🇸🇲 TES Preview: “Gritty and raw” for Piqued Jacks’ first rehearsal

🇸🇲 TES Preview: “Gritty and raw” for Piqued Jacks’ first rehearsal

Today the rehearsals for Eurovision 2023 continue in Liverpool. Countries rehearsing on Day 3 include Estonia, Iceland, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, Georgia, San Marino, Austria, Albania, Lithuania and Australia. Piqued Jacks from San Marino are the seventh act to rehearse today.

Piqued Jack’ first rehearsal

The next act to take to the Eurovision 2023 stage at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool was San Marino’s Piqued Jacks. Piqued Jacks will be competing in this year’s competition with their entry “Like An Animal” following their win at Una Voce Per San Marino

Following Piqued Jack’s first rehearsal, a clip of what went on was posted on the official TikTok account of the Eurovision Song Contest. The clip showed Piqued Jacks before and after they took to the Eurovision stage for the first time, as well as giving us some insight into how their first rehearsal went.


Full of rizz, you can smell their stage presence a mile off! 🇸🇲 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Piqued Jacks

♬ original sound – Eurovision

What did we learn about San Marino’s staging?

Piqued Jacks have their first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage
Photo credit: EBU/Corinne Cumming

Piqued Jacks bring an atmospheric black and red performance to the Eurovision stage, with LEDs complete with eyes watching over the band. The band are dressed in black, and E-King is wearing a jacket bedazzled with red rhinestones which are apparently very glittery under the stage lights! The ESC liveblog described the performance as “gritty and raw”, with the band playing like a concert – they are clearly at home on the stage!

What we thought of Piqued Jack’ first rehearsal

After Piqued Jacks’ first rehearsal, Rory gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw.


#stitch with @Eurovision The smallest nation at Eurovision this year is packing a punch as @Piqued Jacks take to the stage for the first time. Listen to what Rory has to say here! #eurovisiontiktok #esc2023 #eurovision2023 #sanmarino

♬ original sound – That Eurovision Site

Who are 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). 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 of “Like An Animal”? Can Piqued Jacks bring Eurovision to San Marino? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!

News Source: That Eurovision Site

Photo Credit: EBU/Corinne Cumming

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