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Own Eurovision Song Contest 43
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Dates
Quarter-final date 30 January 2016
Semi-final 1 date 6 February 2016
Semi-final 2 date 13 February 2016
Final date 28 February 2016
Host
Venue Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem Payis Arena
Presenter(s) Shiri Maimon
Moran Atias
Maya Buskila (Greenroom only)
Executive supervisor Mihai
Executive producer Mihai
Host broadcaster IBA (Israel Broadcasting Authority)
Opening act "Hishtagati" by Maya Buskila
Interval act First Semifinal
"Tasmanian devil"
Second Semifinal
"Stimela" by Tal
Grand Final
"All Of It But Me" by The Young Professionals and Anna F.
Participants
Number of entries 50
Debuting countries None
Returning countries Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Belarus Belarus
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Ireland Ireland
Montenegro Montenegro
Slovakia Slovakia
Withdrawing countries Lebanon Lebanon
Morocco Morocco
Russia Russia
Vote
Voting system Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Null points None
Winning song Italy Italy
"No Hero"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 43, often referred to as OESC #43, is the 43rd edition of the Own Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in Jerusalem, Israel, following Israel's victory at the 42nd Contest with "Hishtagati", performed by Maya Buskila. This will be the first time the competition will take place in Israel. The contest is scheduled to consist of one quarter-final, two semi-finals and a final. On January 15, 2016 it was revealed that the Jerusalem Payis Arena will be the venue of the 43rd edition.

Fifty countries have confirmed their participation in the next edition, being the highest number of countries since the Own Eurovision Song Contest 30, edition held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The contest will see the return of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Ireland, Montenegro and Slovakia. Lebanon, Morocco and Russia have decided to withdraw. Following the high number of countries that wishes to compete in the 43rd edition, the OEBU introduced the Quarter Finals Round in which the bottom five entries from each of the two semifinals from the 42nd edition will compete, in order to qualify for the semifinals.

After a tense voting process, Italy won the contest for the first time, with Elisa's song "No Hero". Italy received a total amount of 200 points, winning by a margin of only 5 points. The runner-up of the 43rd edition was Ukraine, making the country's best place in the competition.

Third place went to Norway, fourth to Kosovo, fifth to Czech Republic and sixth place went to Kazakhstan. The #WebAwardWinner was Norway's "Faded" and the #BestNonQualifier was declared Romania.

From the countries that were automatically qualified in the Grand Final, only England (9th place) ranked into the top 10. The other five countries from the "Big 6" placed into the second part of the scoreboard, with Iceland ranking 17th, Sweden ranking 18th, Denmark ranking 19th, the host country Israel placed 21st and Albania placing 25th out of 26 countries that were in the Grand Final.

Location

For more details on the host country, see Israel.

Venue

Pasi arena jerusalem

The Jerusalem Arena, renamed for the National Lottery Mifal HaPayis grant as Jerusalem Payis Arena, is a multi-purpose sports arena that was built in Jerusalem by the city council and National Lottery grant of Mifal HaPayis. The arena is located in Jerusalem's Sports Quarter, in the southwestern Malha neighborhood, adjacent to Teddy Stadium. The arena seats 11,600 for basketball games and 15,654 for concerts.

The arena interior itself covers 40,000 square metres (430,000 sq ft) and, according to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the arena is the largest indoor space in Jerusalem. The arena is able to host professional sports, world-class concerts, international conferences, and cultural events. The arena also contains a medical sports center, club rooms, offices, and two additional halls. The entire complex includes 47,370 square metres (509,900 sq ft).

Bidding Phase

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Haifa
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Jerusalem
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Location of the host city in Israel.
IBA announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 43rd contest:
  • The host city had to provide a certain number of hotels and hotel rooms to be found in the vicinity of the stadium.
  • The arena had to be able to offer lodges adjacent to the stadium.
  • A press centre had to be available at the stadium that will have a specific size.
  • BBC Scotland had to 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 had to be close to a major airport.

The following cities are interested in hosting the 43rd contest

City Venue Capacity Notes
Haifa Sammy Ofer Stadium 30 870 Is a multi-purpose stadium in Haifa, Israel.
Jerusalem Jerusalem Payis Arena 15 654 Is a multi-purpose sports arena.
Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 8 000 It is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Tel Aviv Area.

Host city

On January 15, 2016 it was revealed that Jerusalem will be the city host of the 43rd edition. Jerusalem, located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.

In 2011, Jerusalem had a population of 801,000, of which Jews comprised 497,000 (62%), Muslims 281,000 (35%), Christians 14,000 (around 2%) and 9,000 (1%) were not classified by religion.

