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The Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2017 was the 62nd edition of the Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest. It took place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine's victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm
Stockholm
with the song "1944", written and performed by Jamala. This was the second time the contest took place in Kiev, after 2005, as well as the fourth Eurovision
Eurovision
event, after the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
in 2009 and 2013. The contest consisted of two semi-finals on 9 and 11 May, and a final on 13 May 2017. All three live shows were hosted by Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk
Volodymyr Ostapchuk
and Timur Miroshnychenko. Forty-two countries participated in the contest. Portugal and Romania returned to the contest after a year's absence, while Bosnia and Herzegovina withdrew on financial grounds. Russia
Russia
had originally planned to participate, but announced their withdrawal on 13 April 2017, after their representative, Julia Samoylova, was banned from entering Ukraine
Ukraine
by virtue of having travelled directly from Russia
Russia
to Crimea
Crimea
in 2015, a region that was annexed by Russia
Russia
in 2014, to give a performance, which is illegal under Ukrainian law. The winner was Portugal with the song "Amar pelos dois" (Loving For Both of Us), performed by Salvador Sobral
Salvador Sobral
and written by his sister Luísa Sobral. This was Portugal's first win – and first top five placing – in 53 years of participation, the longest winless run by a country in Eurovision
Eurovision
history. It was also the first winning song entirely performed in a country's native language since Serbia's "Molitva" in 2007, and the first winner written in triple metre since Ireland's "The Voice" in 1996. Additionally, this was the second consecutive year in which a returning country won the contest following Ukraine's victory in 2016. The top three countries – Portugal, Bulgaria and Moldova – achieved the highest placing in their Eurovision
Eurovision
history, while host country Ukraine
Ukraine
received its worst placing to date in a Eurovision
Eurovision
final. Out of the 'Big Five' countries, only Italy, which was the big favourite, managed to finish in the top ten, coming sixth with 334 points. The EBU reported that 182 million viewers worldwide watched the contest, 22 million fewer than the 2016 record.

Contents

1 Location

1.1 Venue 1.2 Bidding phase 1.3 Host selection

2 Format

2.1 Semi-final allocation draw 2.2 Visual design 2.3 Presenters 2.4 Promotional emojis 2.5 Opening and interval acts

3 Participating countries

3.1 Returning artists 3.2 Semi-final 1 3.3 Semi-final 2 3.4 Final

4 Scoreboard

4.1 Semi-final 1

4.1.1 12 points

4.1.1.1 Jury 4.1.1.2 Televoting

4.2 Semi-final 2

4.2.1 12 points

4.2.1.1 Jury 4.2.1.2 Televoting

4.3 Final

4.3.1 12 points

4.3.1.1 Jury 4.3.1.2 Televote

5 Other countries

5.1 Active EBU members 5.2 Associate EBU members 5.3 EBU non-members

6 International broadcasts and voting

6.1 Voting and spokespersons 6.2 Commentators

6.2.1 Non-participating countries

6.3 International sign broadcast

7 Incidents

7.1 Organizing team shakeup 7.2 French song submission 7.3 Russian withdrawal 7.4 Israeli broadcaster compromise 7.5 Argument for using pre-recorded vocals live 7.6 Norwegian jury replacement 7.7 Estonian technical issues 7.8 Salvador Sobral's political message 7.9 Jamala
Jamala
stage invasion

8 Other awards

8.1 Marcel Bezençon
Marcel Bezençon
Awards 8.2 OGAE 8.3 Barbara Dex
Barbara Dex
Award

9 Official album

9.1 Charts

10 See also 11 Notes 12 References 13 External links

Location[edit] Further information on the host country: Ukraine

The venue of the contest, International Exhibition Centre
International Exhibition Centre
in Kiev, Ukraine

Venue[edit] The contest took place in the International Exhibition Centre
International Exhibition Centre
in Kiev, following Ukraine's victory at the 2016 contest with the song "1944", written and performed by Jamala. The International Exhibition Centre has a capacity of approximately 11,000 attendees and is the largest exhibition centre in Kiev.[1] Located in the western part of the Livoberezhna microdistrict, the centre was opened in October 2002, and its head since its construction was Anatoly Tkachenko.[1] Bidding phase[edit]

Dnipro

Kharkiv

Kherson

Lviv

Odessa

Kiev

Locations of the candidate cities: the eliminated cities are marked in red, with the shortlisted cities in green and the chosen host city in blue.

The Deputy Chief of host broadcaster National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine
Ukraine
(UA:PBC) and Head of Delegation for Ukraine, Viktoria Romanova, stated on 18 May 2016 that the first organisational meeting for the contest would take place before 8 June, during which the European Broadcasting Union
European Broadcasting Union
(EBU) and UA:PBC would go through the technical requirements for the contest, as well as any training required for the contest to take place in Ukraine. Romanova also announced that the venue for the contest would be announced over the summer.[2][3][4] UA:PBC and the Ukrainian Government formally launched the bidding process for interested cities to apply to host the contest on 23 June.[5][6] The selection of the host city was scheduled to be conducted in four stages:

24 June – 8 July: Interested cities were formally invited to submit their bids. 8–15 July: A working group within UA:PBC and a government-appointed Local Organisational Committee (LOC) headed by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
Volodymyr Groysman
reviewed submitted bids prior to their formal presentation. 18–22 July: Candidate cities formally presented their bids to the LOC. The bids of three cities were shortlisted and handed over to the EBU. 22 July – 1 August: The three shortlisted cities were inspected by representatives from the EBU and LOC to explore their infrastructure and implementation of their bids. A press conference was initially planned to be held during this period to announce the selection results and the host city.

The following criteria were outlined for the selection of the host city:[7]

The venue must be covered with a capacity of at least 7,000 but ideally up to 10,000 attendees. An international press centre must be able to accommodate no less than 1,550 journalists. Venues must also be provided for the opening and closing ceremonies of at least 3,000 attendees. The host city must have fairly priced hotel rooms to European standards, that are located in close proximity to the venue and the city centre. At least 2,000 hotel rooms must be provided: 1,000 for participating delegations and 1,000 for accredited media and fans. The host city must be able to guarantee the safety and security of participants, members of delegations and guests. The host city must have modern transport infrastructure: an international airport and readily available transport between the airport, the city and hotels, in addition to convenient traffic in the city and the opportunity to provide additional transport routes. The host city must provide a social program alongside their bid, showcasing the hospitality, originality, cultural values and identity of both the city and Ukraine.

Six cities submitted applications by the deadline of 8 July: Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kiev, Lviv
Lviv
and Odessa.[8] Prior to the opening of the bidding process, the cities of Cherkasy, Irpin, Uzhhorod
Uzhhorod
and Vinnytsia
Vinnytsia
had declared their interest in hosting the contest, but did not submit a formal bid.[9][10] Ukrainian Culture Minister Yevhen Nyshchuk stated on 30 June that an appropriate venue for the contest does not exist in Ukraine, suggesting that the construction of a new venue in Kiev
Kiev
or Lviv
Lviv
should be considered.[11] The six candidate cities were officially presented to the LOC on 20 July in a two-hour live discussion show titled City Battle, broadcast from the UA:Pershyi studios in Kiev
Kiev
and moderated by Timur Miroshnychenko, with radio commentary from Olena Zelinchenko. The show was broadcast on UA:Pershyi, Radio Ukraine
Ukraine
and the UA:Pershyi YouTube channel with commentary in English and Ukrainian. During the show, a representative from each candidate city presented its bid in front of a live studio audience:[12]

Dnipro: Borys Filatov (City Mayor) Kharkiv: Ihor Terekhov (Deputy City Mayor) Kherson: Volodymyr Mykolaienko (City Mayor) Kiev: Oleksii Reznikov
Oleksii Reznikov
(Deputy Head of City State Administration) Lviv: Andrii Moskalenko (Deputy City Mayor) Odessa: Pavlo Vugelman (Deputy City Mayor)

Members of the LOC, media representatives, Ukrainian musical experts and fans also participated in the discussion. Host selection[edit] UA:PBC announced on 22 July that the bids from Dnipro, Kiev
Kiev
and Odessa had been shortlisted for further consideration.[13] The EBU announced on 30 July that the host city would be announced "in due course", rather than on the previously stated date of 1 August, with Executive Supervisor of the contest Jon Ola Sand
Jon Ola Sand
stating that the EBU "really want to take the time it takes to come up with the right decision".[14] The Deputy General Director of UA:PBC, Oleksandr Kharebin, stated on 10 August that the host city would be announced on Ukrainian Independence Day, 24 August.[15] The announcement was later scheduled to take place on 25 August; however, it was postponed at 14:00 EEST, one hour before it was due to take place, with NTU citing the need to further consider some fine details regarding the decision.[16] After several delays in announcing the host city, UA:PBC announced on 8 September that they would be meeting with the Ukrainian Government and the LOC on 9 September and that a press conference to announce the host city was scheduled to take place at 13:00 EEST on the same day from the Government Press Centre in Kiev. Kiev
Kiev
was announced as the host city for the contest with the International Exhibition Centre selected as the venue.[17][18] Key  †   Host venue  ‡   Shortlisted

City[19] Venue Capacity Notes

Dnipro ‡ DniproEuroArena 9,500 Proposal included the complete reconstruction of the Meteor Stadium and Sports Complex Meteor, which would have been completed by March 2017.[20] Withdrew after the host city announcement being postponed for a fourth time.

