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National final to be held

Andorra prepares for Eurovision 2009!

RTVA, the national broadcaster of the Principality of Andorra will be revealing the rules and regulations for their Eurovision 2009 national selection this weekend. The broadcaster will be participating at the Fira de Andorra La Vella, an annual fair held in Andorra, where they will be showcasing and promoting their forthcoming ventures and projects. This will include the 2009 Eurovision Andorran project and details of their plans.

RTVA will be inviting both composers and singers to enter the competition. Singers will be able to send demos with a maximum of 3 songs, and will be required to send in at least one song in Catalan. Whilst composers are invited to send in more than one song complying with the rules set by the Andorran television i.e. the song must not exceed 3 minutes in length and must not be neither released or commercialized before.

Singers and composers will be required to send in a presentation letter along with a CV with video or audio demos to RTVA, in order to compete at the Andorran Eurovision national final. The Andorran national broadcaster will be opening the subsmission of applications  for the  2009 Andorrran Eurovision entry  on Friday the 24th of October, with  the deadline set  on the 31st of December 2008.

An expert jury will be choosing the performer or performers along the 3 best songs  to compete at the 2009 Andorran Eurovision national final. The decision will be entirely in the hands of the Andorran audience  who will choose the song  via SMS, that will represent them  at the Eurovision Song Contest next May, in Moscow . Stay tuned to for the latest news on the Andorran national selection.

Andorra has yet to reach the Eurovision Song Contest final, coming closest when they finished in 12th place in the 2007 semi final with Anonymous's Salvem el món entry. Earlier this year, Gisela finished in 16th place in the first semi final with Cassanova.

Thanks to Andreu Gost

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Pau PV [37672]
Sat 25 Oct 2008 02:06:22

It would be a miracle if Andorra would pass the Semi in Moscow... but I still hope for it. Bona sort aquest any, andorrans!

Max Raspail [36649]
Fri 24 Oct 2008 16:20:19

@ Nathan Stella
Great song indeed... Thanks for the link... ;)

William [36633]
Fri 24 Oct 2008 16:16:13

She was their backing singer in 2005

maximiliano . [36329]
Fri 24 Oct 2008 10:06:30

I would love to see Anabel Conde representing Andorra!!!

Nathan Stella [47505]
Thu 23 Oct 2008 23:05:34

@Ben Gray:

Hahaha yeah the same for me.
It starts like a ballad and then, all of a sudden, it sweeps you off your feet! :D
I didn't expect it and was happily surprised!

Ben Gray [44512]
Thu 23 Oct 2008 23:00:56

Nathan Stella:

Wow, what a great song. The upbeat part took me by surprise. Andorra would do really well with a song like that, I think.

As for the performance of Casanova, I don't think Gisela was out of tune, but the vocals were still not great in another way, plus the choreography was bland and the dress... well... :P

Sonja Adelman [36713]
Thu 23 Oct 2008 12:17:20

Good luck Andorra, one of my favourite esc countries!

I hope for a good preselection and a webcast! (and world peace, ofc ;))

Thu 23 Oct 2008 11:59:55

Bona sort la meva Andorra! Good luck my Andorra!

Daniel Tew [10608]
Thu 23 Oct 2008 10:32:56

I would love to see Andorra in the final! Perhaps 2009 will be their year!

benji zagreb [31957]
Thu 23 Oct 2008 09:00:18

My favourite Andorran entry was "Sense tu" by Jennifer. The fact that it achieved the last position in the semi-final was a big, big injustice and a sad proof that some countries seem always to be outsiders at ESC whatever song they send!

Vladimir P [31751]
Thu 23 Oct 2008 07:20:28

I hope the national selection will be good. To be honest, I don't really like internal selections - they're not democratic and they leave people with no choice. Good luck, Andorra! :)

Miguel D [10634]
Thu 23 Oct 2008 05:44:18

@ Easily Nor

I AM at home.

Max Raspail [36649]
Thu 23 Oct 2008 01:10:11

@ Miguel D
What a stupid comment... Me on the other hand, I never can understand the people who critizise the passion of the others for this topic... if you aren't interested, why do you come to this site at all?

Concerning Andorra: Send Marian van de Wal again - she had such a style... Her entry was marvellous, the performance absolutely awesome...

Easily Nor [12447]
Thu 23 Oct 2008 00:48:33

Miguel D: Funny comment. Go home!

Miguel D [10634]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 22:48:48

I always find it interesting when I read the reactions and see some people "praying" for this country to do well or that country to make it to the final. I often wonder if they also pray for truly important matters like world peace, an end to hunger, an end to poverty, good health, etc.

Nathan Stella [47505]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 22:35:52

Andorra should send something like this!:

Stockholm calling [44413]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 21:32:20

Good luck !
I was so disappointed that Andorra didn't qualify in 2007. I voted several times for "Salvem el món" :) Hopefully Anonymous will be back in ESC.

Chris Ellaby [52275]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 21:18:00

I pray that Andorra make the final in Moscow. Imagine if Andorra won - everyone gathering in one tiny place would be quite cosy!

Good Luck Andorra!

Ulrik Raben [37553]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 21:01:17

Good luck!

I hope for some folk again!

Telex Fan Club [32895]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 20:38:40

Gisela WAS in tune but her English accent was awful!
One of her backing singers was having some real tuning issues though...

w s [29210]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 19:45:26

With the exception of 2008, all Andorran songs were very good. The 2007 result is for me the ultimate proof that some countries have no chance at all, to even reach a modest placing. That song had everything, but still it had no chance.

Kevin Knight [36876]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 18:47:10

if gisela hadve sung nicely, they could have qualified :(

i really hope they will one day :D

Milan S. [19572]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 17:42:51

Good luck - but no more metallic queen-bees, please!

Jonny K. [46850]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 17:27:47

Great news! :D Andorra have sent some really good and often really under-rated entries :D Their 2004 entry was good, not a qualified but a good solid song, their 2005 is their weakest for me, 2006 was really good, 2007 should have qualified, and 2008 was well . . . . let down by the wardrobe co-ordinators :P

But anyway good luck to a pretty awesome country! :)

Marcell Fehér [36766]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 17:26:10

Good luck to Andorra!!! :)
I hope they will choose something great again. All Andorran entry were really good in my opinion. :P

Ben Gray [44512]
Wed 22 Oct 2008 16:34:35

This a very long application period. I suppose Andorra will be one of the last countries to select their entry.

Good luck Andorra!

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