41 Countries Will Participate in Eurovision Song Contest 2020

No more speculations! the EBU has officially reported this morning that 41 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

35 countries will participate on 2 semi-finals on May 12 and 14th, 2020. the top10 from each semi will join the Big5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom) and the host country the Netherlands in the grand final on May 16th, 2020. The semi-finals allocations draw will take place during the “Host City Insignia” ceremony on January 28th in Rotterdam.

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Sadly, on the list, we can notice that the rumors regarding Hungary and Montenegro withdrawal were right. on the other hand, it is thrilling to see that Bulgaria and Ukraine are back with us after the step down from participating in Tel-Aviv’s 2019 contest.

Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: “We can’t wait to “open up” to participants from 41 countries in Rotterdam next year. We are thrilled that so many public broadcasters will be presenting their nation’s best musical talent as we celebrate the 65th Eurovision Song Contest. The team from NPO, NOS and AVROTROS have 3 fantastic state-of-the-art shows planned and the excitement around the event in the Netherlands is incredible.”

The 41 countries to participate in Eurovision 2020 Are:

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Australia (SBS)*
  • Austria (ORF)
  • Azerbaijan (ICTIMAI)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • Belgium (VRT)
  • Bulgaria (BNT)
  • Croatia (HRT)
  • Cyprus (CYBC)
  • Czech Republic (CT)
  • Denmark (DR)
  • Estonia (ERR)
  • Finland (YLE)
  • France (FT)
  • Germany (ARD/NDR)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Greece (ERT)
  • Iceland (RUV)
  • Ireland (RTE)
  • Israel (IPBC/KAN)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Lithuania (LRT)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Moldova (TRM)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • North Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Romania (TVR)
  • Russia (Channel One)
  • San Marino (RTV)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Slovenia (RTVSLO)
  • Spain (TVE)
  • Sweden (SVT)
  • Switzerland (SRG SSR)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • United Kingdom (BBC)

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