The Sammarinese broadcaster has released the names of 106 semi-finalists for Una Voce per San Marino alongside the two Sammarinese artists who will advance in the Grand Final on February 25, 2023.
From 1000 applications to 106 artists left in the running. These include those who passed the academy & casting stage and those artists who are guaranteed a ticket to the semi-final due to their notable discography and musical career as there will not be a Big Artists section this year which are the acts who will automatically qualify to the grand final. There might be a couple of familiar names that you can recognize from this year’s semi-finalists.
Here’s the full line-up for the semi-finals of Una Voce per San Marino:
Semi-Final 1 (February 20, 2023):
Semi-Final 2 (February 21, 2023):
Semi-Final 3 (February 22, 2023):
Semi-Final 4 (February 23, 2023):
Source: SMRTV/Una Voce per San Marino
The two Sammarinese artists are Kida and Simone. They will still perform in the last semi-final but since they are the only Sammarinese acts in the competition, they are directly qualified to the final.
Four acts will qualify to the final and four acts will go the second chance round for each semi-final. The Repechage or Second Chance round will be on February 24, 2023 where 16 artists will compete for the remaining slots in the Grand Final. There will be 22 participants in the Grand Final. All the shows are set to take place in Teatro Nuovo in Dogana. The winner of Una Voce per San Marino will be chosen by a five-person jury in which two of them are chosen by SMRTV, one will be chosen by Segretaria di Siato, and two that will be chosen by the production company.
There are a couple of familiar names such as the Italian eurodance group Eiffel 65 who were known for their hits “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” and “Move Your Body.” Another notable name from this list is Ronela Hajati who represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with the song “Sekret” which opened the 1st semi-final. There are some returnees from last year’s contest such as MeriCler who made it to the final of Una Voce per San Marino with the song “Tiramisu” and finished in 9th place.
Achille Lauro won Una Voce per San Marino 2022 with his song “Stripper” and represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. He placed 14th with 50 points in the 2nd semi-final, failing to qualify for the grand final. He will be performing as an interval act in the Grand Final of Una Voce per San Marino 2023.
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