| International Music Festival 40|
|Venue||Grieghallen, Oslo, Norway|
|Entries||19 (to date)|
|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|
|International Music Festival|
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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|
|Albania||selah sue||fear nothing||X Factor Albania 40|
|Australia||arilena ara||5||vegim||Internal selection|
|Austria||miia||1||dynasty||Austria's Got Talent VIII|
|Belgium||emma||fortune cookie||Belgische Song Festival 04|
|Croatia||elisa||2||no hero||Internal selection|
|Czech Republic||yall||hundred miles||Czech Music Festival|
|Italy||lena||beat melody||Internal selection|
|host Poland||stefanie||on fire|
|Montenegro||indila||tourner dans le vide|
|San Marino||unnur||stolin||National selection|
|Turkey||dania gio||6||sil nous plait||Internal selection|
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
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.
Estonia: On February 3, ERR stated that a participation for the 40th edition is most likely. However, a decision has yet to be made.
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.