Eurovision Song Contest 2018

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Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Eurovision Song Contest.svg
Number of entries 8 (to date)
Returning countries
Voting system Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It is expected to take place in the winning country of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Russia is expected to return after withdrawing from the 2017 edition, following the travel-ban of their representative Yulia Samoylova from entering Ukraine.

As of 24 April 2017, eight countries have confirmed their intentions to participate in the contest.

Provisional list of participating countries[edit]

The following countries have expressed their provisional interest in participating in the contest:

Country Artist Song Language(s)
 Portugal[6] TBD March 2018 TBD March 2018
 Russia[7] Yulia Samoylova[8][9]

Other countries[edit]

Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership that will be able to broadcast the contest via the Eurovision network. The EBU will issue an invitation of participation in the contest to all fifty-six active members. It is currently unknown whether an invitation will be issued to associate member Australia. Several countries have provisionally confirmed their participation in the contest, while information from the remaining members regarding their participation have not yet been disclosed.[11]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ "Osallistu Uuden Musiikin Kilpailun 2018 yleiseen hakuun - haku on helmikuun 2017 osalta päättynyt" [Participate in the general search New Music Competition 2018 - February 2017 with regard to the search is complete]. (in Finnish). Yle. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Zappit Team (24 January 2017). "Eurovision 2017 – Διονύσης Τσακνής: "Η Eurovision είναι μια υποχρέωση της ΕΡΤ"" [Eurovision 2017 - Dennis Tsaknis: "Eurovision is an obligation of ERT"] (in Greek). Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Laufer, Gil (20 March 2017). "Israel preparations for Rising Star for Eurovision 2018 begin". Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Euan (18 February 2017). "Lithuania Klaipeda to host the final, and changes to next years format". Eurovoix. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Hyttebakk, Jon Marius (31 January 2017). "MGP frir til Norges beste komponister" [MGP look to Norway's best composers] (in Norwegian). Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Costa, Nelson (7 March 2017). "Em 2018 temos outro Festival da Canção" [In 2018 we have another Song Festival]. (in Portuguese). ESC Portugal. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Granger, Anthony (2017-03-22). "Russia: Regardless Of Host Country, Yulia Will Compete At Eurovision 2018". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  8. ^ Granger, Anthony (13 April 2017). "Russia withdraws from the Eurovision Song Contest". Eurovoix. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Первый канал не будет транслировать Евровидение-2017" [The first channel will not broadcast ESC 2017]. (in Russia). Russia-1. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Melodifestivalen och Eurovision: Vanliga Frågor" [Melodifestivalen and Eurovision: FaQ]. (in Swedish). svt. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Which countries? GFAQs". EBU. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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