Format

Semi-final Allocation Draw

The semifinal allocation draw took place on January 17, 2016.

The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (host Israel and the Big Five), will be split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous ten editions. The pots were calculated and are as follows:

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

From these pots, 16 countries each were allocated to compete in the first semifinal and 16 in the second semifinal. The host country, Israel will vote in the first semi-final. The countries from the big five will vote as follow: England with Sweden in the first semifinal, while Albania with Denmark and Iceland in the second semifinal.

Participating countries

Quarter-final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Macedonia Macedonia Elena Risteska "Doživotno" 7 44
02 Estonia Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" 1 78
03 Turkey Turkey Funda "SMS" 2 69
04 Cyprus Cyprus Stella Kalli "Tipota" 3 65
05 Hungary Hungary Antal Timi "Elég" 5 59
06 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Donna McCaul "Twisted Fairytale" 8 40
07 Bulgaria Bulgaria Preyah "Vsichki nashi mesta" 6 54
08 Serbia Serbia Ana Stanić "Od tebe mogu više" 4 62

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. England, Israel and Sweden also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Romania Romania Alexandra Stan "I Did It, Mama!" 11 64
02 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ayumi feat. Batyr "Hey-la" 1 125
03 Italy Italy Elisa "No Hero" 5 96
04 Armenia Armenia Lucy "Hima" 20 27
05 Slovakia Slovakia Fallgrapp "Vlasy" 19 30
06 Switzerland Switzerland Quentin Mosimann feat. Amanda Wilson "Hello" 7 81
07 Ireland Ireland Shane Filan "Me and the Moon" 17 38
08 Cyprus Cyprus Stella Kalli "Tipota" 12 61
09 Montenegro Montenegro Marija Jovanović "Kao da sam Bog" 9 70
10 Croatia Croatia Pamela Ramljak "Vikend" 18 36
11 Belarus Belarus Milki "Lapochka" 16 46
12 Lithuania Lithuania Eglė Jakštytė "Aš Viena" 10 69
13 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Mahanna "Hjarta mítt lær" 8 73
14 Georgia Georgia Katie Melua "Wonderful Life" 14 53
15 Kosovo Kosovo Era Istrefi "Bonbon" 3 109
16 Austria Austria Ramona Rotstich "Tausche Mann gegen Schuhe" 13 60
17 Estonia Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" 2 115
18 Portugal Portugal Aurea "I Didn't Mean it" 15 52
19 Czech Republic Czech Republic Lenny "Bones" 4 102
20 Greece Greece Malou "Tous Eipes Pos" 6 85

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Albania, Denmark and Iceland also voted in this semi-final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Belgium Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing" 9 73
02 Turkey Turkey Funda "SMS" 3 114
03 Spain Spain Sara Serena "Duele decir adiós" 5 84
04 Moldova Moldova Adriana Rusu "Arde (Bol'no)" 10 72
05 Norway Norway Alan Walker feat. Iselin Solheim "Faded" 1 127
06 Finland Finland Sallan ja Miron matka maailman ympäri "Rakastat mua paremmin" 13 53
07 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Saida "Chittigul" 8 79
08 Scotland Scotland CHVRCHES "Empty Threat" 12 63
09 Wales Wales Laura Welsh "Break the Fall" 6 83
10 France France Shy'm "Tandem" 14 52
11 Algeria Algeria YADi "The Blow" 18 41
12 Malta Malta Amber "What They Say" 20 23
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Dijana Bliznac "Hajde Skote" 15 49
14 Slovenia Slovenia Robert Bijelić "Nisi ti ta" 19 31
15 Netherlands Netherlands Adlicious "Electric Heart" 17 43
16 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Dima Bilan & Nikki Jamal "Come Into My World" 16 49
17 Poland Poland Cleo "Zabiorę nas" 7 80
18 Ukraine Ukraine Olga Romanovskaya "Derzhi menya krepche" 2 118
19 Germany Germany The BossHoss feat. The Common Linnets "Jolene" 11 72
20 Serbia Serbia Ana Stanić "Od tebe mogu više" 4 87

