Eurovision-2017: 43 countries, including the Russian Federation, will visit Kiev

The record number of the countries will participate in Eurovision-2017. Romania and Portugal will return to competition, while Bosnia and Herzegovina refused to participate 43 countries, including Romania and Portugal, which last year didn't take part, will participate in the song contest Eurovision-2017, it was reported on the official website of the song contest. Bosnia and Herzegovina refused to take part at Eurovision-2017. The third time for the competition history Australian representative will join the contest. Russia will also participate in the Eurovision. The Eurovision-2017 will...

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24.06.2016

The best-known song contest of the world Eurovision-2017 will take place in Ukraine. It is coming from results of the previous time, when Ukrainian singer Jamala won the competition at the final.

Jamala is known in Ukraine and the CIS countries for a long time; however the song which she presented at world song contest last year, stands out sharply among familiar repertoire of the singer. The song “1944” is rather requiem, which allows opening all sides of talent of Jamala, than specific to the contest rhythmical pop music.

Perhaps, such originality of genre together with tremendous show helped Jamala to take first place last year.

Last year’s competitions took place in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Representatives of forty two countries took part in competition. Among them were Ukraine, Australia and Russia, which got the first, second and third places based on the ratio of jury votes and calls of the audience. Besides, in 2016 the system of vote got cardinal changes: for the first time results were reduced not only on voices of the audience, but the Eurovision had jury.

Generally speaking, almost whole world monitors qualifying rounds, semi-finals and, of course, the final of this competition. So the show, prepared by Swedes in the unique Eriksson-Glob pavilion, was really at high level.

However, it is affairs of bygone days. And today other question is much more important: what to wait from the Eurovision of 2017?

Date of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

The answer to this question becomes clear already at setting dates. Uncertainty should be expected, as even date of the Eurovision of 2017 managed to change in only three months.

That way, initially terms of the main events of the next competition are appointed even before holding festival of the current year. 2016 did not become exception and initial dates were appointed in March, the 14th, during meeting of representatives of delegations from the countries which are taking part. The meeting took place in the capital of the host country – Stockholm. Initial terms of carrying out were close to constants – two semi-finals on May 16 and 18, the final – 20.

However in June date of the Eurovision of 2017 has been postponed for earlier terms:

  • Two semi-finals on May 9 and 11;
  • The final – on May 13.

Such change intrigues as its purpose is not absolutely clear. Also there is no information which would explain the reasons of similar changes. There is probability that the host country is initiator of changes of terms, although taking into account statements of the Minister of Culture, Evgeny Nishchuk, it is not absolutely clear why Ukraine cut down terms on own preparation.

It should be pointed out that in only five days after postponement Nishchuk said in interview to the known Ukrainian TV channel that in the Ukrainian cities there is no room conforming to standards. “Potentially, there is no platform anywhere” – he told.

Venue of the Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine

In spite of the sad statement of the fact, told by the Ukrainian Minister of Cultural Affairs, Ukraine is adjusted very positively. On a state of affairs for today, the venue of the Eurovision 2017 is not determined and, most likely, it will be known not earlier than in autumn of 2016.

Of course, the authorities promised the possible answer at the end of summer, but information obtained in the autumn will be reliable almost for hundred percent and will hardly undergo to changes.

There is a fierce fight now for the right to become host city, which will accept the Eurovision of 2017. Requests have arrived from six cities:

  • Kiev;
  • Dnipro;
  • Kharkiv;
  • Odessa;
  • Lviv;
  • Kherson.

Earlier, Ukraine carried out the Eurovision-2005. Then, thanks to Ruslana’s victory and hers “Wild dances”, the contest took place in the capital, Kiev. However, according to Nishchuk, Sports palace, where the event was held last time, not in that technical condition any more. The Minister of Cultural Affairs thought the building “shaky” that sounds threateningly, taking into account scope of show and constantly updated technical counters of a scene.

