RTP, Portugal’s state broadcaster, finally has its house in order. Last year the cash-strapped nation had to withdraw from Eurovision because of the ongoing downturn. But they have pinched pennies and found a way to make it work in 2014. We are so glad!
Officials have not revealed whether they will stage a national selection or choose their contestant internally. Given the country’s ongoing economic recovery, it would be far cheaper for officials to make the decision on their own. We’ll keep you posted!
Portugal is the 29th country to officially confirm its participation at Eurovision 2014. The others are: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Malta, Russia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Ukraine. Italy, Moldova and Slovenia have suggested that they will attend, but are making us wait for confirmation. Teases!
As for now, why don’t you check out our profile of Portugal at Eurovision. Who were your favourites?
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)