FANDOM


Own Eurovision Song Contest 46
Welcome to Egypt!
Show Your Best
OESC46
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 14 January 2017
Semi-final 2 date 21 January 2017
Final date 12 February 2017
Host
Venue Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex
Cairo, Egypt
Presenter(s) Mohamed Ragabi
Nelly Karim
Executive supervisor Mihai
Executive producer Mark
Host broadcaster ERTU
Participants
Number of entries 47
Debuting countries None
Returning countries Armenia Armenia
Hungary Hungary
Morocco Morocco
Slovenia Slovenia
Sweden Sweden
Withdrawing countries Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Greece Greece
Iceland Iceland
Lithuania Lithuania
Macedonia Macedonia
Moldova Moldova
Portugal Portugal
Vote
Voting system Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Null points None
Winning song Russia Russia
"Hungry"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
◄45 46 47►

Own Eurovision Song Contest 46, often referred to as OESC #46, was the 46th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Cairo, Egypt, at the Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, following Egypt's victory at the 45th Contest with "Black Birds", performed by Nathalie Saba.

Forty-seven countries confirmed their participation in the 46th edition. The contest saw the return of Armenia, Hungary, Morocco, Slovenia and Sweden. Unfortunately, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova and Portugal decided to withdraw. Despite originally confirming, Lithuania and Montenegro were forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before the deadline.

The 46th edition consisted of three shows: two semifinals alongside the grand final. The semifinals took place on 14 January 2016 and 21 January 2016 respectively. The Grand Final took place on 12 February, 2016.

After a tense voting process, Russia won the contest for the first time, with i-La's song "Hungry". Russia received a total amount of 185 points, winning by a margin of 32 points. The runner-up of the 46th edition was Sweden's "Time by Sabina Ddumba.

The third place went to Lorenzo Fragola's "Luce che entra" from Italy, fourth place went to "Silence the Sirens" from Estonia, being their best place in the competition, while the fifth place went to Lenny from the Czech Republic and the sixth place went to "Why Do You Care" from the Netherlands.

From the countries that were automatically qualified in the Grand Final only Italy and the United Kingdom finished in the top 10, receiving third and ninth place respectively. France finished in the 13th place, the host country, Egypt, on the 20th place, Denmark finished on the 24th place, while Bulgaria finished last out of 26 countries that were in the Grand Final.

Location

Egypt adm location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Cairo
Red pog.svg
Alexandria
Red pog.svg
Giza
Red pog.svg
Port Said
Location of the host city in Egypt.

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, and across from the Sinai Peninsula lies Saudi Arabia, although Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not share a land border with Egypt. It is the world's only contiguous Afrasian nation.

Egypt is considered to be a regional and middle power, with significant cultural, political, and military influence in North Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Egypt's economy is one of the largest and most diversified in the Middle East, and is projected to become one of the largest in the 21st century. Egypt is a member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, Arab League, African Union, and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

This will be the first time the Own Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Egypt.

Host City

Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt. The city's metropolitan area is the largest in the Middle East and the Arab world, and 15th-largest in the world, and is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta, modern Cairo was founded in 969 CE by Jawhar al-Siqilli ("the Sicilian") of the Fatimid dynasty, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of ancient national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life, and is nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture.

With a population of 6.76 million spread over 453 square kilometers (175 sq mi), Cairo is by far the largest city in Egypt. An additional 10 million inhabitants live in close proximity to the city. Cairo, like many other mega-cities, suffers from high levels of pollution and traffic. Cairo's metro, one of only two in Africa (the other is in Algiers, Algeria), ranks among the fifteen busiest in the world, with over 1 billion annual passenger rides. The economy of Cairo was ranked first in the Middle East in 2005, and 43rd globally on Foreign Policy's 2010 Global Cities Index.

