It’s been four days since Emmelie de Forest won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden and already there have been countries that have confirmed participation for next year’s Contest to be held in Denmark. As well as that, the bidding process for the cities wanting to host the show began recently and there are also some thoughts on which city will host the show. Below are the details.
Even before the 2013 Contest got underway, there were countries that had confirmed participation for the 2014 edition of the Contest. These countries included the Netherlands and Norway, who would both finish in the top 10. Currently, there are eleven countries that have confirmed participation, but the EBU is trying to get countries that didn’t take part in the 2013 Contest to return to the competition, countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey and Slovakia. The countries that have confirmed participation for next year’s Contest are as follows:
- Norway (NRK)
- Finland (YLE)
- Estonia (ERR)
- Latvia (LTV)
- Lithuania (LRT)
- Denmark (DR)
- Germany (NDR)
- The Netherlands (TROS)
- Belgium (VRT, RTBF)
- Hungary (MTV)
- San Marino (SMRTV)
There is some speculation that Valentina Monetta, who represented San Marino for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013, will represent the country for the third year in a row in 2014, more than any other artist in recent times, though nothing has been released yet.
As for the host city, there are four cities that are bidding host the 2014 Contest. The cities are listed below with the proposed area that would potentially host the competition:
- Herning – Boxen (Hosted 2013 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and X-Factor finals in 2011 and 2012)
- Aalborg – Gigantium (Hosted 2012 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix)
- Copenhagen – Parken Arena (Hosted the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest)
- Frederica – MesseC (Convention center in the heart of Frederica)
Who do you think will host the Contest in 2014? Let me know below!!