Susanne Georgi has long been fighting to bring Andorra back to Eurovision. The country’s 2009 representative has stated that she is still hopeful Andorra could return to the contest in 2022 with support from the government.

The star’s statement came after the director of RTVA, Andorra’s state broadcaster, said there were currently no plans to bring the country back to Eurovision.

Susanne Georgie hopes Andorra will return to Eurovision in 2022

In an impassioned post on Instagram, Susanne Georgie responded to the questions that people had been asking her over her continued fight to bring Andorra back to Eurovision:

“I have received SO many messages about the Andorra television statement about Andorra not returning to the Eurovision in 2022. As I was mentioned by name in that statement I only felt it fair to give a response back. The final decision will be made by the Andorran government, the owner of the national television [broadcaster]. I still have big hopes and faith in our government and I am still trying to find a perfect solution for a return to the Eurovision in 2022. Nothing or no one has ever stopped me when I put on my Viking fighter mode. I promise you all that I am still 100% determined for this to happen. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!”

It’s clear that the “La teva decisió (Get a Life)” singer is still very much ready to keep working towards her goal and hopes Andorra could make a reappearance at Eurovision next year.

RTVA says Eurovision is not on the table

In her post, Susanne responds to a statement from Andorra’s national broadcaster, in which she herself was referenced.

Earlier this month, Xavier Mujal – RTVA’s director – told Spanish Eurovision news site Eurofestivales that the broadcaster was not considering a Eurovision come back. He stated:

“As of today, [the possibility to return to Eurovision] is not on the table, regardless of whether a former representative had spoken with the government. This is the responsibility of RTVA and currently, is not among our projects.”

Although Mujal does not mention Susanne specifically by name, his remark about “a former representative [who] had spoken with the government” was clearly a reference to Susanne Georgi’s efforts to bring Andorra back to Eurovision.

After securing a private sponsor to cover the costs of the country’s return to the song contest, Susanne presented a proposal to the Andorran president Xavier Espot and RTVA director Xavier Mujal back in 2019. This was supposedly given a “verbal green light” for the country to make a comeback in 2022 (after the Covid-19 pandemic had eased).

Unfortunately, it seems that Mujal may have changed his mind slightly in the months since then.

Final decision made by Andorran government or RTVA?

One of the things that has left fans the most confused between these various statements is whether the final decision on Andorra’s potential participation in Eurovision 2022 will be made by broadcaster RTVA or the Andorran government.

Susanne assured her followers in her statement that “the final decision will be made by the Andorran government”.

Meanwhile, Mujal noted that it was “the responsibility of RTVA” to make the decision.

However, Mujal’s statement doesn’t seem to be in line with what the broadcaster said just one year ago. On that occasion, the responsibility fell on the government instead. A statement from RTVA in May 2020 read:

“[…] The decision is not the responsibility of the General Director of RTVA – although that is who assumes it – but it is the Andorran Government who is responsible”

If the decision does come down to the government, then hopefully they still feel the same as in 2019. Two years ago, they seemed to be willing to give Eurovision another shot.

Andorra in Eurovision

Andorra has participated in Eurovision on six occasions between 2004 and 2009. Sadly, they never qualified to the grand final. This unfortunate outcome still grants them the title of the only country to have never made it to the Eurovision final.

Andorra’s best result occurred in 2007. That year, rock band Anonymous placed 12th in the semi-final. Nick Gain, the leader of Anonymous, has also previously stated he is in favour of bringing the microstate back to the contest.

Andorra withdrew from the contest in 2010 on the verge of the global economic crisis. They have never since stepped on the Eurovision stage.

Do you think Susanne Georgi will succeed in her fight to bring Andorra back to Eurovision in 2022? How much do you miss the microstate in the contest? Let us know in the comment section below!

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eurofan
eurofan
5 months ago

They are very sceptical about coming back because they did so badly for 6 years running. Why spend so much money for no returns. They have very little support from other countries, apart from maybe Spain or France. Ideally I want as many countries as possible…..Slovakia, Hungary, Turkey, Armenia, Bosnia…..welcome back !!

Colono
Colono
5 months ago

Pls convince Monaco too.

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago

If only San Marino did better this year…

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

Honestly, I’m really surprised to see Andorra not trying to return, especially considering the relationship between Spain-Catalonia-Andorra. Considering the independence movement Catalonia has, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a collaboration between RTVA and TV3 (autonomic television of Catalonia). Economically speaking, that would help RTVA a lot, and politically speaking, that helps TV3, and if we talk about population, Andorra and Catalonia combined have ~7.6 million, they would have a lot more potential than San Marino. Sounds like a game where all the parts win…

Azaad
Azaad
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I don’t know if a broadcaster is allowed to collaborate formally with a broadcaster from another competing country for ESC. RTVE at least would raise a ruckus and I don’t think the Andorran government would want to be seen as potentially contributing to tension between Catalonia and the federal Spanish government.

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
5 months ago

Hope Andorra come back soon to Eurovision. I think what Susanne is doing is a titanic and marvelous effort… congratulations to her

Sot
Sot
5 months ago

I don’t know if you could have “guilty pleasure” countries, but if I personally had one it would be Andorra

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

I hope that Andorra manages to return to the contest. In almost every occasion, their result was lower than it should’ve been, but I am confidant that with the strong song, they’d get a better result nowadays. With Malta, Cyprus, and San Marino in the finals, it would be a matter of year for Andorra to be there too. I am especially salty about their 2007 result, as it’s one of my all time favorites, and in a current system, they’d almost certainly qualify. Susanne has my support, and I hope this works out well. 🙂

Una
Una
5 months ago

How would they select their entry?

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
5 months ago

I hope Armenia returns in 2022! Armenia sends too many great songs at Eurovision, fingers crossed for Armenia at least! Please, come back Armenia!

