SAN MARINO – San Marino has only ever conducted a nationwide selection to choose their Eurovision Song Contest participation once before.
In 2018, 1in360 was utilized to choose the country’s representative as well as the competition’s song.
It was accessible to vocalists from all around the world and included a live final in Bratislava, Slovakia.
In a special television show on September 22, San Marino will unveil all the specifics of the country’s participation in Eurovision 2022.
The program will include Eurovision stars and will disclose information such as how the San Marinese delegate will be selected, among other things.
The broadcast will begin at 11:30 a.m. CEST.
The San Marino Government earlier announced that the song “Una voce per San Marino” will be used as the country’s Eurovision entry.
The competition, which will begin in December and last for many months, will select the San Marinese representative.
SAN MARINO IN EUROVISION
San Marino has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 11 times, debuting in the 2008 contest, followed by participation from 2011 onward. The nation did not participate in 2009 or 2010, citing financial difficulties. Having failed to qualify in their first four attempts, the nation qualified for the contest’s grand final for the first time in 2014.
Valentina Monetta represented San Marino in 2012, 2013, and 2014, making her the first entrant to participate in three consecutive contests since the 1960s. In 2019, Serhat managed to qualify to the grand final, marking the second appearance of the country in a Eurovision final and achieving their best result to date of 19th place.
Following the 2020 contest’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, their 2020 candidate Senhit was again selected to represent San Marino in the following contest and is the nation’s most recent selected entrant as of 2021. She qualified to the final, making it the first time that San Marino made it to two consecutive finals.
Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino (SMRTV), the national broadcaster of San Marino, has largely chosen to select their entrant internally, though on two occasions they used national finals: 1in360 for 2018 and Digital Battle for 2020.
Unlike other participating countries, San Marino does not organize a televote due to their use of Italy’s phone system and because the small number of potential televoters would not meet the minimum voting threshold set by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
San Marino’s vote in the Eurovision Song Contest is cast by their national jury and a simulated televote, which has been a concern for the broadcaster, though the rule has remained unchanged despite their attempt to provide an alternative. (source wikipedia.org)
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