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Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004

Eurovision Song Contest 2004
Country Andorra
National selection
Selection process12 Punts
Selection date(s)Quarter-Finals
18 January 2004
25 January 2004
1 February 2004
8 February 2004
15 February 2004
22 February 2004
Semi-finals
1 March 2004
8 March 2004
Final
15 March 2004
Selected entrantMarta Roure
Selected song"Jugarem a estimar-nos"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (18th, 12 points)
Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Andorra took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2004. The country was represented by Marta Roure and the song "Jugarem a estimar-nos". The song was chosen through a national final, 12 Punts (English: 12 Points), which was jointly organized by Andorran broadcaster Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) and Catalan broadcaster TV3.[1]

12 Punts

The Andorran National Final was held on 15 March 2004, hosted by Pati Molné and Xavier Graset, with the winner being chosen by a mixture of an "expert" jury (5/7), SMS voting in Andorra (1/7) and SMS voting in Catalonia (1/7).

Before the final, 40 artists of the tiny country of Andorra attended auditions, after which two acts were selected for the televised series, Marta Roure and Bis a Bis. The series consisted of six quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the grand final. In each of the quarter-finals, 2 songs were presented with one being eliminated. In the 2 semi-finals, 3 of the winning songs from the 6 quarter-finals were presented, with one going forward to the final. The two finalist songs were performed by both Marta Roure and Bis a Bis. Marta Roure won the final by 5 votes to 2. Marta Roure was a clear favourite.

On 1 January 2004, an album of all the songs performed during the series was released on CD.[2] One of these songs, "No És Nou", became a hit later in 2006 by Catalan rock group Gossos featuring Beth.

Quarter-finals

Draw Artist Song (English translation) Points Place
Quarter-Final 1 - 18 January 2004
1 Marta Roure "Jugarem a estimar-nos" (We'll play we're loving each other) 4 1
2 Bis a Bis "El destí" (Fate) 3 2
Quarter-Final 2 - 25 January 2004
1 Bis a Bis "Vine" (Come) 5 1
2 Marta Roure "Si et perds" (If you get lost) 2 2
Quarter-Final 3 - 1 February 2004
1 Marta Roure "Terra" (Land) 6 1
2 Bis a Bis "És que si" (That's it) 1 2
Quarter-Final 4 - 8 February 2004
1 Bis a Bis "No esperis amor" (Don't expect love) 3 2
2 Marta Roure "Crec" (I believe) 4 1
Quarter-Final 5 - 15 February 2004
1 Marta Roure "Em quedarà" (It will remain for me) 4 1
2 Bis a Bis "Confia en mi" (Trust in me) 3 2
Quarter-Final 6 - 22 February 2004
1 Bis a Bis "Anem cap al nord" (Let's go north) 3 2
2 Marta Roure "No és nou" (It's not new) 4 1

Semi-finals

Semi-final 1

Semi-Final 1 - 1 March 2004
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Marta Roure "No és nou" 3 2
2 Bis a Bis "Terra" 4 1
3 Marta Roure & Bis a Bis "Em quedarà" 0 3

Semi-final 2

Semi-Final 2 - 8 March 2004
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Bis a Bis "Vine" 0 2
2 Marta Roure "Jugarem a estimar-nos" 7 1
3 Bis a Bis & Marta Roure "Crec" 0 3

Final

Final - 15 March 2004
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
RTVA TV3 Points
1 Marta Roure "Jugarem a estimar-nos" 4 54% 46% 1 5 1
2 Bis a Bis "Terra" 1 46% 54% 1 2 2

At Eurovision

For the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, a semi-final round was introduced in order to accommodate the influx of nations that wanted to compete in the contest.Andorra competed in the semi-final on 9 May. Marta Roure did not qualify for the final, placing in 18th place with 12 points awarded by Spain.

Points Awarded by Andorra[3]

Points Awarded to Andorra (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References

  1. ^ "12 Punts". TV3.cat. Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2009-04-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2004

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