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International Music Festival 39
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 2 February 2018
Semi-final 2 date TBA 2018
Final date TBA 2018
Host
Venue Karen Demirchyan Complex, Yerevan, Armenia
Presenter(s) Gohar Gasparayan
Broadcaster ARMTV
Opening act Semi-final 1: Iveta Mukuchyan - "Amena"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Bea Miller - "S.L.U.T."
Participants
Entries 47
Returning Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Malta Malta
Withdrawing Flag of Andorra Andorra
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Flag of Georgia Georgia
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Voting
System Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting
Winner polen voiceless
International Music Festival
◄ 38 Eurovision Heart 40 ►

International Music Festival 39, often referred to as IMF 39, will be the thirty-ninth edition of the International Music Festival. The contest is set to in Armenia after winning the previous edition. The contest will comprise two semi-finals and a final scheduled to be held in August 2017.

Belarus, Estonia, Finland and Malta are returning to the contest following a one-edition absence. Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Georgia and Portugal are withdrawing from the contest. On July 20, Switzerland has been disqualified. Fourty-seven countries have confirmed participation in the contest.

Location Edit

The contest takes place in Yerevan, Armenia after winning the previous edition.

Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain.

The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by king Argishti I at the western extreme of the Ararat plain. Erebuni was "designed as a great administrative and religious centre, a fully royal capital." By the late ancient Armenian Kingdom, new capital cities were established and Yerevan declined in importance. Under Iranian and Russian rule, it was the center of the Erivan Khanate from 1736 to 1828 and the Erivan Governorate from 1850 to 1917, respectively. After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the First Republic of Armenia as thousands of survivors of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire arrived in the area. The city expanded rapidly during the 20th century as Armenia became part of the Soviet Union. In a few decades, Yerevan was transformed from a provincial town within the Russian Empire, to Armenia's principal cultural, artistic, and industrial center, as well as becoming the seat of national government.

With the growth of the economy of the country, Yerevan has been undergoing major transformation as many parts of the city have been the recipient of new construction since the early 2000s, and retail outlets as much as restaurants, shops, and street cafés, which were rare during Soviet times, have multiplied. As of 2011, the population of Yerevan was 1,060,138, just over 35% of the Republic of Armenia's total population. According to the official estimate of 2016, the current population of the city is 1,073,700. Yerevan was named the 2012 World Book Capital by UNESCO. Yerevan is an associate member of Eurocities.

Of the notable landmarks of Yerevan, Erebuni Fortress is considered to be the birthplace of the city, the Katoghike Tsiranavor church is the oldest surviving church of Yerevan and Saint Gregory Cathedral is the largest Armenian cathedral in the world, Tsitsernakaberd is the official memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, and several opera houses, theatres, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. Yerevan Opera Theatre is the main spectacle hall of the Armenian capital, the National Gallery of Armenia is the largest art museum in the Republic of Armenia and shares a building with the History Museum of Armenia, and the Matenadaran repository contains one of the largest depositories of ancient books and manuscripts in the world. The neoclassical Republic Square is the center of the city and the monumental Cascade steps lead from the city center to Victory Park, home of a Luna Park and the statue Mother Armenia overlooking Yerevan.

VenueEdit

Officially Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex (Armenian: Կարեն Դեմիրճյանի անվան մարզահամերգային համալիր), also known as Demirchyan Arena, Sports & Music Complex, or simply Hamalir (for complex in Armenian), is a large sports and concert complex with 184 stairs leading up Tsitsernakaberd hill which dominates over the western parts of Yerevan, near the Hrazdan River gorge. The complex consists of two main halls; the Concerts hall and the Sports hall, in addition to the large foyer, Hayastan conference hall and Argishti hall designated for diplomatic meetings, exhibitions and other events.

In August 2015 the government of the Republic of Armenia decided to sell the complex to a private firm with plans to renovate the complex and turn it into a "family-oriented center".

FormatEdit

Semi-final allocation draw The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 2 July 2017 at the Yerevan City Hall in Yerevan. The big 6 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final each would country vote. The rest of the 33 countries were divided into six pots, based on their geographical place. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

Participating countriesEdit

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48 countries have confirmed to take part in the edition. Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Malta returned to the competition. Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Georgia, Portugal and Switzerland did not take part in the contest.

Returning artistsEdit

ResultsEdit

Quarter-finalEdit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Monaco Monaco Lea Paci "Adolescente Pirate"
02 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Poli Genova "Oshte"
03 Flag of San Marino San Marino Giulia Luzi "Paracadute"
04 Flag of Romania Romania Caitlyn "Arrive"
05 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Henri PFR "Flames"
06 Flag of Serbia Serbia Elena "Zlato"
07 Flag of France France Nazim "Pourquoi Veux-Tu Que Je Danse?"
08 Flag of Israel Israel Avior Malasa ft. Noa Kirel "Makom Leshinuy"
09 Flag of Poland Poland Isabell Otrebus "Voiceless"

