ESC 2014: These 37 countries have initially confirmed participation

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Yesterday was the last day for EBU member broadcasters to initially confirm participation in Eurovision 2014. The following 37 countries did so but the final deadline is set for January 10, if any country withdraws after that, they will face a fine. Slovenia decided to apply for ESC 2014 but the final decision will be made later so their participation is still unsure. Also Greece is participating at the moment but their new broadcaster is yet to be accepted to join EBU.

Albania 
Armenia 
Austria
Azerbaijan 
Belarus
Belgium 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Denmark 
Estonia 
Finland 
France 
Georgia 
Germany 
Greece 
Hungary 
Iceland
Ireland 
Israel 
Italy 
Latvia
Lithuania 
  Macedonia 
Malta 
Moldova 
Montenegro 
Netherlands
Norway 
Portugal 
Romania 
Russia
San Marino 
Slovenia 
Spain 
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom 
Ukraine

As reported, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Serbia all decided not to enter the contest because of the financial difficulties. Bosnia & Herzegovina and Portugal, however, will make a comeback in Copenhagen after skipping the 2013 contest.

39 countries competed in Malmö this May. Last time 37 countries competed when the contest took place in Athens, 2006.

All the songs must be released by March 17th when the Heads of Delegations meeting takes place in Copenhagen.

SOURCE: DR
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