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Eurovision 2017: Belarus, France and Czech Republic Confirm Participation


Eurovision 2017Eurovision 2017 – Three more countries have this week confirmed their participation in Kyiv: Belarus, France and the Czech Republic. BTRC, the state broadcaster of Belarus is expected to hold a national final again. France has opted for an internal selection and interested artists can apply to France 2 now.

Ceska Televizie has also opted for an internal selection for the Czech Republic and has also opened up the submission period. Email your 3 minutes song, not previously performed or published before 1st September to esc2017@ceskatelevize.cz.

At the moment there are worries that Bosnia Herzegovina will not be back in 2017 due to funding and political issues.

At present we have 30 countries expressing interest in participating in Kyiv.

Country Artist Song
 Armenia
 Austria
 Belarus
 Belgium
 Cyprus
 Czech Republic
 Denmark TBD 25 February 2017 TBD 25 February 2017
 Estonia TBD 4 March 2017 TBD 4 March 2017
 Finland TBD February 2017 TBD February 2017
 Greece
 Hungary
 Iceland
 Ireland
 Israel
 Latvia TBD 26 February 2017 TBD 26 February 2017
 Lithuania
 Malta
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Portugal
 Russia
 Slovenia
 Sweden TBD 11 March 2017 TBD 11 March 2017
  Switzerland TBD 5 February 2017 TBD 5 February 2017

Finalists

Country Artist Song
 France
 Germany TBD 9 February 2017 TBD 9 February 2017
 Spain
 Ukraine TBD February 2017 TBD February 2017
 United Kingdom

37 comments on “Eurovision 2017: Belarus, France and Czech Republic Confirm Participation

  1. “BTRC, the state broadcaster of Belarus is expected to hold a national final again”.
    Not entirely correct. BTRC did not say that. How will choose the representative of Belarus at Eurovision, BTRC has not decided yet.

  2. That is good that Czech Republic is in again just like for others!

    Off topic. Sirusho released a hayduki song
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=7aoX1cEugik

  3. Looks like Italy are in too

  4. I heard on journalistic grapevine Spain will be back again too of course, though will depend on whether we have a fixed government by then, for the moment seems we’ll have 3rd elections in a year on Christmas Day! but as everything seems to be running better without a government let’s hope Diana N might say yes to Eurovision?!!

  5. Good to see CR staying :-) !

  6. I have a feeling that September is usually the most… silent month in ET :P

  7. Annnnddd..the official video of “1944” is finally out :

    I liked it a lot but did not love it. I found it a tad too fast paced and some of the dance scenes in the tunnel were poorly made imo. But other than that atmospheric and dark as it should be.

    • I really like it!I like the grey colors and the fog,a suitable background for people that are displaced and feel lost.What i miss is the colorful tree of life during the song’s big climax.But they decided to keep it dark and that’s ok.

    • Agreed. Something lacking me thinks, a pity. Still love the song though, but will be more inclined to watch her Eurovision performance or that on The Voice.
      Hope you are keeping well.
      btw did you manage to listen to any of the FDLC 14 songs? I had expected (hoped) to see you drop in……

      • I m sorry Martin I was unable to, I am extremely busy, studying almost 24/7 these days and will probably be like that till Christmas :( Maybe in some future edition..

        • Hi Guitar,
          Good to hear from you.
          I totally understand and good luck with the studying am sure your hard work will pay off. Best of luck!
          Look forward to your return as and when…..

  8. My comment is awaiting moderation even though i didn’t add any emoticons.Oh,well…

  9. Is it official that BiH withdraws?

  10. Happy Birthday to our wonderful editor Morgan from all at ET!

  11. Happy Birthday, Morgan!

  12. ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

  13. Is it his birthday? Chronia polla! :)

  14. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag Morgan! :)

  15. Happy Birthday Morgan!I wish you a year full of all the stuff you love. :P

  16. Tillykke med fødselsdagen Morgan :-)

  17. Happy Birthday Morgan,……hope you had a great day :)

  18. Feliz aniversário, Morgan! :)

  19. I just saw! Happy birthday Morgan!

  20. Belated happy B-day Morgan !

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