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.

http://youtu.be/Fyeol74wDTc

The 2014 Contest would have marked a decade of Andorra at the Contest had they participated.

Angus Quinn is a Deputy Editor and contributed this report from the UK. You can follow him on Twitter @Angus_Quinn17 and once you’ve done that like our Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest Eurovision news all through the off-season. 

PHOTO: Indrek Galetin (EBU)

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escspain
escspain
6 years ago

@cookymontza theres nothing confirmed. The Queen has its Fans at the other Side of the Bosporus.

Woz
Woz
6 years ago

Not good for my country. Spain needs some bloc votes too, specially now that Portugal is turning her back on us.

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

@CookyMonzta sad news, but i think its temporary, though, those people in turkish government are… okey, lets say- they are just not adequate.
I’d rather have Turkey in ESC with their own production, than Azerbaijan with its bought swedish one.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

Aww, they need to get a song & get back in the competition.

Tiggeh
Tiggeh
6 years ago

A real shame. I liked most Andorran entries.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

@Rashad, cheesecake: Turkey is done. They say they’re never coming back.

http://oikotimes.com/2014/05/14/turkey-not-returning-to-eurovision/

Davve
Davve
6 years ago

i want andorra to return. rather participate than not.

Juan Notario
Juan Notario
6 years ago

ideally, it would be great if any country that wanted to enter could enter…..but if israel withdrawing is the only way to have north african/middle eastern countries enter, then they can go shove it…defeats whole concept and purpose of eurovision….

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

Wergie and Robyn: Not that I want Israel to withdraw, but -just if it happens- it would be great to have these countries which have conflicts with Israel decide to take the opportunity indeed. Having Lebanon and Morocco back would be awesome!

Sorry to hear Andorra won’t come back next year, I also’ve heard Turkey won’t either, and just when I thought more countries would return for being the 60th anniversary… I’ll just keep waiting for good news from other countries in the next months.

Howard Wachtel
6 years ago

I don’t expect any countries other than Cyprus to return next year, and many more will leave. I would predict the Eurovison 2015 to have only about 20 countries, but naturally I hope I’m wrong. Turkey and Kazakhstan definitely will be at Turkvision in December, along with many other Asian regions.

Robyn
Robyn
6 years ago

There’s this idea that if Israel withdraws, the competition will be a whole lot more appealing to the North African countries that so far haven’t competed. That would really mix things up!

As for Andorra: one day Andorra shall return!

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

Sorry to hear that. There will be more withdrawals next year, i think.
I personally, would love to see Lebanon back))

Iain
Iain
6 years ago

@Cheesecake It would be cool for Scotland to have an entry (being from there myself) but we have two barriers to overcome: actual independence, if it is voted for which I hope it is, wouldn’t come into effect until 2016. We then need to gain membership of EBU 🙁 In the words of Valentina Monetta – Maaaaybe!

cheesecake
cheesecake
6 years ago

What a pity. I hope to see many other countries coming back (or debuting) for the 60th edition – Turkey, Serbia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Luxembourg, Bosnia-H., Czech R., Slovakia, Monaco, or even Morocco. I’d like to see Liechtenstein and Kosovo, Kazakhstan (maybe Scotland?) as well for the first time. 🙂 I just hope it’s gonna be at least 40 countries next year.

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

I’m not sure if it’s true information or not, but according to the Russian media, Turkey is not coming back either.