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Greece Greece Malou "Tous Eipes Pos" 23 72
02 Moldova Moldova Adriana Rusu "Arde (Bol'no)" 24 60
03 Serbia Serbia Ana Stanić "Od tebe mogu više" 11 119
04 Lithuania Lithuania Eglė Jakštytė "Aš Viena" 26 50
05 Iceland Iceland Sóley "Pretty Face" 17 91
06 Czech Republic Czech Republic Lenny "Bones" 5 158
07 England England Years & Years "Eyes Shut" 9 125
08 Albania Albania Klodian Kaçani & Rezarta Smaja "Dashuri në përjetësi" 25 57
09 Italy Italy Elisa "No Hero" 1 200
10 Wales Wales Laura Welsh "Break the Fall" 10 123
11 Spain Spain Sara Serena "Duele decir adiós" 12 118
12 Israel Israel Anya Bukstein "Hakol Od Lefanai" 21 80
13 Turkey Turkey Funda "SMS" 8 126
14 Kosovo Kosovo Era Istrefi "Bonbon" 4 170
15 Ukraine Ukraine Olga Romanovskaya "Derzhi menya krepche" 2 195
16 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ayumi feat. Batyr "Hey-la" 6 130
17 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Mahanna "Hjarta mítt lær" 20 81
18 Switzerland Switzerland Quentin Mosimann feat. Amanda Wilson "Hello" 22 79
19 Norway Norway Alan Walker feat. Iselin Solheim "Faded" 3 182
20 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Saida "Chittigul" 15 113
21 Denmark Denmark The Storm "Lost In The Fire" 19 89
22 Poland Poland Cleo "Zabiorę nas" 14 114
23 Estonia Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" 13 116
24 Montenegro Montenegro Marija Jovanović "Kao da sam Bog" 16 92
25 Sweden Sweden Michael Fannon "Kommer tid, kommer råd" 18 89
26 Belgium Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing" 7 129

Scoreboards

Quarter-final

Voting results Quarter-Final
Macedonia Estonia Turkey Cyprus Hungary Northern Ireland Bulgaria Serbia Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Macedonia 7 8 4 4 5 7 6 3 447
Estonia 12 12 10 7 6 12 7 12 781
Turkey 8 12 5 12 10 4 8 10 69 2
Cyprus 4 10 10 10 4 8 12 7 65 3
Hungary 7 4 5 12 7 6 10 8 59 5
Northern Ireland 5 5 4 6 6 5 5 4 40 8
Bulgaria 6 8 6 8 5 12 4 5 54 6
Serbia 10 6 7 7 8 8 10 6 62 4

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Estonia Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, Rest of the World
2 Turkey Estonia, Hungary
1 Bulgaria Northern Ireland
Cyprus Serbia
Hungary Cyprus

Semi-final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Romania Kazakhstan Italy Armenia Slovakia Switzerland Ireland Cyprus Montenegro Croatia Belarus Lithuania Faroe Islands Georgia Kosovo Austria Estonia Portugal Czech Republic Greece England Israel Sweden Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Romania 5 6 5 12 5 3 1 12 3 1 1 1 5 4 64 11
Kazakhstan 10 12 1 3 10 12 4 8 12 8 10 5 12 5 8 5 125 1
Italy 2 5 1 1 10 8 2 12 4 7 12 5 6 5 8 8 96 5
Armenia 3 2 3 1 8 4 4 2 2720
Slovakia 12 4 6 1 7 30 19
Switzerland 8 3 12 6 8 7 6 5 12 3 2 6 3 81 7
Ireland 8 7 6 5 8 4 38 17
Cyprus 7 6 10 1 7 1 4 5 2 5 4 7 2 6112
Montenegro 4 8 3 12 6 10 3 6 4 2 12 70 9
Croatia 1 7 2 7 3 7 3 6 36 18
Belarus 7 8 5 1 1 12 12 4616
Lithuania 4 6 4 4 10 5 7 7 7 8 4 3 69 10
Faroe Islands 1 1 7 10 6 2 2 8 2 4 4 10 6 4 6 73 8
Georgia 1012 5 3 6 5 5 3 1 3 5314
Kosovo 10 4 12 8 5 12 4 12 5 2 5 6 10 1 6 7 109 3
Austria 6 8 3 2 2 2 7 2 8 12 7 16013
Estonia 12 6 7 10 10 4 2 8 10 10 6 8 2 3 3 2 12 115 2
Portugal 3 4 4 7 1 3 10 10 10 52 15
Czech Republic 5 10 3 2 1 8 3 6 12 1 6 8 7 10 10 10 102 4
Greece 2 5 6 12 4 8 7 3 7 8 1 7 10 2 1 2 85 6

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Kazakhstan Greece, Kosovo, Lithuania, Switzerland
3 Kosovo Belarus, Italy, Montenegro
2 Belarus Estonia, Sweden
Estonia Romania, Rest of the World
Italy Czech Republic, Georgia
Montenegro Croatia, Israel
Romania Cyprus, Portugal
Switzerland Austria, Slovakia
1 Austria England
Czech Republic Faroe Islands
Georgia Armenia
Greece Ireland
Slovakia Kazakhstan

