Ciao bella! San Marino’s SMRTV has today confirmed that it has submitted a preliminary application for Eurovision 2016! Head of Delegation Alessandro Capicchioni revealed in an interview with Eurofestivalnews that the microstate is in for now, but that they want to check “all options” before giving their final and official confirmation. Fingers crossed!
After their crash exit in the semifinals with Anita and Michele and their “Chain of Lights”, the tiny state is exploring how it can get back to the final. Apparently taking a year off is on the table, but it doesn’t seem very likely.
In fact, Mr. Capicchioni says that as they don’t have a national final, there’s more pressure on the Sammarinese delegation to pick a good act. He says that they’ll choose the “most solid, most prestigious and most valid” performer (and that may or may not refer to Valentina Monetta, one never knows…). By the way, we happen to have some proposals for them…
Capicchioni says he would love to see other microstates, such as Monaco or Andorra, back as well. LOBBY, SAN MARINO, LOBBY! Interestingly, he doesn’t mention Luxembourg, despite the Luxembourg-San Marino rumoured portmanteau last year.
San Marino is, for now, one of the ten countries that are making us suffer with their non-confirmation. With the deadline for withdrawal set for the 10th of October (that is a very blurry line), we still await confirmation from Russia, Moldova, Portugal, etc. We want them, and we want them NOW! Do you want them too? Do you think San Marino will compete? Tell us below!