The Sanmarinese broadcaster, SMRTV, has officially confirmed its participating at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
However it has also been announced by 1in360, the organisation and process used to choose the 2018 San Marino entry, that SMRTV intends to use a different selection process next year.
The announcement was made on its website as follows:
“San Marino RTV finally unveils its intentions and confirms its 10th participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.
‘Considered the peculiarity of the place, Tel Aviv will surely be a special edition’ comments the Head of Delegation for San Marino Alessandro Capicchioni and ‘we’ll do our part by doing our best’.’’
Shortly after this appeared 1in360 confirmed on their Facebook page that they will not be used by the Sanmarinese broadcaster:
Unfortunately, the bigger selection show we had in mind won't materialize for Eurovision 2019. But fear not, your…
1in360 proved to be an interesting method in its one and year of broadcast, and broke ground by being broadcast on YouTube and its very open selection method.
Can the 2019 San Marino entry do better than Jessica and Jenifer Brening who finished 17th with 28 points with their entry ‘Who We Are’? Relive their National Final performance below:
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