Morocco first and only participation in the Eurovision Song Contest was on the 19th of April 1980, when the contest was held in The Hague, Netherlands.
This is to remind you that Moroccan broadcaster Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT), an EBU member internally selected the song “Bitaqat Hub“, performed by Moroccan singer Samira Bensaïd.
The song itself is a moderately up-tempo number, with clear influences from western disco, but with Arabic overtones.
Bensaïd sings of the need for peace among the nations of the world, taking the role of “the children of the world” in order to describe a vision of a war-free, hatred-free society in which “life is now full of peace“.
A second Moroccan broadcaster, 2M TV, has expressed their intention to join the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Should their application be successful, 2M TV, Morocco would be eligible to return to the contest with an alternative broadcaster.
We are hoping for this occasion that Morocco will return into the Eurovision Song Contest competition, maybe with 2022, fingers crossed.