41 countries to participate at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

41 countries to participate at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

Breaking News from the EBU, as it has confirmed that 41 countries will be participating in the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to take place in Italy. The number of confirmed countries for the upcoming edition of the competition increased after 39 countries participated in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

Armenia and Montenegro return to the competition

After a two-year break Armenia and Montenegro will be returning to the competition, after their non-participation in 2021. Armenia was set to participate in this year’s competition. Unfortunately, they had to withdraw due to the situation at the country whilst preparations wre being undertaken. The participating countries and the respective broadcasters are as follows:

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Australia (SBS)
  • Austria (ORF)
  • Azerbaijan (Ictimai TV)
  • Belgium (RTBF)
  • 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 (KAN)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Lithuania (LRT)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Moldova (TRM)
  • Montenegro (RTCG)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • North Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Romania (TVR)
  • Russia (RTR)
  • San Marino (RTV)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Slovenia (RTVSLO)
  • Spain (TVE)
  • Sweden (SVT)
  • Switzerland (SRG SSR)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • United Kingdom (BBC)

With the confirmation of the number of countries that will be participating in the upcoming competition, we also saw some of the participating countries, who have been silent about their participation in the upcoming edition. Details of the Semi-Final allocation and the Semi-Final in which the Big Five will be airing and voting in will be revealed at a later date.

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News Source: EBU

Photo Source: Fabio Fistarol

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