A total of 43 countries have been confirmed this morning by the EBU as participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
The EBU has confirmed this morning that 43 countries will be participating in the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. No countries will be debuting in this years contest, however both Portugal and Romania are returning to the contest after one year away. Sadly, Bosnia & Herzegovina as earlier reported has withdrawn from the contest due to financial difficulties.
The Eurovision Song Contest has reached a record of 43 participating countries on two occasions in the past. The first being at the 2008 contest in Belgrade, Serbia where both San Marino and Azerbaijan made their debut. And in 2011 at the contest in Dusseldorf, Germany when Austria, San Marino, Italy and Hungary returned to the contest.
The full list of participating countries is as follows:
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- San Marino
- United Kingdom