The rehearsals for the 2023 contest in Liverpool at a little over a week away. In the run-up to coverage of the rehearsals, we are continuing to preview this year’s participants, and getting to know more about them, their discography, and their Eurovision journey so far. The next act we will be previewing is San Marino’s Piqued Jacks.
Piqued Jacks’s Eurovision journey so far
The band entered San Marino’s mammoth national final, Una Voce Per San Marino, beating out 106 other hopefuls to be San Marino’s representative.
During this year’s pre-party season the Piqued Jacks performed at Pre-party ES, Eurovision in Concert, the Polish Eurovision Party, London Eurovision Party, and the Barcelona Eurovision party. While in Amsterdam at Eurovision in Concert, Angus got a chance to speak to the band.
What do we think of “Like an Animal”
The team at That Eurovision Site has been doing their reviews for this year’s contest. Angus and Janek gave their thoughts on “Like an Animal”, which you can see here.
Who are the Piqued Jacks?
Hailing from the small commune of Buggiano in Tuscany the band have nearly two decades of experience in the music industry; forming in 2006. The band consists of Andrea Lazzaretti (Vocalist), Francesco Bini (Bassist, vocalist), Marco Sgaramella (Guitarist, vocalist), and Tommaso Olivieri (drummer).
The band have commercially released four albums, with the most recent being ‘Syncroniser’, and are no newcomers to music competitions; having won the 2019 edition of Sanremo Rock.
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.
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