San Marino have revealed the list of applicants to represent them in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. The list contains some well known faces: Eurovision participants, national final participants, as well as Eurovision fans.
From Croatia to Iceland…
The list can definitely be described as varied. In the department of former Eurovision stars, we see two familiar faces. One of them is Dado Topic. Topic is quite a popular Croatian singer and he represented his home country in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest. His Vjerujem U Ljubav failed to make the final that year, despite his popularity. Now 68 years old, Dado seems to want to give Eurovision another go for San Marino.
The other Eurostar we see is Maria Olafs. The Icelandic musical singer won Söngvakeppnin in 2015. Her Unbroken gave her some broken notes during Eurovision and it left Iceland out of the final for the first time since 2008.
Talang 2010 to Wer singt für Österreich?
The well known faces don’t stop after Dado and Maria. There are multiple national final participants from all of Europe. So on first glance, it’s already quite the list. We’ve added that list below and have also included other notable acts.
- Yola Dinis – Festival da Canção 2015 finalist
- Laura Kamhuber – Wer singt für Österreich 2016 wildcard hopeful
- Jill Svensson – Talang 2010 participant
- Ylva & Linda Persson
- Tasha Odi – multiple participations in Belarussian national finals
- Sabrina Stern – schlagerpop singer
1in360 isn’t over yet
For 2018, San Marino announced to open up their search for an artist internationally. That is how 1in360 was born. How the song will be chosen has not yet been confirmed. The list we now have is far from complete. San Marino will accept submissions until the end of this month. Let’s wait and see what else pops up in the Sammarinese lists!
What do you think? Should San Marino select one of the familiar faces or go for a completely unknown talent? Let us know! For now, check out Maria’s audition below.