Andorra: No return in Eurovision 2021
Andorran national broadcaster RTVA has announced that they will not be participating part in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
RTVA is the first broadcaster to announce its non participation in next year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. According to their statement to Eurofestivales the Andorran broadcaster ruled out a Eurovision 2021 participation.
RTVA press department stated:
Ràdio i Televisió d’Andorra will not participate in the next Eurovision Song Contest, following the decision made a few years ago by the company.
Regarding its decision not to air the special alternative show “Eurovision:Europe Shine A Light” they said:
There is no desire to put Andorra’s possible participation in the Eurovision Song Contest on the table, regardless of the formulas for doing so.
The Story so far
Andorra has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest six times. It debuted at the 2004 contest and participated every year until the 2009 contest. A majority of the competing songs were sung in Catalan, the national language of Andorra. Interest in the contest had been great for some time before 2004, despite the local Andorran broadcaster, Ràdio i Televisió d’Andorra (RTVA), not airing the contest until the early 2000s. Previously, citizens could watch it on either Spanish or French stations. Andorra’s best result in the contest was in 2007 when it came 12th in th semi final without advancing to the grand final.
Andorra’s last participation took place in 2009 with Susanne Georgi who represented the country with “La teva decisio (Get a Life)”.