The EBU has just announced that a total of 41 countries are going to be taking part at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, which is going to take place in Rotterdam next May. Hungary and Montenegro are withdrawing, whilst Ukraine and Bulgaria are back.
The 41 countries competing at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest are:
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
This means that 35 countries are once again going to compete in two semi finals (18+17), and the allocation draw where it will be determined in which semi each of the countries are going to compete, will take place on the 28th of January.
The Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Mr. Jon Ola Sand stated:
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 final deadline to apply is at the end of November, thus we may still see some surprises.