Quelle surprise! Monaco’s government has set aside 100,000 euros in its 2022 budget to initiate participation in Eurovision 2023. Is the land of casinos coming back?
As l’Observateur de Monaco reports, the only microstate to have ever won Eurovision is apparently taking the first step towards its comeback. It’s reserved 100,000 euros to get the country back in the game. That might not be a lot, but that’s surely enough for some bancs, arbres and rues!
Remember: this is only a proposal. The budget is not approved yet, and there is no further information from Monaco’s broadcaster, TMC.
It’s also worth noting that TMC is now part of Groupe 1, the private holding that operates France’s TF1. Perhaps there are some extra coins tucked away somewhere…
Monaco at Eurovision
Monaco debuted at Eurovision in 1959, and participated regularly for 20 years. In 1979 they withdrew and would not return until 2004. During the noughties, the Principality tried their luck three times, but never managed to make it to the final.
Sévérine Ferrer’s “La coco dance” is the last Monegasque entry at Eurovision. The Tahitian inspired entry was a fan favourite that didn’t manage to rise on the scoreboard. In fact, Monaco only received 14 points, eight of them from France, and came third to last.
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