The EBU revealed this morning that a country no longer has to have broadcast the previous years final for them to take part in the next Eurovision Song Contest. This rule had been in place for a number of years and the removal of it is expected to be due to Turkey not showing this years final.
The rule change opens up the possibility of the following countries taking part next year:
Two countries that did not participate this year that did show the final were:
- Bosnia & Herzegovina