A couple of weeks ago, SMRTV revealed the 66 emerging artists who will compete as part of Una Voce Per San Marino 2022. We now know the names of the 10 established artists who will be joining the finalists to compete to represent Eurovision’s smallest nation!
The 10 established artists are:
- Achille Lauro
- Farby & Labiuse feat. Miodio
- Tony Cicco & Deshedus & Alberto Fortis
- Matteo Faustini
- Ivana Spagna
- Valerio Scanu
- Burak Yeter & Alessandro Coli
- Francesco Monte
- Cristina Ramos
Also revealed were the hosts for Una Voce Per San Marino. Senhit, who represented San Marino in 2011 with “Stand By” and in 2021 with “Adrenalina” will host together with singer and TV presenter Jonathan Kashanian.
Who you might recognise
Achille Lauro was one of the contestants at Italy’s Sanremo this year, finishing 14th overall with his song “Domenica” featuring Harlem Gospel Choir. He also competed in Sanremo 2019 and 2020.
Miodio are hoping to make their return to Eurovision. They were San Marino’s first ever entry back in 2008, competing with the song “Complice.”
Matteo Faustini will be familiar to fans of Sanremo and Sanremo Giovanni. In 2019 he performed his song “Nel bene e nel male” at Sanremo Giovanni. At Sanremo 2020 he competed in the Newcomers section with that song.
Valerio Scanu won the 60th edition of Sanremo in 2010 with the song “Per tutte le volte che…” He also competed in Sanremo 2016 with the song “Finalmente piove.”
And that is just those known for Eurovision related things! Christina Ramos won Got Talent España 2016 and finished 4th on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Francesco Monte worked with Lee Ryan for the song “Work This Out.” Alessandro has had chart success across Europe and in USA with tracks such as “Flames.” Tony Cicco is the drummer of famous Italian rock band Formula 3. Burak Yeter stormed the European charts with “Tuesday,” while Spagna has a long running career in Italy, including international success with her song “Call Me.”
About Una Voce Per San Marino
San Marino has revolutionised their selection format this year with new national final Una Voce Per San Marino. The week-long event will take place between 13th and 19th of February, including semi-finals, a second chance round and a grand final at its culmination!
The schedule for the week includes:
- Sunday 13 February: Semi-Final 1 – Emerging Artists
- Monday 14 February: Semi-Final 2 – Emerging Artists
- Tuesday 15 February: Semi-Final 3 – Emerging Artists
- Wednesday 16 February: Semi-Final 4 – Sanmarinese Artists
- Thursday 17 February: Second Chance
- Friday 18 February: Emerging Artists Final
- Saturday 19 February: Grand Final
Semi-Finals 1, 2 and 3 will feature 20 emerging artists per show (a total of 60) taken from international submissions to the contest; the top 3 acts of each Semi-Final will advance to the Emerging Artists Final. Semi-Final 4 will feature Sanmarinese artists only.
The Second Chance round will see the 15 acts that finished in positions 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th across the first 3 Semi-Finals battle it out once more for one of 4 spots in the Emerging Artists Final.
The 66 emerging artists will be whittled down to 9. These 9 will then compete in the Grand Final against the 10 established artists for the chance to compete for San Marino at Eurovision in Turin. The top 3 acts in the Grand Final will also receive cash prizes.
The qualifying rounds will be judged by a panel of 7 music and media professionals. 5 will judge the Grand Final.
San Marino at Eurovision
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, San Marino made its debut in the competition in 2008 with Miodio and the song “Complice”. Since then they have participated in the competition 11 times (3 of which where they qualified for the Grand Final), and their best result was in 2019, with Serhat and “Say Na Na Na”.
Their recent participation saw them being represented by Senhit (who represented them in 2011, and was set to represent them in 2020), with the song “Adrenalina”. At her performance in Rotterdam, she was joined by American rapper Flo Rida, where San Marino qualified for the Grand Final for a second time in a row. Overall, San Marino placed 22nd, receiving 50 points from the Jury and Televoters.
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News Source: SMRTV
Photo Source: EBU/Thomas Hanses