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Own Eurovision Song Contest 48
Closing All Divides
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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 Armenia
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Serbia Serbia
Flag of Sweden Sweden
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Withdrawing Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of Georgia Georgia
Flag of Iceland Iceland
Macedonia Macedonia
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Finland Finland
"Nadaa"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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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

Odesa Chornomorets Stadium 4

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

Ukraine adm location map
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Dnipro
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Kharkiv
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Kiev
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Lviv
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Odessa
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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 Israel Sagi Abitbul "Mariko" 1 148
02 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Tsar B "Escalate" 10 72
03 Flag of Turkey Turkey Tarkan "Yolla" 7 78
04 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Lina Mayer "Don't Leave Me Now" 13 66
05 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Karina Krysko "Be kaukių" 6 86
06 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Jenn Sarkis "Breaking Boundaries" 16 30
07 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Nassi "La vie est belle" 11 70
08 Flag of Finland Finland Diandra "Nadaa" 4 104
09 Flag of Spain Spain Maldita Nerea "Bailarina" 19 16
10 Flag of Romania Romania Ioana Ignat "Mă dezîndragostesc" 12 69
11 Flag of Monaco Monaco Liv "Vendez nous du rêve" 9 76
12 Flag of Sweden Sweden Skott "Mermaid" 2 123
13 Flag of Andorra Andorra Brisa Fenoy "Ella" 3 114
14 Flag of France France Ehla "Demain encore" 8 77
15 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Eleftheria Eleftheriou "Ston kosmo to diko tis" 17 25
16 Flag of Serbia Serbia Jelena Karleuša "Pucaj u ljubav (Ne vredi)" 18 22
17 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Saryn "Kun men ay" 15 50
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Adna "Closure" 5 91
19 Flag of Latvia Latvia PYØR "Broke My Rules" 14 63
20 Flag of Estonia 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 Liechtenstein LPNO feat. Nicole Anu "Into the Gray" 17 54
02 Flag of Poland Poland Sarsa "Volta" 13 64
03 Flag of San Marino San Marino Giulia Penna "Legocentrico" 8 74
04 Flag of Algeria Algeria Chimène Badi "Les retardataires" 10 71
05 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Nika Zorjan "Fse" 5 87
06 Flag of Greece Greece Tamta "Ilious ke thalasses" 15 63
07 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Aneta Langerová "Tráva" 2 99
08 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Nina June "When We Fall" 1 104
09 Flag of Belgium Belgium Laura Tesoro "Higher" 12 66
10 Flag of Hungary Hungary Lola "Beléd szerettem" 20 25
11 Flag of Italy Italy Sejo "Too Young" 9 72
12 Flag of Norway Norway Frøder "Over the Sea" 6 85
13 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Byrta "Andvekur" 7 80
14 Flag of Ireland Ireland Wallis Bird "Hardly Hardly" 4 94
15 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Andrra "Palinë" 11 68
16 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Röya feat. Ozan Çolakoğlu "Kesin bilgi" 18 38
17 Flag of Germany Germany Elif "Doppelleben" 19 33
18 Flag of Denmark Denmark Faustix feat. Alexander Oscar "Somebody New" 16 54
19 Flag of Armenia Armenia Susanna Petrosyan "Im" 14 64
20 Flag of Moldova Moldova Natalia Gordienko "P'yanaya" 3 97

