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North Vision Song Contest 22
Connected As One
NVSC 22 Logo
Venue Arena Armeec, Sofia
Presenter(s) Poli Genova
Broadcaster BNT
Entries 47
Returning Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Egypt Egypt
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Flag of Romania Romania
Withdrawing Flag of Georgia Georgia
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Portugal Portugal
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
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 22, often referred to as NVSC 22, will be the twenty-second edition of the North Vision Song Contest. The contest will be hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria, after Dara won the twenty-first edition of the contest with "K'vo ne chu".


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Bidding phase

City Venue Capacity Notes
Sofia Arena Armeec 12,373 Can be used for multipurpose events such as concerts and sporting events.
Varna Palace of Culture and Sports 8,250 While it is predominantly associated with sporting events, the Kongresna Hall can be transformed to be suitable for hosting.
Plovdiv Kolodruma 7,500 Velodrome and a multifunctional indoor arena. Home to VC Maritsa Plovdiv.


Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 26 March 2017 at the Grand Hotel Sofia in Sofia. The big 6 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final each would country vote. The rest of the fourty-one 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:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Participating countries

47 countries have confirmed their participation in the contest. This includes Azerbaijan, Finland, Ireland, Kazakhstan and Romania who will all return after being absent last edition. Egypt will also return after last participating in the nineteenth edition.

Returning artists


Semi-final 1

Faroe Islands, Morocco and Ukraine will also vote in this semi-final.

Country Artist Song Method of Selection
First half
Flag of Armenia Armenia Lucy "Best of Me" Internal selection
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan TBA 3 April 2017 TBA 3 April 2017 National selection
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Anabela "Emotivno Labilna" Internal selection
Flag of Egypt Egypt Internal selection
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan National selection
Flag of Moldova Moldova Internal selection
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands National selection
Flag of Romania Romania Lariss "Ladidadi" National selection
Flag of Spain Spain National selection
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Trauffer "Sennesinger" Internal selection
Second half
Flag of Andorra Andorra Crystal Fighters Internal selection
Flag of Austria Austria Ramona Rotstich "Mädchenmusik" National selection
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus National Selection
Flag of Finland Finland National selection
Flag of Ireland Ireland Internal selection
Flag of Israel Israel Roby Fayer feat. Almog Segal "Long Distance Romance" National selection
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Aleksandra Bucevac feat. Cvija "Kad nestane svijet" Internal selection
Flag of San Marino San Marino National selection
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Mária Čírová "Unikát" National selection
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Emeli Sandé "Breathing Underwater" National selection

Semi-final 2

Belgium, Bulgaria and Sweden will also vote in this semi-final.

Country Artist Song Method of Selection
First half
Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Algeria Algeria The5 "La Bezzaf" Internal selection
Flag of Belarus Belarus Rita Dakota "Polcheloveka" Internal selection
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Nebe "Zkus na chvíli mi lhát" National selection
Flag of Denmark Denmark Snakehips "Don't Leave" National selection
Flag of Germany Germany TBA April 2017 TBA April 2017 National selection
Flag of Greece Greece TBA 30 March 2017 TBA 8 April 2017 National selection
Flag of Italy Italy National selection
Flag of Latvia Latvia Internal selection
Flag of Turkey Turkey National selection
Second half
Flag of Croatia Croatia Internal Selection
Flag of Estonia Estonia Jana Kask "Ood Nr. 6" National selection
Flag of France France Aurélie Preston "All We Have" Internal selection
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Adelina Tahiri "S'je i Pari" Internal Selection
Flag of Hungary Hungary Gabi Tóth feat. Freddie Shuman & Lofti Begi "Hosszú Idők" Internal selection
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania GJan "Wild" National selection
Flag of Norway Norway National selection
Flag of Poland Poland National selection
Flag of Russia Russia TATARKA & Little Big "U Can Take" Internal selection
Flag of Serbia Serbia Nevena Božović "Siesta" National selection


Country Artist Song Method of selection
Flag of Belgium Belgium Internal selection
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Zhana Bergendorff "Dokrai" Internal selection
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Steso "Lummagud" Internal selection
Flag of Morocco Morocco National selection
Flag of Sweden Sweden National selection
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine National selection

Other countries

Further information: List of countries in the North Vision Song Contest

Countries that are active members of the North Broadcasting Union (NBU) are also eligible to participate in the North Vision Song 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.

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Iceland Iceland: After withdrawing for the twenty-first edition, the country stated that a return this edition is very likely. However, on January 28, 2017, RÚV announced that it will not return, due to ongoing financial issues.
  • Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein: Liechtenstein initially confirmed that Claudia Schanza would represent the nation. However, accusations made by the NBU of Schanza's song being political, as well as being a cover forced Liechtenstein to tender their withdrawal on 21 February 2017.
  • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg: On 29 January 2017, RTL announced that Luxembourg would not be competing in the twenty-second edition due to budget costs.
  • Flag of Monaco Monaco: Monaco hasn't participated in the contest since the seventeenth edition. The specific reason behind the withdrawal has never been confirmed. However, the country has always stated that a return in a future edition isn't ruled out, meaning that Monaco might return this edition.
  • Flag of Portugal Portugal: After the previous head of delegation received a third strike and was forced to resign from his position, it is unlikely that Portugal will participate in the twenty-second edition. However a return in the twenty-third edition with a new head of delegation seems likely.
  • Flag of Slovenia Slovenia: Slovenia was also one of the countries that withdrew from the Northvision Song Contest 21. A return in this or a future edition is uncertain.

Associate members

  • Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong: It's currently unknown whether Hong Kong will participate or not, as it has been confirmed that the country can only return for this edition if they will finish in the top 6 in the twenty-first edition, and subsequently participate as part of the Big 6 this edition, similar to last edition. As the country hasn't finished in the top 6 of last edition, it's unlikely that the country will keep its participation.

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