San Marino’s next Eurovision entrant will be revealed on January 21st.
San Marinese broadcaster RTV has stated that their participant for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed during a press conference on January 21st. They have also acknowledged the rumours surrounding their internally selected artist, and neither confirms nor denies the rumours.
One popular rumour on social media is that “Human Ken Doll” Rodrigo Alves will sing for the country, which transpired after he teased his participation on his social media. This was later backed up with the confirmation that an international artist would represent the country this year.
Earlier last month, SMRTV revealed that they would not be using last year’s 1in360, despite 1in360’s plans for an even bigger show. Read more about the decision here.
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.