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San Marino: Director General of San Marino RTV Believes Eurovision 2020 Should Have Been Delayed Not Cancelled

Carlo Romeo, Director General of San Marino RTV has said that he believes that Eurovision 2020 should have been delayed not cancelled.

The Director General of the San Marinese broadcaster has commented on the announcement that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has been cancelled and will now take place in 2021. Dr Carlo Romeo commented:

Quite right – obviously – the decision by Eurovision 2020 to cancel the date of mid-May but as a broadcaster, and I am sure I am not the only one, it would certainly have been more logical not a total cancellation of the event but, as happened for the Europeans, a postponement to autumn 2020 or directly to 2021.

It would be the choice of common sense that would avoid predictable aftermath between courts and media with potential class action or single actions by all the parties concerned, not least the artists themselves and Eurovision fans postponing everything to the end of September or the beginning of October – without prejudice to health security, an absolute priority for all – would also give the possibility to all state radio and television stations to open their 2020-2021 schedules with Eurovision 2020, giving a significant and strong signal of taken up through the international language of music.

San Marino was due to be represented by Senhit with the song “Freaky!”. Senhit was internally selected to represent San Marino in Rotterdam. She previously represented the country at the 2011 contest with her song “Stand By”. Since her previous participation, she went on to release new singles “Through The Rain” and “AOK”, as well as appearing as a permanent guest on Canale 5’s “Domenica Live”.

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.

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