43 countries to participate in Eurovision 2017, Russia included
- 31.10.2016, 13:40,
- Culture » Culture. Main
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv will welcome 43 countries that have confirmed their participation in the competition.
Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: "We are delighted that 43 national broadcasters have signed up for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest equalling our record highest participation.
"We have not had this many countries in one contest since 2011 in Düsseldorf. The Eurovision Song Contest still unites audiences like no other show, reaching over 200 million people in 2016. We’re looking forward to three fantastic shows in Kyiv next May," he added.
The Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th May, with the Grand Final on Saturday 13th May, according to the official Eurovision web site.
The countries represented in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest:
F. Y. R. Macedonia