Semi-final 1Edit

Armenia, Belgium and Sweden will also vote in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Henri PFR "Flames"
02 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Moniqué "Palauk Dar"
03 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Adelina Berisha "Love It"
04 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia July Jones "Jump In The Water"
05 Flag of Austria Austria Heart FX ft. Joe Jury "King Without a Throne"
06 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Nicole Saba "Mesh Waat El Kalam"
07 Flag of Belarus Belarus Ivan "Krest I Ladon"
08 Flag of Malta Malta Ira Losco "We Are The Soldiers"
09 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Berović "Izvini Tata"
10 Flag of Finland Finland Laura Närhi "Supersankari"
11 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Emma Drobná "Words"
12 Flag of Greece Greece Tamta "Ilious Ke Thalasses"
13 Flag of San Marino San Marino Giulia Luzi "Paracadute"
14 Flag of Norway Norway Ludvig Moon "Cult Baby"
15 Flag of Romania Romania Caitlyn "Arrive"
16 Flag of Italy Italy Marco Carta "Il Meglio Sta Arrivando"
17 Flag of Australia1 Australia The Veronicas "The Only High"
18 Flag of Serbia Serbia Elena "Zlato"
19 Flag of Moldova Moldova Natalia Gordienko "Pyanaya"
20 Flag of Russia Russia Valeria "Mikroinfarkty"

Semi-final 2Edit

Albania, Germany and the United Kingdom will also vote in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Pink Angels "Slay Mama"
02 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Loboda "Sluchaynaya"
03 Flag of Algeria Algeria The5 "Heya Kida El Haya"
04 Flag of Poland Poland Isabell Otrebus "Voiceless" 1st 119
05 Flag of Turkey Turkey Hadise "Şampiyon"
06 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Arta Memedi "2 Her"
07 Flag of Denmark Denmark Fie Laursen "Broken Soul"
08 Flag of Ireland Ireland Kodaline "Brother"
09 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Poli Genova "Oshte"
10 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Sandra van Nieuwland "Indian Summer"
11 Flag of Israel Israel Avior Malasa ft. Noa Kirel "Makom Leshinuy"
12 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Beatrice Egli "Federleicht"
13 Flag of Spain Spain Mark Dayle "Lollipop"
14 Flag of Estonia Estonia Daniel Levi "All I Need"
15 Flag of France France Nazim "Pourquoi Veux-Tu Que Je Danse?"
16 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Emre "Ayshty Zhauabyn"
17 Flag of Croatia Croatia Severina "Mrtav Bez Mene"
18 Flag of Monaco Monaco Lea Paci "Adolescente Pirate"
19 Flag of Iceland Iceland Milkywhale "Rhubarb Girl"
20 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Goga Sekulić ft. Sha "Po Život Opasni"
21 Flag of Latvia Latvia Adriana Miglāne "Forget"

FinalEdit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
First half
Flag of Albania Albania Elvana Gjata "Forever Is Over"
Flag of Austria Austria Heart FX ft. Joe Jury "King Without a Throne"
Flag of Belgium Belgium Laura Tesoro "Higher"
Flag of Finland Finland Laura Närhi "Supersankari"
Flag of Greece Greece Tamta "Ilious Ke Thalasses"
Flag of Italy Italy Marco Carta "Il Meglio Sta Arrivando"
Flag of Moldova Moldova Natalia Gordienko "Pyanaya"
Flag of Sweden Sweden Zara Larsson "Only You"
Second half
Flag of Armenia Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan "Hayastan Jan"
Flag of Australia1 Australia The Veronicas "The Only High"
Flag of Germany Germany Elif "Anlauf nehmen"
Flag of Malta Malta Ira Losco "We Are The Soldiers" 2nd 116
Flag of Russia Russia Valeria "Mikroinfarkty"
Flag of San Marino San Marino Giulia Luzi "Paracadute" 3rd 109
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia July Jones "Jump In The Water" 4st 107
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Tanya Lacey "Now That You're Gone"

Other countriesEdit

Further information: List of countries in the International Music Festival

Countries that are active members of the International Broadcasting Union (IBU) are also eligible to participate in the International Music Festival. 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.

Active IBU membersEdit

  • Flag of Andorra Andorra: On June 2, 2017, RTVA announced their withdrawal from the 39th edition due to lack of financial budget. A return to the contest is unlikely.
  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: On May 26, 2017, the IBU revealed that AzTV is currently looking for a new delegation to organize future participations. It is yet to be determined if the country will return to the contest. On June 4, 2017, AzTV confirmed their participation at the forthcoming edition. On June 26, AzTV announced that a participation is now unlikely in order to save money for the jubilee edition.
  • Flag of Belarus Belarus : Following changes in the Belarussian delegation revealed on June 4, 2017, it is yet to be determined if the country will take part.
  • Flag of Estonia Estonia: On May 26, 2017, the IBU revealed that ERR is currently looking for a new delegation to organize future participations. It is yet to be determined if the country will return to the contest. On June 2, ERR confirmed their return to the 39th contest.
  • Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands: On June 13, 2017, the IBU announced that a future Faroe participation at the contest is unlikely.
  • Flag of Finland Finland: On May 26, 2017, the IBU revealed that YLE is currently looking for a new delegation to organize future participations. It is yet to be determined if the country will return to the contest. Following an official statement by the broadcaster published on June 5, the country will return to the contest after a one-edition absence. 
  • Flag of Georgia Georgia: On June 18, 2017, the current Georgian head of delegation has been withdrawn and therefore the country is unable to participate in the contest. A future return is yet to be determined.
  • Flag of Malta Malta: On May 26, 2017, the IBU revealed that PBS is currently looking for a new delegation to organize future participations. It is yet to be determined if the country will return to the contest. On June 2, PBS confirmed the nation's return to the contest following a one-edition absence.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ TBA presented the votes for the Rest of the World jury.

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