Update 2014: 16 in for now

Eurovision logoSo it’s only been three weeks since Denmark won the 58th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö with Emmelie de Forest’s “Only Teardrops” and brought the Contest over the Öresund Bridge to the Danes, the first time since the Olsens Brothers won in 2001 in Stockholm with their song “Fly On The Wings Of Love”. Today, sixteen countries have officially confirmed for the Contest in an undecided city in Denmark, but as I’ve said in previous articles, the deadline is another six months away, so it could change within the next while. Below are the countries that have confirmed:

  • Belgium (RTBF)
  • Denmark (DR)
  • Estonia (ERR)
  • Finland (YLE)
  • France (France 3)
  • Germany (ARD/NDR)
  • Hungary (MTV)
  • Ireland (RTÉ)
  • Israel (IBA)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Lithuania (LRT)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Netherlands (TROS)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • San Marino (SMRTV)
  • Sweden (SVT)

Albania was apparently confirmed for the Contest, as it was revealed that they “wouldn’t be leaving the show any time soon”, but has since been thrown into doubt. As well as that, there are possibilities that Liechtenstein and Kazakhstan could début in 2014, but need to be approved to join the EBU before they are able to be considered to do Eurovision. In relation to countries returning, the Executive Supervisor of the EBU, Jon Ola Sand, is in negotiations with PortugalTurkeySlovakia and Bosnia & Herzegovina to return to the Contest in 2014. Poland will make a decision whether to take part or not in autumn of this year.

Who would you like to be in Eurovision next year? Let me know!!

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