Israel had won the contest two years in a row, however they declined the offer to host the 1980 Contest due to the expenses involved in hosting. The United Kingdom was then approached as they had hosted the event a number of times previously when another nation had declined the offer, but they too declined. Spain, as the 1979 runner up was then asked to host, only for them to also decline, until finally the Netherlands stepped in to host. The date of the contest coincided with the Israeli Day of Remembrance for the Holocaust, and as defending winners of the contest, they decided not to compete.
However, for Eurovision's 25th Anniversary contest, a new nation made its debut, Morocco, making up a competitor list of nineteen nations, as Monaco did not attend. Morocco, however, have never yet returned for a second contest.moreless
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