Joining Jessika and Jenifer on stage in Lisbon will be Basti Schmidt.
It has been confirmed by 1in360 that Basti Schmidt will be providing backing vocals for San Marino at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Basti was a participant in the San Marinese national final 1in360, where he sung “Stay”.
— 1in360 (@1in360talent) 21 March 2018
Jessika and Jenifer were chosen to represent San Marino after they won 1in360, which was used to discover talent from around the world. The results of the show were decided by a combination of jury voting and a crowdfunding voting on the internet.
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 with their song “Who We Are”.
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.