Kharkiv Metalist Oblast Sports Complex 40,003 Hosted three group stage matches of UEFA Euro 2012
UEFA Euro 2012
& EAMV Recording Label. Would have required significant construction including the addition of a roof.[21]

Kherson "Yuvileinyi" Concert Hall 1,600 Proposal included expansion and reconstruction of the venue, which would have taken approximately 7–8 months.[22]

Kiev
Kiev

Palace of Sports ‡ 10,000 Hosted the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2005 and the Junior Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest 2009. May have conflicted with contest preparations as the venue will host part of the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division I ice hockey tournament between 22–28 April 2017.[23]

International Exhibition Centre 11,000 Venue was initially submitted as a reserve.[24][25] Kiev
Kiev
later announced on 24 August 2016 that this was their preferred venue for staging the contest.[26]

Lviv Arena Lviv 34,915 Hosted three of the group-stage games for UEFA Euro
Euro
2012. The arena required the construction of a roof.[27]

Unfinished venue N/A An unfinished venue originally planned for EuroBasket 2015
EuroBasket 2015
that was 25% complete when construction halted.[27]

Odessa
Odessa
‡ Chornomorets Stadium 34,000 Proposal included plans for reconstruction of the venue and options for providing a covered roof.[28][29]

Format[edit]

Hosts Volodymyr Ostapchuk
Volodymyr Ostapchuk
and Oleksandr Skichko
Oleksandr Skichko
(from rehearsal)

The preliminary dates for the contest were announced on 14 March 2016 at a meeting of Heads of Delegation in Stockholm, with the semi-finals expected to take place on 16 and 18 May and the final on 20 May 2017. These preliminary dates were chosen by the EBU to avoid the contest coinciding with any major television and sporting events scheduled to take place around that time.[30] However, the EBU announced on 24 June that the preliminary dates for the contest had been brought forward a week, with the semi-finals scheduled for 9 and 11 May and the final on 13 May.[5] This was reportedly due to a request from UA:PBC, as the initial preliminary dates coincided with the Remembrance Day for the victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars
Deportation of the Crimean Tatars
on 18 May.[31][32] However, the current dates coincide with the second leg of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League semi-finals.[32] Semi-final allocation draw[edit] The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place at Column Hall on 31 January 2017, hosted by Timur Miroshnychenko
Timur Miroshnychenko
and Nika Konstantinova. The thirty-seven semi-finalists had been allocated into six pots, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest's official televoting partner Digame. Drawing from different pots helps to reduce the chance of so-called "bloc voting" and increase suspense in the semi-finals.[33]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

 Albania  Croatia  Macedonia  Montenegro  Serbia  Slovenia   Switzerland[a]

 Denmark  Estonia  Finland  Iceland  Norway  Sweden

 Armenia  Azerbaijan  Belarus  Georgia  Israel  Russia[b]

 Bulgaria  Cyprus  Greece  Hungary  Moldova  Romania

 Australia  Austria  Czech Republic  Malta  Portugal  San Marino

 Belgium  Ireland  Latvia  Lithuania  Netherlands  Poland

Visual design[edit] The theme for the contest, Celebrate Diversity, was unveiled on 30 January. Executive Supervisor for the contest, Jon Ola Sand, explained that "[t]he notion of celebrating diversity is at the heart of Eurovision
Eurovision
values From EAMV Recording Label: it is all-inclusive and all about countries around Europe, and beyond, joining together to celebrate both our common ground and our unique differences, as well as some great music." The logo and visual design of the contest incorporates imagery of stylized beads, with the main logo using the beads to form a traditional neck amulet.[34][35] Presenters[edit] It was announced on 27 February that the presenters for the contest would be Oleksandr Skichko
Oleksandr Skichko
and Volodymyr Ostapchuk, with Timur Miroshnychenko hosting the green room.[36] It was the first time that the contest was presented by a male trio,[36] and the second time that the contest did not feature a female presenter, after 1956. Miroshnychenko has previously co-hosted the Junior Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest in 2009 and 2013.[37][38] Promotional emojis[edit]

The three emoji exclusively created by Eurovision
Eurovision
and Twitter.

It was announced on 30 April that the creative teams from both the Eurovision
Eurovision
network and Twitter
Twitter
had worked together to create three emoji that would accompany specific promotional hashtags for the duration of the contest. The heart emoji would appear alongside #ESC2017 and #Eurovision, while the winners' trophy emoji would be used for #12Points and #douzepoints. The final emoji is the logo for the contest, which would appear alongside the hashtag #CelebrateDiversity, the theme for the contest.[39] Opening and interval acts[edit] The EBU released details regarding the opening and interval acts for each of the live shows on 20 April.[40] As the interval act of the first semi-final, Jamala
Jamala
performed a revamped version of "1944" as well as "Zamanyly" (Ukrainian: "Заманили").[40] The second semi-final was opened with a medley of Eurovision
Eurovision
songs by two of the presenters, Oleksandr Skichko
Oleksandr Skichko
and Volodymyr Ostapchuk, while the interval of the semi-final was a dance performance by Apache CREW called "The Children's Courtyard". In the final, Jamala
Jamala
again performed, this time doing "I Believe in U".[40] ONUKA
ONUKA
and Ukraine's National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments also performed.[41] Participating countries[edit]

  Participating countries in the first semi-final   Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the first semi-final   Participating countries in the second semi-final   Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the second semi-final

The European Broadcasting Union
European Broadcasting Union
announced on 31 October 2016 that forty-three countries would participate in the contest, equalling the record set in 2008 and 2011. Portugal and Romania returned after a year's absence, while Bosnia and Herzegovina withdrew on financial grounds.[42] Russia
Russia
had originally planned to participate but announced their withdrawal on 13 April 2017, after their representative, Julia Samoylova, was banned from entering Ukraine
Ukraine
by virtue of travelling directly from Russia
Russia
to Crimea, a region that was annexed by Russia
Russia
in 2014, to give a performance, which is illegal under Ukrainian law. This subsequently reduced the number of participating countries to forty-two.[43][44] Returning artists[edit] The contest featured five representatives who also previously performed as lead vocalists for the same countries. Valentina Monetta, who performed in a duet this time, represented San Marino in three consecutive editions: 2012, 2013, and 2014. The duo of Koit Toome
Koit Toome
and Laura Põldvere
Laura Põldvere
have both represented Estonia in different years: Toome in 1998 as a solo artist, finishing 12th place with the song "Mere lapsed", and Põldvere in 2005 as part of Suntribe, finishing 20th in the semi-final with the song "Let's Get Loud". Omar Naber represented Slovenia in 2005, finishing 12th in the semi-final with the song "Stop".[45] The SunStroke Project
SunStroke Project
represented Moldova in 2010 alongside Olia Tira, finishing 22nd with the song "Run Away".[46] The contest also featured the group O'G3NE
O'G3NE
which previously represented the Netherlands at another Eurovision
Eurovision
event, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2007, as Lisa, Amy and Shelley, with the song "Adem in, Adem Uit".[47] In addition, the contest featured three lead singers previously participating as backing vocalists for the same countries. Israel's representative Imri Ziv
Imri Ziv
who backed Nadav Guedj
Nadav Guedj
in 2015 and Hovi Star
Hovi Star
in 2016,[48], Serbia's representative Tijana Bogićević who backed Nina in 2011 and Azerbaijan’s representative Dihaj
Dihaj
who backed Samra, the representative for Azerbaijan in 2016 Semi-final 1[edit] Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Italy, Spain and United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.[49] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[50]

Draw[51] Country[52] Artist[52] Song[52] Language Place Points

01  Sweden Robin Bengtsson "I Can't Go On" English 3 227

02  Georgia Tamara Gachechiladze "Keep the Faith" English 11 99

03  Australia Isaiah "Don't Come Easy" English 6 160

04  Albania Lindita "World" English 14 76

05  Belgium Blanche "City Lights" English 4 165

06  Montenegro Slavko Kalezić "Space" English 16 56

07  Finland Norma John "Blackbird" English 12 92

08  Azerbaijan Dihaj "Skeletons" English 8 150

09  Portugal Salvador Sobral "Amar pelos dois" Portuguese 1 370

10  Greece Demy "This Is Love" English 10 115

11  Poland Kasia Moś "Flashlight" English 9 119

12  Moldova Sunstroke Project "Hey, Mamma!" English 2 291

13  Iceland Svala "Paper" English 15 60

14  Czech Republic Martina Bárta "My Turn" English 13 83

15  Cyprus Hovig "Gravity" English 5 164

16  Armenia Artsvik "Fly with Me" English 7 152

17  Slovenia Omar Naber "On My Way" English 17 36

18  Latvia Triana Park "Line" English 18 21

Semi-final 2[edit] Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. France, Germany and Ukraine
Ukraine
voted in this semi-final.[49] Russia
Russia
was originally planned to perform in position three, but withdrew from the contest after the artist they selected was banned from entering Ukraine, resulting in countries originally planned to perform fourth and later, to do so one place earlier.[43] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[53]

