Rodrigo Alves better known as the Human Ken Doll has stated that he will be representing San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Brazilian Rodrigo Alves, who is known as the Human Ken Doll is set to represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 according to his latest Instagram post. He stated;
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San Marino RTV has not commented on the Instagram post from Rodrigo, however has joined in the growing speculation that he will represent the nation in Tel Aviv.
The broadcaster has confirmed that a press conference will be held on January 21 to reveal the act that will represent them at this years Eurovision Song Contest. Carlo Romeo, Director General of SMRTV, has also spoken previously spoken about their decision for 2019, saying that he is very confident with the chosen act. Romeo said in his statement:
”This year we have worked hard on several proposals, as the Israeli edition is important to us for many reasons. Eventually we chose the best project, fully supported and approved with a wonderful International artist. Fingers crossed, but I think we will have a very good entry. Good luck to all our friends and colleagues involved in the organisation of such an important TV event, a world-wide event based on a joyous combination of music and dialogue, spectacle and friendship”.
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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.