Bidding Phase

ERTU (Egyptian Radio and Television Union) announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 46th contest:

  • The host city must be able to provide a certain number of hotels and hotel rooms to be found in the vicinity of the stadium.
  • The arena must able to offer lodges adjacent to the stadium.
  • A press centre must be available at the stadium that will have a specific size.
  • ERTU must 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 must be close to a major airport.

The following cities are interested in hosting the 46th contest

City Venue Capacity Notes
Alexandria Haras El Hodoud Stadium 22,000 It is currently used mostly for football matches, and was used for the 2006 African Cup of Nations.
Cairo Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex 20,000 It is used for several events, like handball, volleyball, international conferences, parties and fairs.
Giza Mit Okba Stadium 15,000 It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home games of Tersana.
Port Said Port Said Hall 5,000 Hosts competitions оf Handball, Basketball аnd Volleyball.

Venue

Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex consists of 4 Olympic-standard, multi-use indoor sporting arenas located near the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. The capacity of the Main Hall is 20,000 spectators. It is used for several events, like handball, volleyball, international conferences, parties and fairs. It was built in time for the 1991 All-Africa Games.

Format

Semi-final Allocation Draw

The semifinal allocation draw took place on January 2, 2017.

The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (host Egypt 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, 21 countries were allocated to compete in the first semifinal and 20 in the second semifinal. The host country, Egypt voted in the second semi-final. The countries from the big five voted as follows: Bulgaria with Italy and United Kingdom in the first semifinal, while Denmark and France in the second semifinal.

Participants

Forty-seven countries confirmed their participation in the 46th edition. The contest saw the return of Armenia, Hungary, Morocco, Slovenia and Sweden.

Unfortunately, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova and Portugal decided to withdraw. Despite originally confirming, Lithuania and Montenegro were forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before deadline.

Results

Semifinals

First semifinal

Twenty-one countries participated in the first semi-final. Bulgaria, Italy and United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Estonia Estonia Elysa "Silence the Sirens" 5 98
02 Malta Malta Hazyl "Hush Now" 16 41
03 Romania Romania G Girls "Call the Police" 15 44
04 Georgia Georgia Salio "Wayside" 8 79
05 Luxembourg Luxembourg Soldier's Heart "Ears & Eyes" 14 53
06 Switzerland Switzerland Sara McLoud "Where to Go" 21 16
07 Serbia Serbia Seka Aleksić "Crnooka" 19 26
08 Hungary Hungary Gigi Radics "Itt egy boldog lány" 20 23
09 Slovenia Slovenia Alya "Srce za srce" 10 69
10 Monaco Monaco Lili Poe "Écho" 2 139
11 Andorra Andorra David Bisbal "Antes que no" 12 57
12 San Marino San Marino Ada Reina "Lei Balla" 11 66
13 Belarus Belarus Byanka "Mysli v notah" 18 29
14 Germany Germany Franziska Wiese "Ich bin frei" 6 96
15 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Vugarixx & Tomris "Payız Gəldi" 9 71
16 Norway Norway Matilda "Ghost" 1 153
17 Ireland Ireland Walking On Cars "Don't Mind Me" 13 53
18 Morocco Morocco Najoua Belyzel "Luna" 4 98
19 Poland Poland Kasia Popowska "Dryfy" 17 41
20 Croatia Croatia Jana Kramer "Circles" 3 105
21 Israel Israel Roby Fayer feat. Almog Segal "Long Distance Romance" 7 93