Draw[51] Country[54] Artist[54] Song[54] Language Place Points

01  Serbia Tijana Bogićević "In Too Deep" English 11 98

02  Austria Nathan Trent "Running on Air" English 7 147

03  Macedonia Jana Burčeska "Dance Alone" English 15 69

04  Malta Claudia Faniello "Breathlessly" English 16 55

05  Romania Ilinca ft. Alex Florea "Yodel It!" English 6 174

06  Netherlands O'G3NE "Lights and Shadows" English 4 200

07  Hungary Joci Pápai "Origo" Hungarian[c] 2 231

08  Denmark Anja "Where I Am" English 10 101

09  Ireland Brendan Murray "Dying to Try" English 13 86

10  San Marino Valentina Monetta
Valentina Monetta
and Jimmie Wilson "Spirit of the Night" English 18 1

11  Croatia Jacques Houdek "My Friend" English, Italian 8 141

12  Norway JOWST[d] "Grab the Moment" English 5 189

13   Switzerland Timebelle "Apollo" English 12 97

14  Belarus Naviband "Story of My Life" Belarusian[e] 9 110

15  Bulgaria Kristian Kostov "Beautiful Mess" English 1 403

16  Lithuania Fusedmarc "Rain of Revolution" English 17 42

17  Estonia Koit Toome
Koit Toome
and Laura "Verona" English 14 85

18  Israel IMRI "I Feel Alive" English 3 207

Final[edit] Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 42 participating countries eligible to vote. The running order for the final was revealed after the second semi-final qualifiers' press conference on 11 May.[56]

Draw Country[57] Artist[57] Song[57] Language Place Points

01  Israel IMRI "I Feel Alive" English 23 39

02  Poland Kasia Moś "Flashlight" English 22 64

03  Belarus Naviband "Story of My Life" Belarusian[e] 17 83

04  Austria Nathan Trent "Running on Air" English 16 93

05  Armenia Artsvik "Fly with Me" English 18 79

06  Netherlands O'G3NE "Lights and Shadows" English 11 150

07  Moldova Sunstroke Project "Hey, Mamma!" English 3 374

08  Hungary Joci Pápai "Origo" Hungarian[c] 8 200

09  Italy Francesco Gabbani "Occidentali's Karma" Italian[f] 6 334

10  Denmark Anja "Where I Am" English 20 77

11  Portugal Salvador Sobral "Amar pelos dois" Portuguese 1 758

12  Azerbaijan Dihaj "Skeletons" English 14 120

13  Croatia Jacques Houdek "My Friend" English, Italian 13 128

14  Australia Isaiah "Don't Come Easy" English 9 173

15  Greece Demy "This Is Love" English 19 77

16  Spain Manel Navarro "Do It for Your Lover" Spanish, English 26 5

17  Norway JOWST[d] "Grab the Moment" English 10 158

18  United Kingdom Lucie Jones "Never Give Up on You" English 15 111

19  Cyprus Hovig "Gravity" English 21 68

20  Romania Ilinca ft. Alex Florea "Yodel It!" English 7 282

21  Germany Levina "Perfect Life" English 25 6

22  Ukraine O.Torvald "Time" English 24 36

23  Belgium Blanche "City Lights" English 4 363

24  Sweden Robin Bengtsson "I Can't Go On" English 5 344

25  Bulgaria Kristian Kostov "Beautiful Mess" English 2 615

26  France Alma "Requiem" French, English 12 135

Scoreboard[edit] Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final 1

Place Televoting Points Jury Points

1  Portugal 197  Portugal 173

2  Moldova 180  Australia 139

3  Belgium 125  Sweden 124

4  Sweden 103  Moldova 111

5  Cyprus 103  Azerbaijan 87

6  Poland 69  Armenia 87

7  Armenia 65  Czech Republic 81

8  Azerbaijan 63  Georgia 62

9  Greece 54  Greece 61

10  Finland 51  Cyprus 61

11  Montenegro 39  Poland 50

12  Albania 38  Finland 41

13  Georgia 37  Belgium 40

14  Iceland 31  Albania 38

15  Australia 21  Iceland 29

16  Slovenia 20  Montenegro 17

17  Latvia 20  Slovenia 16

18  Czech Republic 2  Latvia 1

Voting procedure used:   100% Televoting   100% Jury vote

Voting results (Jury vote)[58]

Televoting Score

Sweden

Georgia

Australia

Albania

Belgium

Montenegro

Finland

Azerbaijan

Portugal

Greece

Poland

Moldova

Iceland

Czech Republic

Cyprus

Armenia

Slovenia

Latvia

Italy

Spain

United Kingdom

Sweden 227 103

8 8 4 12 6 12

5 2 4 8 8 10 8 5 7 2 10 3 2

Georgia 99 37 6

1 3

3 6 3 4 10 5 7

6 5

2

1

Australia 160 21 12 6

5 10 3 8 7 6

8 6 10 12 7 1 12 10 1 8 7

Albania 76 38

10

10

10

8

Belgium 165 125 3

3

1 7

2 3 3

2 5 5 2 4

Montenegro 56 39

8

7

2

Finland 92 51 7

7

7

1 3 3 1 6

6

Azerbaijan 150 63

10 3 7 5 7

8 8

4 6 4 4

3 1 12 5

Portugal 370 197 5 12 6 6 7 4 10 12

5 12 12 12 7 10 7 8 12 4 12 10

Greece 115 54

1 8

12

2

2 7 1

12 10

6

Poland 119 69

12 2 4

2 3 1

1

8 2 2 4 3

6

Moldova 291 180 10 3 10 12 1 5 6 5 10 3

6

8

6 7 7 12

Iceland 60 31 2 2 2

2

5 2

2

3

8

1

Czech Republic 83 2 4 1 4

6 2

4 12

3

5

1 4 10 7

10 8

Cyprus 164 103 8 5

8

7

6

4 5

12

3

3

Armenia 152 65

7 5 10

8 4

4 12 6 10

5

1 4 6

5

Slovenia 36 20 1 4

1 1

5

4

Latvia 21 20

1

Voting procedure used:   100% Televoting   100% Jury vote

Voting results (Televoting vote)[59]

Jury Score

Sweden

Georgia

Australia

Albania

Belgium

Montenegro

Finland

Azerbaijan

Portugal

Greece

Poland

Moldova

Iceland

Czech Republic

Cyprus

Armenia

Slovenia

Latvia

Italy

Spain

United Kingdom

Sweden 227 124

4 8 10 5 3 7 6 10 3 5 1 10 2 5 4 5 7 1 6 1

Georgia 99 62

12 6 6

2

1 8

2

Australia 160 139 2

1 1 1

2

6

2 3 3

Albania 76 38

12

3

5

10

1

7

Belgium 165 40 10 5 4 8

2 10 7 8 4 8

7 6 4 6 8 10 6 8 4

Montenegro 56 17 1

7

3 5

8 2

1 6

5 1

Finland 92 41 8

2 5 3

7 1 4

3 3

2 5

5 3

Azerbaijan 150 87

12 1

6

1

12

12 10

7 2

Portugal 370 173 12 8 10 12 12 7 12 8

10 12 6 12 7 6 7 12 12 10 12 10

Greece 115 61

2 3 6 6 4

5

2

12 5

4

5

Poland 119 50 6 3

2 8

1

2

3 5 8 3 2

3 8 3 12

Moldova 291 111 5 6 12 7 10 10 8 10 12 7 10

8 10 7 10 10 8 12 10 8

Iceland 60 29 7 1

4

5

1

4

7 2

Czech Republic 83 81

2

Cyprus 164 61 4 7 6 3 4 5 6

3 12 7 7 4 4

12 4 6 3

6

Armenia 152 87 3 10 5

7

4

8 6 4

5 8

1

4

Slovenia 36 16

2 8 2

4

3

1

Latvia 21 1

1 4

5 1

2 7

12 points[edit] Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant. Jury[edit] Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury in the first semi-final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points

7 Portugal Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Spain

3 Australia Czech Republic, Slovenia, Sweden

2 Greece Montenegro, Cyprus

Moldova Albania, Australia

Sweden Belgium, Finland

1 Armenia Greece

Azerbaijan Italy

Cyprus Armenia

Czech Republic Portugal

Poland United Kingdom

Televoting[edit] Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's televote in the first semi-final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points

9 Portugal Albania, Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

3 Azerbaijan Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova

Moldova Australia, Italy, Portugal

2 Cyprus Armenia, Greece

1 Albania Montenegro

Georgia Azerbaijan

Greece Cyprus

Poland United Kingdom

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final 2

Place Televoting Points Jury Points

1  Bulgaria 204  Bulgaria 199

2  Hungary 165  Netherlands 149

3  Romania 148  Norway 137

4  Israel 132  Austria 115

5  Croatia 104  Denmark 96

6  Estonia 69  Israel 75

7  Belarus 55  Hungary 66

8  Norway 52  Malta 55

9  Netherlands 51  Belarus 55

10   Switzerland 49  Serbia 53

11  Serbia 45   Switzerland 48

12  Ireland 41  Ireland 45

13  Macedonia 40  Croatia 37

14  Austria 32  Macedonia 29

15  Lithuania 25  Romania 26

16  Denmark 5  Lithuania 17

17  San Marino 1  Estonia 16

18  Malta 0  San Marino 0

Voting procedure used:   100% Televoting   100% Jury vote

Voting results (Jury vote)[60]

