1in360 has revealed that San Marino RTV has opted not to use the format to select their participant for Eurovision 2019.
In a post on social media 1in360 has revealed that they will not be used as the San Marinese selection process for Eurovision 2019. The producers behind the show stated that San Marino RTV has opted against using them as their selection process for Tel Aviv.
Last year saw San Marino hold their first ever televised selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. 1in360 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. The Producers of 1in360 had stated two weeks ago that they were looking at the possibility of an expanded show in 2019.
San Marino RTV has only previously held an open call for songs on one occasion before 2018, that being in 2008 when Miodio were eventually selected by a jury to be the Republic’s first Eurovision representatives in Belgrade.
San Marino debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 alongside Azerbaijan. On their debut they were represented by Miodio and the song “Complice”, and finished last in their semi final with just 5 points. San Marino withdrew from the contest before returning again in 2011. Since then the country has participated annually and in 2014 qualified for their first final. The nations worst result came in 2017 when Valentina Monetta represented San Marino for the fourth time alongside Jimmie Wilson with “Spirit of the Night.” The pair finished last in their semi-final with just 1 point.