Second semifinal

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Denmark, Egypt and France voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Czech Republic Czech Republic Lenny "Lover" 10 66
02 Austria Austria James Hersey "Miss You" 19 36
03 Spain Spain Malú "Cenizas" 20 13
04 Ukraine Ukraine Olga Vasilyuk "Bol'she ne budet" 13 58
05 Algeria Algeria Kenza Farah "Pardonnez-moi" 14 47
06 Albania Albania Rozana Radi "Ma thuaj ti" 15 47
07 Sweden Sweden Sabina Ddumba "Time" 4 107
08 Latvia Latvia Markus Riva "Ty vlyublena" 9 69
09 Belgium Belgium Emma Bale "Worth It" 3 108
10 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ayumi "Sen emes pe?" 17 41
11 Armenia Armenia Olga Ayvazyan "Merci" 16 44
12 Finland Finland Jannika B "Niagara" 6 82
13 Slovakia Slovakia Mária Čírová "Unikát" 7 81
14 Lebanon Lebanon Najwa Karam "Yekhreb Baytak" 18 37
15 Turkey Turkey Emrah Karaduman feat. Aleyna Tilki "Cevapsız Çınlama" 2 116
16 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Miblu "Shooting Stars" 12 62
17 Cyprus Cyprus Sertari "Keep On Dreaming" 11 62
18 Russia Russia i-La "Hungry" 1 141
19 Netherlands Netherlands Rondé "Why Do You Care" 8 80
20 Kosovo Kosovo Edea Demaliaj "Ne" 5 95

Grand Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Slovenia Slovenia Alya "Srce za srce" 25 43
02 Georgia Georgia Salio "Wayside" 12 115
03 Estonia Estonia Elysa "Silence the Sirens" 4 133
04 Monaco Monaco Lili Poe "Écho" 19 100
05 Netherlands Netherlands Rondé "Why Do You Care" 6 129
06 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Vugarixx & Tomris "Payız Gəldi" 22 78
07 Finland Finland Jannika B "Niagara" 18 101
08 Israel Israel Roby Fayer feat. Almog Segal "Long Distance Romance" 8 124
09 Turkey Turkey Emrah Karaduman feat. Aleyna Tilki "Cevapsız Çınlama" 7 128
10 Morocco Morocco Najoua Belyzel "Luna" 14 112
11 Germany Germany Franziska Wiese "Ich bin frei" 21 80
12 Norway Norway Matilda "Ghost" 11 121
13 Egypt Egypt Carmen Soliman "Habibi Mosh Habibi" 20 88
14 Russia Russia i-La "Hungry" 1 185
15 Sweden Sweden Sabina Ddumba "Time" 2 153
16 Denmark Denmark Page Four "17 år" 24 49
17 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihaela Fileva "Edno naum" 26 26
18 Italy Italy Lorenzo Fragola "Luce che entra" 3 146
19 United Kingdom United Kingdom Ellie Goulding "Still Falling for You" 9 124
20 Slovakia Slovakia Mária Čírová "Unikát" 16 103
21 Czech Republic Czech Republic Lenny "Lover" 5 129
22 Croatia Croatia Jana Kramer "Circles" 15 112
23 Latvia Latvia Markus Riva "Ty vlyublena" 23 66
24 Kosovo Kosovo Edea Demaliaj "Ne" 17 102
25 France France Tal "Le temps qu'il faut" 13 114
26 Belgium Belgium Emma Bale "Worth It" 10 123

