San Marino RTV has continued to neither confirm nor deny that Rodrigo Alves will represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
The San Marinese broadcaster continues to stoke speculation as to who will be representing the nation at Eurovision 2019. Yesterday evening Brazilian Rodrigo Alves, who is known as the Human Ken Doll stated that he is set to represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 according to his latest Instagram post. He commented;
Dreams do come true !! With hard work, dedication, respect to one another and love we all can achieve our dreams !
The broadcaster has previously reported on the speculation surrounding Rodrigo Alves, but has not denied the statements. The broadcaster has to date 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”.
Source: San Marino RTV
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.