The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) has released the list of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest participating countries today. A total of 43 countries will compete in Lisbon.
37 countries will compete in the 2 semi-finals scheduled to be held on 8 and 10 May. A total of 26 countries will compete in the grand final on 12 May.
The Big 5 countries (Spain, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany) + host country (Portugal) are automatically qualified to compete in the grand final. Hence 20/37 countries will proceed from the semi-finals to the grand final and join the Big 5 and Portugal.
- Czech Republic
- FYR Macedonia
- The Netherlands
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.