The Director General of the national broadcaster of Andorra has stated that it would be willing to co-operate with the Catalan broadcaster on participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.
RTVA would be open to co-operating with the Catalan broadcaster TV3 again should it decide to return to the Eurovision Song Contest. Speaking to El Nacional, Xavier Mujal the Director General of RTVA commented:
We would value it if we decided to return to the show
Former member of the Andorran delegation at Eurovision, Agustí Mas explained that support from the Catalan broadcaster in 2004 was much appreciated when Andorra debuted at Eurovision. TV3 worked alongside RTVA to produce the Andorran selection process for Istanbul, with viewers in Catalonia having a say in the singer that represented Andorra at the contest.
Andorra is the only country to have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest to have never competed in the Grand Final. They debuted in the contest in 2004 and participated annually until 2009.
During this period of time, Andorra came close to qualifying in 2007 when only one semi-final was held. Andorra was represented by Anonymous and the song “Salvem el món”, they finished 12th just 11 points short of qualifying.
The Director General of RTVA has previously ruled out a return to the Eurovision Song Contest or related EBU events due to the cost of participation. He explained:
We will not participate in Eurovision or in any other EBU event. This is related to the participation costs and the logistics for each contest, which are very big for a small company like ours
Source: El Nacional
Andorra debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 alongside Albania, Belarus and Serbia and Montenegro. The country participated annually from 2004 to 2009, but never made the final of the contest. They remain the only country to have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest and not performed in a final. Andorra’s best result came in 2007 when Anonymous finished 12th in the semi-final scoring 80 points, they were just 11 points away from qualifying for the final.