| Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 26|
Make It Real
|PSR||11 April 2017|
|Semi-final 1||13 April 2017|
|Semi-final 2||21 April 2017|
|Final||14 May 2017|
, Czech Republic
|Opening act||Lenny performing "Hell.o"|
|System||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs|
"I Love You"
|Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged|
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Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 26, also known as ESCT #26, was the twenty-sixth edition of Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged. It took place in Jerusalem, after Lenny won the twenty-fifth edition with her song "Hell.o" obtaining 224 points.
49 countries confirmed its participation in the 26th edition of the contest. This includes Latvia, who returned after an one-edition absence due to budget cuts.
Once again edition, because of the high amount of participant countries, a Pre-qualification round was introduced, where the bottom 4 from each semifinal from last edition will compete to win a spot in the Semifinals. The voting countries will be the own participating countries and a jury voting based in the votes from the Big 5. The 4 countries with most votes will go through the Semifinals.
Tayanna from Ukraine became the twenty-sixth winner of the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged with the song I Love You with a total of 196 points. Spain finishing in second place and Lithuania finishing in third place.
Logo and theme
The twenty-sixth edition logo of the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged was previously designed by Alex Ramírez the main producer of Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged and the executive conseulor, Paul Manea. The main idea was to transmit something shocking, intense and energetic due to the some issues that the contest was suffering in the last editions. Overcoming those issues between all the producers and participants, led to this magnificient logo and everything is possible if you want to Make It Real, which that's where the slogan came from.
Forty-nine countries confirmed its participation in the 26th edition of the contest. This includes Latvia, who returned after an one-edition absence due to budget cuts.
Jelena Rozga was internally selected to represent Croatia; she previously represented the country in the nineth edition. Elena Gheorge returned to the contest for the fourth time and the third time with Glance; they represented Moldova in the seventh and sixteenth edition; Elena also represented Romania along with Danny Mazzo in the thirteenth edition. Bibi Bourelly returned to the contest after having previously represented Luxembourg in the nineteenth edition. Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 15 winner, GJan returned to the contest for her 5th time representing Lithuania, when she previously performed in the second, fifteenth, twentieth and twenty-first editions. Hungarian representative in the eigth edition, Gabi Tóth, made her come back to the contest. For second time in a row, Atiye returned to the contest after representing Turkey in the nineteenth and twenty-fifth edition. Maraaya was selected to represent Slovenia for the third time, doing the same in the thirteenth and sixteenth edition. Lenna Kuurmaa, represented Estonia in the tenth edition as a member of the group Vanilla Ninja. Louisa Johnson represented United Kingdom in the twenty-first edition along with Clean Bandit. Irish representantive in the nineteenth edition, Shane Filan returned to the contest. The duo Benji & Fede who represented San Marino in the eighteenth and nineteenth edition, represented Italy in this edition. Noa Kirel was the Israeli representative in the nineteenth edition. The Monaguesque representative in the eighteenth edition Olivier Dion, returned to the contest to represent France this time. Vintage was internally selected to represent Russia; the group previously represented the country in the fifth edition. For the second time in a row, Eldar Gasimov represented Azerbaijan last edition. In the very last minute, Julie Bergan returned to the contest to represent Norway, who previously represented it in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 22.
