RTVA – Andorra’s EBU member broadcaster – has confirmed the Principality will not return to the Contest in 2015.The micro-state – sandwiched between Big 5 veterans France and Spain – has never qualified to a Grand Final and was forced to withdraw ahead of the 2010 Contest because of financial difficulties.
Every song the nation fielded featured the national language Catalan. Andorra last competed in Moscow, when Susanne Georgi competed with her song “La teva decisió (get a life)”. It placed 15th in the First Semi-Final with 8 points.
The 2014 Contest would have marked a decade of Andorra at the Contest had they participated.
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PHOTO: Indrek Galetin (EBU)