On the Eurovision website, the organizers have published a list of participating countries that will represent their performers at the song contest next year.
There are 41 countries on the list, but Belarus is not among them. All the countries that were represented at the competition in 2021 will participate in the contest. It's 39 countries. Montenegro and Armenia will also take part.
Recall, this year, Belarus was disqualified for violations of the rules of the competition, as the lyrics of the song were found to have political overtones. The European Broadcasting Union suspended the membership of the Belarusian broadcaster Belteleradio until 2024.
The 66th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in May in Turin.
The organizers of the competition - the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Italian Public TV and Radio Company (RAI) - announced that Eurovision 2022 will be held on May 10, 12 and 14 at the Turin Palais Olimpico.
RAI will host Eurovision for the third time. The first time the competition was held in Naples in 1965 and in Rome in 1991.
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