San Marino RTV, which organises Una Voce Per San Marino, has confirmed it has received 700 submissions so far from artists hoping to participate in San Marino’s national selection for Eurovision 2023.
Open auditions to commence later this month
Interested artists are being invited to apply for Una Voce Per San Marino until 20th January 2023. International artists must pay a minimum of €100 to participate in the show, while the fee for Sammarinese residents will remain lower at €50 until 31st December.
Last year, 66 emerging acts qualified for the semi-finals, alongside nine established artists including eventual winner Achille Lauro. No established artists will automatically qualify for the final selection in 2023. Instead, each artist selected by San Marino RTV will need to qualify from their respective semi-final before being eligible to win the right to represent San Marino at Eurovision 2023.
What else do we know about Una Voce Per San Marino 2023?
Earlier this month, RTV revealed details of the jury for the Una Voce Per San Marino auditions. The broadcaster had also previously confirmed that the shows will be hosted by the same duo as last year: Senhit, who represented San Marino at ESC in 2011 and 2021, and Jonathan Kashanian. Achille Lauro, San Marino’s ESC 2022 representative, will perform at the final of Una Voce Per San Marino 2023.
Five pre-recorded semi-finals will air in February, with a live Grand Final set to take place on Saturday 25th February.
San Marino’s Eurovision journey
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, San Marino has participated in the competition 12 times, qualifying for the Grand Final three times. The country achieved its best result in 2019 with Serhat and ‘Say Na Na Na.’
San Marino’s recent participation saw the country represented by Italian superstar Achille Lauro with the song ‘Stripper.’ On 12th May 2022, Achille performed in the second semi-final, but failed to qualify for the Grand Final. Overall, San Marino placed 14th in the semi-final, receiving a total of 50 points from the jury and televoters.
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News Source: San Marino RTV
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