28 countries have already confirmed their participation for the next ESC in Vienna – these are: Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, FYR Macedonia, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, while Turkey and Slovakia obviously have no interest to come back in the ESC.
Some of countries have already exact plans of the national selections, in France the national broadcaster France2 will be taken over by France3 in the organization of the national selection, there is a real national final planned. In Germany it will be the same procedure as last year: one club concert with a winner of the wildcard and a regular national final. Normally Albania and Switzerland are going to kick off the new ESC season with national finals in December.
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