San Marino – More change for Eurovision today as San Marino announced the composer of their song… and there were sharp intakes of breath as it was not Ralph Siegel! Siegel has composed the microstate’s entries for the last 4 years.The song, to be sung by Serhat, has been composed by Turkish Olcayto Ahmet Tugsuz, with lyrics from Greek Nektarios Tyrakis.
San Marino has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest six times, debuting in the 2008 contest, followed by participation in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Having failed to qualify in their first four attempts, San Marino qualified for the Eurovision final for the first time in 2014 with Valentina Monetta’s third attempt. She finished in 24th place.