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:
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The secret to the success is to have the right people around you, who believes that you can do it working on a new pop hit which will be out next year !! #excited !! #eurovision !! Grazie mille a @alessioshekyfiorucci @leo_marchi and to the best friend in the world!!!! @giacomourtis #rodrigoalves
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!