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Own Eurovision Song Contest 49
Welcome to Finland!
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Dates
Semi-finals dates December 2017
Final date December 2017
Host
Executive supervisor Mihai
Executive producer Michal
Host broadcaster YLE
Opening act "Nadaa" by Diandra
Participants
Number of entries 44
Returning countries Austria Austria
Georgia Georgia
Iceland Iceland
Montenegro Montenegro
Withdrawing countries Cyprus Cyprus
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Hungary Hungary
Kosovo Kosovo
Latvia Latvia
Serbia Serbia
Vote
Voting system Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
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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.

Location

For more details on the host country, see Finland.

Venue

Bidding Phase

Finland location map.svg
Locations of the candidate cities.

Host City

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.

Format

Semi-final Allocation Draw

Participating countries

Semifinalists

Country Artist Song
Algeria Algeria TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Andorra Andorra TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Armenia Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan "Depi nor irakanutyun"
Austria Austria Victoria S "One In a Million"
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Elvina TBD 2017
Belgium Belgium TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Croatia Croatia TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Denmark Denmark TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Egypt Egypt TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Estonia Estonia TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Yöhna "Na Na Na"
France France TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Georgia Georgia Sophie Villy "Connected"
Germany Germany TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Greece Greece TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Iceland Iceland TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Ireland Ireland TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Italy Italy TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Lebanon Lebanon UAT "Bedoon ay hudood"
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Palastic & Lea Santee "Talkin'"
Lithuania Lithuania Radistai DJs feat. Beatrich "Coming Home"
Luxembourg Luxembourg TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Monaco Monaco Tess "Love Gun"
Montenegro Montenegro TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Morocco Morocco TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Netherlands Netherlands TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Norway Norway TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Poland Poland TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Romania Romania Ligia Hojda "Fire Gun"
Russia Russia Elena Temnikova "Revnost"
Slovakia Slovakia TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Slovenia Slovenia Millo feat. Linna "Game 4 Love"
Spain Spain Pastora Soler "La tormenta"
Switzerland Switzerland TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Turkey Turkey Edis "Çok çok"
United Kingdom United Kingdom TBD 2017 TBD 2017

Finalists

Country Artist Song
Finland Finland TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Israel Israel TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Moldova Moldova Infected Rain "Mold"
San Marino San Marino Giulia Luzi "Paracadute"
Sweden Sweden TBD 2017 TBD 2017
Ukraine Ukraine TBD 2017 TBD 2017

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.

  • Albania Albania: It was revealed that the country would withdraw from the forty-ninth edition.
  • Belarus Belarus: The country announced their unexpected withdrawal after the confirmations deadline.
  • Bulgaria 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: Cyprus announced that there are no plans for the country to participate this edition due to financial difficulties.
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic: The Czech broadcaster confirmed that they would withdraw from the contest
  • Hungary Hungary: It was confirmed that the nation would not be taking part in the contest due to internal problems within the broadcaster.
  • Kosovo Kosovo: It was announced that the country will withdraw due to change in the management. 
  • Latvia Latvia: Latvia announced that it would not be competing in the forty-ninth edition due to low interest from the broadcaster.
  • Macedonia Macedonia: MRTV said that they had no interest in returning to the competition yet.
  • Malta Malta: The broadcaster didn't show interest in returning after their withdrawal in the forty-eighth edition.
  • Portugal Portugal: It was announced that the country would be taking a break for another edition.
  • Serbia 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

See also

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