| Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 28|
From the Roots
|PSR||3 December 2017|
|Semi-final 1||5 December 2017|
|Semi-final 2||13 December 2017|
|Final||29 December 2017|
|Opening act||Alice Merton performing "No Roots"|
|Interval act||Emmy Denice performing "Closer"|
|System||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs|
"Good Girls Don't Lie"
|Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged|
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Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 28, also known as ESCT #28, will be the twenty-eight edition of Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged, which was held at the D'Coque Arena, in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, for the very first time in the country, following Luxembourg's victory at the 27th edition in Donetsk with the song "No Roots", performed by Alice Merton, with 238 points almost reaching the record of points.
Finally, 48 countries confirmed its participation in the 28th edition of the contest so far. Macedonia attempted to withdraw from the contest due to the poor results from previous editions, however, its participation was confirmated later on. Turkey also attempted to withdraw alleging low interest in the contest, but finally there was a change in the Head of Delegation and the country confirmed its participation. Czech Republic confirmed its return to the contest after one edition of absence due to budgets cuts.
Once again in this 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 5 countries with most votes will go through the Semifinals.
Ruth Lorenzo from Spain became the twenty-eighth winner of the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged with the song Good Girls Don't Lie with a total of 214 points. Albania finishing in second place and Israel finishing in third place.
Logo and theme
The logo of the twenty-eight edition of the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged was previously designed by Alex Ramírez the main producer of Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged. The producer's intention was to use the ESCT27 winning song title "No Roots" to base the edition on, and use a tree as reference. However, this idea was rejected and the logo was created with a big bubble with some lines, dots and circles as design making reference to the greatness of the contest and how big is. Despite the rejected idea of the tree, the slogan was "From The Roots" as a tribute to the last edition winning song.
Finally, 48 countries confirmed its participation in the 28th edition of the contest so far. Macedonia attempted to withdraw from the contest due to the poor results from previous editions, however, its participation was confirmated later on. Turkey also attempted to withdraw alleging low interest in the contest, but finally there was a change in the Head of Delegation and the country confirmed its participation. Czech Republic confirmed its return to the contest after one edition of absence due to budgets cuts. Montenegro showed interest in returning to the contest, but finally its participation was rulled out.
In this edition, sixteen former representatives who performed as lead vocalists or group members for the same and/or different countries in previous editions, returned to the contest. Elina Born made its fourth appeareance in the contest representing Estonia in the twelfth, thirteenth and twenty-fifth editions. Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 20 runner-up, April Ivy returned to represent Portugal. Sammarinese representative Giulia Luzi, returned to the contest after having participated in the twenty-second edition. The Ukranian band The Hardkiss who represented the country in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 19, have returned to the contest. Arilena Ara, returned to the contest after having previously represented Albania in the sixteenth and twenty-first editions. Hungarian representative in the sixteenth edition, Ádám Szabó, made his come back to the contest. For a fouth time, Ruth Lorenzo returned after representing Spain in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 23, Andorra in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 10 and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 5. Pablo Alborán competed for the second time after representing Andorra in the twentieth edition. Katrine Lukins returned to represent Latvia for the third time after representing the country in the sixteenth and seventeenth editions. Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 15 winner, GJan returned to the contest for her 6th time representing Lithuania, when she previously performed in the second, fifteenth, twentieth, twenty-first and twenty-sixth editions. TP4Y was selected to represent Netherlands for the second time, doing the same in the twenty-sixth edition. Sirusho, represented Armenia in the eleventh edition. Harry Styles represented Greece in the fifth edition and Ireland in the fourteenth edition as part of the group One Direction. The artist with most participations in ESCT, Lena returned to the contest for her 7th time, after representing Luxembourg in the seventh, eighth, fifteenth, eighteenth and twenty-third editions and Poland in the eleventh edition. Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 20 winner and representative of France in the sixteenth edition, Marina Kaye returned to the contest. Christiana Loizu returned to the contest to represent Bulgaria after last competing and winning in the twenty-second edition for Cyprus.