Semi-final 2

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Belgium Turkey Spain Moldova Norway Finland Uzbekistan Scotland Wales France Algeria Malta Bosnia and Herzegovina Slovenia Netherlands Azerbaijan Poland Ukraine Germany Serbia Albania Denmark Iceland Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Belgium 5 8 3 10 2 8 6 12 12 2 5 73 9
Turkey 12 6 12 7 7 6 12 7 7 6 5 10 3 7 7 114 3
Spain 8 12 3 6 10 12 5 4 2 10 2 8 2 84 5
Moldova 2 12 8 8 1 1 1 10 5 10 1 1 7 5 72 10
Norway 5 4 10 5 4 7 12 10 10 10 5 12 5 6 10 12 127 1
Finland 1 5 12 5 3 4 7 4 3 3 6 53 13
Uzbekistan 10 8 8 4 6 3 4 12 8 6 10 79 8
Scotland 3 2 10 7 6 4 10 4 2 12 3 6312
Wales 2 7 5 5 7 2 6 12 3 7 4 7 3 3 10 83 6
France 3 1 10 1 6 1 2 2 8 8 4 5 1 52 14
Algeria 4 7 10 12 1 6 4118
Malta 6 4 1 2 3 2 5 2320
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 2 7 1 2 2 7 12 12 4915
Slovenia 4 3 8 26 6 1 1 3119
Netherlands 8 5 4 5 1 5 8 1 6 4317
Azerbaijan 7 8 12 7 3 2 2 8 4916
Poland 1 3 8 4 1 3 4 8 8 3 6 5 4 8 3 4 1 6 80 7
Ukraine 10 6 6 7 5 1 10 7 12 5 8 8 7 10 4 4 8 118 2
Germany 6 10 12 4 12 2 6 12 8 7211
Serbia 3 12 2 2 6 1 10 2 4 5 5 1 10 3 7 7 3 4 87 4

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Germany France, Serbia, Spain
Norway Algeria, Germany, Rest of the World
Turkey Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uzbekistan
2 Belgium Azerbaijan, Poland
Bosnia and Herzegovina Albania, Denmark
Spain Norway, Slovenia
1 Algeria Netherlands
Azerbaijan Spain
Finland Wales
Moldova Finland
Serbia Turkey
Scotland Iceland
Ukraine Malta
Uzbekistan Ukraine
Wales Scotland

Final

Voting results Grand Final
Greece Moldova Serbia Lithuania Iceland Czech Republic England Albania Italy Wales Spain Israel Turkey Kosovo Ukraine Kazakhstan Faroe Islands Switzerland Norway Uzbekistan Denmark Poland Estonia Montenegro Sweden Belgium Romania Armenia Slovakia Ireland Cyprus Croatia Belarus Georgia Austria Portugal Finland Scotland France Algeria Malta Bosnia and Herzegovina Slovenia Netherlands Azerbaijan Germany Macedonia Hungary Northern Ireland Bulgaria Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Greece 1 1 7 4 12 5 2 3 6 12 5 4 5 1 4 72 23
Moldova 8 6 1 3 7 3 3 5 10 4 7 3 60 24
Serbia 7 4 1 6 10 10 4 8 4 6 5 4 1 6 10 5 2 10 5 5 6 119 11
Lithuania 7 5 3 2 2 6 12 7 6 50 26
Iceland 2 7 3 8 8 8 2 3 10 3 10 12 6 4 4 1 91 17
Czech Republic 2 10 6 10 10 12 8 12 12 6 7 8 10 12 2 4 5 1 106 3 2 158 5
England 10 10 2 12 4 4 6 8 12 5 6 5 3 10 3 3 2 12 8 125 9
Albania 1 6 2 7 7 6 5 8 7 8 57 25
Italy 2 6 4 12 2 5 1 4 8 4 1 7 7 12 7 7 7 6 12 8 1 1 12 12 10 10 7 8 7 10 200 1
Wales 1 10 3 2 2 3 3 2 4 10 7 6 6 8 8 8 12 12 1 7 1 7 123 10
Spain 4 12 10 10 1 8 7 10 4 12 1 3 10 2 10 7 4 3 118 12
Israel 2 3 2 12 5 5 6 1 3 2 5 6 7 7 3 3 5 3 80 21
Turkey 12 4 8 8 6 1 7 12 5 12 1 3 6 2 6 2 4 4 3 6 4 10 126 8
Kosovo 8 10 12 10 2 6 7 10 7 8 8 1 10 7 1 8 8 4 7 12 10 2 12 170 4
Ukraine 3 7 12 6 8 1 5 2 6 4 2 3 7 1 2 7 10 4 10 8 104 5 3 10 6 12 6 6 45 2 7 7 195 2
Kazakhstan 4 8 5 10 7 5 12 5 6 4 4 2 4 3 3 4 1 3 5 8 12 1 1 1 6 6 130 6
Faroe 12 6 6 3 2 4 6 1 10 10 5 3 5 3 5 81 20
Switzerland 10 2 10 3 2 7 6 7 2 6 10 6 44 79 22
Norway 6 7 6 12 5 3 8 4 4 7 10 10 10 5 7 8 1 1 12 8 8 8 2 12 10 8 182 3
Uzbekistan 4 1 5 8 7 12 4 12 6 5 8 4 12 7 3 2 2 1 10 113 15
Denamark 3 4 12 5 7 8 5 8 82 2 6 1 2 4 1 8 5 89 19
Poland 5 8 7 2 1 1 3 2 2 1 12 4 2 12 3 2 7 7 10 5 8 1 8 1 114 14
Estonia 1 3 4 1 8 10 6 3 4 7 5 12 2 1 2 6 5 8 6 12 2 3 5 116 13
Montenegro 3 7 3 12 10 12 3 5 4 12 2 3 12 4 92 16
Sweden 5 5 5 4 6 12 1 1 5 5 3 1 2 7 2 8 8 7 2 89 18
Belgium 3 5 6 1 8 3 8 1 5 10 12 3 10 5 1 8 1 5 4 12 6 12 129 7
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals and quarter-final.

