43 countries to participate in Eurovision 2017

43 countries to participate in Eurovision 2017
Record high 43 countries will participate in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Eurovision TV reported. 
 
The list includes Romania and Portugal who are returning to the competition after a year’s absence.
 
The 62nd Contest will be organised by the European Broadcasting Union and Ukrainian national broadcaster NTU following Jamala’s win with 1944 earlier this year in Stockholm.
 
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Ukraine’s capital city. The International Exhibition Centre, the venue for the contest, has capacity for up to 11,000 spectators. More details on tickets will be announced in the coming months.
 
Azerbaijan will also be represented in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Turkey will not participate in the contest as in the previous year.
 
The contest will be held on May, 2017. 

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