The head of delegation for San Marino has said that theywill not be present at this year’s contest. They said that they have not beenable to find a suitable participant for this year’s contest. AlessandroCapicchiono added “In June SMtv has started a new satellite channel. Inthis phase we are engaged in many different projects and issues. Unfortunately,we must skip the JESC Participation this year but we’ll pour all our energiesin the next Eurovision Song Contest. Nevertheless, we truly hope to take partin 2012 JESC edition” Sadly this brings participation back down to 13countries.