|Albania||English||Arilena Ara||I'm Sorry||-||Internal selection|
|Andorra||Spanish||Pablo Alborán||No Vaya a Ser||It's not gonna be||Preselecció D'Andorra|
|Armenia||English and Armenian||Sirusho||Huh-Hah||-||Internal selection|
|Austria||English||Lea Santee||Rollin'||-||Wer singt für Österreich?|
|Belarus||Russian||Rita Dakota||Polcheloveka||Half human||Internal selection|
|Belgium||English||Mustii||Feed Me||-||Internal selection|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||English||Adna||Thoughts||-||Internal selection|
|Bulgaria||Bulgarian||Christiana Loizu||Edno v Edno||One in one||Internal selection|
|Cyprus||Greek||Polina Christodoulou||Apoxoro||I'm leaving||Internal selection|
|Czech Republic||English||Olga||When The Music's On||-||Internal selection|
|Denmark||English||Sada Vidoo||Iconic||-||Internal selection|
|Estonia||English||Elina Born||In Or Out||-||Koos Laulu Kaudu|
|Finland||Finnish||Halo Helsinki!||Hulluuden Highway||The highness of the flood||Täällä Voitaa ESCT28|
|France||English||Marina Kaye||On My Own||-||Les Chansons D'abord|
|Georgia||English||Cira||Hun Bun||-||Internal selection|
|Germany||German||Die Lochis||Ab Geht's||Let's go||Internal selection|
|Greece||Greek||Giorgos Sabanis||Mono Ex Epafis||Contact only||Superstars in Greece|
|Hungary||English||Ádám Szabó||Together||-||A Dal 16|
|Iceland||Icelandic||Aron Brink||Þú Hefur Dáleitt Mig||You hate me||Internal selection|
|Ireland||English||Bressie||Last Tube Home||-||Internal selection|
|Israel||English||Lola Marsh||Wishing Girl||-||Kendam EuroTengaged|
|Italy||English||Gabriele Esposito||Limits||-||Internal selection|
|Latvia||English||Katrine Lukins||Crash & Burn||-||Internal selection|
|Lithuania||English||Aquarius ft. GJan||All That I Need||-||Eurovizijos|
|Luxembourg||English||Lena||If I Wasn't Your Daughter||-||Internal selection|
|Macedonia||Macedonian||Cyrillic ft. Dina||Vo Tebe Se Gledam||I'm watching you||Internal selection|
|Monaco||English||Jain||Dynabeat||-||Fête de la Chanson Monégasque|
|Morocco||English||Faouzia||Knock On My Door||-||Internal selection|
|Netherlands||English||TP4Y||Blush||-||Looking For Our Star|
|Norway||English||Sigrid||Plot Twist||-||Nordisk Melodi Grand Prix|
|Poland||English||Isabell Otrebus||Voiceless||-||Polsk Melodi Grand Prix|
|Portugal||English||April Ivy||Run For Cover||-||Internal selection|
|Romania||Romanian||Tallina||Inima, Te Vand||Heart, I sell you||Internal selection|
|San Marino||Italian||Giulia Luzi||Paracadute||Parachute||Festival Di San Marino|
|Serbia||Serbian||Marija Šerifović||11||-||Internal selection|
|Spain||English||Ruth Lorenzo||Good Girls Don't Lie||-||Internal selection|
|Sweden||English||Mikaela Coco||Used to Know||-||Internal selection|
|Turkey||Turkish||Tarkan||Şımarık||Spoiled||Türkiye için bir şarkı|
|Ukraine||English||The Hardkiss||Rain||-||Ukraine Revolution|
|United Kingdom||English||Harry Styles||Kiwi||-||Internal selection|
- 8 countries will participate in the pre-semifinal round.
- The five countries in this pre-semifinal round with the highest scores according to the voting from each voting country, will qualify to the Semifinals.
