Susanne Georgi has stated that the Andorran Government has verbally agreed the country will return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022.
Speaking to Wiwibloggs, Susanne Georgi who represented Andorra at Eurovision 2009, has stated that the Government of the country has verbally agreed to return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. The singer explained that:
The government is very positive. There is sort of a verbal green light, but not for 2021. I’m also agreeing with that 100%. We think it’s too soon. Here we’re still fighting with the Covid…and we’re just too afraid of spending all this work and money and hard work on something that maybe won’t be able to happen in 2021.
There is still nothing officially signed — this is all verbal. It’s been at meetings. It’s not my job to say we’re going officially — that would have to come from the TV station or the government. But I think it’s positive we have this debate going now. Verbally, it is sort of confirmed.
Susanne first revealed at the end of May that she had secured funding that would enable Andorra to return to the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer has been in discussions with the Andorran Government since the end of 2019.
RTVA the Andorran public broadcaster has not participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2009, having made their debut in 2004. The Director General of RTVA, Mr Mujal has commented over the past year that it is not up to the Andorran broadcaster to decide about the nations Eurovision participation. Instead that due to the costs involved the Andorran Government must be the ones to decide on whether Eurovision is worth the investment.
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