Andorra prepares for Eurovision Song Contest 2004

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The Catalan news paper Diari Avuí has reported that Andorra's sole, seven year old broadcaster, Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA), has declared that it will take part in the enlarged Eurovision Song Contest next year, where its participant will perform a song in the official language of the principality, Catalan.

Marc Forné, the current president of the principality, has stated in public that Andorra will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. The government of Andorra is expected to approve the country's entry into the song contest before 15th April.

Enric Castellet, head of RTVA, stated that Andorra's participation in the contest should be considered as “an international milestone for Catalan as a language”. RTVA became an official member of the European Broadcasting Union on 12 July 2002, less than a year ago.

Serbia & Montenegro – and Belarus – have already declared their intentions to take part in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest.

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