It also means that Portugal is coming back, that Romania is indeed not just broadcasting, but participating in the contest but unfortunately that Bosnia and Herzegovina is out. Sadly, the rumours about Kazakhstan proved to be just wishful thinking. But yay! 43 countries is a record — and a big party!
A maximum of 46 countries may participate each year, but 43 is the most Eurovision has ever seen. The contest has previously had 43 competing countries only twice before — in 2008 and 2011.
Full list of countries participating in 2017
Here is the full list of the participating countries, in alphabetical order.
- Czech Republic
- FYR Macedonia
- The Netherlands
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
There you have it! What do you think about the 43 countries participating? Are you also excited that there are more countries than last year?