Despite efforts to bring Andorra back to the Eurovision Song Contest, the mountain state is taking a pass on 2025, extending their hiatus for yet another year. 

The Andorran Radio and Television (RTVA) dropped the news to Eurofestivales, confirming that Andorra won’t be hitting the Eurovision stage next year. Providing a double whammy, RTVA also said ‘no thanks’ to joining the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Spain on 16 November this year. So, don’t expect an Andorran debut in the kids’ contest anytime soon.

Why the no-show? While RTVA hasn’t spelled out their reasons this time, they’ve previously mentioned that their current editorial strategy skips all artistic competitions, no matter the type.

Andorra will not return to Eurovision 2025

“Andorra not hitting the biggest stage again” might not shock fans, but it sure leaves them wanting more. The microstate has been missing in action at Eurovision since their last appearance in 2009.

Trying to change that, Eurovision 2009 alum Susanne Georgie has been on a mission to get the microstate back in the game. She didn’t just talk the talk—she found a private sponsor and even got a “verbal green light” from the Andorran Government for a 2022 comeback. Back in 2020, she told us, “It’s only good news.”

Despite those advances, RTVA confirmed no participation for 2022. And it’s the same story for 2023, 2024 and 2025.

Back in 2023, Susanne Georgi told El Diari d’Andorra that she has not stopped fighting for Andorra to return to Eurovision. “So far it has not been possible due to several decisions made by the television [RTVA]. I have been with this project for six years and the excuse has always been money. I found the money and they didn’t want it, [RTVA] didn’t want it” – she says. “[RTVA] has now changed direction and I see it more possible, but we are still in the fight. It is very clear to me that we will be back. Maybe in five years?”

As for RTVA, their latest statement on the matter comes from Xavi Mujal, the former director of the broadcaster, who rejected Andorra’s participation in 2022. Back then, he said that “the personnel and financial resizing of the company makes it impossible to participate in projects of these magnitudes, being outside our objectives.” That seemed conflicting, as Susanne Georgi did find the funds saying that “there are many private companies that want to participate.”

Luxembourg revival could inspire Andorra

In a plot twist that could rival a superhero comeback, Luxembourg’s return to Eurovision this year might just be the catalyst Andorra needs to make its triumphant return to the contest.

Luxembourg, once a dominant force in Eurovision with multiple wins, had to bow out in 1993 due to financial woes and a string of poor showings. But in a comeback move for 2024, they’re back in the game! With full support from the Luxembourg government and RTL Luxembourg, this return isn’t just about music — it’s about putting Luxembourg back on the global map, boosting its cultural prestige, and giving its image a shiny new makeover.

This is not far from what RTVA journalist Noemí Rodríguez argued back in 2023 to Els Matins de la Nacional. According to Noemí, the country should really think about the visibility that Eurovision could bring for a tiny country like Andorra, and study the benefits of participating.

Do you think Andorra will be back at Eurovision in the future? How much do you miss the microstate in the contest? Let us know in the comment section below!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

6 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
esc_fl
esc_fl
9 days ago

Andorra come back soon ;(

Im so fab
Im so fab
10 days ago

Still listening to their 2009 song <3

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
12 days ago

Good, stay away from this corrupt contest by the fascist ebu lazy losers

Bejba
Bejba
12 days ago

Its A Very Smart Choise from Andoria Because The Eurowision Is Nothing More Then A Farce Nonsence Who Only Job Is To Propgandise LGBT And Rake Sponcorship From Izraeli Corprations … Its Wrong And Evil Corrupt And I Think Andorian Gowerment Thinks This Too

Iban
Iban
11 days ago
Reply to  Bejba

Smart move Andorra! Welcome to return when the Vatican will debut…

esc_fl
esc_fl
9 days ago
Reply to  Iban

We need the Swiss Guard performing an original Latin chant on the Eurovision stage. Maybe à la Konstrakta