|Albania||English||Stanaj||Ain't Love Strange||-||Internal selection|
|Andorra||English||Dj Duran ft. Katty S.||Come, Come, Come||-||Internal selection|
|Armenia||Armenian||Iskuhi Hovhannisyan||Hima Herte Imna||It's my turn||Yevratesil|
|Austria||German||Christina Stürmer||Seite an Seite||Side by side||Wer singt für Österreich?|
|Azerbaijan||English||Eldar Gasimov||The One||-||Internal selection|
|Belgium||English & French||Unicq||Mercy (Shy Guy)||-||Internal selection|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||Serbian||Anabela||Emotivno Labilna||Emotionally unastable||Internal selection|
|Bulgaria||Bulgarian||Tedi Aleksandrova ft Azis & Nasi||Podgryavashti Zvezdichki||Glow stars||Internal selection|
|Croatia||Croatian||Jelena Rozga||Moderna Žena||Modern woman||Naš Pjesma za Hrvatsku|
|Cyprus||English||Demy||You Fooled Me||-||Internal selection|
|Czech Republic||English||Mikolas Josef||Believe (Hey Hey)||-||Internal selection|
|Denmark||English||Off Bloom||Love To Hate It||-||Internal selection|
|Estonia||English||Lenna Kuurmaa||Slingshot||-||Internal selection|
|Finland||English||Saara||California||-||Täällä Voitaa ESCT26|
|France||French||Olivier Dion||Des Mes Propres Ailes||Of my own wings||Internal selection|
|Georgia||English||Maliibu||This Is Who I Am||-||Internal selection|
|Germany||English||Jenifer Brening||Remember||-||Unser Lied für Prag|
|Greece||English||Xenia Ghali||Under These Lights||-||Internal selection|
|Hungary||Hungarian|| Gabi Tóth ft. Freddie|
Shuman & Lofti Begi
|Hosszú Idők||Long time||A Dal 14|
|Iceland||English||Auður||Both Eyes On You||-||Internal selection|
|Ireland||English||Shane Filan||About You||-||Internal selection|
|Israel||Hebrew||Noa Kirel||Ten Li Siman||Give me a sign||Kdam Eurotengaged|
|Italy||Italian & English||Benji & Fede ft Jasmine Thompson||Forme Geometriche (Addicted to You)||Geometric shapes||Internal selection|
|Latvia||English||Katrīna Cīrule||Blood Runs Quicker||-||Internal selection|
|Luxembourg||English||Bibi Bourelly||Sally||-||Internal selection|
|Macedonia||Macedonian||Victoria Loba||Opium||-||Internal selection|
|Malta||English||Brooke Borg||Unstoppable||-||Internal selection|
|Moldova||Romanian||Irima Rimes||Visele||Dream||Internal selection|
|Monaco||French||Eugénie||Puis Danse||Then dance||Internal selection|
|Montenegro||English||Slavko Kalezić||Freedom||-||Internal selection|
|Morocco||Arabic||Asma Lmnawar||Hakawa||-||Internal selection|
|Netherlands||English||TP4Y||Lovecation||-||Looking For Our Star|
|Norway||English and Japanese||Julie Bergan||Arigato||Thanks||Internal selection|
|Romania||Romanian||Glance ft. Elena & Naguale||In Bucati||In pieces||Internal selection|
|Russia||Russian||Vintage||Kto Khochet Stat' Korolevoy||Who wants to be a queen||Internal selection|
|San Marino||Italian||Deborah Iurato||Sono Ancora Io||It's still me||Internal selection|
|Serbia||Serbian||Elena ft. Jala Brat||Folira||Faking||Internal selection|
|Slovakia||English||Robert Burian & Mairee & Yanco||They Don't Know||-||Eurosong|
|Slovenia||English||Maraaya||Nothing Left For Me||-||Internal selection|
|Spain||English||Barei||I Don't Need to Be You||-||Internal selection|
|Sweden||English||Alice||Running With Lions||-||Melodiprotest|
|Switzerland||French||Céline Dion||L'Étoile||The star||Next Star For Switzerland|
|Ukraine||English||Tayanna||I Love You||-||Internal selection|
|United Kingdom||English||Louisa Johnson||Best Behaviour||-||Internal selection|
- 8 countries will participate in the quarter-final.
- The four countries in the quarter-final with the highest scores according to the voting from each voting country, will qualify to the Semifinals.
|01||Spain||Barei||"I Don't Need to Be You"||2||69|
|02||Azerbaijan||Eldar Gasimov||"The One"||4||58|
|04||Andorra||Dj Durán ft. Katty S.||"Come, Come, Come"||3||67|
|08||Cyprus||Demy||"You Fooled Me"||6||54|
|03||Azerbaijan||Eldar Gasimov||"The One"||17||39|
|04||Bulgaria||Tedi Aleksandrova ft. Azis & Nasi||"Podgryavashti Zvezdichki"||20||16|
|05||Iceland||Auður||"Both Eyes On You"||16||41|
|08||Albania||Stanaj||"Ain't Love Strange"||10||67|
|10||Georgia||Maliibu||"This Is Who I Am"||5||81|
|11||Belgium||Unicq||"Mercy (Shy Guy)"||7||75|
|13||United Kingdom||Louisa Johnson||"Best Behaviour"||9||70|
|14||Austria||Christina Stürmer||"Seite an Seite"||19||36|
|17||Andorra||DJ Durán ft. Katty S.||"Come, Come, Come"||4||86|
|19||France||Olivier Dion||"Des Mes Propres Ailes"||11||66|