12 points

(Coming soon)

Voting Ceremony

  1. Flag of Croatia Ivan Dečak
  2. Flag of Wales Bonnie Tyler
  3. Flag of Montenegro Marija Vujović
  4. Flag of Serbia Nevena Božović
  5. Flag of Scotland Sandi Thom
  6. Flag of Switzerland Xenia Tchoumitcheva
  7. Flag of Israel Avishai Rosen
  8. Flag of Ukraine Verka Serduchka
  9. Flag of France Shy'm
  10. Flag of Greece Apostolia Zoi
  11. Flag of Spain Barei
  12. Flag of Hungary Hien
  13. Flag of Azerbaijan Leyla Aliyeva
  14. Flag of Malta Ella Eyre
  15. Flag of Kazakhstan Eugen Bauder
  16. Flag of Slovenia Žan Košir
  17. Flag of Belgium Barbara Opsomer
  18. Flag of England Mel Giedroyc
  19. Flag of Algeria Leïla Lanova
  20. Flag of Kosovo Labinot Gashi
  21. Flag of Turkey Onur Büyüktopçu
  22. Flag of Portugal Marisa Liz
  23. Flag of Romania Claudia Pavel
  24. Flag of Albania Ardian Bujupi
  25. Flag of Norway Lene Egeli
  26. Flag of Bulgaria Aziz
  27. Flag of Italy Francesca Michelin
  28. Flag of Poland Natalia Szroeder
  29. Flag of Uzbekistan Shahzoda
  30. Flag of Faroe Islands Bára Silvansdóttir
  31. Flag of Estonia Ott Lepland
  32. Flag of Czech Republic Marta & Václav
  33. Flag of Lithuania Vaidas Baumila
  34. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Patty Brard
  35. Flag of Iceland Greta Salóme
  36. Flag of Finland Krista Siegfrids
  37. Flag of Georgia Nina Sublatti
  38. Flag of Moldova Aliona Moon
  39. Flag of Armenia Sirusho
  40. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Sar
  41. Flag of Cyprus Polina Christodoulou
  42. Flag of Macedonia Tamara Todevska
  43. Flag of Ireland Kasey Smith
  44. Flag of Slovakia Lina Mayer
  45. Flag of Sweden Samir & Viktor
  46. Flag of Denmark Medina
  47. Flag of Belarus Teo
  48. Flag of Northern Ireland Leah McFall
  49. Flag of Germany Elyas M'Barek
  50. Flag of Austria Marla Blumenblatt
  51. Flag of Earth Shiri Maimon

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.

  • Egypt Egypt: After hiring a new head of delegation, he was fired shortly after by ERTU due to some internal conflicts. The broadcaster is now looking for a new one. The country was forced the skip one more edition for not having a permanent HoD.
  • Latvia Latvia: After finding a new HoD, the country decided to wait one more edition before returning at Own Eurovision Song Contest 44.
  • Lebanon Lebanon: Lebanon confirmed that they won't be present in the competition shortly after the Grand Final results, due to their political conflicts with Israel.
  • Morocco Morocco: The country withdraw stating bad results as a reason.
  • Russia Russia: Few days before the deadline for confirmation, the country announced their withdrawal without a reason given.

See also

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