This news may be quite interesting for fans – it seems that four countries might send delegations to Vienna to observe proceedings of Eurovision 2015, perhaps with a view of joining the contest.
Tunisia, Morocco, Kazakhstan and Kosovo are the four delegations identified as attending the contest in Vienna, according to former Sanmarinese commentator and spokesperson John Kennedy O’Connor. Morocco have entered the contest once before in 1980 and Tunisia almost entered in 1977, whereas Kazakhstan has never joined and is pending EBU membership. Kosovo is not recognised by some countries in Europe as an independent state.
So what does this mean for 2016? Perhaps very little, but in Junior Eurovision previous instances of delegations attending the contests for observational reasons have resulted in a debut at the contest. Maybe Vienna really will be building bridges to new locations!
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