🇸🇲 Achille Lauro to represent San Marino at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

🇸🇲 Achille Lauro to represent San Marino at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

The final of Una Voce per San Marino has just taken place at the Teatro Nuovo di Dogana in San Marino, and we now know that Achille Lauro will be representing the nation in Turin with his song “Stripper.” The song won by jury vote, defeating Burak Yeter & Alessandro Coli, who came second, and Aaron Sibley, who came third.

See the results below!

 1Elena & Francesco Faggi “Nothin’ Can Blow Me Out”N/A
 2Matteo Faustini“L’ultima parola”5th
 3Aaron Sibley“Pressure” 3rd
 4Ivana Spagna“Seriously in Love”4th
 5Vina Rose“Denial”6th
 6Cristina Ramos“Heartless Game”N/A
 7Alessia Labate“World Falls Down”N/A
9Achille Lauro“Stripper”1st
10Deshedus feat. Tony Cicco & Alberto Fortis“Sono un uomo”7th
12Francesco Monte“Mi ricordo di te”5th
13Kurt Cassar“Tears of Gold”N/A
14Valerio Scanu“Io credo”N/A
16Burak Yeter feat. Alessandro Coli“More Than You”2nd
17Camille Cabaltera“Move ‘Em Like You Never Did”6th
18Fabry and Labiuse feat. Miodio“Blu”N/A

As well as the overall victory, Achille Lauro also won the Radio and TV Award, with special mention given to Burak Yeter and Alessandro Coli. The Critics’ Award went to Mate for her song, “DNA.”

Una Voce Per San Marino 2022 Jurors and Interval acts

The Grand Final was hosted by Senhit, who represented San Marino at Eurovision in 2011 and 2021, and television personality Jonathan Kashanian. The show featured guest performances by Al Bano, who represented Italy at Eurovision in 1976 and 1985, Valentina Monetta, who represented San Marino in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and Senhit.
The panel of jurors responsible for the selection consisted of:

  • Simon Lee – composer / conductor
  • Clarissa Martinelli – Radio Bruno presenter
  • Susanne Georgi – singer, represented Andorra at Eurovision in 2009
  • Dino Stewart – BMG Italy’s director of A&R
  • Mogol – songwriter and jury president

Stay tuned for the official release of Achille Lauro’s winning song

Achille Lauro has yet to release the studio single of “Stripper,” the winning song with which he will be competing in Turin this May. We’ll be sure to update you as soon as it drops!

In the meantime, watch Achille’s Lauro’s Una Voce Per San Marino Grand Final performance of “Stripper” below.

And you can listen to the other songs competing at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest by following our Spotify playlist.

San Marino’s Eurovision Journey

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 the nation has participated in the competition 11 times, thrice qualifying for the Grand Final, and secured its best result in 2019 with Serhat and “Say Na Na Na.”

San Marino’s recent participation saw Senhit (who represented the country in 2011, and had been set to do so again 2020) represent the country in 2021 with the song “Adrenalina.” At her performance in Rotterdam, she was joined by American rapper Flo Rida, and secured San Marino its second consecutive Grand Final qualification. San Marino placed 22nd overall in 2021, receiving a combined 50 points from the jury and televoters.

What do you think of San Marino’s choice for Turin? Will San Marino be able to reach the final for a second year in a row? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. In addition, be sure to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all things San Marino.

News Source: SMRTV

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