Application period for Eurovision 2011 is over and with welcome return of Italy and Austria and sad withdrawel of Slovakia while Andorra stays home as well the number of participating countries is now set to 40. Liechtenstein won't debut in 2011 and Hungary's DunaTV is not doing so either, and it is yet unconfirm if Hungarian MTV will participate but it looks very unlikely, as well as San Marino's return. The last question mark seems to be Montenegro that has stated the singers who want to represant the country should fund the adventure themselves.... So, we might be up to 41 or max 42 countries. In Oslo we had 39 countries, in Moscow 42, in Belgrade 43 (record so far), in Helsinki 42 and in Athens 37.