North Vision Song Contest 23
Making Statements
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Dates
PQR date 30 September 2017
Semi-final 1 date 14 October 2017
Semi-final 2 date 21 October 2017
Final date 25 November 2017
Host
Venue Friends Arena, Stockholm
Presenter(s) Petra Mede
David Lindgren
Broadcaster SVT
Opening act Semi-final 1: Loreen performing "Paper Light" with Ukrainian dance trio Kazaky
Semi-final 2: Loreen performing "Euphoria"
Final: Loreen performing "Statements"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Molly Pettersson Hammar performing a cover version of Beyoncé's "Halo" with a kids choir
Semi-final 2: Molly Sandén performing "Phoenix"
Final: Zara Larsson performing a medley of "Only You", "I Would Like" and "Ain't My Fault"
Participants
Entries 49
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Georgia.png Georgia
Iceland Iceland
Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg
Flag of Malta.png Malta
Flag of Monaco.png Monaco
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
Withdrawing Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
Flag of Croatia.png Croatia
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon
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
Null points None
Winner Austria Austria
"Mirrors"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 23, often referred to as NVSC 23, was the 23rd edition of the North Vision Song Contest. The contest was hosted in Stockholm, Sweden, after Loreen won the 22nd edition of the contest with "Statements". The contest consisted of two semi-finals held on 14 October 2017 and 21 October 2017 and a Grand Final held on 25 November 2017.

The winner was Austria with the song "Mirrors". This was Austria's first ever win. The winning country Austria achieved its best result to date. Hosts Sweden were the runner up, gaining their eighth top-three placing, whilst Italy came third for the second time. Belgium were fourth, gaining their second best result since their win in the 17th edition. Spain and Morocco rounded up the top six. Moldova came last for the second time in a final, achieving its joint worst result in a final to date. Hungary, Greece and Germany also received their (joint) worst results in a final to date.

Location

Sweden (Swedish: Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, but, with a total population of 10.0 million, it has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi); the highest concentration is in the southern half of the country. Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas.

Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats/Götar and Swedes/Svear and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia. The climate is in general very mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence, that in spite of this still retains warm continental summers. Today, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a monarch as head of state, like its neighbour Norway. The capital city is Stockholm, which is also the most populous city in the country. Legislative power is vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag. Executive power is exercised by the government chaired by the prime minister. Sweden is a unitary state, currently divided into 21 counties and 290 municipalities.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place at Stockholm City Hall on 16 September 2017, hosted by Alexandra Pascalidou and Jovan Radomir. The first part of the draw determined in which semi-final the Big Six would have to vote. The second part of the draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. 20 countries will participate in both semi-finals, respectively. From each semi-final, ten countries will join the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of 26 countries will participate.

The thirty-six semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Participating countries

     Countries in the first semi-final
     Countries voting in the first semi-final
     Countries in the second semi-final
     Countries voting in the second semi-final

Returning artists

Laura Närhi, who represented Finland in the 7th edition, returned to represent her country for the second time. Sada Vidoo returned to represent Denmark for the second time after representing the country six editions earlier. Lanberry competed for the third time after representing Poland in the 17th and 20th editions. The runner-up of the 6th edition, Karina Krysko, returned to represent Lithuania. Arilena, who represented Albania in the 9th and 18theditions, returned to represent the country for third time. Tunisian band Myrath returned to the contest after competing for their country in the 11th edition, this time representing MoroccoWürffel returned to the contest to represent Estonia after last competing in the 18th edition.

Results

Pre-qualification round

Seven countries participated in the eleventh pre-qualification round. FYR Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Montenegro and Romania qualifed to the semi-finals, while Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia and Switzerland were eliminated.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Russia.png Russia Dana Sokolova feat. Scroodgee "Indigo" 5 53
02 Flag of Romania.png Romania Geørge "Noi" 1 64
03 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Slavko Kalezić "Freedom" 4 53
04 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Beatrice Egli "Federleicht" 6 53
05 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia Arta Memedi "2 her" 3 58
06 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Anita Šunjić "Put bez laži" 7 45
07 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Nabi feat. Mali "Be the Beat!" 2 62

