Andorra has received 107 applications to participate under their flag at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow. In total, 64 songs were submitted with no singer directly attached, 15 performers sent applications to perform without a song ready and 28 applications by singers to perform their own song were received. The deadline for Submissions passed yesterday.
Entries were received from across Europe, with almost half of them from within the borders of Andorra. 27 were submitted from Spain, the home of last year's Andorran representative, Gisela. A further eight songs were received from both France and Lithuania, six from Sweden, Four from Greece and Malta. Entries were also received from Belgium, Iceland, Ireland, Israel and the United Kingdom.
Now the selection process will begin and a jury will choose the singers and three songs in total. Later, in January, the selected entries will fight to win the Andorran ticket to Moscow 2009 through four special programmes. The winner will be chosen via SMS by the Andorran public.
Andorra has never been able to reach the final in none of its five participations. The Principality was close to reach this aim in Helsinki 2007, when Anonymous came 12th in the semifinal. This year, Gisela only managed to place 15th.