The official video clips of the 42 participating countries in Baku are online and available now. The idea behind this exists since 1972, when the production of video clips has been introduced.
The aim is to promote the song even before the contest. In former years some TV stations showed the video clips in dedicated preview shows, and they still do. In the time of internet and YouTube it’s a lot easier to get familiar with the entries. Not every country is producing a real clip; sometimes the delegations have just taken the video from the national final, as it’s also a matter of costs. It’s also an opportunity for some countries to do improvements in the quality of the songs, showing a better version as e.g. Malta and Albania always do. Nevertheless, it does not show the live singing qualities of the singers as these video clips are studio versions.
You can watch all the video clips in ourmedia galleryand on the specific country pages by clicking on the country you would like to watch.