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Greece, Moldova and Sweden also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Mollie King "Hair Down" 2 186
02 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Kati Ran "Suurin" 9 144
03 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Karina Krysko "Be kaukių" 18 73
04 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Sona Rubenyan "Jamanakn e" 3 184
05 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia Bojana Vunturišević "Daljine" 11 139
06 Austria Austria Mynth "Mirrors" 1 208
07 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Nabi feat. Mali "Be the Beat!" 10 140
08 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Giulia Luzi "Paracadute" 12 127
09 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands FRUM "Birdstone" 5 180
10 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia Cira "Hun Bun" 7 156
11 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Myrath "Believer" 4 181
12 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia Arta Memedi "2 her" 19 71
13 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Klara Jazbec "Milijon in ena" 17 86
14 Flag of Poland.png Poland Lanberry "Zagadka" 15 97
15 Algeria Algeria Chimène Badi "Les retardataires" 16 92
16 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Tarkan "Yolla" 13 111
17 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Sada Vidoo "Iconic" 6 171
18 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Diana Monteiro "Aguentar" 14 107
19 Flag of Albania.png Albania Arilena "I'm Sorry" 8 149
20 Flag of France.png France Damien Lauretta "Dreamin'" 20 66

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Cyprus, Germany and Hungary also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Israel.png Israel Daniel Yafe "Im Zu Ahava" 5 176
02 Flag of Malta.png Malta I.AM.WILLOW "Oceanful" 7 166
03 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Vladislav Kurasov "Voodoo" 6 172
04 Flag of Norway.png Norway Christiane & Rat City "Touch Me like That" 11 137
05 Flag of Romania.png Romania Geørge "Noi" 12 115
06 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Malak "Hard Pill" 18 69
07 Iceland Iceland Hildur "Would You Change?" 13 110
08 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Mustii "Feed Me" 2 215
09 Flag of Spain.png Spain Lorena Gómez "Indomable" 1 239
10 Flag of Italy.png Italy Joan Thiele "Armenia" 3 213
11 Flag of Finland.png Finland Laura Närhi "Supersankari" 4 177
12 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Annet Charitonová feat. Ben Cristovao "Taktomabyt" 8 156
13 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Slavko Kalezić "Freedom" 20 37
14 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Elvina "Sanki Buz" 17 72
15 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Fishbach "Un autre que moi" 15 92
16 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Brisa Fenoy "Ella" 9 156
17 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Würffel "Breathe" 16 80
18 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Veronika Rabada "Ach janíčko" 19 48
19 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine The Erised "Even If" 14 99
20 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Benjamin Lasnier "Somebody to Hurt" 10 139

Final

26 countries participated in the final, with all 49 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia Cira "Hun Bun" 12 240
02 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands FRUM "Birdstone" 8 274
03 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Benjamin Lasnier "Somebody to Hurt" 21 128
04 Flag of Albania.png Albania Arilena "I'm Sorry" 15 216
05 Flag of Italy.png Italy Joan Thiele "Armenia" 3 358
06 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Gum Sellers "We Are Waiting for the Sun" 26 53
07 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Brisa Fenoy "Ella" 19 189
08 Flag of Malta.png Malta I.AM.WILLOW "Oceanful" 16 212
09 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Mustii "Feed Me" 4 316
10 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Sona Rubenyan "Jamanakn e" 17 196
11 Flag of Germany.png Germany Alina "Nie vergessen" 23 88
12 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Vladislav Kurasov "Voodoo" 13 240
13 Flag of Spain.png Spain Lorena Gómez "Indomable" 5 300
14 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Tóth Andi "Black and White" 25 64
15 Austria Austria Mynth "Mirrors" 1 392
16 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Sada Vidoo "Iconic" 11 251
17 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Nabi feat. Mali "Be the Beat!" 20 149
18 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Myrath "Believer" 6 295
19 Flag of Finland.png Finland Laura Närhi "Supersankari" 14 224
20 Flag of Greece.png Greece Tania Breazou "O Kosmos Mou" 24 85
21 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Annet Charitonová feat. Ben Cristovao "Taktomabyt" 9 263
22 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Mollie King "Hair Down" 7 291
23 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Paul Rey "All Falls Down" 2 363
24 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Kati Ran "Suurin" 18 192
25 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Andrew & Danny feat. Elena "Ethereal" 22 105
26 Flag of Israel.png Israel Daniel Yafe "Im Zu Ahava" 10 258

