According to Janelaesc.com a number of countries have announced that they will not be taking part in this years contest. Here is a breakdown of what has been said:
- San Marino
Will Not Return:
Yet To Decide:
The EBU have extended the date up to the point where nations can confirm their participation to the 29th of June. At this moment in time there are only 7 countries that are confirmed to be taking part which is 4 too few for the contest to take place in its current format. We have emailed a number of broadcasters across Europe to hear their thoughts on the contest and get their reasoning for not debuting, returning or taking part this year.