EBU has finally made public the list of participating countries in the Eurovision song contest 2017 in Kyiv and no, there are no new countries but with the return of Portugal and Romania, and Australia in once again it's up to 43, the highest number since 2011, and overall the highest ever shared with 2008 and 2011.
Here they are:
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,Germany,, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, F. Y. R. Macedonia,Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom
Missing out are
Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Luxembourg, Monaco, Slovakia, Turkey and Morocco.