Lebanon? I strongly doubt that given their catastrophic economical and political situation at the moment.i think it's more likely lebanon will return than morocco...
lebanon is much more liberal...
out of microstates i really hope for monaco and luxembourg to return and I believe Monaco will return next year... (along with turkey depending on elections)
slovakia could get us a surprise return tho.
The countries of North Africa do not participate, the esc is too much for their tastes, too many half-, too many situations where there are gays, gay kisses, and then there is Lidrael. In the Maghreb when there are scenes of straight kisses on TV, people run away and don't want to see it, this was told to me by a Moroccan truck driver who works for me.We nearly joined in 2016 I think, but no other country has ever come closer to joining. I hope kazakhstan can come to eurovision and some other north african countries as well
If EBU bias is keeping an authoritarian, suppressive regime away from Eurovision then I'm all for it. We've just got rid of 2.
Good news Azerbaigian is withrew from eurovision 2023 https://twitter.com/eschalley/status/1570487319920250881
It literally says in the article that they confirmed their participation
I think that we will most likely have 40 countries again this year. I really hope Montenegro doesn't give up hope and tries again. Armenia might leave if it gets worse for them.
Ukraine is literary in the worst situation of all Europe, yet they remain, so not sure why Armenia should leave? Also, Armenia, interestingly managed to have the biggest cross-over hit from Eurovision 2022, which I think could encourage them to stay.