It’s the only microstate to have made it to a Eurovision Grand final in the modern era. 

And although San Marino may only have made the grand final once, broadcaster RTV remains undeterred.

In fact, it confirmed San Marino’s tenth participation at Eurovision back in November. The only mystery now is which “international artist” will represent la República at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

Rumours have swirled since. Today RTV chose to address rumours about two artists in particular.

Daryana Kraieva to represent San Marino at Eurovision 2019?

The first is Russian singer Daryana Kraieva.

Her hat has been throw into the ring by a post on her website. In it, her team says she’s already been picked to represent San Marino.

What’s more, they say the deal was inked, “a long time ago.”

The song remains a mystery – the singer says it may be in Italian, English and Russian – but participation seems assured. And homegirl sounds confident.

Speaking about San Marino’s chances, Daryana says she thinks it will “definitely” qualify and “maybe even win.”

What about the Human Ken Doll?

The other “artist” RTV commented on is Rodrigo Alves, better known to the world as the “Human Ken Doll”.

He’s a controversial figure, with a plethora of plastic surgeries and problematic statements to his name. He drew Eurofan attention with this Instagram post:

He’s since shared this post:

In it, he says he can’t wait to share his “new project” with fans “soon”, which could put him in the frame to be San Marino’s singer.

RTV will unveil the chosen act at a Press Conference on January 21.

Unfortunately for anxious Eurofans, they’ll have to wait until then, as RTV’s post today refused to confirm or deny either artist for Eurovision 2019.

Do you think Daryanna is the chosen artist? Or will Rodrigo be San Marino’s man this year? Or will it be another artist altogether? Let us known in the comments below! 

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Yeeep
Yeeep
1 year ago

WtF????

Nikoreindeer
Nikoreindeer
1 year ago

It seems to be Serhat, again?

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
1 year ago

At this point I don’t even care anymore, anyone but the Ken doll guy. Please, San Marino, I’m begging you.

esc1234
esc1234
1 year ago

both choices guarantee last place in the SF

Andrii
Andrii
1 year ago

Another trash from San-Marino, maybe just withdraw from the contest and save our ears???

The truth
The truth
1 year ago

To be honest that internetional artist could be MARZIA GAGGIOLI. She’s Italian but is pretty known in Poland since she records in Polish which is and sound funny beacuse she doesn’t know the language.She has recorded some songs in German and Spanish. She has many hits on YT. I think it sounds international and still the same level as Ken and Russian girl.

Efraim
Efraim
1 year ago

Oh boy… San Marino might as well sit this one out if they have seriously given either of these two a thought.

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

Cringe. Both are awful. If San Marino chooses a “joke” entry (rather awful in this case, it has to be funny to be a joke) I will no longer support its participation. Also, if that Russian singer is telling the truth, she is being very delusional about winning with that vocals, song and look.

PP77
PP77
1 year ago

Who give more money will represent San Marino. It is sad why San Marino don t follow step of Luxembourg in contest. Luxembourg almost every year was chosen artist and authors from foreign countries (sometimes they send famous singer and famos composers) and they had good result 5 wins, 2 times 3rd place.

Giovanni
Giovanni
1 year ago
Reply to  PP77

But Luxembourg is way richer.

Talentina Monetta
Talentina Monetta
1 year ago

I’m scared

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
1 year ago

What about an awful duet between them 😀 Twice the cringe

Giovanni
Giovanni
1 year ago

Why not? Would add my laughing stock this year ?

AzeriChico
AzeriChico
1 year ago

I honestly don’t know which one would be the worse option. :O

T.J.
T.J.
1 year ago

Just because someone says he/she‘s chosen doesn‘t mean that this is really true. Ever heard of marketing strategy? You want to be in the media no matter what and people are buying it.
Who on earth would seriously lable this Ken-puppet an international ARTIST ?!?!?

Oh I've been waiting for this Russian Fla-la-lag
Oh I've been waiting for this Russian Fla-la-lag
1 year ago

When being ambitious is getting out of hand and becoming a bad thing already.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago

Who would have thought we would miss Ralph Siegel’s songs for San Marino?
As said below, they should seriously pick Valentina again, or let Irol get his chance at Eurovision
Picking artists from Italy is also a great option for them

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Picking an Italian artist is a better choice, honestly.

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
1 year ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

They actually approached Arisa a few years ago, which almost even materialized, but the broadcaster told her that she had to pay everything for the contest so she declined

PP77
PP77
1 year ago

Daryana Kraieva has same strong vocal like Yuliya Samoylova from Russia.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  PP77

That would mean she’s good for electronic tracks, that’s a relief!

Yellowman96
1 year ago

Ugh can we have Irol representing San Marino please? If they want to be unique Hip Hop is one of the most underrated genres in eurovision and he is amazing as a rapper.

josh
josh
1 year ago

Anyone but Rodrigo, he got removed from Celebrity Big Brother for inappropriately fondling a contestant….

Matthew
Matthew
1 year ago

The fact she said she’s representing San Marino makes me think it isn’t her, as she’d have probably signed something or agreed to keep it secret until the announcement. Artist/Song reveals have leaked plenty of times in the past, but contestants wouldn’t leak their own participation if there’s a press conference in place.