Final

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

Scoreboards

Semi-final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Israel Luxembourg Turkey Slovakia Lithuania Lebanon Switzerland Finland Spain Romania Monaco Sweden Andorra France Cyprus Serbia Kazakhstan Bosnia and Herzegovina Latvia Estonia Russia Ukraine United Kingdom Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg 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 Poland San Marino Algeria Slovenia Greece Czech Republic Netherlands Belgium Hungary Italy Norway Faroe Islands Ireland Kosovo Azerbaijan Germany Denmark Armenia Moldova Croatia Egypt Morocco Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg 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 Morocco Czech Republic Finland Monaco Sweden Moldova Israel Slovenia Norway Turkey Andorra France Russia San Marino Algeria Croatia Faroe Islands Egypt Bosnia and Herzegovina Luxembourg Italy Ukraine Netherlands Ireland Lithuania Slovakia Lebanon Switzerland Spain Romania Cyprus Serbia Kazakhstan Latvia Estonia Liechtenstein Poland Greece Belgium Hungary Kosovo Azerbaijan Germany Denmark Armenia Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg United Kingdom 1 4 2 3 10 10 6 7 8 7 27 4 5 2 8 4 5 9516
Morocco 3 2 4 10 2 5 10 6 10 5 1 8 7 7322
Czech Republic 6 3 12 6 8 34 4 10 7 6 12 5 8618
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 6924
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 4 310 1 5 3 5 10 212 6 83 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 6 410 7 4 10 1 12 10 12 2 5 6112 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 51 10 8 6 3 1 12 10 3 12 4 3 1267
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 7 710 3 5 12 6 8 3 4 4 10 7 1285
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 2326
Faroe Islands 7 7 6 12 1 3 12 12 3 5 2 7 2 12 2 9317
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 10103 15
Luxembourg 1 3 2 4 12 6 6 12 8 7 6 1 4 128 2 6 4104 14
Italy 6 8 8 12 7 3 2 3 6 3 1 4 1 1 6 10 1 7 22 8 1 5 7 1 71 123 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 2123 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 8420
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 Slovenia 89 Flag of Sweden Sweden 90 Flag of Finland Finland 167
2 Flag of Finland Finland 80 Flag of Israel Israel 89 Flag of Israel Israel 166
3 Flag of Israel Israel 77 Flag of Finland Finland 87 Flag of Sweden Sweden 165
4 Flag of Sweden Sweden 75 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 85 Flag of Moldova Moldova 136
5 Flag of Turkey Turkey 73 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 82 Flag of San Marino San Marino 128
6 Flag of Moldova Moldova 72 Flag of Andorra Andorra 76 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 126
7 Flag of Italy Italy 64 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 73 Flag of Turkey Turkey 126
8 Flag of San Marino San Marino 59 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 71 Flag of Italy Italy 123
9 Flag of Russia Russia 51 Flag of San Marino San Marino 69 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 123
10 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 50 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 68 Flag of Andorra Andorra 120
11 Flag of Algeria Algeria 48 Flag of Moldova Moldova 64 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 112
12 Flag of France France 47 Flag of Italy Italy 59 Flag of Russia Russia 105
13 Flag of Andorra Andorra 44 Flag of Ireland Ireland 59 Flag of Algeria Algeria 105
14 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 41 Flag of Algeria Algeria 57 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 104
15 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 41 Flag of Norway Norway 56 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 103
16 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 38 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 56 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 95
17 Flag of Morocco Morocco 31 Flag of Russia Russia 54 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 93
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 30 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 54 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 86
19 Flag of Monaco Monaco 30 Flag of Turkey Turkey 53 Flag of Ireland Ireland 86
20 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 30 Flag of Egypt Egypt 48 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 84
21 Flag of Norway Norway 27 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 46 Flag of Norway Norway 83
22 Flag of Ireland Ireland 27 Flag of Morocco Morocco 42 Flag of Morocco Morocco 73
23 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 25 Flag of Monaco Monaco 39 Flag of Egypt Egypt 72
24 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 24 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 23 Flag of Monaco Monaco 69
25 Flag of Egypt Egypt 24 Flag of France France 6 Flag of France France 53
26 Flag of Croatia Croatia 21 Flag of Croatia Croatia 2 Flag of Croatia 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 Albania: Albania will continue to sit out of the competition, but a return next edition is not out of the question.
  • Flag of Austria Austria: The previous head of delegation decided to resign from his position, therefore the country was forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Belarus Belarus: BRTC announced the withdrawal of the country due to poor results in the latest editions.
  • Flag of Bulgaria 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 Georgia: It was announced by the Georgian broadcaster that the the country would withdraw from the edition due to financial issues.
  • Flag of Iceland Iceland: RÚV decided to withdraw from the forty-eighth edition due to lack of interest. 
  • Macedonia Macedonia: Macedonian broadcaster stated no interest in participating this edition due to their poor results.
  • Flag of Malta 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 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 Portugal: It was revealed that the country would withdraw from the forty-eighth edition.

See also

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