Eurovision 2020

BREAKING NEWS: 41 countries to Rotterdam 2020

The EBU have announced that 41 countries will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Just like Tel Aviv, there will be 41 countries competing to win the coveted trophy. It should be noted that Ukraine initially was set to participate in Tel Aviv… but withdrew a few days after Maruv won Vidbir.

Movers and shakers

Although the number remains the same, the EBU have confirmed the withdrawal of two countries and the return of two more. As previously reported, we won’t be seeing Montenegro or Hungary in Rotterdam. Meanwhile, Bulgaria and Ukraine are back after a year out of the contest. Ukraine remains one of a handful of countries with a 100% qualification record (in the years they have participated), while Bulgaria have had successive qualification success. How will a year out impact these stats?

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A full list of countries and respective broadcasters are below:

Participating 41 countries

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Australia (SBS)
  • Austria (ORF)
  • Azerbaijan (İctimai TV)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • Belgium (VRT)
  • Bulgaria (BNT)
  • Croatia (HRT)
  • Cyprus (CYBC)
  • Czech Republic (ČT)
  • Denmark (DR)
  • Estonia (ERR)
  • Finland (YLE)
  • France (FT)
  • FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Germany (ARD/NDR)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Greece (ERT)
  • Iceland (RÚV)
  • Ireland (RTÉ)
  • Israel (IPBC/KAN)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Lithuania (LRT)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Moldova (TRM)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Romania (TVR)
  • Russia (Channel One)
  • San Marino (SMRTV)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Slovenia (RTVSLO)
  • Spain (RTVE)
  • Sweden (SVT)
  • Switzerland (SRG/SSR)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • United Kingdom (BBC)

Who are you most excited about? Which country will you be supporting at Eurovision 2019? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

Vincent Mazoyer

I'm a French Eurovision fan, and an ESCXTRA Editor since August 2017. I love following national selections and live tweeting on Destination Eurovision / Eurovision CVQD for ESCXTRA. Outside of this nice Eurosphere, I'm a "fan" of the audio medium, from radio podcasts to commercialy-released audios, Modern Pentathlon, and more generally a business and law student.

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