Non-qualifier results

Place Country Semi-final Place Points Percentage
27 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 11 139 5.21%
28 Flag of Norway.png Norway 11 137 5.13%
29 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 12 127 4.76%
30 Flag of Romania.png Romania 12 115 4.31%
31 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 13 111 4.16%
32 Iceland Iceland 13 110 4.12%
33 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 14 107 4.01%
34 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 14 99 3.71%
35 Flag of Poland.png Poland 15 97 3.64%
36 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 15 92 3.45%
37 Algeria Algeria 16 92 3.45%
38 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 17 86 3.22%
39 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 16 80 3.00%
40 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 18 73 2.74%
41 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan 17 72 2.70%
42 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 19 71 2.66%
43 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 18 69 2.59%
44 Flag of France.png France 20 66 2.47%
45 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 19 48 1.80%
46 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro 20 37 1.39%
47 Flag of Russia.png Russia N/A
48 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
49 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina

Voting grids

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Austria Austria 103 Austria Austria 105
2 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 103 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 95
3 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 94 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 92
4 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 92 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 92
5 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 90 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 92
6 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 83 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 88
7 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 85 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 80
8 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 79 Flag of Albania.png Albania 79
9 Flag of Albania.png Albania 70 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 78
10 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 70 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 72
11 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 64 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 69
12 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 63 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 66
13 Algeria Algeria 52 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 61
14 Flag of Poland.png Poland 50 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 48
15 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 49 Flag of Poland.png Poland 47
16 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 43 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 43
17 Flag of France.png France 38 Algeria Algeria 40
18 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 36 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 37
19 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 35 Flag of France.png France 28
20 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 35 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 22

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the first semi-final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Faroe Islands Algeria, Austria, Denmark, Kazakhstan
Netherlands Greece, Morocco, Slovenia, Sweden
2 Armenia Portugal, San Marino
Austria Georgia, Moldova
Denmark Faroe Islands, United Kingdom
San Marino Lithuania, Turkey
1 Albania Poland
Kazakhstan France
Morocco Netherlands
Poland Serbia
Portugal Armenia
Turkey Albania
United Kingdom FYR Macedonia
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Morocco Armenia, Austria, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Slovenia
3 Albania Greece, San Marino, Turkey
Austria Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco
2 Kazakhstan France, Georgia
United Kingdom Denmark, Sweden
1 Armenia Portugal
Denmark United Kingdom
Faroe Islands Netherlands
France Faroe Islands
Georgia Kazakhstan
Poland Albania
Portugal Poland
Turkey FYR Macedonia

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Spain.png Spain 126 Flag of Finland.png Finland 118
2 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 115 Flag of Spain.png Spain 113
3 Flag of Italy.png Italy 113 Flag of Italy.png Italy 100
4 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 102 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 100
5 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 93 Flag of Israel.png Israel 85
6 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech R. 92 Flag of Norway.png Norway 80
7 Flag of Israel.png Israel 91 Flag of Malta.png Malta 79
8 Flag of Malta.png Malta 87 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 72
9 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 84 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 70
10 Flag of Romania.png Romania 63 Iceland Iceland 67
11 Flag of Finland.png Finland 59 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech R. 64
12 Flag of Norway.png Norway 57 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan 61
13 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 48 Flag of Romania.png Romania 52
14 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 44 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 51
15 Iceland Iceland 43 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 48
16 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 40 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 46
17 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 28 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 41
18 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro 22 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 40
19 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 16 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 32
20 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan 11 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro 15

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the second semi-final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Belgium Czech Republic, Israel, Spain, Ukraine
Spain Belarus, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovakia
2 Malta Belgium, Monaco
Norway Cyprus, Malta
Ukraine Egypt, Estonia
1 Andorra Montenegro
Azerbaijan Italy
Belarus Hungary
Finland Germany
Israel Romania
Italy Finland
Monaco Andorra
Romania Norway
Slovakia Azerbaijan
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Belgium Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro
4 Belarus Andorra, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Iceland
3 Italy Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland
Spain Belgium, Israel, Monaco
2 Luxembourg Norway, Ukraine
1 Andorra Spain
Czech Republic Malta
Finland Estonia
Israel Romania
Malta Slovakia
Ukraine Egypt

