43 countries to participate at Eurovision 2017
The EBU has released the full list of countries that will compete at Eurovision 2017. Fourty-three countries will compete in Kyiv, equalling the record set in 2008 and matched in 2011.
The list announces the return of Portugal and Romania, who were both absent from last year’s contest. Australia are back again in 2017 for their third participation in the contest. It has still not been confirmed whether or not Australia will be a permanent participant at Eurovision.
“We are delighted that 43 national broadcasters have signed up for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest equalling our record highest participation. We have not had this many countries in one contest since 2011 in Düsseldorf. The Eurovision Song Contest still unites audiences like no other show, reaching over 200 million people in 2016. We’re looking forward to three fantastic shows in Kyiv next May”, said EBU Executive Supervisor of The Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand.
Participating countries at Eurovision 2017
- Czech Republic
- F. Y. R. Macedonia
- The Netherlands
- San Marino
- United Kingdom