Empowered 43 countries and among them Russia, will participate in " Eurovision-2017 ", according to the report, published on the official Internet representation of the competition.
"the song contest" Eurovision-2017 "in Kiev will take part record number of countries ? 43", Greg said the organizers, reports news Agency.
in the list of participants Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom. It is noted that Romania and Portugal last year, has not played in European competition. The semifinal of "Eurovision" will be held may 9 and eleven, the final will be held on may 13, said the organizers. In September, the media said that Kiev intended to hold the opening of "Eurovision-2017" within the St. Sophia Cathedral. Remember, song contest "Eurovision-2017" will be held in Kyiv. On the announcement of the venue of the song contest, the head of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine Evgeny nisoc said that the Ukrainian authorities will not be allowed to participate in "Eurovision-2017" Russian artists who made black lists of the SBU. 14 may in Stockholm hosted the final of the Eurovision song contest, the audience gave the maximum number of votes to the representative of Russia Sergey Lazarev, but the addition of these votes to the scores of the judges he took third place, and win the jury gave to the representative of Ukraine Jamal, who performed the song about Stalin deported the Crimean Tatars in 1944. Users of social networks from different countries of the world protested the new voting system in the Eurovision song contest and called it a political view. In their vision, the winner of the competition had to be Sergey Lazarev.