Televoting Score

Serbia 98 45

2

6 4 8 2 2 2 6 6 4 2

1

1 7

Austria 147 32 6

3

5 8 8 7 10 7 5 4 7 6 12 4 5 8 4 6

Macedonia 69 40 5

8

2

3

8

3

Malta 55 0 2 6 8

1 3

5 1 1

5 7 1 4 2 6 3

Romania 174 148

10 4

1

4

3

4

Netherlands 200 51 8 8 6 6 12

10 10 3 12 12 8 8 8 8 5 6

5 8 6

Hungary 231 165 12 3 5

3

3 10 2 5

2 2 12

7

Denmark 101 5 4

7 5 10 10 6

1 5 8 10 3 2 4 6 8 4 2 1

Ireland 86 41

10

1 3

5 2

2

1 8 7

4 2

San Marino 1 1

Croatia 141 104 3 1

7 2

4

1

3 6

5 5

Norway 189 52 1 5

2 7 7 12 7 10 4

10 10 5 12 10 10 3 12 10

Switzerland 97 49

4 1

6 4

4 8

5

3 7 3 1

2

Belarus 110 55

7

7

3

7

1

3

5 10

12

Bulgaria 403 204 10 12 12 12 8 12 12 6 12 8 6 12 12 12

10 12 6 7 10 8

Lithuania 42 25

4

6

7

Estonia 85 69

2 2 3

1

1

7

Israel 207 132 7

10 4 5 1 5 6

3 7 4

10

12

1

Voting procedure used:   100% Televoting   100% Jury vote

Voting results (Televoting vote)[61]

Jury Score

Serbia 98 53

6 12

10

12

5

Austria 147 115 1

1 4 6 3 3

1 4

2

3

4

Macedonia 69 29 10

4 6

3

12

5

Malta 55 55

Romania 174 26 6 7 3 7

8 7 8 8 8 7 8 7 5 7 6 12 10 12 7 5

Netherlands 200 149

4 2 3

6 7 5 3 2 3 4

1

2 4

5

Hungary 231 66 12 12 6 6 12 10

4 6 10 12 6 8 10 8 5 8 7 7 10 6

Denmark 101 96

1

4

Ireland 86 45

3 1 4 6 2

5

2

2

3

4 7 1 1

San Marino 1 0

1

Croatia 141 37 7 10 8 8 5 4 10

7 6

1 10 4 6 2 5

2 6 3

Norway 189 137 3

2 5 5 10 2

6 3 7 3

2 4

Switzerland 97 48 4 2 5 5 10

1 1

5 1

2 4 1

2 4

2

Belarus 110 55 2 1

1 3 2

1

3

5 8 6 8 3

12

Bulgaria 403 199 8 8 10 12 8 12 12 12 10 12 8 12 6 12

10 10 12 8 12 10

Lithuania 42 17

12

10

1

1

1

Estonia 85 16

4 2 3

4 2 3

5 1 8 2 12

6 6 3 8

Israel 207 75 5 5 7 10 7 7 8 6 4 7 5 7 5 7 10 3 4

10 8 7

12 points[edit] Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant. Jury[edit] Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury in the second semi-final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points

10 Bulgaria Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Macedonia, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland

3 Netherlands Croatia, Romania, San Marino

Norway Denmark, Germany, Lithuania

2 Hungary Israel, Serbia

1 Austria Bulgaria

Belarus Ukraine

Israel France

Televoting[edit] Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's televote in the second semi-final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points

9 Bulgaria Belarus, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, San Marino

4 Hungary Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia

2 Romania France, Estonia

Serbia Macedonia, Switzerland

1 Belarus Ukraine

Estonia Lithuania

Lithuania Ireland

Macedonia Bulgaria

Final[edit]

Final

Place Televoting Points Jury Points

1  Portugal 376  Portugal 382

2  Bulgaria 337  Bulgaria 278

3  Moldova 264  Sweden 218

4  Belgium 255  Australia 171

5  Romania 224  Netherlands 135

6  Italy 208  Norway 129

7  Hungary 152  Italy 126

8  Sweden 126  Moldova 110

9  Croatia 103  Belgium 108

10  France 90  United Kingdom 99

11  Azerbaijan 42  Austria 93

12  Poland 41  Azerbaijan 78

13  Belarus 33  Denmark 69

14  Cyprus 32  Armenia 58

15  Norway 29  Romania 58

16  Greece 29  Belarus 50

17  Ukraine 24  Hungary 48

18  Armenia 21  Greece 48

19  Netherlands 15  France 45

20  United Kingdom 12  Cyprus 36

21  Denmark 8  Israel 34

22  Israel 5  Croatia 25

23  Spain 5  Poland 23

24  Germany 3  Ukraine 12

25  Australia 2  Germany 3

26  Austria 0  Spain 0

Voting procedure used:   100% Televoting   100% Jury vote

Voting results (Jury vote)[62]

Televoting Score

Israel 39 5

4

7

5

6

8

1

1 2

Poland 64 41

6 1

7

2

2

4

1

Belarus 83 33

12

2 1

2

7

3

3

2

1 5

12

Austria 93 0 4

6

1

7

3

1

5

2 1 12

4 3 1 2 10

3 7 5

4 1

3

3 1 4

Armenia 79 21

4

4 7 1

1

8 3

6

4

5 1 4

3

2 3

2

Netherlands 150 15 3

7

5 12 4 1

4

2 4

10

4

7 3 7

4 1

5 12 8 1

8 4 8 8 3

Moldova 374 264 8 10

1 3

6 3

2 7 3

7

8

7 10 8

6

8

6

3 4

Hungary 200 152

3

5

1 1

4 10

1

3

12

8

Italy 334 208 6

3

2 8 12 12

6 7 10 7 10 4 8

2

5 8

2

2 10

2

Denmark 77 8 5

7

8

4

5

3

5

8

3 5 5

2 3 6

Portugal 758 376 12 8 12 12 12

6 10 10 10 8 10 12 8 12 5 12 8 7 12

12 12 7 5 10

12 12 5 12 8 10 6 12 12 8 12 12 7 12 10

Azerbaijan 120 42

5

2

10

5

5

12

12

1 10 1

4

4 1

6

Croatia 128 103

1

5

6

3

3

7

Australia 173 2 10

5

4

8 8

3 8 10 2

1 7 4

10 3

5 5 4 4

4 7 4 7 7 6 7 10 6 10 2

Greece 77 29

5

12 1

2

10 6

12

Spain 5 5

Norway 158 29

10 7 5

2 6 3

1 7

10 10

5

1

3 12 2 5 7 2 7

6

6

7 3

2

United Kingdom 111 12

6 4

8

3

1 1

2 3 1

6

4

7

12

6

5

5

3 10 2 5

5

Cyprus 68 32 2

5

12

7

1

4

5

Romania 282 224

3

3

10 3 5 4

6

12

3

1 8

Germany 6 3

3

Ukraine 36 24

7

4

1

Belgium 363 255 1

8 10 8 6

2 2

4

4 2

2

7

8 6 2 12

3

5

10 5

1

Sweden 344 126

10 7

1 12 4 6 5 12 8

6 3 8 6

8 2 6 10 4 7 10 6 6 8 6 8 7 1 6 12 4 8 4 7

Bulgaria 615 337 7 2 2 8 7 2 10 8 12 4 10 12 6 6 5 2 7 12 10

6 6 8 2 8

8 10 10 6 7 12 10 10 8 10 6 7 10 2

France 135 90

6 3 5 4 5

3

6

4 1

2

1

5

Voting procedure used:   100% Televoting   100% Jury vote

Voting results (Televoting vote)[63]

Jury Score

Israel 39 34

1

1

3

Poland 64 23 5

2 3

1

3

3 2

1 7

4

10

Belarus 83 50

6 2

1 2 1

6

4

3 8

Austria 93 93

Armenia 79 58

6 2

10 1

2

Netherlands 150 135

1

2

1

10

1

Moldova 374 110 8 10 8 8 5 3

1 2 8 3 6 6 5 7 6 8 4

6 10 6 7 12 12 7 12

5 8

6 10 12 10 3 7 6 6 4 5 12

Hungary 200 48 4 7 4 2 1 7 6 2 3 3 5 4

4 2

2 8

6 2 12

4 3 2 5 6 2

8 10

5 1 5 1 12

4

Italy 334 126 1 6 10 3 8 10 12 12 8

6 2 8 8 5 7 5 5 4 4

7 6 2

4 4 10 2 1 5 8

6 4 10 5

2 7 1

Denmark 77 69

8

Portugal 758 382 10 8 7 10 12 8 8 8 7 5 12 12 12 12 12 8 12 10 6 10 7 12 8 7 5 12

12 12 10 8 7 7 7 7 8 12 10 8 10 8 10

Azerbaijan 120 78

1

5

10

12

4

10

Croatia 128 25 2

3

12 7 3 10

4 1

1

5 1 6 8

8 3 3

3 5 12

1 5

Australia 173 171

2

Greece 77 48

3

7 1 5

12

1

Spain 5 0

5

Norway 158 129 6

1

7

2

6

1

5

1

United Kingdom 111 99

4

1

3

4

Cyprus 68 36

1

12

12 3

2

2

Romania 282 58 3 2 6 5 7

4 6

4 10 10 7 3 10 1 4 6 12 2 8 5 4 10 10 6 7 4 7 12

4 2

6 2 6 7 7 6 6 3

Germany 6 3

3

Ukraine 36 12

7

3

4

1

2

7

Belgium 363 108 12 4 5 12 6 4 5 5 4 6 8 7 4 10 8 5 10 12 2 5 4 10 3 4 2 10 10 7 10 5