Scoreboards

Semi-Final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Estonia Malta Romania Georgia Luxembourg Switzerland Serbia Hungary Slovenia Monaco Andorra San Marino Belarus Germany Azerbaijan Norway Ireland Morocco Poland Croatia Israel Bulgaria Italy United Kingdom Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Estonia Estonia 8 12 4 10 6 5 8 10 5 7 8 5 10 985
Malta Malta 1 3 6 5 5 2 7 1 6 4 1 41 16
Romania Romania 8 8 10 6 8 4 44 15
Georgia Georgia 1 4 12 5 12 8 6 10 10 1 4 1 5 79 8
Luxembourg Luxembourg 2 2 3 8 1 10 3 12 12 53 14
Switzerland Switzerland 2 4 7 2 1 16 21
Serbia Serbia 5 3 2 10 1 5 26 19
Hungary Hungary 2 1 4 4 5 3 4 23 20
Slovenia Slovenia 10 7 8 2 5 7 5 4 8 7 6 69 10
Monaco Monaco 12 58 10 1 1 12 10 12 5 5 12 12 5 3 4 6 10 6 139 2
Andorra Andorra 3 7 10 5 4 1 6 3 5 1 4 5 3 57 12
San Marino San Marino 3 5 10 210 12 7 10 7 66 11
Belarus Belarus 4 1 3 10 8 3 29 18
Germany Germany 5 12 3 1 1 127 12 12 7 10 6 6 2 96 6
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 4 3 7 3 2 8 3 8 6 8 12 6 1 71 9
Norway Norway 12 10 12 3 5 812 4 8 10 4 4 5 1 12 12 7 8 8 8153 1
Ireland Ireland 7 1 10 2 2 1 2 7 7 5 7 2 53 13
Morocco Morocco 6 6 1 8 7 6 2 53 6 12 2 6 3 7 4 12 2 98 4
Poland Poland 10 7 4 1 8 2 4 2 3 41 17
Croatia Croatia 6 7 7 44 47 4 36 6 2 3 8 2 10 12 10 105 3
Israel Israel 8 8 2 6 6 16 6 710 2 3 3 7 1 2 3 12 93 7

12 points awarded in the first semifinal

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Monaco Monaco Ireland, Malta, Norway, San Marino, Slovenia
Norway Norway Estonia, Israel, Poland, Romania, Serbia
4 Germany Germany Andorra, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Switzerland
2 Georgia Georgia Luxembourg, Monaco
Luxembourg Luxembourg Bulgaria, Morocco
Morocco Morocco Germany, Italy
1 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Croatia
Croatia Croatia United Kingdom
Estonia Estonia Georgia
Israel Israel Rest of the World
San Marino San Marino Hungary

Semi-Final 2

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Czech Republic Austria Spain Ukraine Algeria Albania Sweden Latvia Belgium Kazakhstan Armenia Finland Slovakia Lebanon Turkey Liechtenstein Cyprus Russia Netherlands Kosovo Denmark Egypt France Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Czech Republic Czech Republic 7 2 6 7 7 10 2 5 8 2 10 66 10
Austria Austria 12 7 1 6 1 5 4 36 19
Spain Spain 1 1 5 1 4 1 13 20
Ukraine Ukraine 1 2 8 6 3 8 4 7 5 2 1 6 5 58 13
Algeria Algeria 7 3 6 7 4 1 12 2 5 47 14
Albania Albania 7 2 8 12 10 2 6 47 15
Sweden Sweden 5 8 2 5 8 8 6 2 7 3 5 12 12 10 6 8 107 4
Latvia Latvia 6 5 2 10 1 4 7 8 8 7 10 1 69 9
Belgium Belgium 4 10 1 6 1 2 3 5 8 6 6 8 6 8 2 1 7 12 12 108 3
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 3 1 4 3 12 4 10 41 17
Armenia Armenia 1 1 7 3 5 4 3 5 2 5 1 7 44 16
Finland Finland 8 6 7 7 5 2 3 6 10 6 3 4 5 3 7 82 6
Slovakia Slovakia 12 10 5 2 12 5 5 3 8 7 1 4 4 3 81 7
Lebanon Lebanon 8 4 6 2 12 5 37 18
Turkey Turkey 3 3 12 8 10 83 12 10 6 10 3 8 12 2 6 116 2
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 5 6 4 2 7 3 7 12 12 4 62 12
Cyprus Cyprus 2 4 3 4 5 1 4 6 10 6 1 3 6 7 62 11
Russia Russia 10 12 1012 12 10 12 10 10 12 8 10 8 5 141 1
Netherlands Netherlands 6 10 3 1212 12 3 2 7 8 3 280 8
Kosovo Kosovo 8 2 4 8 10 10 4 7 15 410 2 4 71 3 1 4 95 5

