The latest number of participating countries in 2018 was 42. It was to be expected that the one ore other country could additionally be announced after the official deadline. Now FYR Macedonia has confirmed its participation as well. So now we have a total number of 43 countries. For the third time in ESC history this high number of participating countries has been achieved for 2018, like in Belgrade 2008 and Dusseldorf 2011.
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About me: My first Eurovision I watched was in 1987, Brussels. Since then I am following the ESC with great enthusiasm. The greatest fascination for me is the fact that the entire Europe is watching the show at that specific night. Since 2010, Oslo I am a member of the eurovisionlive.com team. I had the chance to witness the second German victory with Lena. My biggest wish would be to have the orchestra back, as it used to be until 1998.