In recent weeks, we’ve seen many confirmations coming in for Eurovision 2022. There are now 31 countries who have provisionally said yes to Eurovision 2022. But what about the ones who haven’t publicly confirmed yet?
Based on the countries who regularly participate in Eurovision, there are still nine countries left to make their intentions known. That’s not necessarily a bad sign — some of them are notoriously late to confirm every year. Let’s take a look at these remaining countries still to publicly confirm for Eurovision 2022.
Note: the initial deadline for participation at Eurovision 2022 has passed but broadcasters are able to withdraw without penalty until mid-October. The EBU is expected to release the full list of confirmed acts in early November.
Some of these broadcasters are currently busy with their participation in Junior Eurovision 2021 and may not yet be focusing on their Eurovision 2022 participation.
Armenia last participated at Eurovision 2019, having withdrawn in 2021 due to social and political issues. While AMPTV hasn’t confirmed anything about its Eurovision 2022 participation, the broadcaster is returning to Junior Eurovision 2021.
There has been no word yet from Austrian broadcaster ORF regarding their Eurovision 2022 participation. However, there is no suggestion that Austria won’t be back. Since 2017, ORF has internally selected their act.
Broadcaster CyBC has not given any details about its participation in Eurovision 2022, though they have confirmed their selection method for 2023. Since 2016, Cyprus has internally selected its Eurovision act.
Broadcaster PBS has not yet confirmed its participation in Eurovision 2022. However, in June the Chairman of the Valletta Cultural Agency claimed that the broadcaster would introduce a new national final format to pick its act for Eurovision. PBS itself has not yet confirmed this. Malta will compete in Junior Eurovision 2021.
The Moldovan broadcaster TRM does not typically comment on its Eurovision participation prior to the EBU’s announcement of all participating countries. Moldova usually uses a national final to select its entry, most recently Finala națională.
🇲🇰 North Macedonia
Broadcaster MRT has not given any information about their plans for Eurovision 2022. Since 2016, the broadcaster has internally selected their Eurovision acts. North Macedonia is a confirmed participant in Junior Eurovision 2021.
Earlier in the year, during a televised debate on Romania’s participation in Eurovision, it was implied that Romania would compete in 2022. However broadcaster TVR has not yet confirmed this. Romania typically uses some sort of national final to select its entry.
In the past, Russian broadcasters have been notoriously tight-lipped about Eurovision participation, so silence at this stage is not out of the ordinary. It is expected that Russia will participate in Eurovision 2022. Broadcaster VGTRK is due to organise the country’s entry this year and they typically internally select their act. Russia is confirmed for Junior Eurovision 2021.
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
The BBC remains silent on its plans for Eurovision 2022, however it is likely that the UK will participate. In 2020 the broadcaster dropped its national final and internally selected its act. There’s no suggestion of what selection method the BBC might use for 2022. The BBC’s Eurovision promotion team is currently also involved with the new season of Strictly Come Dancing.
While Turkey has not competed at Eurovision since 2012, in June the EBU revealed it was in contact with broadcaster TRT regarding a return. There have been no updates on this since.
Hungary withdrew from Eurovision in 2020 and there is no indication from credible sources that broadcaster Duna has any plans to return in 2022. A supposed set of rules for a Hungarian national final proved to be a badly made fan fake. A series of A Dal 2022 has not yet been confirmed.
Broadcasters from Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Luxembourg, Monaco and Slovakia have confirmed they will not be returning to Eurovision in 2022.
Kazakhstan broadcaster Khabar Agency is only an associate member of the EBU and would need to be specially invited by the EBU in order to participate at Eurovision. The EBU have previously said it has “no plans” to do this.
Non-members of the EBU
The EBU has currently suspended the membership of Belarus’ broadcaster BTRC, making it ineligible to participate in Eurovision 2022.
Kosovo‘s broadcaster RTK does not currently meet membership criteria for joining the EBU, while Liechtenstein‘s small broadcaster 1FL TV has confirmed it has no plans to join the EBU and participate at Eurovision.
This season we’re also waiting to hear the confirmation of the Eurovision 2022 host city. The selection process is well under way and the selected city is expected to be announced soon.
What about montenegro?
I think it would be cool if Armenia chose to send Athena Manoukian when they return to the competition. I wasn’t a fan of her 2020 song but give her a chance to sing lmao
If Armenia is coming back, then Athena should get her second chance, but we still don’t know yet.