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Italy.png Italy 196 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 190
2 Austria Austria 196 Austria Austria 186
3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 173 Flag of Spain.png Spain 167
4 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech R. 160 Flag of Italy.png Italy 159
5 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 159 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 157
6 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 153 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 142
7 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 152 Flag of Israel.png Israel 134
8 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 142 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 133
9 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 137 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 132
10 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 132 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 123
11 Flag of Spain.png Spain 125 Flag of Finland.png Finland 118
12 Flag of Israel.png Israel 124 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 118
13 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 117 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 114
14 Flag of Albania.png Albania 115 Flag of Malta.png Malta 111
15 Flag of Finland.png Finland 106 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech R. 102
16 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 98 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 101
17 Flag of Malta.png Malta 94 Flag of Albania.png Albania 99
18 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 79 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 99
19 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 78 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 91
20 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 73 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 76
21 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 72 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 65
22 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 40 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 56
23 Flag of Germany.png Germany 38 Flag of Greece.png Greece 55
24 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 31 Flag of Germany.png Germany 50
25 Flag of Greece.png Greece 30 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 33
26 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 22 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 31

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
7 Sweden Albania, Faroe Islands, France, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland
6 Netherlands Greece, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Sweden, Rest of the World
5 Austria Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Moldova, Morocco
4 Morocco Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Israel
3 Belarus Andorra, Russia, San Marino
Faroe Islands Estonia, Kazakhstan, Monaco
Italy Finland, Lithuania, Montenegro
2 Armenia Cyprus, Portugal
Belgium Netherlands, Ukraine
Denmark Hungary, Slovakia
Israel Norway, Turkey
United Kingdom Belarus, FYR Macedonia
1 Andorra Armenia
Cyprus Egypt
Finland United Kingdom
Georgia Iceland
Germany Austria
Greece Georgia
Kazakhstan Algeria
Luxembourg Romania
Spain Germany
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Morocco Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
5 Czech Republic Albania, Andorra, Egypt, Malta, Russia
Italy Belarus, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland
4 Belgium Cyprus, France, Morocco, Poland
United Kingdom Denmark, Germany, Spain, Sweden
2 Albania Iceland, Turkey
Belarus Hungary, San Marino
Denmark Faroe Islands, Slovakia
Faroe Islands Algeria, Netherlands
Kazakhstan Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia
Netherlands Greece, Italy
Spain Belgium, Israel
Sweden Finland, Ukraine
1 Andorra United Kingdom
Austria Lithuania
Finland Austria
Georgia FYR Macedonia
Germany Estonia
Greece Monaco
Israel Romania
Luxembourg Norway
Malta Moldova

Other countries

Further information: List of countries in the North Vision Song Contest

Countries that are active members of the North Broadcasting Union (NBU) are also eligible to participate in the North Vision Song Contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not.

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria: Bulgaria withdrew due to its Head of Delegation withdrawing from his post before beginning, leaving a state of disarray in BNT.
  • Flag of Croatia.png Croatia: Croatia withdrew due to a recent streak of low placements in the semi-final - alongside the situation regarding the changing of individual nations' Head of Delegation.
  • Flag of Ireland.png Ireland: Ireland was forced to withdraw from the edition due to RTÉ not confirming whether the country would participate or not.
  • Flag of Latvia.png Latvia: Latvia withdrew from the contest due to its Head of Delegation leaving his post without a replacement - therefore making it so that the country would not have a HoD. It is expected that the country will return to the 24th edition.
  • Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon: LBC announced the country's withdrawal due to the resignation of the country's Head of Delegation. A new Head of Delegation has been appointed already but due to transition difficulties, participation in the 23rd edition was not possible.
  • Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein: 1FLTV stated that it would not be returning to North Vision due to a recent change in the broadcaster's Head of Delegation, with more resources focused on the transition period rather than an entry. However, it is expected that the country will return in the following edition.

