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Andorran absence set to continue for Eurovision 2021

Andorra’s long-term absence from participating in the Eurovision Song Contest is set to continue into 2021, according to Eurofestivales. Despite positive noises earlier in the 2020 season from the national broadcaster of the principality, RTVA, suggesting that an Andorran return would be possible with the right funding of the channel, it seems that the hopes of a return in 2021 …

OH COME ON YOU *CAN’T* BE SERIOUS – Country Spotlight: San Marino

Happy April Fools Day everyone! tonight I will be breaking my analytical silence to dissect the chances of Eurovision’s most hapless country. A country so small they constantly recycle their own refuse… and everyone else’s! A country that nobody expects to own, except they did last year, randomly. A country which leaves few people indifferent. It is of course, STAN …

The Oscars meet Eurovision: The Elsa from Spain

It’s not very often that American audiences get to meet the voice actors and singers from around the world for an animated character, but the Oscars decided to make that happen last night. Frozen 2 broke box office records for the 2019 holiday season, bringing in a total of $130 million in North America and $228.2 million internationally and overshadowing …

A piece on Andorra’s potential return to Eurovision…

Fresh from the press: Our colleagues at Eurovoix have reported that Andorra have made plans to return to the contest. What does this mean? Will we see Andorra back at Eurovision? Well, no. Not quite yet. Andorra won’t be participating in Rotterdam. The Pyrenean microstate withdrew in 2010 due to financial matters and will be continuing their absence for at …

Eurovision Class of 2009: Where are they now? Part One: Georgia and Semi-Final 1 eliminated contestants

As far as Eurovision is concerned, the 2010s are done and dusted. ESC United is currently running a series ranking the entrants that each country sent during the 2010s, and as we recap what each contributing nation had to offer this decade, what about the artists who performed at the very last Eurovision of the 2000s? Did the entrants of …

Andorra won’t be back in 2017

So we have our first confirmed country staying at home in 2017, although this one shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Andorra, the contest’s only participating nation in recent years to never reach the Eurovision final, has confirmed via their broadcaster RTVA that participation for the country in Ukraine will not be viable for a number of reasons, most …

No return for Andorra in 2015

It’s been less than a week since Austria’s victory at the Eurovision Song Contest and (unfortunately) we already have our first “No” of the 2015 season. Andorra, the small country between France and Spain, is not returning next year. RTVA confirmed the non-participation which does not come as a maj0r surprise. Andorra first participation was in 2004 and the last time …

Interview : Andorra’s 10th anniversary in Eurovision

Nestled in the Pyrenees mountains, Andorra made its debut in the contest in 2004. The tiny state participated five times (2004 – 2009) with a wide variety of music styles. Back in 2004, they chose Marta Roure with the song “Jugarem a Estimar-nos” (We will play we’re loving each other). This catchy tune was penned by Jofre Bardagí and it tells the …

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