Israel completes the lineup for 2016!
The EBU has matched the number of participating countries from last year, we have 17 countries in for 2016, only one less than the all-time high of 18. This is great news! The brilliant 17 are:
- Cyprus – returning after a 1 year absence
- Israel – returning after a 3 year absence
- Poland – returning after a 11 year absence
- The Netherlands
Sadly we lost Montenegro, San Marino and Slovenia. However Poland is a large country and will bring a much larger viewership to the contest (we hope!).