Interview: Piqued Jacks (San Marino, Eurovision 2023) at “Israel Calling 2023”

ESCBEAT attended “Israel Calling 2023”.
As part of our participation, we have had the opportunity to interview several artists.

This time, we met Piqued Jacks who will represent San Marino at Eurovision 2023.
In February 2023, they won the “Una Voce Per San Marino 2023” with the song “Like An Animal”.

We discussed the message behind the song “Like An Animal“, their long journey to Eurovision and heard about the history of the band:

About Piqued Jacks

Piqued Jacks is an Italian rock band that was formed in 2006 in Buggiano.
The band’s line-up was changed several times.
The current line up consists of:

  • Andrea “E-King” Lazzeretti (2006–present) – vocals, keyboards
  • Francesco “littleladle” Bini (2006–present) – bass, backing vocals
  • Tommaso “HolyHargot” Oliveri (2017–present) – drums
  • Marco “Majic-o” Sgaramella (2019–present) – guitar, backing vocals

So far, the band has released 4 studio albums and 3 EPs.
In 2019, the Piqued Jacks won the award for the Rock category at Sanremo Rock.
In May 2020, they became part of the MTV New Generation music container.

In February 2023, the band won “Una Voce Per San Marino 2023” with “Like An Animal”:

A few days ago, the band released the revamped version of “Like An Animal”:

You can watch their live performance here:

San Marino will compete in the second half of semi-final 2 at Eurovision 2023.
San Marino is set to perform in 12th position after Georgia and before Austria.

Don’t forget to visit our full guide to Eurovision 2023: Our Eurovision 2023 homepage

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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