2 6 5 8 6

12 3 5 4 5

Sweden 344 218

3 2 4 3

2 7 5 12 1 5 5 6

3 3 3 3 3 2 8 1 6

1 1 4

1 5 3 2 3 1 2 3 4 2

7

Bulgaria 615 278 7 12 12 7 10 6 10 10 12 10 7 8 10 7 4 10 7 7 8 7

4 10 5 8 5 8 6 8 6 7 10 12 8 12 7 8 8 12 8 12 2

France 135 45

5

4 2 1

6

3 1

4

1 5 8 12

2

1

6 2

3 3 4 4 1

3

3

6

12 points[edit] Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant. Jury[edit]

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points

18 Portugal Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

4 Bulgaria Belarus, Estonia, Macedonia, Norway

3 Sweden Belgium, Denmark, Finland

2 Belarus Azerbaijan, Ukraine

Netherlands Austria, Romania

Italy Albania, Malta

Azerbaijan Italy, Portugal

Greece Cyprus, Montenegro

1 Austria Bulgaria

Hungary Croatia

Norway Germany

United Kingdom Australia

Cyprus Greece

Romania Moldova

Belgium Ireland

Televote[edit]

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points

12 Portugal Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland

7 Bulgaria Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, San Marino, United Kingdom

5 Moldova Australia, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Ukraine

4 Belgium Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Sweden

2 Hungary Croatia, Serbia

Italy Albania, Malta

Croatia Montenegro, Slovenia

Cyprus Greece, Armenia

Romania Moldova, Ireland

1 Azerbaijan Georgia

Greece Cyprus

Sweden Denmark

France Bulgaria

Other countries[edit] Further information: List of countries in the Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest via the Eurovision
Eurovision
network.[64] The EBU issued an invitation of participation in the contest to all fifty-six active members and associate member Australia, with forty-two countries confirming their participation.[42] Morocco, Tunisia and five other countries did not publish their reasons for declining, however the following countries declined to participate, stating their reasons as shown below. Active EBU members[edit]

 Andorra – Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) announced on 19 May 2016 that Andorra would not participate in the contest.[65]  Bosnia and Herzegovina – Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT) announced on 28 September 2016 that Bosnia and Herzegovina would not participate in the contest due to their inability to secure stable funding and sponsorship for participation.[66] BHRT was also suffering from financial difficulties due to insufficient legislation that would ensure its continued operation. The EBU had threatened to withdraw BHRT from all member services in May 2016, due to non-payment of debts totalling 6 million Swiss francs (€5.4 million).[67][68][69] Recent news sources have revealed that the EBU have now begun to impose sanctions on BHRT as a result of outstanding debts.[70]   Luxembourg
Luxembourg
– While RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg
RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg
(RTL) announced on 25 May 2016 that they would not participate in the contest,[71] the Petitions Committee of the Luxembourgish Government announced on 21 June that they had received a petition calling on RTL to return to the contest. The Luxembourgish Government have decided to debate the proposals set out in the petition, and the possibility of Luxembourg returning to the contest in future.[72] RTL reiterated its intention not to participate on 22 August.[73]  Monaco – Télé Monte Carlo
Télé Monte Carlo
(TMC) announced on 19 August 2016 that Monaco would not participate in the contest.[74]   Russia
Russia
Russia
Russia
had originally planned to participate in the contest with the song "Flame Is Burning", performed by Julia Samoylova. However, Channel One Russia
Russia
withdrew from the contest on 13 April 2017, after Samoylova was issued a three-year travel ban by the Security Service of Ukraine
Ukraine
(SBU) from entering Ukraine
Ukraine
on 22 March, by virtue of illegally travelling directly from Russia
Russia
to Crimea, a region that was annexed by Russia
Russia
in 2014, in 2015 to give a performance.[43][44]  Slovakia – Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) explained on 12 April 2016 that Slovakia's absence from the contest since 2012 was due to the "cost involved in participation". RTVS' PR manager, Juraj Kadáš, stated that while participating in the contest is an attractive project, RTVS has a programming strategy that gives priority to financing domestic television production.[75] RTVS announced on 6 September that they have yet to make a decision,[76] but announced on 24 October that they would not participate in the contest.[77]   Turkey
Turkey
– Despite speculation surrounding their participation, the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation
Turkish Radio and Television Corporation
(TRT) issued a written statement to the EBU on 12 May 2016 stating their participation in the contest. Turkey
Turkey
withdrew after last participating in 2012, due to their discontent at the introduction of a mixed voting system to the contest and the automatic qualification of the Big Five for the final.[78] Turkish media reported on 28 September that a decision would be made in early October,[79] with various news sources reporting that several non-governmental organizations were cooperating to persuade TRT to return to the contest in 2017.[80] However, it was reported on 23 October that the Director General of NTU, Zurab Alaskan Ia, had stated that TRT had refused an invitation of participation.[81] This information was confirmed on 24 October.[82]

Associate EBU members[edit]

 Kazakhstan – Khabar Agency
Khabar Agency
became an associate member of the EBU on 1 January 2016, opening up the possibility of a future participation.[83] However, the EBU announced on 28 September that while Khabar Agency
Khabar Agency
were unable to debut in the 2016 contest because they did not have active membership, they are reviewing the rules for the 2017 contest, which may include opening up the possibility of Khabar Agency
Khabar Agency
making its début in the contest.[84] However, Kazakhstan was not on the final list of participating countries announced by the EBU on 31 October 2016.[85]

EBU non-members[edit]

 Kosovo – Albanian news portal Koha reported on 6 April 2016 that the Director General of Radio Television of Kosovo
Radio Television of Kosovo
(RTK), Mentor Shala, had announced at a press conference that Kosovo, had been invited to participate, with a decision on whether or not to pursue the invitation to be made later in 2016.[86] However, this was confirmed to be untrue, after Shala stated on 7 April that his comments were misinterpreted by Koha, and what he actually meant was that "RTK was invited to [the] Eurovision
Eurovision
Committee and Kosovo’s acceptance or not in the Eurovision
Eurovision
depends on them".[87] This was backed-up by a statement from the EBU.[88]  Liechtenstein – While 1 Fürstentum Liechtenstein Television (1FLTV) announced on 21 September 2016 that they would not be making their début at the contest, 1FLTV
1FLTV
have stated their intention to debut in a future contest, on receipt of financial support from the Liechtenstein Government towards active EBU membership and the costs associated with a potential participation.[89]   United States
United States
– After the interval performance of Justin Timberlake during the final of the 2016 contest, it has been speculated that the United States
United States
might participate in a future contest, similar to the interval performance of Jessica Mauboy
Jessica Mauboy
during the second semi-final of the 2014 contest and Australia's subsequent debut the following year.[90] While Logo TV
Logo TV
broadcast the final of the 2016 contest, the channel does not have associate EBU membership.[91][92]

International broadcasts and voting[edit] It was reported by the EBU that the contest was viewed by a worldwide television audience of approximately 182 million viewers,[93] which was 22 million less than the 2016 record which was viewed by 204 million.[94] The EBU stated that this decrease in viewing figures was likely a result of the withdrawal of Russia
Russia
and its decision not to broadcast any of the three shows.[43][93] Voting and spokespersons[edit] The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country's national jury in the following order:[95]

  Sweden
Sweden
– Wiktoria (two times contestant in Melodifestivalen)  Azerbaijan – Tural Asadov  San Marino – Lia Fiorio  Latvia – Aminata (Latvian representative in 2015)  Israel – Ofer Nachshon  Montenegro – Tijana Mišković  Albania – Andri Xhahu  Malta – Martha Fenech
Martha Fenech
( Miss Malta 2016)  Macedonia – Ilija Grujoski  Denmark – Ulla Essendrop  Austria – Kristina Inhof  Norway – Marcus & Martinus  Spain – Nieves Álvarez   Finland
Finland
– Jenni Vartiainen  France – Élodie Gossuin
Élodie Gossuin
( Miss France
Miss France
2001)  Greece – Constantinos Christoforou (Cypriot representative in 1996, 2002 and 2005 contests)  Lithuania – Eglė Daugėlaitė  Estonia – Jüri Pootsmann
Jüri Pootsmann
(Estonian representative in 2016)  Moldova – Gloria Gorceag  Armenia – Iveta Mukuchyan
Iveta Mukuchyan
(Armenian representative in 2016)  Bulgaria – Boryana Gramatikova  Iceland – Bo Halldórsson (Icelandic representative in 1995)  Serbia – Sanja Vučić
Sanja Vučić
(Serbian representative in 2016)  Australia – Lee Lin Chin  Italy – Giulia Valentina Palermo  Germany – Barbara Schöneberger  Portugal – Filomena Cautela (later confirmed as co-presenter of the 2018 contest)   Switzerland – Luca Hänni  Netherlands – Douwe Bob
Douwe Bob
(Dutch representative in 2016)  Ireland – Nicky Byrne
Nicky Byrne
(Irish representative in 2016)  Georgia – Nika Kocharov (Georgian representative in 2016)  Cyprus – John Karayiannis
John Karayiannis
(Cypriot representative in 2015)  Belarus – Alyona Lanskaya
Alyona Lanskaya
(Belarusian representative in 2013)  Romania – Sonia Argint-Ionescu  Hungary – Csilla Tatár  Slovenia – Katarina Čas  Belgium – Fanny Gillard  Poland – Anna Popek  United Kingdom – Katrina Leskanich
Katrina Leskanich
(winner of the 1997 contest as part of Katrina and the Waves)  Croatia – Uršula Tolj  Czech Republic – Radka Rosická   Ukraine
Ukraine
Zlata Ognevich
Zlata Ognevich
(Ukrainian representative in 2013)

