The 9 established artists competing to represent San Marino at Eurovision in Una voce per San Marino will be announced on February 8!
We have a date – Feb 8!
Broadcaster SMRTV announced that these established competitors, termed “Big Artists” will be announced at a press conference at Milan’s Westin Palace Hotel on Tuesday February 8. These “Big Artists” have directly qualified to the final and will join 9 other “emerging” artists in the grand final.
Only the second national final for San Marino
“Una voce per San Marino” is surprisingly only the second time that SMRTV has chosen to hold a national selection. They previously opted to select their Eurovision candidate with “1 in 360” in 2018. Jessika and Jenifer Brening won this with the song “Who We Are”. This time, “Una voce per San Marino” in 2022 is a bit different. In fact, it arguably allows for a broad range of artists to make a submission to the contest.
Details of Una Voce per San Marino 2022
There are two categories of participating artists in “Una Voce per San Marino” this year – “big artists” and “emerging artists”. The “big artists” were invited by national final organisers. On the other hand, the emerging artists competed through a series of competitions throughout December and January to whittle down the entry pool. SMRTV received over 200 submissions for the “emerging artists” category, which was open to all nationalities. Of the artists that proceed from the large pool of submissions, a series of semi-finals will take place to select 9 “emerging artists”.
However, this crop of artists is separate to the “big artists” discussed above. The “emerging” artists who make it through the semi-finals process will join the 9 pre-selected “big artists” in the grand final. This is going to place on February 19 in the Teatro Nuovo in Dogana, San Marino.
San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest
In 2021, San Marino achieved their third final out of 11 appearances with Senhit and her song “Adrenalina”, featuring American rapper, Flo Rida. They will arguably be looking to increase their qualification streak in 2022. Can their next representative follow in the footsteps of fan favourites Valentina Monetta in 2014 and Serhat in 2019? We can only wait to see what they have in store for us in 2022!
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