42 countries will be participating in Eurovision Song Contest 2019

A few months ago, we reported Australia’s confirmation of participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Now, the names of all the participating countries have been announced. On 7th November, Eurovision.tv shared the names of 42 participating countries.

Out of these 42 countries, 36 will be competing in Tel Aviv in the semi-finals on 14 and 16 May, and only 10 from each semi-final will go through to the Grand Final and compete alongside Israel and the big five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom). As reported by Eurovision.tv, the following countries and the member broadcasters will be taking part in the competition:

Albania (RTSH)
Armenia (AMPTV)
Australia (SBS)*
Austria (ORF)
Azerbaijan (?ctimai TV)
Belarus (BTRC)
Belgium (RTBF)
Croatia (HRT)
Cyprus (CYBC)
Czech Republic (?T)
Denmark (DR)
Estonia (ERR)
Finland (YLE)
France (FT)
FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
Germany (ARD/NDR)
Georgia (GPB)
Greece (ERT)
Hungary (MTVA)
Iceland (RÚV)
Ireland (RTÉ)
Israel (IPBC/KAN)
Italy (RAI)
Latvia (LTV)
Lithuania (LRT)
Malta (PBS)
Moldova (TRM)
Montenegro (RTCG)
The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
Norway (NRK)
Poland (TVP)
Portugal (RTP)
Romania (TVR)
Russia (RTR)
San Marino (SMRTV)
Serbia (RTS)
Slovenia (RTVSLO)
Spain (RTVE)
Sweden (SVT)
Switzerland (SRG/SSR)
Ukraine (UA:PBC)
United Kingdom (BBC)

Jon Ola Sand, an executive supervisor of the competition earlier announced the theme of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest. Titled “Dare to Dream”, Sand explained the meaning behind the theme and the concept:

“This aspirational tagline represents and symbolises everything that the Eurovision Song Contest is about. It’s about inclusion. It’s about diversity. It’s about unity”.

Last year, Netta showed the world that if one strives to work for their dreams, they can reach unimaginable heights. We are now looking forward to the song announcements for next year’s contest. Considering the level of competition, it will be interesting to see what these countries will come up with.

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