Partially changes the line-up of candidates for the “Emerging” section of A Voice for San Marino, the selection competition that will choose the artist who will represent the Titan atEurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin from 10 to 14 May next.
Compared to the announced list, 15 names come out. Most of these are artists who are neither Italian nor San Marino.
San Marino RTV has not expressly disclosed the reasons for this change, but it is clear that it is due to the pandemic evolution that has discouraged many people from living on the road, having to present the date of the hearings in advance.
The names that will not be at the auditions
- Jacob Simpson
- March. & Kiera Chaplin
- Jessica Anne Condon
- Hayley Foster
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- Carlo Onyeabor
- Laura Maria Giuliani
- Giorgio Borghes Aka Claudia F
- Ylva & Linda
- launches Soliman
- Alessandro Iannone
- Cassidy Civet
- Fulvio Vasarri
- Derek Conyer
- Martha Mormon
The artists rescued
In their place, 17 artists were selected, of which 15 Italian and two foreigners:
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- Annalaura Princiotto
- Federico Baroni
- Gabriele Cavalera
- Leonardo Frezzotti
- Saints Clarity
- Fabienne Jacquemod
- Aurora Carrus
- Alessia Valentina Nicotra
- Juliana Davis
- No more gamer
- Raimondo Cataldo
- Red October
Of this list of greatest notoriety are the Pontine anna turrei, protagonist ad X Factor Romania, Jetem And Federico Baroni took part in friends, Raimondo Cataldo took part in The Voice of Italy in the Al Bano team as well as Muriel, cabbage is a new name in the rap scene, originally from Fabriano. The band of Procioney was on the stage of Sanremo Rock.
The road to Eurovision 2022
A total of 84 artist names participate at this first part of the hearings from A Voice for San Marino in the “Emerging Artists” category, which will be held between 13 and 15 December at the Titano Theater, in the capital of the microstate and then also from 5 to 11 January 2022, always in the same location.
In February 2022, a series of semi-finals, including a repechage, will decide the nine emerging finalists who will compete in the final on 19 February 2022 at New Theater from customs.
In addition to the nine emerging ones, there will be nine other best-known names in European music (we remind you that the selections are open to all nationalities), selected by the sponsor Media Evolution SRL.
It should be emphasized that of these 18 finalists, at least three will certainly be San Marino, because a separate semi-final will be organized for them. A jury of experts will decide the winner, then designating the representative of San Marino at Eurovision 2022.
However some, in case of no victory, will not be left to dry mouth emerging. Prizes of 7,000 euros for first place, 2000 euros for second and 1000 euros for third place are foreseen for the first three emerging ones.
The jury for the casting
Una Voce per San Marino has also announced the jury that will be called to select the artists in this casting phase.
It will consist of Roberta Faccani, former voice of the Matia Bazar, from Emilio Munda, composer, author and conductor several times in Sanremo (among other things also of “Musica che resta” of Il Volo in 2019); by bassist, author and sound engineer Roberto Costa, former collaborator of many big Italians.
There are also Mimmo Paganelli, independent producer and music consultant, artistic director of EMI and finally Steve Lyon, London, sound engineer and producer, several times platinum.
San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest
San Marino made its Eurovision debut in 2008 with “Complice” dei My God, the first of the two pieces in Italian sent during the review. The first final reached will only be in 2014, with “Maybe”, on the third attempt: it will then be twenty-fourth.
Then two more finals: in 2019 with Serhat and “Say Na Na Na” (then nineteenth, with 77 points, still the best result) and in 2021 with Senhit And Flo Rida with “Adrenalina”, which however will only stop in 22nd place with 50 points (three of which from Italian televoting).
Since its debut, San Marino has only skipped the 2009 and 2010 editions.