Leopold
Leopold
5 months ago

Am i the only person who liked/loved Andorra’s entry? 2004/2005/2006 and 2009 were masterpieces, (2007 and 2008 weren’t just my cup of tea)

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Leopold

2004 was kinda trash and 2007 and 2008 were the most competitive Andorran entries but it’s an opinion

Azaad
Azaad
5 months ago

The thing about Andorra’s participation is that, unlike San Marino, it would probably involve local artists, which would be welcome. Yes, Serhat is charming, but it often does seem like San Marino is a place for the highest bidder.

Having another micro state compete with its own artists might motivate San Marino (and at this point Cyprus) to look to their own population for Eurovision.

ItaloV
ItaloV
5 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

San Marino has involved local artists. I mean, Valentina Monetta??? half of Miodio? Anita Simoncini? and remember, while as small, Andorra has double the population San Marino has…

Azaad
Azaad
5 months ago
Reply to  ItaloV

True, but Serhat managing to represent them twice with questionable songs and some of the worst vocals ever heard in Eurovision is a tad suspicious.

ItaloV
ItaloV
5 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

well, you got a point there.. I have no idea what, how and why Serhat was involved with the San Marino delegation, I’d just say na na na on that point. anyway I agree that Eurovision should actually give visibility to artists that are from their countries, not necessarily being born there but at least having some relationship (such as senhit being from the area near San Marino).

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
5 months ago
Reply to  ItaloV

don’t remind me of miodio….complice was one of the best songs to ever be on the eurovision stage and it literally ended last

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
5 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Leto Svet shouldn’t have beaten Complice, Complice is such a beautiful song. I remembered that Andorra and San Marino competed together in 2008!

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

San Marino has run out of professional artists but they still try to keep the local spirit up, they’ll even host another NF like “Una Serata Di Musica” or something like that

Last edited 5 months ago by Sot
Azaad
Azaad
5 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Yeah I’m looking forward to Una Serata but I hope it’s not as messy as 1 in 360 (and is in San Marino rather than Bratislava).

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
5 months ago
Reply to  Sot

I don’t remember his name but isn’t there a professional rapper or something like that in San Marino?
I think he even tried to go in 2018 through 1 in 360

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
5 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I think ur talking about irol

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
5 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Yes! Him

Samo
Samo
5 months ago

Can we all appreciate the fact that some who finished 15th in semifinal is working hard to return their country to the contest?

Some sore losers could take a lesson from her.

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Samo

*cough* *cough* Slovakia *cough*

Darren
5 months ago

Ah I’d love to see Andorra back again. Hopefully Susanne can persuade the government. Eurovision is a great stage to promote ones country, especially if it is a small country with not very many opportunities to market itself to the world.

Come back Andorra. Being that beautiful Catalan language back too.

Last edited 5 months ago by Darren
Kirby
Kirby
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Yeeeeees!!! I want to listen to beautiful Catalan in Eurovision!!!

Maldric
Maldric
5 months ago

Yes! Bring back Andorra and give some points to Spain and Portugal 😀

Shuma
Shuma
5 months ago

Mr Mujal sounds like a right pain in the posterior. Hopefully the government overturn it.

Apollo
Apollo
5 months ago

Andorra’s participation could be Catalonia’s way of presenting itself to Europe. TV3-Televisió de Catalunya could sponsor and help Andorra choose their artist (indirectly). I’m sure plenty of Catalonian artists would love to represent Andorra and sing on the Eurovision stage in Catalan.

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

oh god what a mess, no one knows who is responsible for it? What i don\t get is why they don’t want to take part if the costs are covered by Susanne’s sponsor? This is what happened with Bulgaria in 2020 and 2021 and San Marino all the past years. It seems that the Andorran broadcaster is not taking it seriously and they follow the Spanish approach instead of taking notes from San Marino.

Why they don’t want to get some exposure on a massive show like Eurovision

Kirby
Kirby
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Pure and plain apathy?

limlom
limlom
5 months ago

I really want Andorra back. However if I’m a micro state and I look at San Marino who literally through everything at their entry for 21st place… I’m a little sceptical that it’s actually worth the hassle.

Alex
Alex
5 months ago
Reply to  limlom

Why not? They don’t want to win (they can’t host) but they want to participate and be in the final (i think Slovakia and Andorra haven’t been to the final yet)

I really liked Andorra’s entry because they were authentic compared to San Marino’s foreign entries for example.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

slovakia did a couple of finals in the 90s

Jonas
Jonas
5 months ago

#Modlitba

Aeria
Aeria
5 months ago

I think it’s always more fun the more countries compete, so if Andorra does return, I’d happily welcome them back with open arms!

EuroFreakx
EuroFreakx
5 months ago

Can we help them in any possible way? I mean we as a community can do something I guess ? Any ideas?

Jo.
Jo.
5 months ago

Susanne Georgie feat. Lil Wayne, Andorra 2022.

Alex
Alex
5 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

She is not going to perform, she wants to be the head of the delegation and actually she’s smart for that. Senhit on the other hand wanted to resurrect her career…

acp
acp
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Well it’s not the same case actually. Senhit was proposed to represent San Marino by the broadcaster, she didn’t ask them, it was an offer and she accepted.

ESC Commentator
ESC Commentator
5 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

Susanne Goeorgi feat. Timbaland for Eurovision 2022 (he suits more to ESC as his career stuck for a while) ?????? Then they both can participate in American Song Contest?

Azaad
Azaad
5 months ago

I don’t think the format of ASC is conducive for major stars.

Denis
Denis
5 months ago

Agreement is not agreement until it is written and signed. Susanne should have made him sign in ink. Without that its nothing..