Commentators[edit] Most countries sent commentators to Kiev
Kiev
or commentated from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, the provision of voting information. The EBU announced on 9 May, that all three shows would also be streamed live via YouTube.[96]

 Albania – Andri Xhahu
Andri Xhahu
(TVSH, RTSH HD, RTSH Muzikë and Radio Tirana, all shows)  Armenia – Avet Barseghyan and Gohar Gasparyan (Armenia 1 and Public Radio of Armenia, first semi-final and final); Avet Barseghyan ( Armenia 1
Armenia 1
and Public Radio of Armenia, second semi-final)[97]  Australia – Myf Warhurst
Myf Warhurst
and Joel Creasey
Joel Creasey
(SBS, all shows)[98][99]  Austria – Andi Knoll
Andi Knoll
(ORF eins, all shows)[100]  Azerbaijan – Azər Süleymanlı (İTV, all shows)  Belarus – Evgeny Perlin ( Belarus-1 and Belarus 24, all shows)[101]  Belgium – French: Maureen Louys and Jean-Louis Lahaye (La Une, all shows),[102] Olivier Gilain (VivaCité, first semi-final and final);[103] Dutch: Peter Van de Veire (één and Radio 2, all shows)[104]  Bulgaria – Elena Rosberg and Georgi Kushvaliev (BNT 1, all shows)  Croatia – Duško Čurlić (HRT 1, all shows), Zlatko Turkalj Turki (HR 2, all shows)[105]  Cyprus – Tasos Tryfonos and Christiana Artemiou (RIK 1, RIK SAT, RIK HD and Trito Programma, all shows)[106]  Czech Republic – Libor Bouček (ČT2, semi-finals)[107] Libor Bouček and Martina Bárta
Martina Bárta
(ČT1, final)  Denmark – Ole Tøpholm (DR1, all shows)[108]  Estonia – Estonian: Marko Reikop
Marko Reikop
(ETV, all shows);[109] Russian: Julia Kalenda and Aleksandr Hobotov (ETV+, all shows)[110]  Finland – Finnish: Mikko Silvennoinen. Swedish: Eva Franz and Johan Lindroos (Yle TV1, first semi-final; Yle TV2, second semi-final and final)[111]  France – Marianne James, Stéphane Bern
Stéphane Bern
and Amir Haddad (France 2, final),[112][113] Marianne James
Marianne James
and Jarry (France 4, semi finals).[114]  Georgia – Demetre Ergemlidze (GPB First Channel, all shows)  Germany – Peter Urban (One, all shows; NDR Fernsehen, second semi-final; Das Erste, final)[115]  Greece  – Giorgos Kapoutzidis and Maria Kozakou (ERT1, ERT HD, ERT World, ERA 1, Voice of Greece, all shows)[116]  Hungary – Krisztina Rátonyi
Krisztina Rátonyi
and Freddie (Duna, all shows)[117]  Iceland – Gísli Marteinn Baldursson (RÚV and Rás 2, all shows)  Ireland – Marty Whelan (RTÉ2, semi-finals; RTÉ One, final),[118] Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski (RTÉ Radio 1, second semi-final and final)[119]  Israel – No commentary (CH.1);[120] Kobi Menora, Dori Ben Ze’ev and Alon Amir (88FM, all shows)[121]  Italy – Andrea Delogu and Diego Passoni (Rai 4, semi-finals); Flavio Insinna
Flavio Insinna
and Federico Russo (Rai 1, final)[122][123]  Latvia – Valters Frīdenbergs (LTV1, all shows); Toms Grēviņš (LTV1, final)[124]  Lithuania – Darius Užkuraitis and Gerūta Griniūtė (LRT, LRT HD and LRT Radijas, all shows)[125]  Macedonia – Karolina Petkovska (MRT 1, all shows)[126]  Malta – No commentary (TVM, all shows)  Moldova – Gloria Gorceag (Moldova 1, Radio Moldova, Radio Moldova Muzical and Radio Moldova
Radio Moldova
Tineret, all shows)[127]  Montenegro – Dražen Bauković and Tijana Mišković (TVCG 1 and TVCG SAT, all shows)[128]  Netherlands – Cornald Maas and Jan Smit ( NPO 1
NPO 1
and BVN, all shows)[129]  Norway – Olav Viksmo-Slettan
Olav Viksmo-Slettan
(NRK1, all shows);[130] Ronny Brede Aase, Silje Nordnes and Markus Neby (NRK3, final);[131] Ole Christian Øen (NRK P1, second semi-final and final)[132]  Poland – Artur Orzech
Artur Orzech
( TVP 1
TVP 1
and TVP Polonia
TVP Polonia
(live); TVP Rozrywka (one-day delay), all shows)[133]  Portugal – José Carlos Malato
José Carlos Malato
and Nuno Galopim ( RTP1
RTP1
and RTP Internacional, all shows)[134]  Romania – Liana Stanciu and Radu Andrei Tudor ( TVR1 and TVR HD, all shows)  San Marino – Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo (SMtv San Marino and Radio San Marino, all shows)[135]  Serbia – Silvana Grujić and Olga Kapor (RTS 1, RTS HD and RTS Sat, first semi-final); Duška Vučinić (RTS 1, RTS HD and RTS Sat, second semi-final and final)[136][137][138]  Slovenia – Andrej Hofer (RTV SLO2, semi-finals; RTV SLO1, final; Radio Val 202, second semi-final and final; Radio Maribor, all shows)[139]  Spain – José María Íñigo
José María Íñigo
and Julia Varela
Julia Varela
(La 2, semi-finals; La 1, final)[140][141]  Sweden – Måns Zelmerlöw
Måns Zelmerlöw
and Edward af Sillén
Edward af Sillén
(SVT1, all shows),[142] Carolina Norén, Björn Kjellman
Björn Kjellman
and Ola Gäverth (SR P4, all shows)[143]   Switzerland – German: Sven Epiney (SRF zwei, semi-finals and SRF 1, final); Italian: Clarissa Tami and Sebalter (RSI La 2, semi-finals and RSI La 1, final); French: Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner (RTS Deux, semi-finals and RTS Un, final)[144]  Ukraine – Tetiana Terekhova and Andriy Horodyskyi (UA:First, all shows);[145] Olena Zelinchenko and Roman Kolyada (Radio Ukraine, all shows)[146]  United Kingdom – Mel Giedroyc
Mel Giedroyc
and Scott Mills
Scott Mills
(BBC Four, semi-finals), Graham Norton
Graham Norton
(BBC One, final), Ken Bruce
Ken Bruce
(BBC Radio 2, final)[147]

Non-participating countries[edit]

 China – Lee Wei Song and Lee Shih Shiong (Hunan TV, all shows)[148]  Greenland – Ole Tøpholm (KNR, final)[149]  Kazakhstan – Kaldybek Zhaysanbaev and Diana Snegina (Khabar Agency, all shows)[150]  Kosovo  – Alma Bektashi and Agron Krasniqi (RTK, all shows)[151][not in citation given]  United States  – Michelle Visage
Michelle Visage
and Ross Mathews
Ross Mathews
(Logo TV, final)[152]

International sign broadcast[edit]

 Norway  – NRK Tegnspråk (final)[153]

