Next Up: 2021 – San Marino

San Marino planned on sending a returning artist to Rotterdam in 2020: Senhit. However, since Eurovision was canceled this year, in 2021 Senhit wil get a chance to re-return.

In today’s episode we look at San Marino in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner website Eurovision Union. Check out our thoughts for next year below.

Key takeaways: Still taking part

It is almost 10 years ago that Senhit first took part in Eurovision. The Song Contest has grown a lot over that time, and the financial aspects also changed. This lead to almost all the small countries dropping out of Eurovision. No more Andorra, Monaco or Luxembourg. Somehow, San Marino persevered. The tiny nation found creative ways to pay for the increasing participation fee as well as hotel costs.

How should San Marino proceed with Senhit in Eurovision 2021?

Apparently, SMRTV found yet another way this year again to get Senhit to The Netherlands. And if that plan is still alive and possible for 2021, why not? They will end up in Rotterdam with a singer who already has Eurovision experience, won’t budge under pressure and, most importantly, knows how to get freaky. Every year the San Marinese manage to be there for Eurovision, is a miracle in itself. Qualifying with Serhat in 2019 was just the cherry on top of that miracle.

Still, you can’t help but wonder if San Marino could maybe be more than just a gimmick participant. More than just a country bringing a smile to everyones face before the grown-up competition starts. A serious song would be a good starting point. And why not? Senhit’s 2011 entry was more believable and maybe even more up-to-date than her entry from the canceled contest this year. A modern, yet quiet ballad could be effective in a small semi, yet relatively cheap to stage.

This was supposed to be the San Marinese Eurovision 2020 entry

About “Next Up: Eurovision 2021”

In our series Next Up: 2021, we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all participating countries now face the choice: Stick with their Eurovision singer, or come up with a new preselection or internal selection.

We make an analysis based on what we know so far. What will this country do, or most likely do? And is that the wise choice, looking at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest remains a music competition?