Songs have been received from across Europe to compete in Liet International 2017, the song contest for Minority Languages.

The organisers of Liet International have met to decide the eight songs that will join the entries already selected from Friesland and the Sapmi. Liet International is to be held this April for the first time since 2014, the contest will be heading to Northern Norway with 10 songs competing in the competition. Liet International was launched in 2002 as a song contest for minority languages across Europe and was held annually until 2014. This years contest will mark the 11th time that the contest has been held.

The submissions are from the following countries:

  • Bulgaria
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Scotland

See the map of submissions in full below:

The contest is being supported by the organisers of Liet International as well as Samisk musikkfestival who are the organisers of the Sami Grand Prix. Furthermore the Sami Parliament are contributing financially to the hosting of the contest. Those wishing to compete in Liet International had until January 31 to submit their song.

Already confirmed as participating in the event are the winner of Liet 2016 and the Sami Grand Prix 2016, this means the list of artists competing is as follows:

  • Ella Marie Haetta Isaksen
  • Norma

Previous regions to have competed in Liet International include; Scotland, the Faroe Islands, Brittany, Udmurtia and Sardinia.

Source: Liet International