| Own Eurovision Song Contest 48|
Closing All Divides
Welcome to Ukraine!
|Semi-final 1 date||12 August 2017|
|Semi-final 2 date||19 August 2017|
|Final date||26 August 2017|
|Venue|| Chornomorets Stadium|
|Opening act||"Osen'" by Tayanna|
|Number of entries||46|
|Returning countries|| Armenia |
|Withdrawing countries|| Austria |
|Voting system||Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winning song|| Finland |
|Own Eurovision Song Contest|
Own Eurovision Song Contest 48, often referred to as OESC #48, is the 48th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Odessa, Ukraine, following country's first victory at the 47th Contest with the song "Osen'", performed by Tayanna.
Forty-six countries have confirmed their participation in the competition. The 48th edition saw Armenia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Hungary, Lebanon, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland returning in the competition, while Austria, Belarus, Georgia, Iceland, Macedonia, Malta and Portugal decided to withdraw.
The 48th edition consisted of three shows, including two semi-finals on 12 and 19 August and the grand final on 26 August 2017.
After a tense voting process, Finland won the contest for the second time, with Diandra's song "Nadaa". Last time Finland won was in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 34, edition held in Zagreb, Croatia. Finland received a total amount of 167 points, narrowly beating Israel into second place with a margin of 1 point and Sweden into third place with a margin of 2 points. Fourth place went to Moldova, while the fifth place went to San Marino and the sixth place went Ukraine.
From the countries that were automatically qualified in the Grand Final only the host country Ukraine finished in the top 10. Russia finished in the 12th place, United Kingdom placed 16th, while Morocco, Egypt and Croatia finished 22nd, 23rd and 26th respectively out of 26 countries that were in the Grand Final.
For more details on the host country, see Ukraine.
The Chernomorets Stadium is a football stadium built in 2011 in Odesa, Ukraine. The stadium has a capacity of 34,164 and is the home of FC Chornomorets Odesa. The stadium was constructed on the site of the old Soviet multi-use Central Stadium of the Black Sea Shipping Company (ChMP), which was demolished in 2009.
The venue was considered to be one of the stadiums of UEFA Euro 2012 but failed to be nominated as such.
The former ChMP stadium was built on the same site in 1935, and it was originally named as the Kosior Memorial Stadium after the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Ukrainian SSR. After Stanislav Kosior was repressed in the 1930s, the name was changed to Shevchenko Park Stadium. After World War II, the stadium was passed to the ownership of the republican Ministry of Food and received name as the Central Stadium Kharchovyk. At the end of the 1950s, it was renamed as Avanhard Stadium after the Ukrainian Sport Society of industrial workers. In 1959, the stadium was renamed to the Central Stadium of the Black Sea Shipping Company or alternatively Central Stadium Chornomorets.
ChMP could hold 34,362 people. It hosted the Ukrainian Super Cup from 2004 until 2007. At the end of 2008 it was closed and, in 2009, it was demolished.
NTU announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 48th 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.
- NTU 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 were interested in hosting the 48th edition:
|Kharkiv||Metalist Oblast Sports Complex||40,003|
|Kiev||International Exhibition Centre||11,000|
|Sevastopol||Sevastopol Sports Complex||5,864|
Odessa is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major tourism center, seaport and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. Odessa is also an administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic cultural center. Odessa is sometimes called the "pearl of the Black Sea," the "South Capital" (under the Russian Empire and Soviet Union), and "Southern Palmyra.
Semi-final Allocation Draw
The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place took place on 31 July 2017. The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists, have been split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous editions. The pots were calculated and are as follows:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3|
|Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6|
From these pots, 20 countries were allocated to compete in each semifinal. The host country, Ukraine voted in the first semi-final. The countries from the big five voted as follows: Russia and United Kingdom in the first semifinal, while Croatia with Egypt and Morocco in the second semifinal.
