- June 5, 2019
- In your heart UwU
Let's predict how many countries will join 2023 edition since some broadcasters got some drama with EBU and Ukraine won the contest.
I would be surprised if not a single country decide to withdrawI think 40 like in 2022 actually no one say have withrew from eurovision, and i think no one return.
I think next year could see the smallest number of participants in the modern era of Eurovision due to recession.
When you have so many delegations, there will always be problems with the participation. I just hope that Kazakhstan makes it into the list, it is such a beautiful country to visit.Btw, I just had a chat with another Eurovision fan and apparently, the "official list of participants", which usually gets released late October to mid-November, hasn´t really been "final" in the end - we have had slight changes (due to certain circumstances) in recent years:
2022 - RuZZia got disqualified and banned from entering Eurovision
2021 - Belarus got disqualified because of using Eurovision as a propaganda tool/submitting political entries celebrating dictatorship
2020 - no changes but Eurovision got cancelled
2019 - Ukraine withdrew (Maruv´s ego)
2018 - North Macedonia had withdrawn before it got added again
2017 - Russia withdrew because it was unwilling to accept Ukraine´s laws and wanted to provoke/mock the hosts
2016 - Romania got disqualified THREE weeks before the Grand Final
2015 - Australia was added as an "one-off"
2014 - Slovenia didn´t appear on the official list - the EBU extended their confirmation deadline
Within the last 9 years, all official lists got slightly altered after EBU´s announcement.
The only exception: 2020 (and then the entire contest got cancelled).
Was that the case though? As far as I can remember the broadcaster gave really hard and heavy politic rules towards her and she felt under pressure.2019 - Ukraine withdrew (Maruv´s ego)
I´m deliriously happy for youYasss! We're in! We're iiiiiin!
I just resigned myself and was counting on the withdrawal.
So happy right now!