announced by the Georgian broadcaster that the the country would withdraw from the edition due to financial issues.
  • Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland: RÚV decided to withdraw from the forty-eighth edition due to lack of interest. 
  • Macedonia.png Macedonia: Macedonian broadcaster stated no interest in participating this edition due to their poor results.
  • Flag of Malta.svg Malta: Malta had originally confirmed their participation in the contest but failed to submit and present their entry within the given deadline.
  • Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro: Montenegro hasn't participated in the contest since the forty-fourth edition. The specific reason behind the withdrawal has never been confirmed. However, the country might return next edition.
  • Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal: It was revealed that the country would withdraw from the forty-eighth edition.

See also

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