Rimini wants to include San Marino as part of its bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Marco Di Maio, who is supporting the bid of Rimini to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022, has stated he wants to see San Marino included as part of the cities bid to host the contest. The mayor of Rimini earlier this week expressed his support for his city to host the Eurovision Song Contest next year.
“Rimini has all the characteristics, and in terms of hospitality and facilities, Romagna can put the logistics that Rimini cannot alone provide.” Di Maio stated.
Di Maio also believes that this would be a great opportunity for the region, along with the collaboration with San Marino. He also believes that the Eurovision Song Contest could be a great event and that he also believes that instead of hosting international events in bigger cities, even though it could be provincial, it can become a reality, but it will still be known all around the world.
Image Source: Andres Putting | 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 nation’s 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.