Eurovision 2018: EBU releases participants list

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 2,337 views

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.

Participating countries

  1. Albania
  2. Armenia
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Belarus
  7. Belgium
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Croatia
  10. Cyprus
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Denmark
  13. Estonia
  14. Finland
  15. France
  16. FYR Macedonia
  17. Germany
  18. Georgia
  19. Greece
  20. Hungary
  21. Iceland
  22. Ireland
  23. Israel
  24. Italy
  25. Latvia
  26. Lithuania
  27. Malta
  28. Moldova
  29. Montenegro
  30. The Netherlands
  31. Norway
  32. Poland
  33. Portugal
  34. Romania
  35. Russia
  36. San Marino
  37. Serbia
  38. Slovenia
  39. Spain
  40. Sweden
  41. Switzerland
  42. Ukraine
  43. 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.

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