The Head of Delegation for San Marino has revealed its broadcaster is one a number asking the EBU to reconsider cancelling the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
Alessandro Capicchioni the Head of Delegation for San Marino has revealed that San Marino RTV is appealing to the European Broadcasting Union to reverse its decision to cancel the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The broadcaster is asking the EBU to consider delaying the contest until the autumn. San Marino RTV is one of a number of broadcasters to appeal to the EBU according to Mr Capicchioni.
Speaking on San Marino RTV he explained:
The postponement would have been the ideal solution for many of us, we try to think about it, we wrote to the organizers. And we have attached a number of alternative ideas. We believe in the Rotterdam 2020 motto, #openup , we don’t want it to be a #shutdown.
The interview with the San Marinese Head of Delegation comes after the Director General of San Marino RTV also criticised the decision to cancel the contest. Dr Carlo Romeo also wished to see the contest delayed until autumn and used as a way for broadcasters to show a return to normal.
The European Broadcasting Union announced the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on Wednesday afternoon. On Friday the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group ruled that songs selected to compete in 2020 would not be eligible to compete in 2021.
Alternative programming involving the 2020 artists and songs is being looked into by the EBU, with details to come in the coming weeks.
Source: San Marino RTV