To date, 402 singers from 20 countries have registered to compete in San Marinese selection for Eurovision 2023.
Based on the latest information, over 80% of the applications are from Italy with 334 artists having applied, 16 are from Spain, eight from Germany and five from Norway. And also just three singers from San Marino have applied.
Auditions for Una Voce per San Marino 2023 will be held at the auditorium Little Tony di Serravalle from October 28th to November 4th, November 6th and November 9th to 18th, before a further round of auditions in 2023.
How will Una Voce per San Marino 2023 work?
The Academy and Casting stage will be held between October 28, 2022 and January 27, 2023. In the Casting stage, the jury will select 60 or more artists to advance to the next round of San Marinese selection.
After that, a total of five semi-finals will be held in February 2023. From the five semi-finals, approximately 20 artists will be selected by the jury to proceed to the Grand Final. There will be four semi-final performances, one of which will be for artists from San Marino, the fifth in the semi-final stage will be the second chance round.
The Grand Final will be held on February 25, 2023 at Teatro Nuovo in Dogana. The winner will be chosen by a five-member jury, two judges chosen by RTV San Marino, one by the Segreteria di Stato and two by the production company.
Unlike last year, there will be no Established Artist section and no artist will be directly invited to the final. Instead, established artists or any other notable artists can be invited directly to the semi-finals and skip the Casting round.
Applications to participate in the selection are open until 20 January 2023. There are fees associated with participation:
- Applications until September 29th will cost 100 euros
- Applications from October 1 to January 20th will cost 150 euros
- Applications from San Marino artists will cost 50 euros before December 3rd.
The country was represented last year by Italian-born Achille Lauro with “Stripper” who took 14th place in the second semi-final with only 50 points.
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