WHICH COUNTRIES WILL JOIN EUROVISION 2016
The deadline for countries to submit their applications in order to participate at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest ended on Tuesday 15 September, hereafter all applicant countries have a second chance period to confirm until 10 October and decide if they are to participate in the competition or not without a financial penalty.
A maximum of 46 countries will be allowed to enter the competition next year according to the rules and regulations of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. So far 34 countries have confirmed their participation at next year’s Eurovision.
More countries are expected to confirm their respective participation in the coming days. We are yet awaiting to see if Turkey, Slovakia and Morocco announce their decision and confirm their participation.
Ukraine will return to the contest after a year’s absence. Both Bulgaria and Bosnia Herzegovina have confirmed their respective preliminary participation in Stockholm.
An aproximate number of 40 countries are expected to join the party next year in Stockholm. Andorra, Luxembourg and Monaco will not participate in the contest next year.
We will not see Liechtenstein debut in Eurovision next year either, the tiny principality has yet to become an active member of the EBU.
A mystery still remains if Australia will be invited back to the competition next year, taking into account how popular the contest is and the good results Guy Sebastian achived in Vienna.
Yet to confirm