39 countries to participate in Oslo – three countries less than last year

EBU has just announced that a total number of 39 countries will participate at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo in May. Hungary, Czech Republic and Montenegro do not wish to take part while no new countries will be joining or rejoining the Contest.

The total list of participants can be seen below in alphabetical order with the broadcaster mentioned afterwards. With this list it is clear that Austria isn’t rejoining as there has been rumours about nor is the fan favourite Italy back.

Albania (RTVSH)
Armenia (AMPTV)
Azerbaijan (Ictimai TV)
Belarus (BTRC)
Belgium (VRT)
Bosnia & Herzegovina (BHRT)
Bulgaria (BNT)
Croatia (HRT)
Cyprus (CyBC)
Denmark (DR)
Estonia (ERR)
Finland (YLE)
France (FT3)
FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
Georgia (GEGT)
Germany (NDR/ARD)
Greece (ERT)
Iceland (RÚV)
Ireland (RTÉ)
Israel (IBA)
Latvia (LTV)
Lithuania (LRT)
Malta (PBS)
Moldova (TRM)
The Netherlands (TROS)
Norway (NRK)
Poland (TVP)
Portugal (RTP)
Romania (TVR)
Russia (RTR)
Serbia (RTS)
Slovakia (STV)
Slovenia (RTVSLO)
Spain (TVE)
Sweden (SVT)
Switzerland (SRG / SSR)
Turkey (TRT)
Ukraine (NTU)
United Kingdom (BBC)

Source: Eurovision.tv, EuroVisionary
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