We are sad to say that Malta has withdrawn from the contest they were one of only five nations to be in the contest from the start. But San Marino is the first western nation to debut since 2006 so we shall see how the smallest competiting nation in eurovision will fair in a very eastern contest.
12 countries will be taking part in this year’s contest and these countries are; Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Georgia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, The Netherlands, Russia, San Marino, Sweden and Ukraine. San Marino has decided to debut this year at the contest they are the first new nation since Moldova who debuted last year in Belarus. Italy and Spain were in negociations up until the final hours but there was too little time left for them to be able to confirm participation in this year’s contest in Armenia.