San Marino has withdrawn from competing in Eurovision Young Musicians having made two appearance at the contest.
San Marino RTV has confirmed to Eurofestivales that they will not be competing in Eurovision Young Musicians 2020. San Marino is the third nation to confirm their withdrawal from the event following Estonia and Israel.
The nation made its debut at the 2016 contest in Cologne and competed again in 2018 in Edinburgh. Both times San Marino was represented by Francesco Stefanelli, the only musician to ever compete at the contest twice.
Eurovision Young Musicians 2020
The 20th installment of Eurovision Young Musicians will take place this year in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The competition is set to take place on an open-air stage in King Tomislav Square with the grand final on the June 21 2020. This will be the first Eurovision event to be held in an independent Croatia. The Eurovision Song Contest was held in Zagreb in 1990, when Croatia was part of Yugoslavia.
To date the following nations have confirmed their participation:
- Czech Republic
- Ukraine – Returning nation
Eurovision Young Musicians has been held bi-annually since 1982. The contest was based on the format of The BBC Young Musician of the Year in the United Kingdom. Performers in the contest must be aged under 18 years and are selected by their participating broadcaster. Each performer performs a piece of classical music of their choice accompanied by the local orchestra. The winner is decided by a jury made up of classical music experts and talents.