Eddy Anselmi, project manager at RTVSM, the Sammarinese broadcaster, has said that both Italy and San Marino will participate in 2012. Strong signs that they will participate, but both RAI and RTVSM have not confirmed officially.
So we will more than likely be seeing San Marino in Azerbaijan, that would be their third appearance at the contest. This year they came 16th in Semi Final with the song “Stand By” performed by Senit from Bologna, Italy, they received in total 36 points, making this their most successful contest in their two attempts. Furthermore Italy who made a shock second place last night will be continuing on the Eurovision path after returning this year. Italy were represented by Raphael Gualazzi with ” Madness of Love” which received 189 points.
It will be great to see these two great nations in Baku next year.