‘Una Voce Per San Marino’ will return next year for its 2nd edition and will again be used to select San Marino’s Eurovision entry for 2023. The format will return in February including 5 semi-finals (prerecorded), and the live Grand Final, taking place on Saturday 25th February.
The announcement was made today with the publications of the contest rules on the show’s website. The final will take place at Teatro Nuovo, Dogana as it did this year. Unlike earlier this year there will be no established artists that will be pre-selected for the grand final. The 1st edition of the festival selected Achille Lauro for Turin this year.
San Marino RTV is the Eurovision broadcaster in San Marino and is organising the festival in partnership with San Marino’s Secretary of State for Tourism and Media Evolution Srl.
Those looking to take part in the show have from today until 20th January to register online through the show’s website. The second stage will be the non-televised 2-day Academy & Casting stage. Successful contestants will move forward to the semi-final stage. Organisers also reserve the right to allow contestants of particular relevance or notoriety to compete directly in the Semi-Finals.
There will be 5 semi-finals and in these, a professional jury will select the contestants that will progress to the Grand Final. One of these semi-finals will be for the ‘repêchage’ round. In the Grand Final, on Saturday 25th February, the winner will be selected by a 5-member expert jury.
The rules of the festival have been published and further information about the show is available.
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 they have participated in the competition 12 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”.This year Italian star Achille Lauro won the national selection in San Marino and represented the country in Turin with ‘Stripper’ in the second semi-final but failed to qualify for the final, coming 14th with 50 points.
Are you glad that ‘Una Voce Per San Marino’ will return next year? What does San Marino need to do to qualify in 2023? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
News Source: Una Voce Per San Marino
Photo Credit: RTV San Marino