San Marino RTV, the Sammarinese national broadcaster, has revealed details about “Una Voce per San Marino”, the Sammarinese national final for Eurovision 2022.
“Una Voce per San Marino” will be held between December 2021 and February 2022. All competing artists will initially be divided into two categories; Emerging and Big. The Emerging artists will be invited to attend an academy in the Teatro Titano in San Marino City from December 13 to 19 2021 and from January 5 to 11 2022. The academy will act as preliminary castings. In February 2022, a series of semi-finals and a final will decide the nine acts that will move on to the Grand Final.
The Grand Final will take place on February 19 2022 in the Teatro Nuovo in Dogana. A total of 18 artists will participate in the final; nine Emerging artists and nine Big artists, who will be directly invited by Media Evolution Srl. A jury will decide the winner and also second and third place.
All competing songs and artists must comply with EBU rules. There are no restrictions on the performer’s nationality nor on the language of the song. “Una Voce per San Media” will be organised by Evolution Srl, the Ministry of Tourism, Posts, Cooperation and Expo of the Republic of San Marino, and San Marino RTV.
Any artists wishing to apply can do so through the official “Una Voce per San Marino” website here.
San Marino has only held a national selection to determine its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest once before. In 2018 1in360 was used to select both the nation’s representative and song for the competition. It was open to singers from across the globe and culminated in a live final from Bratislava, Slovakia.
Image Source: Andres Putting / Source: San Marino RTV
San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest
San Marino debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 alongside Azerbaijan. On their debut they were represented by Miodio and the song “Complice”, and finished last in their semi final with just 5 points. San Marino withdrew from the contest before returning again in 2011. Since then the country has participated annually and in 2014 qualified for their first final. The nations worst result came in 2017 when Valentina Monetta represented San Marino for the fourth time alongside Jimmie Wilson with “Spirit of the Night.” The pair finished last in their semi-final with just 1 point.