• Andorra
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Faroe Islands
  • Greenland

As more and more contests have taken place; it has become evident that so called 'microstates' have had an advantage over other countries, as they could choose a song from any of their neighbours (sometimes up to 3 major countries), in any language.

Microstates in the contest have included:

Andorra Andorra
MiniLiechtenstein Liechtenstein
MiniMalta Malta
MiniMonaco Monaco
MiniSanMarino San Marino

Other states with small populations in the contest have included:

MiniFaroeIslands Faroe Islands
MiniGreenland Greenland

In an effort to stop this advantage, kvn, the host of the 9th contest in Bratislava, implemented rules for individual microstates:

Andorra Andorra – The artist must be either Andorran or born in a province of Catalonia, Spain (Barcelona, Girona, Lleida or Tarragona)
MiniMonaco Monaco – Monaco are free to enter ALL French artists. However, no other nationalities are eligible to represent Monaco, this includes an artist featuring in a duet with a French artist *cough Tom Dice cough*
MiniFaroeIslands Faroe Islands – There must be a Faroese artist featured on the entry. Unlike Monaco, artists from other countries can feature on the entry.
MiniSanMarino San Marino – San Marino are free to enter ANY Italian artist into the contest.
MiniLiechtenstein Liechtenstein – Liechtenstein are allowed to enter artists from the German speaking areas of Switzerland, bear with me (Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel, Glarus, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen,Thurgau, Uri, Zug, Zurich)

Many forum members have expressed a desire to stop microstates participating at all, however, most seem content with the rules implemented in the 9th contest.