Participants in 2014
- F.Y.R. Macedonia
- San Marino
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
After a one year break from Europe's Favourite Tv Show, Cyprus will be returning in some style with no less than 60 songs in contention to to represent the Mediterranean island in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest
This year, the Moldovan broadcaster TRM decided to go international and welcomes all international artists to apply for their national final to be held on the 28th of February.
The Irish broadcaster RTÉ has announced today that they are now looking for song submissions to represent the country in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The public are invited to submit their entries with a song and performer(s). They can also suggest how the song should be presented on stage. A judging panel from RTÉ will select a shortlist from the entries received.
Do you have a perfect song for Iceland? Do you meet the rules criteria for participation? Then wait no more and submit your song as the call for entries is already open and the deadline is the 20th of October.
Writing a blog on the BBC Eurovision website, Executive Producer and Head of Delegation for the United Kingdom, Guy Freeman, has launched a revamped selection process for 2015, by announcing that publically submitted entries will be accepted for the first time since 2008.
PBS in Malta have announced on the television show Xarabank the 20 songs which have reached the semi final stage of the contest to represent Malta in next year's Eurovision Song Contest. Last weeki t was announced that 134 songs had been submitted in total, and those were reduced down to 48 for the next phase of the competition. Now the 20 songs that have reached the semi-final have been revealed, and an extract of each song was shown. As always there are a few familiar names amongst the line-up.
The Sanremo Festival was organized for the first time in 1951 and was the main inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest five years later. Many Sanremo winners went on to represent Italy in Eurovision and, as its rules state, this might be the case in 2015 again.
A Dal, the national selection in Hungary, has been a real success story both in terms of viewing figures and results in the subsequent Eurovision Song Contest. Thus, it's no surprise that Hungarian public broadcaster MTV and MTVA have decided to continue using the very same mode also in 2015.