Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV has announced more information about Una Voce Per San Marino 2023, including the dates of the semi-final and final this year! The semi-finals will take place on 18th, 19th and 20th February, and the grand final will be held on 25th February.
In the same announcement, SMRTV have extended the registration deadline from 15th January to 13th February 2023.
A multi-stage process:
SMRTV are undertaking multiple stages to select this year’s representative for San Marino! The competition works as follows:
- Online registration, where interested artists are able to register their interest and verify their eligibility to compete. Artists are able to submit a recording of themselves performing an original song or cover, be given an opinion by one of the UVSPM experts, and can then choose to enrol in the rest of the process.
- Academy and casting, which began in October 2022 and will continue until 27th January 2023. This stage invites all artists who have enrolled to San Marino’s Sala Polivalente to learn more about UVSPM and the music industry, and then audition in front of UVSPM’s casting experts.
- Semi-finals, where (about) 60 artists from the casting process will perform live for the UVSPM selection panel. It is possible for some established artists to skip the previous stages of the casting process and advance directly to the semi-finals. At this stage, artists should be able to perform their proposed, unreleased entry. There will also be a repechage round specifically for Sammarinese artists. The semi-finals will be broadcast with a delay on SMRTV.
- Grand final, which will consist of (about) 20 artists and will take place on 25th February 2023. A jury of five members will select the winning act who will represent San Marino at Eurovision 2023!
The full rules of Una Voce Per San Marino are here.
What else do we know about Una Voce Per San Marino 2023?
Una Voce Per San Marino returns for its second year as San Marino’s Eurovision selection. The grand final will be held at the Teatro Nuovo in Dogana. Senhit, who represented the country in 2011, 2020 and 2021, will present the shows. She will host alongside Jonathan Kashanian. San Marino’s 2022 Eurovision representative Achile Lauro will also perform during the national final.
SMRTV has revealed that they have received over 700 applicants for this edition of the contest,
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.
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