The cities which submitted applications for carrying out the Eurovision 2017

As can be seen from the list, some cities in the request offer directly several venues. It is about Kharkiv, Kiev and Dnipro. It must be said that Kiev brought Sports palace in the list anyway, and two other cities have mentioned objects which has been in a condition of the refrigerated construction for several years.

However, it is rather an advantage, than disadvantage, if the decision is made for benefit of one of unfinished rooms, they will be completed, being guided by requirements of the Eurovision.

Participants of Eurovision 2017

At the moment it is precisely known only about 19 member countries in semi-finals:

  • Austria
  • Armenia
  • Belgium
  • Hungary
  • Greece
  • Denmark
  • Israel
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Slovenia
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Estonia

Who will represent every of these countries on the Eurovision 2017 is generally unknown. Besides, Germany, Spain, Ukraine and France are expected already in the final. Twenty more countries which were taking part this year still haven’t confirmed participation in the next competition:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Australia
  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Great Britain
  • Georgia
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Lithuania
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Croatia
  • Montenegro
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Czech Republic

At this stage it is difficult to tell which of these countries will become participants of the next contest. However, it is already possible to speak about chances.

Participants of Eurovision 2017 with high probability won’t become Bosnia and Herzegovina. And it is not at personal desire, and because of debts to EBU. Nearly five and a half million euros – not small amount, which representatives of the Bosnian broadcasting company couldn’t collect this year and will hardly collect in the following. Especially, taking into account own debts of the Bosnian national broadcaster.

Not many people think, but an opportunity to sing at the European competition is defined by membership in EBU, to be exact – “European Broadcasting Union”. It is the largest merging of the national broadcasting organizations. And EBU is the organizer and, actually, the owner of the well-known Eurovision (and also its children’s and dancing analog). And big debt of Bosnia and Herzegovina can mean two things:

exclusion of the list of contestants;

lack of national broadcasting in principle.

Also, Andorra already refused to take part. Refusal was formulated as “for reasons beyond our control”; however it isn’t connected with debts or any other form of disqualification.

It is unexpected that Australia, whose singer took the second place in 2016, can also refuse. At the moment it is known that concerning full participation of this country in a competition of 2017 negotiations are conducted. However, any particularities meanwhile were not sounded.

Among refused countries there can also be Albania. However, it is too soon to draw conclusions – now Albanians just took a break and, perhaps, will take part in the Eurovision 2017.

From pleasant news there is expansion of borders of a competition. In 2017 the geography of the Eurovision can extend up to the USA. Also, among possible debutants Kosovo and Kazakhstan appear. It is known that Kosovo already received the invitation.

Songs of Eurovision 2017

Despite the fact that till May of the next year there are a lot of time, songs of the Eurovision of 2017 from five countries are already known. The countries that have decided on the choice:

  • Germany – Unser Song für Ukraine
  • Austria – Wer singt für Österreich?
  • Armenia – Depi Evratesil
  • Israel – הכוכב הבא לאירוויזיון
  • Latvia – Supernova

At the same time, other participants will choose the song and singers only in 2017. Such countries are:

  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Estonia

However even on the example of five defined countries it is visible that numbers on the Eurovision 2017 will be not only English-speaking. Especially among already defined finalists.

Finalists of Eurovision 2017

By rules of the contest, in the final Germany, Spain, and France and, also as the country hostess and the winner – Ukraine, are written already down.

Of course, it is too soon to judge in what language the following Ukrainian participant will sing. However, Germany was already defined and “Our song for Ukraine” will be either in German, or with use of it.

It is only known execution language of the song from France – it will be French. Taking into account that French singer Amir Haddad won first place in TOP-5 for 2016 from OGAE (General Organization of Eurovision Fans), and in 2017 the participant from France has to be on the high level.

In general, finalists of the Eurovision 2017 will surely please the audience with the skill and high-quality selection of repertoire. And the fact that today in questions of the organization of the Eurovision 2017 are many white spots only does expectation of the next competition more intriguing. Especially as our portal will tell you about all news of Eurovision 2017.

And it is to wait for the show only nine months.