Submissions to take part in San Marino’s national selection – Una Voce Per San Marino – are coming in. The organizers have confirmed that the competition has received submissions from 17 countries.
From Australia to the United States
The window for submissions for next month’s competition only opened last month, following the outline of specific rules regarding the national selection for 2023. The organizers of the competition have received submissions for the 2nd edition of the competition from:
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- United States
Interested artists are being invited to apply for Una Voce Per San Marino from August 20th to January 20th, 2023. International artists that are interested must pay a minimum of €100 to participate in the show, whilst Sammarinese residents only need to pay €50, up to the New Year.
Last year, 66 emerging acts qualified for the semi-finals, alongside 9 established artists, including eventual winner Achille Lauro. However, no established artists will get an automatic qualification for the final selection. As a result, each artist that is selected by RTV San Marino will need to qualify from their respective semi-final before being eligible to win the right to represent San Marino at Eurovision 2023.
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”.
Their recent participation saw them being represented by Italian superstar Achille Lauro, with the song “Stripper”. On May 12th, Achille performed in the second semi-final, but unfortunately didn’t qualify for the Grand Final. Overall, San Marino placed 14th in the semi-final, receiving 50 points from the Jury and Televoters.
What do you think about the news from San Marino? Will you be applying to take part in Una Voce Per San Marino? Who would you like to see represent the country in the future? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we edge closer to Eurovision 2023!
News Source: RTV San Marino
Photo Credit: EBU / Sarah Louise Bennett