Participants in 2014
- F.Y.R. Macedonia
- San Marino
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
Following Conchita Wurst's victory in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, host broadcaster ORF is taking care to be represented by a high-quality act on home ground in 2015: Four prime time shows will be broadcast in order to select the Austrian entry, with some of the country's most successful musicians involved in the process.
Reducing the number of participants, having more songs in the final and limit the number of votes per telephone. These are the news in the rules of Melodifestivalen, Sweden's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will choose its entry for Vienna on March 14th in Stockholm's Friends Arena.
On Monday things are getting serious in Switzerland: All artists interested in representing the country in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest can start uploading their songs onto the official Eurovision platform set up by public broadcaster SRF. Do you want to participate, too? Then do not hesitate - you will have time until October 27 to submit an entry!
It’s official! Serbia returns to Eurovision Song Contest. But that's not the only great news. The national broadcaster RTS confirmed that Serbia will have its representative next year in Austria and announced how the national selection is going to look like this time. Vladimir Graić who wrote Molitva, the winning song performed by Marija Šerifović in 2007 will be in charge for the next year’s Eurovision entry from Serbia.
The island nation of Malta will be amongst the first countries to select their entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, when they stage their national final on Saturday the 22nd of November. With less than two months to go, they have revealed the 48 songs and artists that have made it through to the second phase from the 134 songs submitted to the national broadcaster PBS.
The F.Y.R. Macedonian national selection sounds very promising, with a lot of entertainment, a new location and a bigger stage! And what is more: the national final will be a part of the Skopje Festival 2014. The F.Y.R. Macedonian broadcaster MRT announced 20 lucky artists who will fight for the ticket to represent F.Y.R. Macedonia in Vienna.
In the Berlin Eurovision Song Contest Workshop, the emphasis was not only on hosting the contest but also on a very characteristic part of the shows - the live commentary. It’s done in all the participating countries and the commentators are well-known even after doing it just once!
"No one told me this was going to be the best year of my professional life," Pernille Gaardbo, the Executive Producer of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest said to the dozens of TV professionals in Berlin.