BNT and PTC have just confirmed that they won’t be in Copenhaguen.
The first deadline to confirm participation ends today and some pending countries are announcing confirmation or withdrawing along the day. Bulgaria and Serbia have confirmed that they won’t be in Denmark due to financial reasons, they haven’t been able to find enough sponsors and they are not able to afford the participation costs.
Bulgaria entered Eurovision in 2005 and they got their best result in 2007, It was a 5th place got by Elitsa and Stoyan who performed the song “Water”.
Serbia made their debut in 2007 after being part of Serbia & Montenegro, the best Serbian result was in the same year when they won the competition with Marija Serifovic and her song “Molitva”, they also hosted the 2008 edition.