Achille Lauro’s successors are chosen! After a full week of 106 (!!) artists performing in Semi-Finals and a Second Chance round, San Marino chose Piqued Jacks with the song “Like An Animal” as the winner of their national selection. This means Piqued Jacks will represent San Marino in Liverpool for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest!
The following acts performed in tonight’s final, which was hosted by none other than San Marino’s representative of 2020/2021 Senhit! She did this together with Jonathan Kashanian. The winner was chosen based on 100% jury votes. Jury president was Italian crooner Al Bano, who also took part in Eurovision twice.
Simone de Biagi chose to withdraw from tonight’s show due to throat issues. Before the final result, several other artists won an award. Lorenzo Licitra won Best Look, with Le Deva winning the OGAE Italy Award. According to the hosts, fans online chose Mayu, Ronela Hajati, Roy Paci and Le Deva as their top four. The results are below. Only the top ten were revealed. Well-known names like Alfie Arcuri, Deborah Iurato and Ronela all missed out:
- Piqued Jacks
- Le Deva
- Eiffel 65
- Edoardo Brogi
- Vina Rose
|Deborah Lurato||Out of Space|
|E.E.F.||Something for You|
|Eiffel 65||Movie Star|
|Ellynora||Mama Told me|
|Iole||Sul Tetto Del Mondo|
|Le Deva||Fiori Su Marte|
|Lorenzo Licitra||Never Give Up|
|Mayu||C’e qualcosa in me che non funziona|
|Piqued Jacks||Like An Animal|
|Tothem||Sacro e profano|
|XGiove||Fuoco e benzina|
|Edoardo Brogi||Due punti sull’equatore|
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