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| Own Eurovision Song Contest 49|
Welcome to Finland!
|Semi-finals dates||December 2017|
|Final date||December 2017|
|Opening act||"Nadaa" by Diandra|
|Number of entries||44|
|Returning countries|| Austria |
|Withdrawing countries|| Cyprus|
|Voting system||Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Own Eurovision Song Contest|
Own Eurovision Song Contest 49, often referred to as OESC #49, is the upcoming 49th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in Finland, following country's first victory at the 48th contest with the song "Nadaa", performed by Diandra.
Forty-four countries have confirmed their participation in the 49th edition.
For more details on the host country, see Finland.
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. The country has land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east. Estonia is south of the country across the Gulf of Finland. Finland is a Nordic country situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia, which also includes Scandinavia. Finland's population is 5.5 million (2014), and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region. 88.7% of the population is Finnish and speaks Finnish, a Uralic language unrelated to the Scandinavian languages; the second major group are the Finland-Swedes (5.3%). It is the eighth largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Finland is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in the capital Helsinki, local governments in 311 municipalities, and an autonomous region, the Åland Islands. Over 1.4 million people live in the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area, which produces a third of the country's GDP.
Semi-final Allocation Draw
|Algeria||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Andorra||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Armenia||Iveta Mukuchyan||"Depi nor irakanutyun"|
|Austria||Victoria S||"One In a Million"|
|Belgium||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Croatia||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Denmark||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Egypt||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Estonia||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Faroe Islands||Yöhna||"Na Na Na"|
|France||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Germany||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Greece||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Iceland||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Ireland||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Italy||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Kazakhstan||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Lebanon||UAT||"Bedoon ay hudood"|
|Liechtenstein||Palastic & Lea Santee||"Talkin'"|
|Lithuania||Radistai DJs feat. Beatrich||"Coming Home"|
|Luxembourg||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Montenegro||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Morocco||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Netherlands||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Norway||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Poland||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Romania||Ligia Hojda||"Fire Gun"|
|Slovakia||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Slovenia||Millo feat. Linna||"Game 4 Love"|
|Spain||Pastora Soler||"La tormenta"|
|Switzerland||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|United Kingdom||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Finland||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Israel||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|San Marino||Giulia Luzi||"Paracadute"|
|Sweden||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
|Ukraine||TBD 2017||TBD 2017|
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: It was revealed that the country would withdraw from the forty-ninth edition.
- Belarus: The country announced their unexpected withdrawal after the confirmations deadline.
- Bulgaria: It was announced by the broadcaster that the the nation would withdraw due to the resignation of the head of delegation. The country is expected to return in the fiftieth edition.
- Cyprus: Cyprus announced that there are no plans for the country to participate this edition due to financial difficulties.
- Czech Republic: The Czech broadcaster confirmed that they would withdraw from the contest
- Hungary: It was confirmed that the nation would not be taking part in the contest due to internal problems within the broadcaster.
- Kosovo: It was announced that the country will withdraw due to change in the management.
- Latvia: Latvia announced that it would not be competing in the forty-ninth edition due to low interest from the broadcaster.
- Macedonia: MRTV said that they had no interest in returning to the competition yet.
- Malta: The broadcaster didn't show interest in returning after their withdrawal in the forty-eighth edition.
- Portugal: It was announced that the country would be taking a break for another edition.
- Serbia: RTS announced that it would withdraw from the contest due to financial difficulties and a lack of available sponsorship for a potential Serbian entry