RTVA was really exited with the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, they used an Internal Selection, and sent Marta Roure with the song ‘Jugarem a Estimar-nos’ (We will play to love each other) but Andorra, didn’t had good results, they ended in 18th place in a field of 22 with only the 12 points that Spain gave them. RTVA confirmed for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest and sent Marian van de Wal with ‘La Mirada Interior’ (The Inner Look) and she also failed to qualify and came 23rd with only 27 points, RTVA confirmed for 2006, they sent Jenny with ‘Sense Tu’ (Without You) and Jenny gave Andorra it’s worst result, coming last with only 8 points, RTVA confirmed for 2007, they sent the boy band ‘Anonymous’ with ‘Salvem el Món’ (Let’s Save the World) even though it was of the favorites, not to win, only to qualify, they didn’t managed to qualify, but they gave Andorra it’s best result, 12th in a field of 28, RTVA confirmed for 2008, they sent Gisela with ‘Casanova’ she also didn’t managed to qualify, coming 16th with only 22 points, again RTVA confirmed for the next Eurovision, they sent the 90´s superstar ‘Susanne Georgi’ who sang with her sister the world famous hit ‘Dub I Dub’ , Susanne sang ‘La Teva Desició’ (Your Desicion) she came 15th with only 8 points in a field of 17, It is Andorra’s last participation so far.
In the confirmation season for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, RTVA said that due to financial trouble, Andorra wont participate in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.
Later, in the confirmation season for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, there were strong rumors that RTVA was considering to return, however the RTVA head of delegation Jordi Maticella said that due to financial trouble again, Andorra wont take part.
And finally in the confirmation season for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, RTVA said that due to big financial trouble, RTVA would leave the EBU because of personnel cuts, RTVA’s crew only consisted of around 100 people, and that number was reduced to 80.
Still, RTVA could rejoin the EBU, but it’s unexpected to happen in the near future.
In conclusion, Andorra is the most patient country in Eurovision, because, they are a micro state so their resources are limited, like sponsorship and artists, after 5 years of non qualifying Andorra still confirmed their participation, they still want to rejoin Eurovision.
Let’s hope they return, qualify (at least), and maybe win!
Here are the videos! 🙂
2004: Marta Roure – ‘Jugarem a Estimar-nos’
2005: Marian van de Wal – ‘La Mirada Interior’
2006: Jenny – ‘Sense Tu’
2007: Anonymous – ‘Salvem el Món’
2008: Gisela – ‘Casanova’
2009: Susanne Georgi – ‘La Teva Desició’
Tomorrow we will end this series, with the final country to discuss about, Armenia!