|04||Slovakia||Lina Mayer||"Don't Leave Me Now"||13||66|
|05||Lithuania||Karina Krysko||"Be kaukių"||6||86|
|06||Lebanon||Jenn Sarkis||"Breaking Boundaries"||16||30|
|07||Switzerland||Nassi||"La vie est belle"||11||70|
|10||Romania||Ioana Ignat||"Mă dezîndragostesc"||12||69|
|11||Monaco||Liv||"Vendez nous du rêve"||9||76|
|15||Cyprus||Eleftheria Eleftheriou||"Ston kosmo to diko tis"||17||25|
|16||Serbia||Jelena Karleuša||"Pucaj u ljubav (Ne vredi)"||18||22|
|17||Kazakhstan||Saryn||"Kun men ay"||15||50|
|18||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Adna||"Closure"||5||91|
|19||Latvia||PYØR||"Broke My Rules"||14||63|
|20||Estonia||Maria Volmer||"Perfect Match"||20||12|
|01||Liechtenstein||LPNO feat. Nicole Anu||"Into the Gray"||17||54|
|03||San Marino||Giulia Penna||"Legocentrico"||8||74|
|04||Algeria||Chimène Badi||"Les retardataires"||10||71|
|06||Greece||Tamta||"Ilious ke thalasses"||15||63|
|07||Czech Republic||Aneta Langerová||"Tráva"||2||99|
|08||Netherlands||Nina June||"When We Fall"||1||104|
|12||Norway||Frøder||"Over the Sea"||6||85|
|14||Ireland||Wallis Bird||"Hardly Hardly"||4||94|
|16||Azerbaijan||Röya feat. Ozan Çolakoğlu||"Kesin bilgi"||18||38|
|18||Denmark||Faustix feat. Alexander Oscar||"Somebody New"||16||54|
|01||United Kingdom||Rae Morris||"Love Again"||16||95|
|02||Morocco||Armand Amar||"Sufi Night"||22||73|
|03||Czech Republic||Aneta Langerová||"Tráva"||18||86|
|05||Monaco||Liv||"Vendez nous du rêve"||24||69|
|10||Norway||Frøder||"Over the Sea"||21||83|
|14||Russia||Alina Artts||"Prekrasnaya lozh'"||12||105|
|15||San Marino||Giulia Penna||"Legocentrico"||5||128|
|16||Algeria||Chimène Badi||"Les retardataires"||13||105|
|17||Croatia||Petar Grašo||"Moje zlato"||26||23|
|20||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Adna||"Closure"||15||103|
|23||Ukraine||Boba K||"What She's Like"||6||126|
|24||Netherlands||Nina June||"When We Fall"||9||123|
|25||Ireland||Wallis Bird||"Hardly Hardly"||19||86|
|26||Lithuania||Karina Krysko||"Be kaukių"||20||84|
|No.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|5||Israel||Kazakhstan, Latvia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine|
|3||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Andorra, France, Luxembourg|
|Sweden||Lithuania, Romania, United Kingdom|
|2||Andorra||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia|
|Lithuania||Spain, Rest of the World|
|No.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|4||Czech Republic||Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Moldova, Netherlands|
|3||Ireland||Croatia, Morocco, Poland|
|Netherlands||Algeria, Belgium, Germany|
|Faroe Islands||Italy, Norway|
|Norway||Rest of the World|
|No.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|5||Israel||Finland, Kazakhstan, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine|
|Sweden||Belgium, Bosnia and Herzgovina, Poland, Rest of the World, United Kingdom|
|4||Faroe Islands||Egypt, Estonia, Italy, Norway|
|3||Finland||Cyprus, Ireland, Russia|
|Luxembourg||Algeria, Kosovo, Netherlands|
|Turkey||Denmark, Hungary, Sweden|
|2||Algeria||Faroe Islands, Spain|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Czech Republic, Luxembourg|
|Czech Republic||Azerbaijan, Moldova|
International broadcast and voting
Voting Grand Final
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.
- Albania: Albania will continue to sit out of the competition, but a return next edition is not out of the question.
- Austria: The previous head of delegation decided to resign from his position, therefore the country was forced to withdraw.
- Belarus: BRTC announced the withdrawal of the country due to poor results in the latest editions.
- Bulgaria: After withdrawing for the forty-seventh edition, the country stated that a return this edition is very likely. However, BNR announced that it will not return.
- Georgia: It was announced by the Georgian broadcaster that the the country would withdraw from the edition due to financial issues.
- Iceland: RÚV decided to withdraw from the forty-eighth edition due to lack of interest.
- Macedonia: Macedonian broadcaster stated no interest in participating this edition due to their poor results.
- Malta: Malta had originally confirmed their participation in the contest but failed to submit and present their entry within the given deadline.
- Montenegro: Montenegro hasn't participated in the contest since the forty-fourth edition. The specific reason behind the withdrawal has never been confirmed. However, the country might return next edition.
- Portugal: It was revealed that the country would withdraw from the forty-eighth edition.