The producers behind 1in360 have announced that they will be making changes to the way in which the show is run, should it return in 2019.
1in360, the selection show that was used to determine San Marino’s participant in Eurovision 2018, will make changes should it return in 2019. The competition which proved to be highly controversial with; allegations of vote buying during its early stages, questions over the impartiality of its jury and the funding of its competing songs.
Taking to Twitter the shows producers stated that there would be clear rules around the online voting during the competition. While the show will also scrap its crowd funding element. Both aspects of the show had previously lead to accusations that participants or others could pay their way to victory in the competition.
1in360 was launched in 2018 as San Marino’s first ever televised selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. The show used an online selection process which saw over 1000 singers submit videos of either original songs or covers. The show culminated in a live final which was held in Bratislava, Slovakia with the winner determined by online voting and a jury.
In Lisbon, San Marino was represented by Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening with the song “Who We Are”. The nation finished 17th with 28 points, the nation was just 4 points above Georgia who finished last in the second semi-final.