San Marino: Changes in the voting system could allow the country to use televote!

After yesterday’s announcements on the changing of the voting system for Eurovision 2023, the Head of Delegation of San Marino, states that a new opportunity was born for the country.

The small country that is located inside Italy, has never managed to create a sufficient amount of televote calls, and that is because its telephone networks are connected to those of Italy. So during the televote sequense, it is not possible to distinguish the televotes from San Marino from those of Italy. In the end the result of the televote of San Marino is calculated by the a combination of the results of other countries with similar voting patterns.

After yesterday’s announcements, Alessandro Capicchioni, the Sammarenese Head of Delegation, stated that new online voting, is of great interest. This is what he said to San Marino RTV:

“It could be an opportunity to implement televoting also in San Marino using the new online systems instead of telephone calling.”

We remind you that San Marino will pick its representative through the national final “Una Voce per San Marino” for the second year in a row, which will take place in Teatro Titano right in the heart of the country.

The key dates are:

  • The Academy and Casting – December 13 to 17 and January 3 to January 11.
  • Semi-Finals of Una voce per San Marino – February 12 to 16
  • Final – February 25

The previous winner of Una Voce per San Marino and San Marino’s representative in Eurovision 2022 was Achille Lauro with the song “Stripper“ but he didn’t mange to bring the country to the final for the third time in a row and the fourth time overall, ending up in 14th place of the second semi-final:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the participation of San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

Source: sanmarinortv.sm

2010-2022: How Different would be the results of the Semi-Finals with only the Public Vote?

A news that shook the waters of the competition took place earlier today. The EBU has announced changes to the voting process for the Eurovision Song Contest.

One of the most important changes are that now only the public will choose the finalists in the two semi-finals, while now global viewers from all around the world that do not participate in the competition will also be able to vote!

You can see all the changes HERE.

The most important question is, What would be the changes to the competition voting in the Semi-Finals if only the public chose the 10 finalists?

We will answer this question through this tribute, seeing which countries would have qualified for the final from 2010 to 2022, if only the public vote counted, and which would have ultimately failed to qualify due to the favour of the juries.

Changes in the Results (2010-2022)

2010

In 2010, the system of 50% juries and 50% public vote, was applied for the first time in the Semi-Finals. There we find the first differences.

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland who finished sixth in the TV audience, against Bosnia and Herzegovina who finished eleventh and were favored by the jury’s fifth place.

In the second Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Lithuania and Sweden, against Israel and Ireland. In addition, the winner of the Semi-Final would be Azerbaijan and not Turkey.

Which means Sweden would have any disqualification  in their history at the competition.

2011

In the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Armenia, Norway and Turkey, against Switzerland, Lithuania and Serbia. In fact, Lithuania was first by the juries and eleventh in the audience.

That means Turkey would have no elimination in their history in the competition.

In the second Semi-Final, we would only have the qualification of Belarus, against the fan favorite that year, Estonia.

2012

Another year with huge changes in the results of the semi finals. In the first Semi-Final we would have Switzerland qualifying instead of Hungary.

In the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Bulgaria and the Netherlands, instead of Malta and Ukraine. Also, Norway was last by the juries and was saved by the public.

With these results, Ukraine would have lost the record as the only country with a non stop qualification!

2013

Moving forward in 2013.

In the first Semi-Final, Croatia and Montenegro would have qualified against Estonia and Moldova. In fact, Moldova was third in the committees, while Montenegro was fourth in the audience.

In the second Semi-Final, Bulgaria and Switzerland would have qualified instead of Armenia and Georgia. While Romania would have been the winner of the semi final, instead of Azerbaijan.

2014

This year we can see two big changes. In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Portugal instead of Azerbaijan, while in the second semi the qualification of Ireland, instead of Malta. In fact, Malta was third in the jury and twelfth in the audience.

2015

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland, instead of Hungary, while in the second the Czech Republic instead of Azerbaijan.

2016

Moving on to next year, because in the first Semi-Final we would have seen the qualification of Bosnia-Herzegovina, instead of the Czech Republic and in the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of North Macedonia and Belarus, instead of Georgia and Israel.

Τhe winner of the second semi final would have been Ukraine with Janala, instead of Australia.

2017

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland instead of Australia, while in the second the qualification of Switzerland and Estonia, instead of Austria and Denmark. In fact, Australia was fifteenth in the audience and second in the juries.

2018

Let’s go to 2018 and see that in the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Greece and Gianna Terzi, instead of Eugent Bushpepa, from Albania. Also, the winner would be Eleni Foureira and not Netta.

In the second Semi-Final, we would have Poland qualifying instead of the Netherlands, while the winner of the Semi-Final would be Denmark and not Norway. In fact, Denmark was twelfth in the juries.

2019

We can see some variations existing also in 2019.

Poland would once again go through to the final instead of Belarus, while the winner of the first Semi-Final would be Iceland rather than Australia.

In the second Semi-Final, Lithuania would have qualified  instead of Denmark, while the winner of the Semi-Final would have been Norway and not the Netherlands.

2021

Eurovision Song Contest came back after one year and in the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Croatia with Albina, against Hooverphonic from Belgium. Finally, the winner of the Semi-Final would be Ukraine and not Malta.

In the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Denmark and Fyr og Flamme, against Angela Peristeri from Albania, while the winner of the Semi-Final was Finland, instead of Switzerland.

