Jessica and Jenifer are to raise money for the Diana Award, as the two singers focus on raising awareness for anti-bullying causes across Europe.
This years San Marinese Eurovision participants Jessica and Jenifer will be raising money for anti-bullying charities and causes ahead of their participation in Lisbon. The singers will be taking part in #whoweare Run’s across Europe, with fans and the general public encouraged to donate on their journey through the continent.
“Who We Are”, the San Marinese entry for Lisbon “describes the struggles of anyone who at some point in their life was subjected to harrassing and demeaning treatment, whether in school, at their workplace or on social media.”
The singers journey will culminate in the #whoweare run in Lisbon, where at the finish line the artists will present a cheque to the Diana Award, a charity supported by the Royal Charities Forum of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry dedicated to the Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world.
This year was the first time, since their debut in 2008, that San Marino chose to hold a national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Singers from all across the world were able to upload a video of themselves singing a cover song, and of all the applicants, the 11 artists for the shows were chosen.
At the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, San Marino will perform in the first half of the second semi-final.
Source: San Marino RTV
San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest
Over 9 years of participation San Marino have only once qualified for the Eurovision final when Valentina Monetta represented the country with “Maybe (Forse)” in Copenhagen. She finished in 24th place with 14 points, San Marino’s best result to date. This year Valentina represented her country for the 4th time, this time joined on stage by American singer Jimmie Wilson. The pair’s entry “Spirit of the Night” finished in last place in its semi-final in Kyiv, scoring just 1 point.