12 points awarded in the second semifinal

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Russia Russia Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden
3 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium, Finland, Latvia
Turkey Turkey Denmark, Kazakhstan, Ukraine
2 Belgium Belgium France, Rest of the World
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Egypt, Kosovo
Slovakia Slovakia Albania, Czech Republic
Sweden Sweden Cyprus, Russia
1 Albania Albania Slovakia
Algeria Algeria Lebanon
Austria Austria Spain
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Turkey
Lebanon Lebanon Liechtenstein

Final

Voting results Grand Final
Slovenia Georgia Estonia Monaco Netherlands Azerbaijan Finland Israel Turkey Morocco Germany Norway Egypt Russia Sweden Denmark Bulgaria Italy United Kingdom Slovakia Czech Republic Croatia Latvia Kosovo France Belgium Malta Romania Luxembourg Switzerland Serbia Hungary Andorra San Marino Belarus Ireland Poland Austria Spain Ukraine Algeria Albania Kazakhstan Armenia Lebanon Liechtenstein Cyprus Flag of Earth Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Slovenia 8 6 2 5 2 2 2 5 1 2 5 3 43 25
Georgia 12 7 5 8 7 6 8 2 6 10 3 10 12 6 1 7 5 11512
Estonia 10 7 3 6 5 7 4 1 5 12 2 2 5 7 12 8 5 106 8 8 133 4
Monaco 7 5 2 2 4 7 1 6 5 7 1 6 12 6 8 6 8 7 100 19
Netherlands 12 6 10 5 1 7 12 6 3 8 5 4 12 4 6 2 4 6 6 10 129 6
Azerbaijan 1 3 10 12 1 2 1 4 8 5 12 3 7 1 8 78 22
Finland 1 2 7 4 8 3 3 4 6 2 5 4 4 10 5 1 4 4 8 35 7 1 10118
Israel 3 1 12 6 12 3 7 7 5 7 10 8 2 7 10 23 3 5 2 5 4 124 8
Turkey 6 3 6 7 1 2 7 10 12 7 1 3 3 2 13 4 1 7 3 12 10 10 7 128 7
Morocco 10 2 8 4 8 4 8 12 66 4 2 4 1 4 5 2 8 4 7 3 11214
Germany 5 10 3 7 5 10 10 3 12 8 4 1 2 8021
Norway 2 4 8 6 10 3 10 3 3 3 7 10 6 12 6 1 1 4 7 2 3 10 121 11
Egypt 2 12 6 1 12 8 10 4 2 4 3 1212 8820
Russia 10 5 3 7 12 6 12 8 3 8 3 10 12 3 5 12 8 10 6 10 3 10 12 6 1 185 1
Sweden 12 6 4 10 8 6 12 1 4 7 8 1 7 8 2 12 2 4 10 1 46 6 12 1532
Denmark 4 2 8 3 6 1 5 7 8 2 1 2 4924
Bulgaria 4 10 4 8 2626
Italy 5 10 8 7 8 12 5 1 24 83 12 5 10 8 3 8 4 5 6 5 3 4 146 3
UK 8 12 4 12 12 4 8 510 10 7 12 7 7 6 1249
Slovakia 2 4 7 5 12 4 6 3 10 7 10 8 6 2 8 4 5 103 16
Cz Republic 6 1 10 12 8 5 12 8 3 12 5 7 7 3 1 1 612 6 1 12 129 5
Croatia 5 4 5 2 3 3 10 10 8 10 2 6 5 6 105 6 210 11215
Latvia 1 1 2 10 2 2 3 10 5 12 1 5 3 2 7 66 23
Kosovo 4 12 7 1 6 7 1 8 1 2 1 2 8 2 3 7 5 10 12 3 102 17
France 8 3 2 12 6 5 3 10 1 4 12 8 4 4 12 6 8 2 4 114 13
Belgium 4 10 5 5 5 1 6 1 1 7 7 7 34 12 6 8 15 7 1 7 10 123 10
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

