Still relative newbies at Eurovision, San Marino competes in this year’s contest for the second time sending singer Senit with her song Stand By.
It’s an unusual – and like the UK’s song I Can this year – a refreshingly credible song to grace the Eurovision stage, dismissing the usual Eurovision formula and giving the song itself a life beyond the contest regardless of how it does.
And it deserves to do well. It certainly deserves to do better than San Marino’s previous entry in 2008. Similarly unusual yet credible, Complice from Miodio failed to win a place in the final that year coming a miserable nineteenth place in the semi-final round. Shame.