A total of 36 countries have officially applied to compete at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Whilst an official confirmation from Azerbaijan is expected and Poland is yet to reveal its decision.
The deadline for countries to submit their applications to the EBU in order to participate at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest concluded yesterday 22 November. Applicants have until 15 December to withdraw their application without a penalty. Thus the list of participating countries can still change. The official list of the 2014 Eurovision participating countries will be released by the EBU by early January.
Serbia, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria have withdrawn from the competion due to financial reasons and will not compete in 2014. Morocco, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Monaco, Andorra and Turkey will not return to the competition next year either.
Countries which have applied
|[Armenia]||Armenia||[FYR Macedonia]||FYR Macedonia||[Portugal]||Portugal|
|[Belgium]||Belgium||[Ireland]||Ireland||[San Marino]||San Marino|
|[Bosnia Herzegovina]||Bosnia & Herzegovina||[Israel]||Israel||[Slovenia]||Slovenia|
|[France]||France||[Malta]||Malta||[The Netherlands]||The Netherlands|
|[Germany]||Germany||[Montenegro]||Montenegro||[United Kingdom]||United Kingdom|
A total of 51 countries have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest throughout its history. The Eurovision Song Contest was born in 1956 with 7 countries participating: Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy. 2008 saw a record number of 43 countries compete at the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. In 2013 a total of 39 countries participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden.
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