|20||Hungary|| Gabi Tóth ft. Freddie Shuman|
& Lofti Begi
|03||Spain||Barei||"I Don't Need to Be You"||2||120|
|04||Italy||Benji & Fede ft. Jasmine Thompson|| "Forme Geometriche|
(Addicted to You)"
|05||Serbia||Elena ft. Jala Brat||"Folira"||12||53|
|06||Israel||Noa Kirel||"Ten Li Siman"||10||59|
|07||Romania||Glance ft. Elena & Naguale||"In Bucati"||19||26|
|08||Latvia||Katrīna Cīrule||"Blood Runs Quicker"||11||54|
|09||Croatia||Jelena Rozga||"Moderna Žena"||14||49|
|10||Greece||Xenia Ghali||"Under These Lights"||8||65|
|12||Sweden||Alice||"Running With Lions"||4||100|
|13||Slovenia||Maraaya||"Nothing Left For Me"||5||92|
|15||Ireland||Shane Filan||"About You"||15||46|
|16||Slovakia||Robert Burian & Mairee & Yanco||"They Don't Know"||17||38|
|17||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Anabela||"Emotivno Labilna"||16||39|
|18||San Marino||Deborah Iurato||"Sono Ancora Io"||18||30|
|19||Russia||Vintage||"Kto Khochet Stat' Korolevoy"||9||62|
|20||Ukraine||Tayanna||"I Love You"||1||164|
|02||Belgium||Unicq||"Mercy (Shy Guy)"||20||79|
|03||Russia||Vintage||"Kto Khochet Stat' Korolevoy"||25||52|
|06||Sweden||Alice Svensson||"Running With Lions"||5||154|
|07||Georgia||Maliibu||"This Is Who I Am"||10||114|
|09||Albania||Stanaj||"Ain't Love Strange"||13||110|
|10||Greece||Xenia Ghali||"Under These Lights"||19||82|
|11||Armenia||Iskuhi Hovhannisyan||"Hima Herte Imna"||22||66|
|12||Ukraine||Tayanna||"I Love You"||1||196|
|13||Denmark||Off Bloom||"Love To Hate It"||12||112|
|19||Israel||Noa Kirel||"Ten Li Siman"||23||63|
|20||United Kingdom||Louisa Johnson||"Best Behaviour"||7||144|
|21||Andorra||DJ Durán ft. Katty S.||"Come, Come, Come"||6||144|
|22||Czech Republic||Mikolas Josef||"Believe (Hey Hey)"||14||100|
|23||Spain||Barei||"I Don't Need to Be You"||2||188|
|24||Slovenia||Maraaya||"Nothing Left For Me"||8||132|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the Pre-Semifinal Round.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semifinal.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|3||Georgia||Iceland, Morocco, United Kingdom|
|Portugal||Estonia, France, Hungary|
|2||Albania||Andorra, Czech Republic|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semifinal.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|5||Ukraine||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia|
|3||Serbia||Croatia, Ireland, Sweden|
|Spain||Israel, Italy, Russia|
|Sweden||Malta, Romania, San Marino|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|5||Sweden||Bulgaria, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, Turkey|
|Ukraine||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovenia|
|United Kingdom||Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovakia|
|4||Denmark||Albania, Belarus, Czech Republic, Poland|
|Malta||Andorra, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine|
|3||Lithuania||Cyprus, Malta, Spain|
|Portugal||Estonia, France, Iceland|
|Czech Republic||Montenegro, Morocco|
|Georgia||Austria, United Kingdom|
Voting and spokespersons
ESCT Second Chance Contest
- Main article: ESCT Second Chance Contest 26
The first ESCT Second Chance Contest took place for this edition and was hosted by Israel. Each country could submit one of their national selection entries to compete in the contest with some rules applying for the entries. Finland won the contest with Emma and her song "Circle Of Light".
Andorra's entry polemic
Shortly after the opening of the term of sending songs, the Andorran entry was rejected by the council members as they considered it didn't follow the rules. The Andorran delegation wasn't satistied with the decision and started an argument with the council members in which other countries were involved. Finally, the song was acepted and the council members was disolved due to the complains from other countries.
When the official recap of the Semifinal 1 was released, the Swedish delegation complained about the quality of the video of their entry which was an live performance instead of the lyric video that the delegation was claiming. The country threat to withdraw, however, the delegation and the organizacion came to an agreement and the country didn't withdraw.
Shortly after the opening of the semifinals, the Belgian entry "Mercy (Shy Guy)" by Unicq was detected to be a cover song, originally performed by Diana King in 1995. Due to the organisation problems of a potential entry change and the low publicity, the entry was allowed to remain in the competition.