With the official decision of Eurovision 2020 being cancelled many broadcasters started to confirm the methods of selections for their next year’s entry while some of them even decided to stick with the same artist which should’ve represented them at this year’s contest.
Regarding the whole situation with the cancellation of the contest the director of Sanmarinese broadcaster – SMTV, Carlo Romeo made a following statement:
“Quite right – obviously – the decision of 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 actions or individual actions by all interested parties, 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 sign of recovery through the international language of music.”Carlo Romeo, General Director of SMTV
San Marino should’ve been represented with the song “Freaky!” by the same artist which represented them back in 2011 with the song “Stand By”,
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