Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country  Andorra
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selected entrant Gisela
Selected song "Casanova"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (16th)
Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The small principality of Andorra selected its participant for Eurovision Song Contest 2008 by using an internal selection. This selection process was criticized by the Association of Andorran Musicians (ASMA) who believed that abandoning the national selection process in favor of an internal selection effectively blocks the public participation of Andorran artists.[1] Nevertheless, RTVA announced that Andorra would be represented by former Operación Triunfo contestant, Gisela.[2] On 10 December 2007, the Andorran television broadcaster held a press conference to present Gisela and to announce that the Jordi Cubino composed "Casanova" would be the Andorran theme in Belgrade.[3] The entry in its entirety was presented through the promotional video that aired on February 26, 2008.[4]

At Eurovision[edit]

At Eurovision, Andorra took part in the first semi-final on 20 May 2008. "Casanova" was sung in English with one line in Catalan. Gisela stated that the Eurovision performance would be "innovative and surprising" and that the song would receive a promotional tour across Europe.[2] The Department of Tourism of the Andorran Government pledged €31,000 for the production of the country's promotional video.[5]

Andorra was not among the ten countries that qualified for the final, placing 16th with 22 points.

Points awarded by Andorra[edit]

Semi-Final 1[edit]

12 points  Finland
10 points  Norway
8 points  Azerbaijan
7 points  Israel
6 points  Romania
5 points  Greece
4 points  Russia
3 points  Armenia
2 points  San Marino
1 point  Moldova

Final[edit]

12 points  Spain
10 points  Portugal
8 points  Greece
7 points  Azerbaijan
6 points  Ukraine
5 points  Russia
4 points  Finland
3 points  France
2 points  Latvia
1 point  Norway
Points Awarded to Andorra (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Spokespersons[edit]

For the 2008 contest the spokesperson for the Andorra broadcast was Alfred Llahí.[6]

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