If Armeniachooses to return, and nobody That participated in the 2021 contest with drawls, I think it will likely be 40 countries for 2022. I’ll be surprised if it gets any higher than that.
Turkish politicians as well as people at TRT have publicly called LGBTQ people “freaks of nature”, so they won’t come back. I don’t even understand why’d we want them to do so when their attitude is like this, hopefully they’ll stay out as for now.
You’re right, I’d rather wait for 2023 when Erdogan’s gone
Is 2023 the year of the Turkish elections? Do you think Erdogan Will be voted out of office?
He’s apparently popular in rural Turkey so I don’t know. He has a consistent, if varying lead on opinion polls. Truth be told before 2012 he wasn’t that bad and Turkey was considered a role model for democracy by Arab Spring activists. How times have changed.
I’ve talked to many Turks and he’s quite popular, but with the diaspora
So Suzanne Giorgi didn’t convince Andorra to compete in 2022, even she had sponsors and money. I was sure Andorra would return in 2022! So sad for her!
I find it somewhat funny we demand the host city to be announced yet getting excited about countries’ confirmations. It’s like, in my real real life, I would never say yes to something I don’t know about. I thought we’ve been taught you don’t take sweets from strangers because, well, you don’t know their intentions. So when countries are rushing to announce their intentions to participate when they don’t know where at (yes, Italy, but where specifically – what city, arena, projected restrictions, etc.) and at what circumstances, you start questioning whereas those delegations are of common sense or not.… Read more »
Countries have been participating for years and they trust EBU and host broadcasters to do good enough job, no matter what city it is.
I get your point but the contest is already confirmed and – even if they announced the host city in December, everything’s going as planned. Just chill.
I think that the same 39 countries that participated in 2021, eill be present in 2022. Here why I think like that: -Andorra, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, B&H, Slovakia and Turkey obviously out -Belarus is out, I don’t expect for Montenegro to return, because they said that they withdrew in 2021 in order “to not embarrase themselves anymore in ESC” -Hungary earlier usually was among the first to confirm participation, but now, I still think they are going to skip and this one as well -While for Armenia, I have no clue: 75% they are out again, while 25% they are… Read more »
Montenegro’s broadcaster has serious financial issues. I doubt we’ll see them return in the near future.
That was for cancelled 2020, but in 2021 they said “they don’t want to embarrass themselves anymore in ESC”.
I didn’t blame Montenegro for Declining to participate in the 2020 and 2021 contest due to the poor qualification record. Three years with seem to be enough time to pick yourself up and try again, but if they don’t wanna do it for 2022, then they don’t want to do it.
But Armenia is in Jesc2021 so their return is pretty certain (and they were also silent about Jesc until the EBU published the participating countries list which included them)
Looks like you haven’t been on this site for a long time, buddy
Turkey coming back is just so problematic: 1. They snatch very often a spot in the final only due the televotes that they’ve gotten through dispora votes. 2. Human rights have decreased for years and let’s not forget how Turkey uses refugees as a threat to EU. 3. The reason they suddenly decided to not show Eurovision 2013 (with one week notice) was due to two women kissing, and the following year their comments about Conchita Wurst were a clear sign that were better off without them. 4. If they’d compete and suddenly would win, many of us couldn’t go… Read more »
I’m not saying that it isn’t problematic, and I know you’re aware that a lot of those problems are also relevant to some other ESC countries. But that’s exactly why Turkey participating in and broadcasting a major event that’s explicitly LGBTQ+ friendly would be a good thing! It would represent progress – a step back from the homophobic messaging that followed their withdrawal. I’m from the UK and might be projecting here a bit, but people are often better than their governments/the media that stokes up hate to get those governments elected. Projects like ESC help to nurture people’s better… Read more »
People working for BBC may have outdated views on seeing Eurovision entries, but we have never seen them calling LGBTQ+ acts bad for children to see and they’ve never made fun of anyone for who they are, Conchita Wurst being a good example like Dino said.
TRT, as the participating broadcaster should be the one who is open minded and not encourage hate speech.
reasons you said are reasonable and make sense. I’d like to see them return after they get rid of government and back to normal days
No hope for some returning countries – maybe Turkey/Montenegro/Armenia
I’d love to see Morocco make a surprise return someday, maybe a micro nation should give it another go seeing as San Marino has proved that even the smallest of countries can qualify I know this is impossible but Vatican City would be good to debut or even do what they did with Australia and have a special guest
One Turkish journalist said he was so happy with the news he contacted with his friends in TRT but they said the talks were in minimum lets hope for 2023. I hope thats not true
Ali Eyüboglu or who?
