During the EBU meeting in Lisbon the picture of the 2018 ESC gets clearer. By now we have 42 countries officially confirmed by the EBU. Russia is back in the contest after the absence in Kiev this year. It’s still not confirmed if FYR Macedonia is going to participate. Lately the EBU claimed unpaid bills to the Macedonian broadcaster, but this might have been settled by now. If a country is willing to participate after the submission deadline there will be a fee to pay.
So let’s wait and cross our fingers.
These are the confirmed participants 2018:
01. Albania 02. Armenia 03. Australia 04. Austria 05. Azerbaijan 06. Belarus 07. Belgium 08. Bulgaria 09. Croatia 10. Cyprus 11. Czech Republic 12. Denmark 13. Estonia 14. Finland 15. France 16. Germany 17. Georgia 18. Greece 19. Hungary 20. Iceland 21. Ireland 22. Israel 23. Italy 24. Latvia 25. Lithuania 26. Malta 27. Moldova 28. Montenegro 29. The Netherlands 30. Norway 31. Poland 32. Portugal 33. Romania 34. Russia 35. San Marino 36. Serbia 37. Slovenia 38. Spain 39. Sweden 40. Switzerland 41. Ukraine 42. United Kingdom
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