Then again Sam Marino is a mess, and if she is their act she’s probably paying for it, so can do whatever she wants I guess.

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

If Rodrigo is picked, we need to start a petition to stop this racist representing San Marino. There are so many people and countries who want a chance and San Marino are a waste of 3 minutes each year. Smh

Xoxoxo
Xoxoxo
1 year ago

Irol!!! They have their own national great artist and they are still making stupid decisions!

NoRodrigoAlvesPlease
NoRodrigoAlvesPlease
1 year ago

I’m calling it now! They should pick Big Freedia! Or Helena Paparizou for some reason.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

Queen Helena to rescue San Marino? Would only be an idea, if they give her complete freedom of choice. Because if they pick song or staging for Helena, it will be a terrible one for sure and she will say “no” by 100%

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

If San Marino have chosen that plastic boi they better not complain when they don’t qualify because they had it coming

OohHoney
OohHoney
1 year ago

“International star”…..except that neither of them is a star! Haha

123
123
1 year ago

plot twist: she is selected by San Marino and he is also selected, but by another country which came up with a new way to boycott Israel

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

Where does san marino find these artists? Do they have a list of trashy artists to call on or something ? XD

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

She’s also trashy.

Ivan
Ivan
1 year ago

Ban San Marino!

Joshua
Joshua
1 year ago

“República” is Spanish. I’m sure you meant to say “Repubblica” in Italian.

Anyway, I’m not really convinced by neither of them. The first sounds too confident and the second looks like a joke to me… but I’m going to refrain myself to develop an opinion about both of them until the song is released. Really curious to see what San Marino has in store for this year…

Fiore
Fiore
1 year ago

So let’s see who paid San Marino’s participation fee this year. 2012-2015: Siegel paid for everything. 2016: Serhat paid for everything and probably that corrupt channel got some money too 2017: Again Siegel 2018: That whole show was corrupt from the beginning till the end. Sara de Blue was the clear winner and out of nowhere that duo won. Besides firstly that song was actually considered for Jessica and Irol. But “somehow” Irol withdrew and Jenifer took his position as a rapper and guess what they won. I support all the countries’ participation in the contest whether it is Australia… Read more »

Oka
Oka
1 year ago

If Rodrigo comes to Eurovision i have toto boicouy

Eurovision Online
Eurovision Online
1 year ago

San Marino should send the runner up of Sanremo

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

That sounds like the best option probably. That way they are pretty much guaranteed to get a quality act that won’t crash out in the semi final. Or just send Irol, he’s from San Marino and he actually wants to do it. But these 2 “stars” won’t get them absolutely anywhere.

Jordan
Jordan
1 year ago

Or the winner of Sanremo Giovani!

Eastman
Eastman
1 year ago

Remember a few months ago when 1 IN 360 tweeted something that made everyone think that San Marino was using them again. And then everyone was all happy thinking about having another crazy national final featuring all the leftovers from other national finals and it just seemed so perfect and wholesome for 2019.

I miss those times.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
1 year ago

Someone needs to summon Valentina right now to take care of this madness.

Oh I've been waiting for this Russian Fla-la-lag
Oh I've been waiting for this Russian Fla-la-lag
1 year ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

She doesn’t want to take part as of the moment. She made some tweets about it after Spanish people trolled that she will return to the contest this year.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

How exactly do these non-statements address anything? So desperate for attention. If these clowns were not chosen, how hard is it to say so? Any publicity is good publicity for them, eh? Thank god delusional characters claiming they can/will win never do. Even at Eurovision, you need to have a little talent, besides money. Although Azerbaijan almost proved my theory wrong in 2011.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Why so mad?

Lila
Lila
1 year ago

I’d rather a withdrawal than either of these artists, and I’m never quick to say that. Why can’t they just pull a Luxembourg/Monaco and select artists from Italy? Nobody wants this trash, and they’re just gonna get last in their semi again.

Sigh
Sigh
1 year ago

Oh wow…. Daryana doesnt seem like any better choice than Rodrigo (aka plastic doll) :/ I feel like its gonna be her as she said exactly that she will represent them. Too bad for San Marino, they have much better artists (Irol, Valentina…)
P.S. I still don’t understand why cant they just take an unknown artist from Italy tho…

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Sigh

I mean, I can look at her. That’s more than I can say for the other guy.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  Sigh

She probably tried Belarus before, but even the Belarussian selection isn’t this trashy.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

See? I’d put money on it being Daryanna. Our buddy Ken hasn’t mentioned San Marino once while she has specifically said, with great confidence, that it’s her and for them. Knock on wood, at least.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

And no, she isn’t great, and a winner she definitely ain’t, but lord knows it could’ve been worse. Anyone but Ken.

Balonowa
Balonowa
1 year ago

What’s about a duet?
Rodrigo Alves & Daryana = San Marino 2020

Dani
Dani
1 year ago

Oh God. I am normally a very optimistic person, but this is gonna be sooo bad. I actually think that this is San Marino’s goodbye to Eurovision.