What about Montenegro?
I don’t think they are going to return, because thay said “they don’t want to embarrasse themselves in ESC”. Childish behaviour, crying over bad results, so don’t expect them.
Sounds childish, but it’s kinda down to earth, as they don’t have enough resources to continuously fail to even qualify to the GF
malta and cyprus should withdraw. if they have not won in like 40 entries years then it wont ever happen
There’s a ton of countries that never win, but that shouldn’t be a reason to not compete anymore. The fact a smaller country with less attention than some of the larger (more politically/culturally active) countries, gain a chance to be seen my millions of people can be considered an honor. It gives people a bit of an insight that the Big 5 countries and the scandies aren’t the only facades of Europe and beyond.
that is literally the definition of a competition? to see who can win lol…If you enter something that you cannot ever win then why compete if only a select few can win? No it is not only about participation. it is called a COMPETITION. maybe you’re from the UK where they dont care
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definition of bitterness : “bird lover” (I doubt he is able to love something so I would say “global hater” instead).
Iceland, Poland and formerly Portugal also haven’t won even once, yet you’re not mentioning them because of that specific negative bias of you against Malta, Cyprus and Moldova…
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firstly NO ONE mentioned moldova lool.. moldova has never been a contending winning eurovision country. The most theyve been is a meme. so I dont know why you mentioned it. Secondly Iceland’s only chance was Yohanna. I know people really overhyped dadi but it was more of a “trend” to like him than an actual winning contender act. It was really overrated for me and just about him because there was no song. Also Poland has NEVER had an act worthy of top 5. Maybe their debut but that is it: what other polish act ever deserved top 5? or… Read more »
So much stupidities and clichés coming from one person…. why being so bitter…. who knows….but I have my idea. Iceland could have won esc 2020, Moldova take eurovision as a way to show that they exist as a proper country, and yes eurovision is a competition but it’s mainly a way to show representations of each countries, little and big countries, it’s the “fiesta” of europeans countries, of music and of european friendship, Poland potential top 10, Michal in 2016, Kasia in 2017, Tullia in 2019, they had everything to make a top 10 in terms of quality, so get… Read more »
I’m late and you’re trolling, but neither of us is ever gonna create anything as perfect as Ale Jestem. I believe that this grief is at the root of your anger:)
Finland and Portugal waited many decades for their first ever win
Who knows? Maybe will get a first time winner next year depending on the quality of songs we get
you think malta and cyprus joined esc last year or something??
No, what are you talking about?
I don’t think it’s just about winning but also about showcasing your country’s music. Personally my favourite song each year is rarely the winner. Look at my own country, the UK. I don’t want us to withdraw even though we’ve done appallingly in recent years. Yes, it’s a competition, but there can only ever be one winner. That doesn’t mean the rest of the entries are rubbish. There are c40 other songs, many of which remain on my playlist for a long time. The UK music industry tends to focus purely on songs written in English so Eurovision is the… Read more »
then why is it called CONTEST? lmao youre probably 15 go back into your cave
Respect the people if you want to be respected too, troll.
And even if, what’s your problem if she got 15….. stop living in idiocracy you’re totally ridiculous, totally incoherent, and not welcome here, bye.
It took 45 years for Finland and 53 years for Portugal to win, so everything’s possible -.-
Eurovision is much more than just a competition – it is a platform for artists to gain new fans in their own country and around Europe. Just look at the youtube subscriber count, instagram follower count, Spotify listener count increasing for the artists, that makes them money and opens new opportunities. Eurovision is a chance for participating countries to show off what they have, it can be culture, it can be something else, but the work broadcasters put in develops many industries within the country, gives jobs to many people. Even if the country does not qualify, there is a… Read more »
What about Hungary?
I think we will have +1 with Armenia returning
maaaaaybe with Hungary too.
I still hope Turkey will be back. Considering how EBU posted online that they are in talks with TRT, it would be so disappointing if they say no again. But it’s just been so silent about a Turkish return for months now.
But I feel sure Armenia will be back. I also read some rumors about Montenegro planning a comeback. So if we’re lucky, 42 countries to participate (if all 39 from this year joins again)?
