Later this week an official list of all of 2023’s participating countries will be revealed, stated the BBC yesterday (October 18th 2022). For now we know that 34 countries have confirmed to participate, but this number can go up to 38 countries; if this is the case is yet to be seen.
Which countries have withdrawn?
Two countries that graced the stage in Turin (Italy), during the 2022 contest, have officially withdrawn, these are: Montenegro and North Macedonia. The reason for their withdrawal is financial difficulties to participate.
Countries with no official declaration
There are several countries that still need to officially declare that they withdraw from or participate in the upcoming contest, like: Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Moldova.
Returning or new entrants
Next to the above, it is unclear whether Turkey will make its return or Kazakhstan might make its debut in the contest of 2023 in Liverpool. United Kingdom.
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