is unlikely to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden. It is one of a growing list of European nations that simply can’t afford to groom an entrant for next year’s competition, industry website TV Tonight reports. Portugal and Poland are also out and Cyprus looks increasingly unlikely. ‘‘Public television ought not to participate in this year’s Eurovision contest in correspondence with overwhelming public sentiment,’’ says Greek government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou. ‘‘It is very unlikely that Greece will take part. It’s not just that we don’t have the money to pay for the broadcasting rights and participation fees which, at 120,000 ($150,000), we simply don’t have. At this juncture, it would be morally wrong.’’ Entertainer Elena Paparizou won for Greece in 2005 with My Number One. So far, 38 countries have signed up to compete next year.
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