Let’s be realistic, don’t expect Turkey to return.
I hope Hungary….
Help. Somebody vandalized the Wikipedia page, saying that Romania will not participate. It has been fixed, but I’m still worried about Romania.
not vandalism. Romania technically hasn’t been confirmed
I read that it was posted on Reddit (so this information must be taken with a HUGE grain of salt) that A Dal will be the selection mechanism for Eurovision 2020, to be held in May 17,19 and 22 in Torino. Not sure if I believe that they’re participating nor the location, but the dates seem quite accurate.
I posted that earlier in a different article and Robyn has since debunked it
I was gonna rip your comment apart but I see the “dislike” button has ended you.
Malta was a huge favorite to win last year and rightfully so. If a bigger country sent their entry it would have finished top 3.
And no, Turkey can stay home – until they change their attitude about Eurovision and its core audience, no one wants their government mouthpiece network there.
You live in a fairytale. Marta was a huge favourite according to the marketing PR.
I think that if Armenian returns and no one who participate in 2021 drops out, we will probably get 40 countries in the end
Armenis is not sure. They might be back, buy also they might still be out.
Thought that myth was debunked
Just hoping that every country listed here confirms participation or at least appears in the list, and to have at least one returning country.
Don’t forget that even though we (Czech Republic) are planning a national final, it doesn’t mean it’s confirmed we will participate because the national final can be cancelled if we don’t participate (it was said in the announcement of the national final) even though I really hope we will participate..
Elections soon, and when you look at who has a chance to win, it’s getting hotter, the opposition may have a majority, but President Milosz still wants a prime minister, and anti-EU rhetoric and the attack on public television have intensified
Tbh I don’t think elections will affect it somehow because they didn’t as well in 2017, but who knows
I’m just have to say when it comes to our elections I’m really disgusted when I see what’s happening here, there’s time for a change but half of our nation is stupid as…
The countries you listed better compete. 😮
Apparently malta marketing their song as they have every right to do is simply unacceptable now. The boomer energy of it all
He’s talking about the bookies’ bribery rumour. Whether it’s true or not, you can’t just blame the whole country or Destiny (who had a weird reaction to the 3rd place by juries (!) but even then, she’s 16)
You don’t have to be a boomer to feel uncomfortable with a marketing strategy that involves manipulating the betting odds*. The artists get burdened with impossible expectations, their fans get set up for disappointment, nobody gets anything from the whole mess except for the gambling industry.
*There’s pretty solid evidence for this, if you google the Maltese press. The only contested part is whether they used public money or not.
I think we will have about 40-43 countries next year. Armenia, Malta, North Macedonia and Russia are participating in Jesc2021 so it’s pretty sure that they’ll be in ESC2022 Austria and Cyprus are usually participating so I’m pretty sure they’ll be this year as well Moldova is always confirming it’s participation after the participating countries announcement and they never withdrew so they’ll surely participate Romania has some rumors about withdrawal but their participation is semi confirmed from the TV show back in July and they’ll probably have a nf again UK, despite all of these dramas lately is in the… Read more »
Tbf the thing that keeps us participating since 1958 is the high ratings, and that was the reason why we abandoned national selection after 2019, as the 2019 contest got 6 times the ratings of You Decide for that year, and that process never got more than 1.5mill whereby the event proper got 7mill+ And lots of promo. I am a bit agitated because of a hardline b****t new culture secretary whereas the previous 2 were less interested in it, and that Mail article from last month that offended me not being talked about, but there have been plenty of… Read more »
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Interesting how it’s mostly small countries that haven’t confirmed participation yet! I’m pretty sure it’s too early to judge but just imagine a contest without the UK or Russia… Or even Malta and Cyprus! Yes, we could miss some melfest rejects or kirkorov projects but these countries always serve…
I can imagine Eurovision without the UK. Can’t say the same about EBU though – they heavily depend on the financial “contributions” of the Big 5. Malta and Cyprus definitely punch above their weight at Eurovision which is an amazing thing.
Guys don’t downvote, Ron is right, without the UK the contest is screwed
Why what did malta do
First of all, I am afraid that North Macedonia is completely silent, while Bulgaria is in a strong political crisis in the next, fourth consecutive parliamentary elections, let this situation be resolved, probably that is why BNT does not say anything about Eurovision, and Romania, let’s hope that yes, it will take part, and the TVR board has received an offer to participate and must consider it, and Moldova is the most interesting, because now it is ruled by a pro-European coalition, let’s hope that the selected pro-European course will bring results in the competition
all i want is for turkey to come back. all the others in that list are basically confirmed
For my part, I expect most of the above countries to announce participation in one for or another.
