China’s delegation from the broadcaster Hunan TV, who were present in Vienna, gave an interview to Wiwibloggs showing intent of sending a Chinese artist to Eurovision one day. Since this revelation our forum and the rest of the Eurovision fanbase have been polarised on opinion – would China become the next extra-European guest in our favourite contest?
Well, the EBU has gotten wind of the rumours and denied that 2016 will be the year in a tweet responding to a fan today;
— EBU (@EBU_HQ) June 3, 2015
Despite this denial by the EBU, the wording of the tweet seems to keep the option of a Chinese debut open for the future – will we see the Oriental country taking part in 2017 or later? Only time will tell. Naysayers can now breathe a momentary sigh of relief, however.
In other news, the EBU also took the opportunity to rule out a Kosovar debut in 2016, or in the near future, due to RTK (the Kosovar broadcaster) not being an EBU member.
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