43 countries will take part in Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Acts/Songs confirmed to date

First posted by Adrian Kavanagh on 9th January 2018

Towards the end of 2017, it was confirmed that 43 countries will take part in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Lisbon in early May – the Final will take place on Saturday 12th May, with the two semi-finals to take place on Tuesday 8th May and Thursday 10th May. The line up of countries is very similar to that for the 2017 contest, which involved 42 countries. Following their controversial late withdrawal from the 2017 contest, Russia will return to the contest after a one-year absence.

At this stage, we already know eight of the acts that will be taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. (See the table below for more details).

Eugent Bushpeppa won the Albanian selection (Festivali i Këngës) on 22nd December 2017 with Mallwhich is the only song that we have heard to date, although Mall may well be reworked over the coming weeks/months (and might also be performed in the English language).

Country Artist Song Final/Semi Final
Hosts/”Big 5″
FRANCE Big 5; qualify for Final
GERMANY Big 5; qualify for Final
ITALY Big 5; qualify for Final
SPAIN Big 5; qualify for Final
UNITED KINGDOM Big 5; qualify for Final
PORTUGAL Hosts; qualify for Final
Semi Final 1
ALBANIA Eugent Bushpepa Mall Semi Final 1 OR 2
ARMENIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
AUSTRALIA Jessica Mauboy Semi Final 1 OR 2
AUSTRIA Cesár Sampson Semi Final 1 OR 2
AZERBAIJAN Aisel Mammadova Semi Final 1 OR 2
BELARUS Semi Final 1 OR 2
BELGIUM Laura Groeseneken Semi Final 1 OR 2
BULGARIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
CROATIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
CYPRUS Semi Final 1 OR 2
CZECH REPUBLIC Semi Final 1 OR 2
DENMARK Semi Final 1 OR 2
ESTONIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
FINLAND Saara Aalto Semi Final 1 OR 2
FYR MACEDONIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
GEORGIA Iriao Semi Final 1 OR 2
GREECE Semi Final 1 OR 2
HUNGARY Semi Final 1 OR 2
ICELAND Semi Final 1 OR 2
IRELAND Semi Final 1 OR 2
ISRAEL Semi Final 1 OR 2
LATVIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
LITHUANIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
MALTA Semi Final 1 OR 2
MOLDOVA Semi Final 1 OR 2
MONTENEGRO Semi Final 1 OR 2
NETHERLANDS Waylon Semi Final 1 OR 2
NORWAY Semi Final 1 OR 2
POLAND Semi Final 1 OR 2
ROMANIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
RUSSIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
SAN MARINO Semi Final 1 OR 2
SERBIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
SLOVENIA Semi Final 1 OR 2
SWEDEN Semi Final 1 OR 2
SWITZERLAND Semi Final 1 OR 2
UKRAINE Semi Final 1 OR 2

Details on which semi-finals the 38 countries, who do not directly qualify for the Final, will be taking part in have will be added to this list once the semi final allocation draw has taken place in late January 2018.

 

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