San Marino is one step closer to crowning its Eurovision champion!
Tonight, the 15 Emerging Artist semi-finalists who placed 4th-8th in nights one, two, and three of Una Voce per San Marino returned, battling it out for the five remaining spots in tomorrow’s Emerging Artist final. They were:
- Alessia Labate
- Anna Faragò
- Daniela Pisciotta
- Elis Mraz
- Giada Varaschin
- Gisele Abramoff
- Kumi Watanabe
- Maria Chiara Leoni
- Snei Ap
- Martina Gaetano
- Nada e Sissi
- Sebastian Schmidt
- Vanja Vatl
After all 15 acts performed their potential Eurovision entry, the five who would be moving on to tomorrow night’s Emerging Artists final were announced. Those lucky few are:
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- Frio (🇮🇹), with the song “A noite toda”
- Kumi Watanabe(🇮🇹), with the song “Freedom”
- Maria Chiara Leoni (🇮🇹), with the song “Tiramisù”
- Alessia Labate (🇮🇹), with the song “World Falls Down”
- Sebastian Schmidt AKA Basti (🇩🇪), with the song “Running”
This meant that, for the other 10 acts, their journey in Una Voce per San Marino has come to end. Among the 10 artists eliminated tonight was Elis Mraz, the ESCZ runner-up whose journey Eurovision fans have been closely following since her participation was announced. Reportedly, she was disqualified after her performance of “Imma Be” lasted longer than the allotted three minutes.
Tonight’s five advancing acts will join the 12 previously qualified Emerging Artist finalists in tomorrow night’s show. From that group of 17, only nine acts will advance to Saturday night’s Grand Final. Saturday’s show will be our first introduction to the songs of the 10 competing Established Artists.
Which of the acts that advanced tonight did #YOU like the most? Are #YOU upset that Elis Mraz is out? Sound off in the comments below, in our forum, or on social media @ESCUnited.