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Italy: RAI commentators asked viewers not to vote for San Marino

Some controversy appears to have surfaced overnight with regards to the Italian broadcast of last night’s second semi-final of Eurovision 2018, as the commentators of RAI 4 in Italy, Saverio Raimondo and Carolina di Domenico implored viewers to boycott voting for San Marino due to the fact their jury gave 0 to Francesco Gabbani’s entry in 2017. The full clip …

San Marino: Candidates begin to be posted online

San Marino’s ‘revolutionary project’, a collaboration with the London-based talent company 1 in 360, has certainly captured the imagination of Eurovision fans across the continent and beyond. With San Marino becoming somewhat of a cult hero nation in the contest and the perennial underdog, the new global approach to selecting their entry is a bold statement from the tiny republic. …

[UPDATE] San Marino: 2018 press conference set for Tuesday

This article has been updated. The original article follows, with the update below. Following the semi-finals in Kyiv, we exclusively revealed that all was not well for the San Marino camp and Eurovision, with the director general of SMRTV Carlo Romeo stating that “there is no place for microstates in this contest”. This followed a third consecutive non-qualification for the …

Denmark and San Marino condemn Russia-Ukraine scandal

Two of the participating broadcasters in this year’s contest have spoken out to condemn the approaches of both Russia and Ukraine regarding the Yulia Samoylova banning situation. Denmark’s DR has spoken out against the “political battleground” developing in the east, with Jan Lagermand Lundme, the head of entertainment, stating “It is practically unbearable. I know that the EBU takes it …

San Marino set to announce 2017 entry on Saturday?

This has come a little out of nowhere! San Marino look all set to announce their participation in Eurovision 2017 this weekend after some scepticism over the voting process was raised by the microstate in 2016. Even better, it looks like we may be getting their songs straight away! SMRTV, the natiomal broadcaster of the tiny state nestled in Italy, …

San Marino: Serhat reveals “I Didn’t Know”

San Marino becomes the latest country to reveal their 2016 entry as Serhat’s entry “I Didn’t Know” has surfaced on YouTube. The Turkish singer will sing in the first semi-final for the plucky microstate in an aim to reach the final for only the second time in San Marino’s Eurovision history. Olcayto Ahmet Tugsuz composed the entry with Nektarios Tyrakis …

Valentina Monetta to announce Sanmarinese votes

  It seems that Valentina, San Marino’s Eurovision star and big fan favourite from 2012-2014, is expected to be a part of Eurovision for a record fourth year in a row… but as a spokesperson this time! According to Songfestivalweblog, the native Sanmarinese singer who took her country to the final last year will announce the all-important points from the …

San Marino: Michele Perniola & Anita Simoncini to Vienna

In an official press conference the Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV has just announced its entrants for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest: It’s been decided that Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini will represent San Marino in Vienna! Neither Vincenze Perniola nor Anita Simoncini are newcomers to the Eurovision fandom: Vincenze marked San Marino’s debut to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest last year. …

San Marino: Artist announcement on Thursday

We’ll get to know the next Eurovision 2015 participant very soon! Today the Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV announced that their representative for next year will be revealed in an official press conference on Thursday at 12.00 CET. Having debuted in 2008, the microstate has sent a total of five entries to the contest so far. Three of them were performed by …

San Marino to announce artist in next few weeks

The tiny landlocked microstate of San Marino – arguably one of the more endearing stories of the Eurovision Song Contest – will announce their selected artist for Eurovision 2015 in the coming weeks. A name is expected from SMRTV between the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday and the end of November. Whoever is chosen will have big shoes to …

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