A few minutes ago, it was released by the official site of the contest, the complete list of the participating nations. A total of 41 countries will compete in the contest, 36 will compete in the semis and 5 will compete direct in the final! Check it out!
36 Countries in the Semis
|Albania 🇦🇱||Czech Republic 🇨🇿||Latvia 🇱🇻||Romania 🇷🇴|
|Armenia 🇦🇲||Denmark 🇩🇰||Lithuania 🇱🇹||Russia 🇷🇺|
|Australia 🇦🇺||Estonia 🇪🇪||Malta 🇲🇹||San Marino 🇸🇲|
|Austria 🇦🇹||Finland 🇫🇮||Moldova 🇲🇩||Serbia 🇷🇸|
|Azerbaijan 🇦🇿||Georgia 🇬🇪||Montenegro 🇲🇪||Slovenia 🇸🇮|
|Belgium 🇧🇪||Greece 🇬🇷||North Macedonia 🇲🇰||Sweden 🇸🇪|
|Bulgaria 🇧🇬||Iceland 🇮🇸||Norway 🇳🇴||Switzerland 🇨🇭|
|Croatia 🇭🇷||Ireland 🇮🇪||Poland 🇵🇱||The Netherlands 🇳🇱|
|Cyprus 🇨🇾||Israel 🇮🇱||Portugal 🇵🇹||Ukraine 🇺🇦|
5 Direct to the Final
|France 🇫🇷||Spain 🇪🇸|
|Germany 🇩🇪||United Kingdom 🇬🇧|
|Italy 🇮🇹 (Host Broadcaster)|
Montenegro returned to the contest, after missing the contest in 2020 and 2021. Armenia also returned after a one year break. In 2022, no country will debut. Moreover, Belarus is expelled from the contest due to the political situation of the country.
This year, the contest will see its shortest final since 2011 with 25 competing finalists. Italy is a Big 5 nation, thus it is already a prequalified nation.
What do you think about the competing countries? Are you excited about Montenegro’s return? Let us know in the comment box below!