It has only been five days since Denmark won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and already there are thirteen countries that have confirmed participation for next year’s Contest in Denmark. I already told you about the previous eleven countries that have already confirmed, but today, two more countries joined the list of countries; Ireland and Malta. Below are the details of their participation at the current time of writing.
Malta: Today, the CEO of Malta’s national broadcaster PBS and the Maltese Head of Delegation, Anton Attard, confirmed that the island country will return to Eurovision in 2014 and believes that Gianluca’s success has led to the exposure of the country, which, according to Attard, is a very good thing. An article on escflashmalta.com stated:
[…] He will be putting forward a proposal to the Board of Directors at the broadcaster about his plans for the 2014 selection process but more will be revealed in due course […]
Can Malta repeat the success of Gianluca this year in Sweden? We’ll find out in time…
Ireland: Even though the country finished in last place in Sweden, RTÉ announced that an artist will be sent to Denmark to represent the country in Eurovision next year. The Irish HoD, Michael Kealy, said that a review would be taking place within the coming weeks to see how they can improve their chances in the future. Kealy also said:
There’s obviously huge disappointment because we don’t come with the aim of coming last, we come with the aim of doing best in the competition, The contest has changed from the 90’s when we used to win it. It’s a difficult thing to qualify for the final.
Could Ireland do better next year? We will find out in due course. Stay with Eurovision Guy to receive the latest news from Malta and Ireland’s Eurovision participation!