Country Of The Month: San Marino Part-4!



We continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with San Marino. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best entries of San Marino. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Miodio – Complice

In 2008, San Marino selected Miodio and their song “Complice” to sent in Belgrade. That was the first entry of San Marino at the contest. The song was entirely in Italian and it was composed by Nicola Della Valle and Francesco Sancisi. The song placed sadly last with just five points – 3 from Greece and 2 from Andorra.


Miodio is a Italian-Sammarinese band that was formed in 2002. Throughout the years, the band have released a number of songs. Moreover, it has won the San Marino Music Festival and it has represented San Marino at the 12th Biennial of Young Artists of Europe with a short film. Their film was critically acclaimed by the jury. Miodio became the first entry of San Marino at Eurovision in 2008. Since 2020, they are part of San Marino United Artists.

San Marino in the Eurovision 🇸🇲

San Marino debuted in the contest in 2008. Since then, the country has participated 11 times. Between 2009 and 2010, San Marino didn’t enter the contest due to financial difficulties.

The country has qualified three times for the final, in 2014, 2019 and 2021. Its worst result came in 2008 and 2014, when the country placed last in the semifinal. In 2008, San Marino scored 5 points and in 2014 just one.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think it is one of the most memorable entries from San Marino? Let us know in the comment box below.

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