CITY OF SAN MARINO, SAN MARINO – SMRTV is the debut country of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013. After strong negotiations, Italian music will be heard for the very first time in Junior Eurovision and both SMRTV and EBU deserve a great bravo for it. San Marino’s national broadcaster confirmed participation today and we anticipate for the song which we are almost sure it will be amazing!
According to the rules of Junior Eurovision, section 1.2.2 e) “Eligible artists are children who are either of the nationality of the participating country or have been resident in that country for at least two and a half years”. With a population of just over 32,000, San Marino was granted special dispensation from the Steering Group that allows them to select a singer of either San Marinese or Italian nationality.