San Marino celebrates its 10th entry at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest and that entry will be 'Say Na Na Na'. Returning San Marino representative Serhat will perform his song in the first Semi-Final on the 14th of May.
This is Serhat's second time representing San Marino at Eurovision and it is his love for the contest, that inspired Serhat to write for the first time, his own music and lyrics for Say Na Na Na.
The first part of the video shoottook place in a large studio in Istanbul, with Thierry Vergnes directing. He is a French director that's worked with many top international music artists including Céline Dion, Helene Segara, 3T and Kelly Rowland.
The second part of the music video was filmed in a large studio with 130 people crew and LED screens, embodying a new city vibe. Serhat is also joined in the video by models Femke Brinxma from the Netherlands and Lea Steflickova, who was crowned Miss Czech Republic Beauty 2018 along with 30 dancers from Paris.
The music video is supposed to expres the spirit and the vibe of the song, which is a universal hymn to positivity.
San Marino in Eurovision
San Marino debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 with Miodio’s Complice. After finishing last in the Semi-Final, San Marino took two years out before returning to the contest in 2011 and has been an ever-present competitor since then. So far, the country has only managed to qualify for the Grand Final once, when Valentina Monetta finished 24th with Maybe. She has represented San Marino a record four times, three times as a solo artist and again in 2017 with Jimmie Wilson. Serhat will become the second artist to represent San Marino more than once this year.