Today the EBU announced the final list of participants. The number of countries has increased from last year’s contest, we will see 43 countries participate in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest!
The 43 countries hoping to take home the Eurovision 2016 trophy are:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Returning Countries: Ukraine, Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia& Herzegovina
Withdrawing Countries: Portugal
There have been some uncertainties with regards to whether Bulgaria & Croatia would return to the contest until today, whilst Bosnia & Herzegovina were uncertain until a few days ago when they confirmed. Ukraine announced early on that they would be returning.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 will take place in Stockholm on the 10th, 12th and 14th of May.