ESC 2003 – The Participants

ESC 2003 – The Participants

26 countries took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 in Riga – the most participants in any ESC to date.
In addition to the returning countries who had been relegated in the previous year, Portugal came back to the contest after a one-year withdrawal, while Ukraine made its debut.

The 48th Eurovision Song Contest was held in Riga, Latvia, on 24 May 2003.

List of participants

Country Artist / Title
1. Iceland Birgitta – Open Your Heart
2. Austria Alf Poier – Weil der Mensch zählt
3. Ireland Mickey Harte – We’ve Got The World
4. Turkey Sertab Erener – Everyway That I Can
5. Malta Lynn Chircop – To Dream Again
6. Bosnia & Herzegovina Mija Martina – Ne brini
7. Portugal Rita Guerra – Deixa-me sonhar
8. Croatia Claudia Beni – Više nisam tvoja
9. Cyprus Stelios Constantas – Feeling Alive
10. Germany Lou – Let’s Get Happy
11. Russia t.A.T.u. – Ne ver’, ne boisia
12. Spain Beth – Dime
13. Israel Lior Narkis – Words For Love
14. The Netherlands Esther Hart – One More Night
15. United Kingdom Jemini – Cry Baby
16. Ukraine Olexandr – Hasta la vista
17. Greece Mando – Never Let You Go
18. Norway Jostein Hasselgård – I’m Not Afraid To Move On
19. France Louisa – Monts et merveilles
20. Poland Ich Troje – Keine Grenzen – Żadnych granic
21. Latvia F.L.Y. – Hello From Mars
22. Belgium Urban Trad – Sanomi
23. Estonia Ruffus – Eighties Coming Back
24. Romania Nicola – Don’t Break My Heart
25. Sweden Fame – Give Me Your Love
26. Slovenia Karmen – Nanana