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Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev

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Following Jamala's win with "1944" at the 2016 edition in Stockholm, Sweden, the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Kiev, Ukraine, in May 2017. Again, there will be three live shows: Two semi-finals (May 9th and 11th) and the grand final (May 13th).

 

This is the second time that Ukraine will host the contest. The first time was in 2005.


43 countries have confirmed their participation:

  1. Albania
  2. Armenia
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Belarus
  7. Belgium
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Croatia
  10. Cyprus
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Denmark
  13. Estonia
  14. Finland
  15. France
  16. Georgia
  17. Germany
  18. Greece
  19. Hungary
  20. Iceland
  21. Ireland
  22. Italy
  23. Israel
  24. Latvia
  25. Lithuania
  26. Macedonia
  27. Malta
  28. Moldova
  29. Montenegro
  30. Netherlands
  31. Norway
  32. Poland
  33. Portugal (last participation was in 2014)
  34. Romania (last participation was in 2015)
  35. Russia
  36. San Marino
  37. Serbia
  38. Slovenia
  39. Spain
  40. Sweden
  41. Switzerland
  42. Ukraine
  43. United Kingdom

 

2016 participants that will not compete in 2017:

  • Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

Former participants that will not return:

  • Andorra (last participation was in 2009)
  • Luxembourg (last participation was in 1993)
  • Monaco (last participation was in 2006)
  • Slovakia (last participation was in 2012)
  • Turkey (last participation was in 2012)

 

Recap of the 2016 Contest

 

 

 

The official youtube channel has released compilations of the 10 best-placed entries from recent winning countries. So far, they have done compilations for the winning countries from 2010 (Germany), 2011 (Azerbaijan), 2012 (Sweden), 2013 (Denmark), 2014 (Austria), 2015 (Sweden) and 2016 (Ukraine).

 

Germany (1956-2016)

 

 

Azerbaijan (2008-2016)

 

 

Sweden (1968-2016)

 

 

Denmark (1957-2016)

 

 

Austria (1957-2016)

 

 

Ukraine (2004-2016)

 

 

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More "Best of" compilations...

 

Norway (1960-2016)

 

 

Russia (1994-2016)

 

 

Serbia (2007-2016)

 

 

And this is the first entry for the 2017 contest:

 

Albania 2017: Lindita Halimi / "Botë"
The song will most likely be performed in English at Eurovision.

 

 

 

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Belarus 2017: NaviBand / "Historyja majho žyccia"

For the first time since their debut at the Contest in 2004, Belarus will sing in their national language Belarusian (not to be confused with Russian or Ukrainian).

 

 

 

Georgia 2017: Tako Gachechiladze / "Keep the Faith"

 

 

 

And another compilation:

 

 

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Some more entries:

 

Finland 2017: Norma John / "Blackbird"

 

 

 

France 2017: Alma / "Requiem"

 

 

Germany 2017: Levina / "Perfect Life"

 

 

 

Switzerland 2017: Timebelle / "Apollo"

 

 

 

United Kingdom 2017: Lucie Jones / "Never Give Up on You"

 

 

 

And another compilation:

 

 

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Italy 2017: Francesco Gabbani / "Occidentali's Karma"

Love this.

 

 

Spain 2017: Manel Navarro / "Do it For Your Lover"

 

 

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Hungary 2017: Joci Pápai / "Origo"

Another great song.

 

 

Malta 2017: Claudia Faniello / "Breathlessly"

 

 

 

Poland 2017: Kasia Mos / "Flashlight"

 

 

 

Turkey hasn't competed in the Contest since 2012, but here are their best-placed entries:

 

 

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