With countries beginning to confirm their participation for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, Andorra has announced it will not return to the Contest in 2023.
No return for Andorra
In an email to That Eurovision Site, Content Manager for Andorra’s national broadcaster RTVA – Dani Ortolà – confirmed that Andorra would not return.
It has been 13 years since Andorra last participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. Their last participation came in 2009, when Susanne Georgi represented the micronation with “La teva decisió (Get A Life)”. Following her participation, Georgi has been appealing to RTVA to return to the Contest. In 2020, Georgi spoke on That Eurovision Podcast about her efforts to bring the country back to show, as well as showing off Andorran music in both the adult and Junior Contests.
Andorra’s Eurovision journey
The micronation of Andorra made their debut in 2004 with the song “Jugarem a estimar-nos” by Marta Roure. They have participated on six occasions, until 2009. They have not been present in the competition since. Andorra’s best result was in 2007 when the nation sent Anonymous to the competition with the song “Salvem el món”. Their last Eurovision entry was “La teva decisió (Get a Life)” by Susanne Georgi in 2009.
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News Source: That Eurovision Site / RTVA
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