ARE YOU RUNNING AWAAAAAAAAAAAY?
petition for vatican city to compete in eurovision
live from eurovision 2015!!!!!!! no, your eyes are not betraying you that IS INDEED THE POPE BREAKDANCING
in Europe we don’t say fuck you Putin we vote for Conchita Wurst and I think that’s beautiful.
This is the first withdrawal the BBC has actually tweeted about. Even they know it’s a big deal.
Ukraine are withdrawing from Eurovision? Oh no :( … Crimea river.
omg shut up
I’m so happy because till now more countries confirmed their participation in Eurovision than last year. And also there are 4 more countries who are likely to participate so we will probably get more songs for 2015 than last year yaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
Dark green - Confirmed as participating (34)
Light green - Albania, who have opened submissions to Festivali i Këngës, but have not confirmed participation
Orange - Greece, who have reportedly confirmed despite not currently being eligible to participate
Red - Confirmed as not participating (7)
White - No reliable participation news available (8)
EUROVISION 2015 PARTICIPATION MAP (as of 15 September 2014)
A lot has happened in terms of confirmation in the past two weeks, especially today. Lebanon unsurprisingly decided to sit out again, and with Israel confirmed, any chance of Morocco or Tunisia confirming seems unlikely.
In spite of this, this year’s returning total has risen to four, with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Bulgaria all joining Cyprus in making welcome returns, and I expect Croatia will join that party tomorrow. On the other hand, a worrying point has been raised about NERIT of Greece not having gained EBU membership in the past year, meaning they’ll probably be forced to take a year out.
Tomorrow we’ll expect news from Albania, Croatia, Moldova, Poland, San Marino, Slovenia and Ukraine, and in my view I don’t see why any of these countries would sit out, so I hope to see at least 40 as the final participation number, although frankly, anything above last year’s drop to 37 would be appreciated.