Incidents[edit] Organizing team shakeup[edit] In December 2016 Grytsak was appointed as a new head of the organizing committee. In February 2017, 21 team members resigned claiming that the new appointment effectively stopped the work for two months.[154][155] French song submission[edit] France 2
France 2
announced on 9 February 2017 that they would participate at the contest with the song "Requiem", performed by Alma.[156] However, it was discovered during the week of 17 February "Requiem" had been recorded and performed prior to 1 September 2016, the submission deadline set by the EBU, potentially violating the rules of the contest.[157] Further investigation shows that "Requiem" had been performed at the end of January 2015.[158] While France 2
France 2
had claimed not to be in breach of the rules of the contest, no ultimate decision had been made regarding their potential disqualification.[158] No further reports were made regarding Alma's participation, and she was able to partake in the competition in May. Russian withdrawal[edit] Further information: Russia– Ukraine
Ukraine
relations in the Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest Channel One Russia
Russia
(C1R) announced on 12 March 2017 that they would participate at the contest with "Flame Is Burning", performed by Julia Samoylova. However, Samoylova was issued a three-year travel ban on entering Ukraine
Ukraine
by the Security Service of Ukraine
Ukraine
(SBU) on 22 March,[159] by virtue of illegally travelling directly from Russia
Russia
to Crimea, a region that was annexed by Russia
Russia
in 2014, in 2015 to give a performance.[160][161] Entry to Crimea
Crimea
by non-Ukrainian citizens via Russia
Russia
is illegal under Ukrainian law;[160] however, Samoylova confirmed that she performed in Crimea
Crimea
in 2015.[162][163][164] The EBU responded by stating its commitment to ensuring that all participating countries would be able to perform in Kiev, while expressing their disappointment at the lack of compromise from C1R and UA:PBC.[165] C1R were offered the opportunity to allow Samoylova to perform via satellite from a venue of their choice,[166] but such a compromise was rejected by both C1R and the Ukrainian Government.[167][168] The Director General of the EBU, Ingrid Deltenre, condemned Ukraine's actions, describing them as "abusing the Contest for political reasons" and "absolutely unacceptable"[169] C1R announced their withdrawal from the contest on 13 April, stating that they also might not broadcast the contest.[43][170][44] C1R had not organised accommodation before their artist announcement, as is typically the case, and refused to attend the meeting of Heads of Delegation. By announcing their artist just before the deadline for entry submission to the contest and not booking a hotel, it was speculated that C1R had not intended to go due to audiences booing Russian artists in previous contests.[171] As part of the Russian Victory Day celebrations on 9 May, Samoylova gave another performance in Crimea, including the song which was intended to represent Russia
Russia
at the contest.[172] Israeli broadcaster compromise[edit] Under a proposal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu
and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority
Israeli Broadcasting Authority
(IBA) is currently being reorganised into two separate entities: the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC), with responsibility for "general programming" such as entertainment, and another with responsibility for news and current affairs programming. The IPBC would also be branded as "KAN" (Hebrew: כאן‎, lit. 'Here'). The EBU informed the IPBC executive board on 7 April that such a compromise would render them unable to remain a member without an outlet for news and current events programming. It has been reported that the IBA may cease to be a member of the EBU.[173] The IBA was expected to close down on 15 May 2017 before the IPBC was expected to launch. However, on 9 and 10 May 2017 the IBA unexpectedly closed down most of their operations in news and current affair programs.[174] This Eurovision
Eurovision
was the last program that Channel 1 aired under the IBA, where minimal staff of twenty people remained to ensure a smooth transmission on Channel 1.[121][175] After the Eurovision
Eurovision
the station displayed a slide about its closure. During the voting portion of the live telecast of the final Ofer Nachshon, Israeli voting spokesperson since 2009, bid farewell on behalf of the IBA before revealing their jury points.[176] This was incorrectly reported by several British media outlets and in other countries as Israel leaving the Contest.[176][177] IPBC is expected to apply for EBU membership later this year and if accepted, Israel will continue to participate.[178] The government passed a law splitting new corporation into two entities - one in charge for entertainment programs and the second is for news, which may create an obstacle for either entity joining EBU. However, the High Court of Justice issued a temporary injunction, blocking the split. If the split is cancelled permanently, the new Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation meets all requirements for joining EBU.[179] Argument for using pre-recorded vocals live[edit] Norsk rikskringkasting
Norsk rikskringkasting
(NRK) had discussions with the EBU regarding the abolition of the rule prohibiting pre-recorded vocals during live performances at the contest. Such a rule is intended to guarantee the authenticity of live performances.[180] The discussion stems from when Norwegian representative JOWST
JOWST
stated his displeasure at the rule in an interview on 24 March, in reference to the sampling technique of chopped vocals in his song "Grab the Moment" which cannot be attributed in the live performance.[180] Such discussions were also in place in 1999, when pre-recorded vocals during the Croatian entry, "Marija Magdalena", performed by Doris Dragović, led to objections by the Norwegian delegation — led at the time by Jon Ola Sand. Such objections led the EBU to consider deducting a third of Croatia's final score, reducing it from 118 points to 79. However, such a deduction never occurred.[citation needed] The possible abolition of the rule, alongside the abolition of the live orchestra in 1999, has led some fans and critics of the contest to argue that the contest has become too commercialised and the authenticity of live performances has been compromised.[180] After discussing the matter with the EBU, NRK were granted an exception to the rule. JOWST
JOWST
stated that "[the Norwegian delegation] have now been allowed to use the recorded vocal tracks, [...]. But [they] have also practiced a plan B with the backing vocalists, if there are big protests from others in Kiev."[181] Both JOWST
JOWST
and Aleksander Walmann
Aleksander Walmann
think that had "Grab the Moment" been in the semi-final of the 2018 contest following an abolition of the rule, they would have had an advantage. NRK stated on 2 May that JOWST
JOWST
are aiming to perform the song acoustically as a back-up, bringing with them two additional backing vocalists who will perform the pre-recorded vocals live using a filter applied by the sound engineering team so as not to compromise on sound quality.[182] Norwegian jury replacement[edit] Norwegian jury member Per Sundnes
Per Sundnes
made comments on NRK preview show Adresse Kiev
Kiev
on 17 April 2017 against Irish representative Brendan Murray, saying: "It's been a long time since they've gotten up and I do not think they'll do it again. They try the same formula year after year."[183] The comments were not welcomed by the Irish delegation, who subsequently reported the matter to the EBU.[184] The Irish Independent
Irish Independent
reported on 8 May that Sundnes had been replaced due to an alleged breach in jury rules. Commenting on the decision, the Head of Delegation for Ireland, Michael Kealy, said: "I'm glad that the European Broadcasting Union
European Broadcasting Union
have reacted swiftly to this situation and that all jury members are impartial. It's only fair that each song in the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
is judged on its individual merits on the night." Sundnes was subsequently replaced by Erland Bakke.[185] Sundnes stated in an interview with Verdens Gang
Verdens Gang
on 9 May: "I do not know anything about the jury stuff, just that I'm not [in it]. It was not really surprising. The same thing happened in Sweden
Sweden
last year with the Swedish professional jury."[186] NRK admits that they made a mistake by letting Sundnes sit in both the professional jury and the judging panel of Adresse Kiev. However, when they were informed by the EBU that this was against the rules, they rectified the situation quickly. Project manager for Melodi Grand Prix, Stig Karlsen, stated: "We have received some concerns from several teams that Per has been in the jury, while at the same time he has been meaningful in the program. Therefore, we took a new assessment.".[187] Estonian technical issues[edit] On 11 May 2017, during the transmission of the second semi-final, the microphone of the Estonian representative seemed to have malfunctioned as singer Laura Põldvere
Laura Põldvere
could not be heard for approximately two seconds by viewers at home. It was later revealed that the Estonian delegation considered appealing to the EBU to allow Laura and Koit Toome to perform their entry "Verona" again as a result of the error, but later decided against it. Mart Normet, the Head of Delegation for Estonia, explained "If there has been such a powerful performance for three minutes and given an absolute maximum, then this energy again does not come back when you go on stage again". The EBU responded to the situation, reportedly describing the error as purely technical, as the microphone was supposed to automatically come on. Instead, a sound technician was forced to respond by manually switching on the microphone via the sound desk.[188] The country ultimately failed to reach the grand final, with Põldvere expressing her annoyance, however stating "I do not think it’s so tremendously influenced when a few words remain unheard".[189] Salvador Sobral's political message[edit]

Salvador Sobral
Salvador Sobral
and Luísa Sobral
Luísa Sobral
at the first semi-final winners' press conference

Portugal's representative, Salvador Sobral
Salvador Sobral
drew attention to the European migrant crisis
European migrant crisis
by turning up to the first semi-final winners' press conference in an "S.O.S. Refugees" shirt.[190] "If I'm here and I have European exposure, the least thing I can do is a humanitarian message", Sobral said. "People come to Europe in plastic boats and are being asked to show their birth certificates in order to enter a country. These people are not immigrants, they're refugees running from death. Make no mistake. There is so much bureaucratic stuff happening in the refugee camps in Greece, Turkey
Turkey
and Italy and we should help create legal and safe pathways from these countries to their destiny countries", he added, earning a round of applause.[191] Later on, EBU ordered a ban so that he could not wear it for the remainder of the contest.[192] The EBU explained that Sobral's jumper was used as a means of "political message," which violates the rules of the contest.[192] However, Sobral argued in his winning press conference that it was not political, but a message of humanitarianism.[193] Jamala
Jamala
stage invasion[edit] A performance by Jamala
Jamala
during the voting interval of the final was disrupted by a man draped in an Australian flag who invaded the stage and briefly mooned the audience before being removed by security.[194] He was later identified as Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk.[195] Following the incident the EBU released a statement reading: "A person took to the stage at the beginning of Jamala’s performance of I Believe in U at tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
in Kyiv. He was quickly removed from the stage by security and out of the arena. He is currently being held and questioned by the police at the venue police office." The last time an unauthorised person gained access to the stage was in 2010 when the Spanish performance was disrupted by Jimmy Jump.[196] Other awards[edit] The Marcel Bezençon
Marcel Bezençon
Awards, the OGAE
OGAE
voting poll and the Barbara Dex Awards are awards that will be contested by the entries competing at the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2017, in addition to the main winner's trophy. Marcel Bezençon
Marcel Bezençon
Awards[edit] Further information: Marcel Bezençon
Marcel Bezençon
Awards The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2002 in Tallinn, Estonia, honouring the best competing songs in the final. Founded by Christer Björkman
Christer Björkman
(Sweden's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
1992 and the current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (a member of the Herreys and the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon.[197] The awards are divided into three categories: Press Award, Artistic Award, and Composer Award. The winners were revealed shortly before the final on 13 May.[198]

Category Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s)

