Before the Summer of 2023 the Faroese public broadcaster, Kringvarp Føroya, will apply for EBU membership. This broadcaster wants to apply for years, but every time the moment was there it somehow did not happen at the time, but now all odds seem to be in the islands favour.
The application might also happen because this year, for the first time, an artist from the Faroe Islands, Reiley, represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
The plans of the Faroe Islands
The plans of the Faroe Islands are the following: First they want EBU membership, and the next step is to enter the Eurovision Song Contest. Although the contest is only for independent states only, the Faroe Islands hope to have maybe an associate membership first, and from there negotiations for Eurovision can begin. The islands hope to have more specific information next Spring.
More about the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are part of Danish territory, but is also an autonomous country. The islands is self-governing in practically all areas, and because of that can be an EBU member.
In the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool (UK) the first artist of the Faroe Islands, Reiley with the song “Breaking my heart”, competed in the contest. Unfortunately Reiley came in 14th out of 16, which meant that Denmark was not in the 2023 Grand Final.