It’s bad news… or depending on your outlook, good. The rumoured grand coalition of San Marino and Luxembourg is not to be. It has been confirmed today that the Italian speaking mircostate will be ridin’ solo in Vienna.
Of course the talk of a coalition emanated from the fallout surrounding a Luxembourgish minister’s nod in agreement to Linda Martin’s request for a Grand Duchy return to Eurovision. That nod turned out to be a “misunderstanding”, but hopes of a Lux comeback remained as local singer Thierry Mersch claimed he was in negotiations with the San Marinese.
However, the Luxemburger Wort reports that he was unable to raise enough funding, forcing his plans to be scrapped.
While we’re sad that the once mighty Benelux nation will not be represented in Vienna, we’re kind of glad to be rid of the potential logistical headaches. And the shipping dilemma is gone to – San Luxembourg, Luxem Marino? Realistically it would have been a mess.
Thierry Mersch fans needn’t worry though. He’s planning to take his chances in the German selection, so we may still see him in Germany. We’re sure y’all are thrilled.
Meanwhile, San Marino are due to make an announcement regarding their 2015 representative in the coming weeks.