International Music Festival 40
Venue Grieghallen, Oslo, Norway
Entries 19 (to date)
Withdrawing Flag of Andorra Andorra
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
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 dynasty
International Music Festival
◄ 39 Eurovision Heart [[International Music Festival 41|41 ►]]

International Music Festival 40, often referred to as IMF 40, will be the fourtieth edition of the International Music Festival. The contest will most likely be hosted in the winning country of the thirty-ninth edition.

Participating countries Edit

Country Artist Song Method of selection
Flag of Albania Albania selah sue fear nothing X Factor Albania 40
Flag of Australia1 Australia arilena ara 5 vegim Internal selection
Flag of Austria Austria miia 1 dynasty Austria's Got Talent VIII
Flag of Belgium Belgium emma fortune cookie Belgische Song Festival 04
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria madeline stupid girl
Flag of Croatia Croatia elisa 2 no hero Internal selection
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic yall hundred miles Czech Music Festival
Flag of France France ayumi 3 hey-la National selection
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia ida down
Flag of Greece Greece rati crazy Internal selection
Flag of Italy Italy lena beat melody Internal selection
host Flag of Poland Poland stefanie on fire
Flag of Malta Malta leila que toi
Flag of Moldova Moldova keshyou 4 rizamin Internal selection
Flag of Monaco Monaco dami im superlove
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro indila tourner dans le vide
Flag of Russia Russia boggie parfum
Flag of San Marino San Marino unnur stolin National selection
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia annalisa senza
Flag of Turkey Turkey dania gio 6 sil nous plait Internal selection
Flag of Croatia Croatia oongah orome
Flag of Estonia Estonia madeline error
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia psy 7 gangam style

Other countries Edit

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 members Edit

Flag of Croatia Croatia: Follwoing an announcement on July 31, it is yet to be decided whether or not HRT will be present in the 40th edition. On February 3, 2018, HRT confirmed the nations participation at the contest.
Flag of Estonia Estonia: On February 3, ERR stated that a participation for the 40th edition is most likely. However, a decision has yet to be made.
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia: RTV-SLO revealed that there are no plans regarding a decision for the upcoming edition yet, despite July Jones qualifying to the final. A decision will be revealed at a later stage.

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