Earlier today, SMRTV (San Marino RTV) gave some details about the plans of the country for Eurovision 2023.
As stated before, “Una Voce Per San Marino” will be used as a selection process for the second time in a row.
Today, the national broadcaster gave additional details about the format and timeline.
- The selection will include 5 semi-finals and a grand final.
- The grand final will be held on Saturday, 25th of February 2023.
- The grand final will be held in the Teatro Nuovo in Dogana.
- The winner of the selection will represent San Marino with the original song performed in the grand final.
- The first phase of the selection will be Academy and Casting. This phase will be held between the 28th of October 2022 and the 27th of January 2023.
- At the end of the Academy and Casting, around 60 candidates will be shortlisted for the semi-finals.
- The 2023 selection won’t include a separate path for established artists (last year, 9 artists got a free path for the grand final).
- It is possible that the established artists will get a free ticket to the semi-finals (without passing the casting).
- 3 semi-finals will be dedicated to candidates that aren’t from San Marino. Meanwhile, the 4th semi-final will be dedicated to San-Marineese candidates. The 5th semi-final will be the “Second chance” round.
- 20 artists will qualify for the grand final.
- The results of each show will be determined by a jury panel, composed of 5 members.
- No restrictions regarding the language or citizenship of the performer
- The song duration will be up to 3 minutes.
- Each candidate will have to submit their original song, as well as a cover of another song
- The performer must be at least 16 years old by the 30th of November 2022.
- Registration and submission will be made online via this link.
- The participation fee for submissions that will come from San Marino by the 3rd of December 2022, will cost 50 euros.
- The participation fee for submissions that will come out of San Marino by the 29th of October 2022, will cost 100 euros.
- The participation fee for submissions that will come out of San Marino (between 30th of October 2022 and 20th of January 2023) will cost 150 euros.
Achille Lauro represented San Marino at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Stripper”.
He didn’t qualify for the final.
Would we see a majority of Italian artists in the selection?
Would it be a local artist to conquer the jury’s hearts?
Will we see any familiar faces and names in the selection?