San Marino: The semi-finals of Una Voce Per San Marino 2024 will take place on February 15 and 16!

Una Voce per San Marino will be used as the microstate’s national selection format for the third consecutive year.

While today, January 10, is the last day that the submissions’ window is open, the  “Academy and Casting” phase will soon be completed after beginning two months ago. The aforementioned stage of the competition will determine which artists will advance to the semi-finals.

As this preliminary stage nears its conclusion, RTV San Marino has revealed that the UVPSM 2024 semi-finals will take place on February 15 and 16, with the Grand Final airing a week later on February 24 at Teatro Nuova Dogana.

“Academy and Casting” in depth

The “Academy and Casting” phase of UVPSM 2024 focuses on emerging artists, with eight of them ultimately competing for Sanmarinese representation in the competition’s Grand Final. During this stage, registered artists receive masterclasses from professionals in the music industry, such as:

  • Domenico “Mimmo” Paganelli – “Do you want to sing “inside the records”?”
  • Domenico “Mimmo” Gallotti – “The collection of rights in music”
  • Diego Locanto – “Mental Coaching”
  • Ruggero Ricci – “The Eurovision Song Contest”
  • Vanessa Chiappa – “The voice at the service of interpretation”
  • Andrea Fresu – “Law and music”

The “Academy and Casting” stage reaches its final phase from January 12-14 and from January 18-21 and takes place at the San Marino Outlet Experience.

What’s next?

Following the conclusion of the “Academy and Casting” phase, Una Voce per San Marino 2024 the semi-finals will take place. The exact number of semi-finals has not been revealed. However, the regulations of UVPSM attached to the competition’s website without prejudice, as they may change, state the following:

  • Four semi-finals will take place in order for the committee to select the artists who will directly advance to the Grand Final as well as those who will advance to the second-chance semi-final(fifth semi-final). The artists participating in the second-chance semi-final will also fight for a spot at the selection’s Grand Final. During these five semi-finals, approximately seven finalists will be decided.
  • Moreover, a sixth semi-final will be held between Sanmarinese contestants. Out of this semi-final, only one contestant will be directly advanced to the Grand Final.
Grand Final

Between 16 participants, the winner of UVPSM 2024 will be decided by a five-member jury. The winner of the selection will therefore have the right to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö in terms of meeting the criteria of eligibility of RTV.

Despite this marathon session of a national selection, Piqued Jacks, UVPSM 2023 winners, did not manage to qualify to the Grand Final, finishing dead least with nul points.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news!

Source: sanmarinotv
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