Six hours ago, the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) released on its official webpage the final list of participants of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Among this list, we have 42 of the 43 countries that participated last year, since Poland (TVP) withdrew based on financial problems concerning its hosting of the Euro 2012 Cup, and according to the fans... a run of bad results lately.
Finishing with the mystery that was created just when Ell & Nikki won, Armenia confirmed it will participate on Baku... In a conversation with a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, the head of the Armenian delegation to Eurovision Gohar Gasparyan noted that Armenia’s participation in the contest proves its full fledged membership in European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Here's the list:The Semi-Final Allocation Draw, which determines in which Semi-Final each country will participate in, will be held on the 25th January in Baku. On this occasion, we'll also know on which semifinal does the Big 5 & Azerbaijan vote in; and also, on which half of the semi-final will each country be (for scheduling of rehearsals).The running order draw will take place in March, during the meeting of the Heads of Delegation in Baku. No venue has been confirmed yet, but the "Baku Crystal Arena"'s construction seems advanced. It is most likely that the venue will be confirmed on 25th January too.
This new was brought to you by the Armenian delegation at Eurovision Memories. Sources: Panarmenian.net and
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