NBU non-members

  • Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia: Nessma announced that the country would not be returning to the contest anytime soon, as in order to compete again, the broadcaster would be required to re-join the NBU as a full member.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of None.png Ulrika[1]
    (Swedish representative in the 8th edition)
  2. Flag of Georgia.png Nina Potskhishvili
  3. Flag of Andorra.png Anabella Arregui
  4. Flag of Albania.png Miriam Cani
    (Albanian representative in the 6th and 11th edition)
  5. Flag of Denmark.png Ulla Essendrop
    (presenter of the 15th edition)
  6. Flag of Portugal.png Luísa Sobral
  7. Flag of San Marino.png Annalisa
    (Sammarinese representative in the 5th edition and Italian representative in the 11th edition)
  8. Flag of Lithuania.png Andrius Mamontovas
  9. Flag of Azerbaijan.png Efendi
  10. Flag of Turkey.png Bülent Ersoy
  11. Flag of Slovenia.png Marjetka Vovk
    (Slovenian representative in the 16th and 18th edition as part of Maraaya)
  12. Flag of Germany.png Uschi Glas
  13. Flag of Czech Republic.png Petr Harazin
    (Czech representative in the 22nd edition as part of Nebe)
  14. Flag of Netherlands.png Holly Mae Brood
  15. Flag of Egypt.png Sherine
  16. Flag of Ukraine.png Tina Karol
  17. Flag of Italy.png Ambra Angiolini
  18. Flag of Spain.png Soraya
    (Spanish representative in the 21st edition)

  1. Flag of Israel.png Judah Gavra
    (Israeli representative in the 21st edition)
  2. Flag of Algeria.png Zaho
    (Algerian representative in the 10th and 21st edition)
  3. Flag of Monaco.png Barbara Opsomer
    (Monégasque representative in the 15th edition)
  4. Flag of Cyprus.png Kate Pavli
    (Cypriot representative in the 16th and 21st edition)
  5. Flag of Morocco.png Samira Said
    (Moroccan representative in the 4th and 11th edition)
  6. Flag of Slovakia.png TWiiNS
    (Slovakian representatives in the 15th edition)
  7. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Elvir Laković
  8. Flag of Belarus.png Natalia Podolskaya
    (Belarusian representative in the 13th edition)
  9. Flag of Hungary.png Laura Cserpes
    (Hungarian representative in the 3rd and 12th edition)
  10. Flag of United Kingdom.png Frankie Bridge
  11. Flag of Finland.png Krista Siegfrids
    (Finnish representative in the 6th edition)
  12. Flag of Russia.png Julia Parshuta
    (Belarusian representative in the 12th edition)
  13. Flag of North Macedonia.png Victoria Loba
  14. Flag of Greece.png Marina Satti
  15. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Daniela Simbič & Luina
    (Kazakh representative in the 9th edition)

  1. Flag of Montenegro.png Tijana Mišković
  2. Flag of Iceland.png Ragnhildur Steinunn
  3. Flag of Sweden.png Mariette
  4. Flag of France.png Stanley Weber
  5. Flag of Romania.png Elena Gheorghe
    (Romanian representative in the 2nd and 9th edition)
  6. Flag of Armenia.png Iveta Mukuchyan
    (Armenian representative in the 2nd edition)
  7. Flag of Austria.png Kati Bellowitsch
  8. Flag of Poland.png Paulina Sykut-Jeżyna
  9. Flag of Estonia.png Kerli
    (Estonian representative in the 2nd and 20th edition)
  10. Flag of Faroe Islands.png Eivør Pálsdóttir
    (Faroese representative in the 21st edition)
  11. Flag of Luxembourg.png Stella Maxwell
  12. Flag of Serbia.png Radmila Manojlović
    (Serbian representative in the 13th edition)
  13. Flag of Norway.png Margrethe Røed
  14. Flag of Moldova.png Dima Trofim
    (Moldovan representative in the 15th edition)
  15. Flag of Switzerland.png Luca Hänni
  16. Flag of Belgium.png Loïc Nottet
    (Belgian representative in the 21st edition)
  17. Flag of Malta.png Jean Pierre Cassar

Notes

  1. ^ Ulrika presented the votes for the Rest of the World jury.

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