12 points awarded in the grand final

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Russia Russia Armenia, Belarus, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia
4 Czech Republic Czech Republic Egypt, Israel, Poland, Rest of the World
Egypt Egypt Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Sweden
Sweden Sweden Cyprus, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia
United Kingdom United Kingdom AustriaCroatia, France, Turkey
3 France France Algeria, Norway, Serbia
Netherlands Netherlands Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland
2 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Kosovo, Morocco
Estonia Estonia Latvia, Ukraine
Georgia Georgia Monaco, Switzerland
Italy Italy Andorra, Denmark
Israel Israel Estonia, Netherlands
Kosovo Kosovo Albania, Georgia
Turkey Turkey Kazakhstan, United Kingdom
1 Belgium Belgium Ireland
Germany Germany Spain
Latvia Latvia Hungary
Monaco Monaco Malta
Morocco Morocco Czech Republic
Norway Norway Romania
Slovakia Slovakia Germany

International broadcast and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Malaysia Jess Lee
  2. Ukraine Igor Kolomiyets
  3. Finland Opera Skaala
  4. San Marino Costantino Vitagliano
  5. Egypt Lara Scandar
  6. Algeria Ysa Ferrer
  7. Luxembourg Alice on the Roof
  8. Bulgaria Darina Yotova
  9. Denmark Christopher Nissen
  10. Croatia Josipa Kusić
  11. Ireland Michael Fassbender
  12. Cyprus Christiana Louizu
  13. Romania Sore Mihalache
  14. Israel Ania Bukstein
  15. Serbia Nataša Bekvalac
  16. Russia Irina Shayk
  17. Czech Republic Markéta Irglová
  18. Italy Mariano Di Vaio
  19. Georgia Tako Gachechiladze
  20. Germany Alvaro Soler
  21. Azerbaijan Aygün Kazımova
  22. Morocco Dounia Batma
  23. Latvia Māris Kučinskis
  24. Belgium Olga Leyers
  25. Austria Zoë Straub
  26. France Amir Haddad
  27. United Kingdom Jamie Dornan
  28. Poland Radosław Mróz
  29. Lebanon Nelly Makdessy
  30. Slovenia Gašper Rifelj
  31. Norway Dagny
  32. Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan
  33. Turkey Kerem Bürsin
  34. Liechtenstein Claudia Schanza
  35. Belarus Uzari
  36. Andorra Adam Jezierski
  37. Hungary Freddie
  38. Albania Eneda Tarifa
  39. Sweden Petra Mede
  40. Kosovo Kallashi
  41. Malta Ira Losco
  42. Estonia Jüri Pootsmann
  43. Spain David Solans
  44. Kazakhstan Aiboo Karasheva
  45. Monaco Alizée
  46. Netherlands Tom Escily
  47. Switzerland Bastian Baker
  48. Slovakia Dominika Mirgová

Other countries

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina: Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT) announced on 17 September 2016 that the country will withdraw.
  • Faroe Islands Faroe Islands: On 13 December 2016, it was announced that Faroe Islands would be withdrawing from the contest.
  • Greece Greece: Hellenic Broadcasting Company (ERT) confirmed that Greece will not compete in the 46th edition.
  • Iceland Iceland: On 3 November 2016, RÚV announced that Iceland would not take part in the forty-sixth edition. Hovewer a return next edition is higly expected.
  • Lithuania Lithuania: On 11 August 2016, LRT confirmed their participation and that a national selection would be an option. Therefore on 13 December 2016 Lithuania was forced to withdraw for not having an entry.
  • Macedonia Macedonia: MKRTV announced, on 13 December 2016 that Macedonia would not participate in the contest.
  • Moldova Moldova: Moldova decided to withdraw due to low interest from the broadcaster. A comeback for 47th edition was not ruled out.
  • Montenegro Montenegro: Although RTCG was among the first broadcaster to announced their participation, the country was forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry within deadline.
  • Portugal Portugal: RTP didn't show interest in participating therefore they will be missing this edition.

See also

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.