|03||Macedonia||Cyrillic ft. Dina||"Vo Tebe Se Gledam"||4||62|
|05||Morocco||Faouzia||"Knock On My Door"||2||67|
|07||Portugal||April Ivy||"Run For Cover"||1||79|
|08||United Kingdom||Harry Styles||"Kiwi"||5||57|
|03||Greece||Giorgos Sabanis||"Mono Ex Epafis"||16||36|
|04||Romania||Tallina||"Inima, Te Vand"||13||41|
|05||Albania||Arilena Ara||"I'm Sorry"||2||135|
|06||Spain||Ruth Lorenzo||"Good Girls Don't Lie"||1||146|
|09||Israel||Lola Marsh||"Wishing Girl"||7||81|
|10||Germany||Die Lochis||"Ab Geht's"||19||12|
|12||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Adna||"Thoughts"||18||32|
|13||Czech Republic||Olga Lounová||"When The Music's On"||3||106|
|14||Lithuania||Aquarius ft. GJan||"All That I Need"||14||37|
|17||Latvia||Katrine Lukins||"Crash & Burn"||15||37|
|18||Ireland||Bressie||"Last Tube Home"||11||52|
|20||Estonia||Elina Born||"In Or Out"||9||72|
|02||Finland||Haloo Helsinki!||"Hulluuden Highway"||6||75|
|05||Morocco||Faouzia||"Knock On My Door"||8||73|
|06||Portugal||April Ivy||"Run For Cover"||11||59|
|07||San Marino||Giulia Luzi||"Paracadute"||7||73|
|08||Macedonia||Cyrillic ft. Dina||"Vo Tebe Se Gledam"||13||57|
|10||United Kingdom||Harry Styles||"Kiwi"||17||36|
|15||Bulgaria||Christiana Loizu||"Edno v Edno"||20||29|
|17||Sweden||Mikaela Coco||"Used to Know"||3||103|
|18||Iceland||Aron Brink||"Þú Hefur Dáleitt Mig"||15||44|
|20||France||Marina Kaye||"On My Own"||1||113|
|02||Spain||Ruth Lorenzo||"Good Girls Don't Lie"||1||214|
|05||Czech Republic||Olga Lounová||"When The Music's On"||12||103|
|07||San Marino||Giulia Luzi||"Paracadute"||10||121|
|09||Finland||Haloo Helsinki!||"Hulluuden Highway"||16||93|
|12||Israel||Lola Marsh||"Wishing Girl"||3||169|
|13||Sweden||Mikaela Coco||"Used to Know"||5||153|
|16||Morocco||Faouzia||"Knock On My Door"||7||136|
|17||Andorra||Pablo Alborán||"No Vaya a Ser"||23||61|
|18||Estonia||Elina Born||"In Or Out"||11||120|
|19||France||Marina Kaye||"On My Own"||14||99|
|22||Luxembourg||Lena||"If I Wasn't Your Daughter"||17||91|
|24||Albania||Arilena Ara||"I'm Sorry"||2||175|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the Pre-Semifinal Round.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|4||Portugal||Armenia, Cyprus, Morocco, United Kingdom|
|Morocco||Portugal, BIG 5|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semifinal.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|5||Albania||Belarus, Moldova, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey|
|4||Spain||Estonia, Georgia, Israel, Slovakia|
|3||Israel||Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland|
|Czech Republic||Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semifinal.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|3||Armenia||Andorra, Macedonia, San Marino|
|France||Armenia, Iceland, Italy|
|Sweden||Denmark, Finland, France|
|Ukraine||Austria, Hungary, Switzerland|
|San Marino||Slovenia, United Kingdom|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|5||Albania||Belarus, Denmark, Macedonia, Netherlands, Spain|
|Spain||Andorra, Estonia, France, Malta, Ukraine|
|4||Belarus||Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Russia|
|Finland||Iceland, Morocco, Norway, Slovakia|
|Ukraine||Austria, Bulgaria, Poland, Switzerland|
|3||Georgia||Albania, Germany, Ireland|
|Hungary||Belgium, Latvia, Monaco|
|Slovakia||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Lithuania|
|Sweden||Finland, Israel, Romania|
|2||Israel||San Marino, United Kingdom|
Voting and spokespersons
- Further information: List of countries in the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged
Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged requires a national broadcaster with active ETU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.
- Montenegro: The country withdrew last edition due to poor results, however, the country had intentions to return to the contest. The official broadcaster, finally declined to participate in the 28th edition.
ESCT Second Chance Contest
- Main article: ESCT Second Chance Contest 28
The third ESCT Second Chance Contest edition took place right after ESCT28 finnished and was hosted in Netherlands for the second time in a row. Each country could submit one of their national selection entries to compete in the contest with some rules applying for the entries.