Andorra will not return to Eurovision in 2023

June 1, 2022

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Content Manager for RTVA, Dani Ortolà, has confirmed that Andorra will not be participating in Eurovision 2023

Dani has confirmed to Eurofestivales that Andorra will not be returning to Eurovision for the forseeable future, stating: “Despite being part of the EBU, we do not plan to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in the short or medium term.”

This confirmation of Andorra not being present in Eurovision makes them the first country to announce that they will not be participating in Eurovision 2023.

In June 2021, former Andorran representative Susanne Giorgi spoke out about she would love to see the microstate return to the contest. All of Andorra’s Eurovision participants from 2004 to 2008 were also in favour of the country returning. Earlier that month, Susanne was also reportedly trying to find a solution for Andorra to return to Eurovision.

Susanne Giorgi has been fighting for Andorra to make a Eurovision comeback since as early as 2020, but unfortunatley, nothing has come of it. In 2021, General Director for RTVA, Xavier Mujal, confirmed that Andorra returning to Eurovision “is not among our projects”. So for now, Andorra is out of Eurovision, sadly.

Andorra made their Eurovision debut in 2004 with Marta Roure. They had a further five participations up until 2009 when Danish-born Susanne Giorgi represented the Microstate. Andorra sadly never managed to qualify from the semi finals, but they came close in 2007 when boyband Anonymous finished in 12th place with 80 points, just 12 points away from qualifying.

Are you sad to see Andorra missing Eurovision for another year? Would you like to see the country return in the future? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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