EBU has published today the list of participating countries in 64th Eurovision song contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. This came as no surprise as of ysterday only Moldova hadn't made its intentions clear after San Marino's and Russia's confirmations the past few days. Only Bulgaria will be missing as they let us know last month despite initial intention to participate.
EBU also lists several milestones: the Netherlands and Switzerland will send in their 60th entry, Greece its 40th, Croatia, Estonia and Slovenia their 25th, Latvia and Lithuania their 20th and finally San Marino it's 10th. Germany holds the record of most entries as they send already their 63rd one. They have ben abseent only once over the decades (1996 when Leon with Planet of Blue failed to qualify from the pre-selection causing the creation of Big4, later Big5 when Italy returned).
19 countries are yet to win the contest....
Albania (RTSH), Armenia (AMPTV), Australia (SBS)*, Austria (ORF), Azerbaijan (İctimai TV), Belarus (BTRC), Belgium (RTBF), Croatia (HRT), Cyprus (CYBC), Czech Republic (ČT), Denmark (DR), Estonia (ERR), Finland (YLE), France (FT), FYR Macedonia (MKRTV), Germany (ARD/NDR), Georgia (GPB), Greece (ERT), Hungary (MTVA), Iceland (RÚV), Ireland (RTÉ), Israel (IPBC/KAN), Italy (RAI), Latvia (LTV), Lithuania (LRT), Malta (PBS), Moldova (TRM), Montenegro (RTCG), The Netherlands (AVROTROS), Norway (NRK), Poland (TVP), Portugal (RTP), Romania (TVR), Russia (RTR), San Marino (SMRTV), Serbia (RTS), Slovenia (RTVSLO), Spain (RTVE), Sweden (SVT), Switzerland (SRG/SSR),
Ukraine (UA:PBC), United Kingdom (BBC)