San Marino has returned to an international selection process to find their next Eurovision entrant, and as we’ve reported previously – interest has been high. The nation received 585 applications from artists across the globe who wished to fly the San Marino flag at Eurovision, and 299 of them were invited to the Teatro Titano to audition for a slot in the national final.
Following all of the auditions, the jury selected a total of 66 emerging artists to move on to the semi-final rounds that take place from February 13th to 17th. Nine acts will make it to the final on February 19th and join nine Italian “Big artists” that were invited by SMRTV and auto-qualified for the final.
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The short-listed international acts are included above, and includes the country they are from as well. Six artists from San Marino are not included on the list but did advance to semi-final four – Alibi, Eisa Mazza, Garon x Duan, Giada Pintori, Ginevra Bencivenga, and Giulia Vitri. This will ensure that at least four artists from San Marino makes it to the Emerging artists final, and hopefully move on to the grand final on February 19th.
Notable acts who made it through to the semi-finals are Elis Mraz of the Czech Republic, two time 2nd place finisher in the ESCZ national final (2020, 2022). Also advancing are Elena Faggi of Sanremo Giovanni 2020, Aaron Sibley from O melodie pentru Europa 2018, West End actress Jess Condon, The Voice Germany semi-finalist Oxa, 1in360 participant Sebastian Schmidt, and drag queen Claudia F.
The final of Una Voce per San Marino will take place on February 19th on SMRTV and will select the country’s representative for Eurovision in Turin this coming May.