With the beginning of the New Year it’s also time for choosing the songs for Oslo. Officially, there will be 39 countries taking part this year, a few countries like San Marino, Andorra and Montenegro have withdrawn, Austria, Italy and Luxembourg won’t participate, too. Georgia will come back after one year of withdrawal.
In some countries, where there was no national selection the performers have already been determined: Manga for Turkey, Miro for Bulgaria, Juliana Pasha for Albania and Michael von der Heide for Switzerland.
The national selections will start already from this week in Finland, Norway, Iceland and Malta.