During an interview with eurovision-info.net, Phil Bosco, head of the Monegasque delegation, has confirmed that Monaco will not return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010. He claims financial reasons as the government refuses to support the participation anymore.
Monaco withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest after 1979 and did not return until 2004. Having been eliminated in the semi final three years in a row, the country did not return in 2007. The only victory to date came in 1971, when Séverine won with Un banc, un arbre, une rue. However, Monaco remains the only country that won the contest once but has never hosted it.