The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
It will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song “1944“, written and performed by Jamala.
This will be the second time the contest takes place in Kiev, after 2005, and the fourth Eurovision event after hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contests in 2009 and 2013.
The contest is expected to consist of two semi-finals on 9 and 11 May and the final on 13 May 2017.
Forty-two countries will participate in the 2017 contest. Portugal and Romania are to return to the contest, both having been absent from the 2016 edition.
After returning in 2016, Bosnia and Herzegovina has withdrawn again due to financial difficulties.
Russia announced their withdrawal on 13…