Artistic Award  Portugal "Amar pelos dois" Salvador Sobral Luísa Sobral

Composer Award

Press Award  Italy "Occidentali's Karma" Francesco Gabbani Francesco Gabbani, Filippo Gabbani, Fabio Ilacqua, Luca Chiaravalli

OGAE[edit] Further information: OGAE Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l' Eurovision
Eurovision
(more commonly known as OGAE) is an international organisation that was founded in 1984 in Savonlinna, Finland
Finland
by Jari-Pekka Koikkalainen.[199] The organisation consists of a network of over 40 Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, and is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit company.[200] In what has become an annual tradition for the OGAE
OGAE
fan clubs, a voting poll will run prior to the main Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
allowing members from over 40 clubs to vote for their favourite songs of the contest. The OGAE
OGAE
Poll 2017 ran from 1 to 30 April 2017, and published daily by the official OGAE
OGAE
International website.[201] Italy won the poll receiving a total of four-hundred and ninety-seven points, from forty-four OGAE
OGAE
member clubs.[202]

Country Performer(s) Song OGAE
OGAE
result[202]

 Italy Francesco Gabbani "Occidentali's Karma" 497

 Belgium Blanche "City Lights" 335

 Sweden Robin Bengtsson "I Can't Go On" 308

 France Alma "Requiem" 277

 Estonia Koit Toome
Koit Toome
& Laura "Verona" 242

*Table reflects the 2017 voting results from all forty-four OGAE member clubs. Barbara Dex
Barbara Dex
Award[edit] Further information: Barbara Dex
Barbara Dex
Award The Barbara Dex Award
Barbara Dex Award
is a fan award originally awarded by House of Eurovision
Eurovision
from 1997 to 2016, and since 2017 by songfestival.be. This is a humorous award given to the worst dressed artist each year in the contest, and was named after the Belgian artist, Barbara Dex, who came last in the 1993, in which she wore her own self designed dress. This was the first year that songfestival.be awarded the Barbara Dex
Barbara Dex
Award.

Place[203] Country[203] Performer(s)[203]

1  Montenegro Slavko Kalezić

2  Latvia Triana Park

3  Czech Republic Martina Bárta

4   Switzerland Timebelle

5  Albania Lindita

Official album[edit]

Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Kyiv 2017

Compilation album by Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest

Released 28 April 2017

Genre Pop

Length

65:44 (CD 1) 63:31 (CD 2)

Label Universal

Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
chronology

Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Stockholm
Stockholm
2016 (2016) Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Stockholm
Stockholm
20162016 Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Kyiv 2017 (2017) Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Lisbon 2018 (2018) Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Lisbon 20182018

Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Kyiv 2017 is the official compilation album of the contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union
European Broadcasting Union
and was released by Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
digitally on 21 April and physically on 28 April 2017.[204] The album features all 42 participating entries, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify for the final, and the Russian entry which withdrew from the contest on 13 April 2017.[205][43][206] This is the second consecutive year that the official album featured a song which had withdrawn before the contest.

CD 1

No. Title Artist Length

1. "World" (Albania) Lindita 2:56

2. "Fly with Me" (Armenia) Artsvik 2:59

3. "Don't Come Easy" (Australia) Isaiah 3:04

4. "Running on Air" (Austria) Nathan Trent 2:47

5. "Skeletons" (Azerbaijan) Dihaj 2:59

6. "City Lights" (Belgium) Blanche 2:54

7. "Beautiful Mess" (Bulgaria) Kristian Kostov 3:00

8. "Story of My Life" (Belarus) Naviband 3:00

9. "Apollo" (Switzerland) Timebelle 2:59

10. "Gravity" (Cyprus) Hovig 2:59

11. "My Turn" (Czech Republic) Martina Bárta 2:58

12. "Perfect Life" (Germany) Levina 3:00

13. "Where I Am" (Denmark) Anja Nissen 2:59

14. "Do It for Your Lover" (Spain) Manel Navarro 3:00

15. "Verona" (Estonia) Koit Toome
Koit Toome
and Laura 3:02

16. "Blackbird" (Finland) Norma John 3:06

17. "Requiem" (France) Alma 3:00

18. "Never Give Up on You" (United Kingdom) Lucie Jones 3:00

19. "Keep the Faith" (Georgia) Tamara Gachechiladze 2:58

20. "This Is Love" (Greece) Demy 3:01

21. "My Friend" (Croatia) Jacques Houdek 3:00

22. "Origo" (Hungary) Joci Pápai 3:03

Total length: 65:44

CD 2

No. Title Artist Length

1. "Dying to Try" (Ireland) Brendan Murray 3:00

2. "Paper" (Iceland) Svala 2:59

3. "I Feel Alive" (Israel) Imri 3:00

4. "Occidentali's Karma" (Italy) Francesco Gabbani 3:03

5. "Rain of Revolution" (Lithuania) Fusedmarc 3:05

6. "Line" (Latvia) Triana Park 3:08

7. "Hey Mamma" (Moldova) SunStroke Project 2:59

8. "Dance Alone" (Macedonia) Jana Burčeska 3:06

9. "Breathlessly" (Malta) Claudia Faniello 3:00

10. "Space" (Montenegro) Slavko Kalezić 2:59

11. "Lights and Shadows" (Netherlands) OG3NE 3:00

12. "Grab the Moment" (Norway) JOWST 2:55

13. "Flashlight" (Poland) Kasia Moś 3:00

14. "Amar pelos dois" (Portugal) Salvador Sobral 3:00

15. "Yodel It!" (Romania) Ilinca and Alex Florea 2:56

16. "Flame Is Burning" (Russia) Julia Samoylova 3:02

17. "Spirit of the Night" (San Marino) Valentina Monetta
Valentina Monetta
and Jimmie Wilson 3:05

18. "In Too Deep" (Serbia) Tijana Bogićević 3:07

19. "On My Way" (Slovenia) Omar Naber 3:00

20. "I Can't Go On" (Sweden) Robin Bengtsson 3:03

21. "Time" (Ukraine) O.Torvald 3:04

Total length: 63:31

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[207] 15

Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[208] 3

Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[209] 30

Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[210] 37

German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[211] 2

Greek Albums (IFPI)[212] 12

Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[213] 37

Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[214] 3

UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[215] 7

See also[edit]

ABU International Dance Festival 2017 Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2017 Eurovision
Eurovision
Choir of the Year 2017 Eurovision
Eurovision
Young Dancers 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2017 Turkvision Song Contest 2017

Notes[edit]

^ Switzerland, who had been allocated to pot one, were pre-allocated to compete in the second semi-final at the request of Swiss broadcaster SRF. ^ Russia
Russia
withdrew approximately three months after the semi-final allocation draw. ^ a b The title is in Latin, but the lyrics are in Hungarian. The song also contains onomatopoeias commonly used by Romani singers but with no meaning in Romani.[55] ^ a b "Grab the Moment" features unaccredited vocals from Norwegian singer Aleksander Walmann. ^ a b Whilst the song has an English title, the lyrics are entirely in Belarusian. ^ Contains some words in Ancient Greek, English and Sanskrit.

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Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2017

Countries

Finalists (by final results)

Portugal (winner) Bulgaria Moldova Belgium Sweden Italy Romania Hungary Australia Norway Netherlands France Croatia Azerbaijan United Kingdom Austria Belarus Armenia Greece Denmark Cyprus Poland Israel Ukraine Germany Spain

Semi-final 1

Albania Czech Republic Finland Georgia Iceland Latvia Montenegro Slovenia

Semi-final 2

Estonia Ireland Lithuania Macedonia Malta San Marino Serbia Switzerland

Withdrawn

Russia

Artists

Finalists (by final results)

Salvador Sobral Kristian Kostov Sunstroke Project Blanche Robin Bengtsson Francesco Gabbani Ilinca feat. Alex Florea Joci Pápai Isaiah JOWST
JOWST
feat. Aleksander Walmann O'G3NE Alma Jacques Houdek Dihaj Lucie Jones Nathan Trent Naviband Artsvik Demy Anja Hovig Kasia Moś IMRI O.Torvald Levina Manel Navarro

Semi-final 1

Lindita Martina Bárta Norma John Omar Naber Slavko Kalezić Svala Tamara Gachechiladze Triana Park

Semi-final 2

Brendan Murray Claudia Faniello Fusedmarc Jana Burčeska Koit Toome
Koit Toome
& Laura Tijana Bogićević Timebelle Valentina Monetta
Valentina Monetta
& Jimmie Wilson

Withdrawn

Julia Samoylova

Songs

Finalists (by final results)

"Amar pelos dois" "Beautiful Mess" "Hey, Mamma!" "City Lights" "I Can't Go On" "Occidentali's Karma" "Yodel It!" "Origo" "Don't Come Easy" "Grab the Moment" "Lights and Shadows" "Requiem" "My Friend" "Skeletons" "Never Give Up on You" "Running on Air" "Story of My Life" "Fly with Me" "This Is Love" "Where I Am" "Gravity" "Flashlight" "I Feel Alive" "Time" "Perfect Life" "Do It for Your Lover"

Semi-final 1

"Blackbird" "Keep the Faith" "Line" "My Turn" "On My Way" "Paper" "Space" "World"

Semi-final 2

"Apollo" "Breathlessly" "Dance Alone" "Dying to Try" "In Too Deep" "Rain of Revolution" "Spirit of the Night" "Verona"

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