I think I’m on the band wagon with most hoping that Turkey does come back… that’s the real question!
October seems very late to not have had a host city or dates confirmed yet…
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I have a feeling that the host city, dates, and participating countries list will be announced simultaneously. That means, end of October at earliest.
There are local elections in Italy today and tomorrow
In four of the five finalists cities elections are held this weekend for a new mayor, it is rumored that Rai is waiting until after the elections so that Eurovision can’t be used as propaganda. Hopefully we will know the city this week after the elections are over.
Yeah, it might make sense for RAI hold ofF announcing the whole city until the elections are over so that it doesn’t get used In a political matter. Wouldn’t be the first time politics affected Italy’s your visit contact. That is censored their own entry Si in 1974 so that it wouldn’t influence voters voting on the divorce referendum in 1974.
That is Italy for you. Nothing functions here. Why even the postal service, it takes 2 months to get a letter to the USA!!
At least it makes it to the US, Correos de México rarely delivers for that matter 🙁
I wish Moldova becomes the next country to confirm for Eurovision 2022 because although they’re not my most favorite Eastern European country in the contest, they are the “party animals” of Eurovision and often sends in fun songs, often with their cultural aspects.
they never confirm lmao they just appear on the final list published by the ebu
All the more I am curious how the pro-European coalition with President Sandu and Prime Minister Natalia Garvilita took power in Moldova and there was a reform of the country, will there be a change in public television, because Eurovision is perfect for improving the image of the country which is Moldova
I surely hope so. They need a new strategy imo and show us a modern Moldova and not a “Soviet” and cheesy Moldova which I’m kinda tired of.
What do you mean?
Yes, Eurovision is perfect for improving a country’s image. Just look at Azerbaijan. They practically used Eurovision as a platform to make their dictatorship look like a fairytale.
UK always decide late enough.
I’m pretty sure everyone in that list will be back, including Armenia.
I just think it’s crazy that we don’t have an actual host city picked yet. I want to go to ESC and it would be nice if I could start planning before there’s mad dashes at the last minute:
Hopefully we will know something this week. It is rumored that Rai hasn’t announced the city yet because in four of the five finalists cities elections are held this week for a new mayor and Rai doesn’t want that the host announcement will be used as propaganda
That makes sense actually.
Thanks for that 🙂
Yeah, I found out that local elections are happy early today and tomorrow. It might make sense to hold off an ounce in the whole city until those are older so that it doesn’t get used for political purposes. Let’s wait until Tuesday to see if they’ll make the announcement then
I think we can safely assume that both Cyprus and Malta are back, given their announced NF plans. Only the formality is needed to seal the deal. Russia and Moldova are lately the last ones to announce (with the latter technically never formally announcing last year, and only appearing on the final list in November). UK also announced very late last year, so I am very hopeful. Since Armenia is back in JESC, I hope this means that they are back in ESC as well, but it’s like 65% of certainty as of now. I feel like Austria is in… Read more »
”Cyprus’ national final announcement was for 2023, not 2022.” Thanks for clarifying. I guess that I just assumed it was for 2022, because it’s unusual to announce something 2 years ahead, without announcing anything for before that.
I totally understand why they are on the list. They haven’t confirmed. I just expect that they will in the next couple of weeks. 🙂
A come back of Turkey could be possible except of this I can’t see something else happening, no news countries invited or last minute surprises, we are going to have the classical countries of the last decade (minus Belarus and Hungary) competing the next year I think.
RAI we are waiting for you, so something from you very very soon would be cool.
What about Hungary? I’ve heard some speculation about them returning for 2022. It would be nice, they deserve to win anytime soon since they know how to do Eurovision
I heard the same about Montenegro. I hope both of them at least say something regarding this issue 🙂
Robyn can you please come in contact with RTCG I am eager to know if we (Montenegro) will be returning… best regards
I hope you will. In 2014, 2015, and 2018 you had some of my favorite ESC songs. I hope for another one of those. 🙂
Damn i got duped lmao
Thanks Robyn! What a pity they haven’t stated anything yet ;(