Lisbon 2018

Irol wins the 3rd wildcard for San Marino national final

Sammarinese rapper IROL has won the third wildcard position in San Marino’s new national selection 1 In 360. The announcement was made by San Marino’s Eurovision icon Valentina Monetta. He will now compete for a chance to represent San Marino in Lisbon.

The third and final wildacrd was reserved for Sanmarinese acts and was chosen by 1 in 360 and San Marino RTV from all Sanmarinese acts that applied to take part in the selection. This way, it ensures that there will be at least one local artist performing in San Marino’s national selection.

Who is Irol?

Irol (real name Lorenzo Salvatori) is a rapper from San Marino and first acheived national attention after winning the talent show “I Talenti dei Castelli”. He was also the Sanmarinese spokesperson for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm.

Irol in 1in360

Irol will now join previous qualifiers Finnish Emma Sandström who tried to represent Finland earlier this year in Kiev and the second qualifier Giovanni Montalbano, in the 1 in 360 live shows.

In total ten artists will compete in the 1 in 360 live show. The seven remaining acts will be decided upon by SMRTV and 1 in 360 from all the submissions. As reported earlier one of the judges appointed by SMRTV is the Austrian Eurovision representative from 2016, Zoë.
However, more acts will be revealed soon. The full list of competitors who will join Emma, Salvatore and Irol in 1in360 is expected to be released sometime next week.

Below you can have a listen to Irol’s submitted song for 1in360

What are your thoughts of Irol  in 1in360 as a possible San Marino representant?
What are your hopes for the remaining seven acts due to be announced before Christmas?

Let us know what you think in the comments section below and on all social media platforms at @ESCXTRA

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