2022

Last but not least we have this year edition of the contest. In the first Semi-Final, we would have seen the qualification of Ronela from Albania and not Marius Bear from Switzerland.

Finally, in the second Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Andromachi (last in the committees), against Nadir Rustamli, who had zero points in the televoting.

Conclusions

Which ones are favored by the new changes?

Based on the above, we notice that the removal of the juries from the Semi-Finals, can change a lot in the Semi-Final score, with obvious results in the Final as well.

The countries that we would say are favored by this change are Lithuania and Poland, countries with a large dispersion across Europe. Also, this change could make it easier for Turkey to return to the Competition.

The Balkan countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, as well as Armenia, which has a strong diaspora, also benefit from the changes.

What are the implications?

Jury favourites, Azerbaijan, Australia and Malta seem to be finding the changes difficult in the competition as their qualification in recent years has been largely down to the juries.

Ranking changes

Changes are also observed in the ranking. In particular, audiences seem to prefer funny  presentations and ethnic and dance songs instead of ballads or vocally challenged entries in general that usually are more appreciated by the juries.

General Conclusion

With all the above, we can say that in 2023 the TV viewers seems to have the main responsibility with the results of the contest. Although, on the Grand Final we see the casual jurors deciding half of the results, things will changes dramatically since from this year the goal for a lot of countries will be to first reach the final by having a song that the public will support. This also means that EBU seems to want to attract more and more of the public attention, but what would happen if a lot of good entries stay out of the final and more and more “funny” songs qualify but the juries still ignore on their final voting?

What a country will have to do to win both is find the entry that can surprise both the viewers and the jurors on the final night.

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Eurovision 2023: Voting changes announced for the upcoming contest!

Today started with a bit of surprise news, with the EBU suddenly announcing a change to the voting system for the upcoming 67th Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in May in Liverpool. This is the first change in the voting method since 13 years and in 2009, when 50/50 voting by the public and the judging panels was introduced.

According to the EBU announcement, the three big changes to the Eurovision 2023 voting system are as follows:

  • Viewer votes will decide countries qualifying from Semi-Finals 
  • Viewers in non-participating countries will be able to vote online
  • Jury votes will be combined with votes from the global audience to decide final result

This means that next year, the countries that qualify from the Semi-Finals will be decided solely based on the votes cast by the viewers, rather than a combination of a jury and public vote as has been the case since 2009.

The professional music industry juries will remain for the Grand Final, but complete control of who gets there from the Semi-Finals has been handed over to the viewing public.

And, for the first time ever, viewers from non-participating countries will be able to vote for their favourite songs too. Those watching in the rest of the world will be able to vote via a secure online platform using a credit card from their country, and their votes, once added together, will be converted into points that will have the same weight as one participating country in both of the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.

Regarding the changes to the voting method, the Contest’s Executive Producer, Martin Österdahl, said:

Throughout its 67-year history the Eurovision Song Contest has constantly evolved to remain relevant and exciting. These changes acknowledge the immense popularity of the show by giving more power to the audience of the world’s largest live music event.

In 2023 only Eurovision Song Contest viewers will decide which countries make it to the Grand Final and, reflecting the global impact of the event, everyone watching the show, wherever they live in the world, can cast their votes for their favourite songs.

By also involving juries of music professionals in deciding the final result, all the songs in the Grand Final can be assessed on the broadest possible criteria. We can also maintain the tradition of travelling around Europe and Australia to collect points and ensure a thrilling voting sequence with the winner only revealed at the very end of the show.

It is worth mentioning that the introduction of the Rest of World vote means that the correlation of the 50/50 voting for the final changes, which leans more towards the public. The general public will have slightly more impact on the final result – approximately 50.6%. In the coming months, the EBU is expected to publish in detail the countries that will have the right to vote in the Rest of the World category.

These changes are happening in order to keep the event relevant and exciting. Additionally, following the unprecedented nature of the voting irregularities seen at the 2022 Contest a working group of EBU Members was established to look at ways to protect the integrity of the event. Their recommendations are being implemented after approval by the Reference Group, the Contest’s governing board and the Executive Board of the EBU.

Source: Eurovision.tv

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Eurovision 2023: 37 countries will join the 67th contest in Liverpool!

Just moments ago, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced the countries that will take part in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool37 countries will be present in the contest, with three countries withdrawing, in contrast with the 40 countries last year in Turin.

These countries  withdrawing are Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, which after their participation in Eurovision 2022, all three of them withdraw for financial reasons.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, shared his thoughts on the line-up:

“We’re looking forward to welcoming artists from all 37 countries to Liverpool, the city of pop, next May. Next year’s competition promises to be an extra special one and we’re working hard with the BBC right now to ensure that hundreds of millions of viewers will enjoy the best Eurovision Song Contest yet, with Ukraine at the heart of the event.”

In detail, the countries that are going to take part are:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania – RTSH
  • 🇦🇺 Australia– SBS
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia– AMPTV
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – ORF
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Ictimai TV
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – RTBF
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia – HRT
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus – CyBC
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic – CT
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – DR
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia – ERR
  • 🇫🇮 Finland  – YLE
  • 🇫🇷 France – FT
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia – GPB
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – ARD/NDR
  • 🇬🇷 Greece – ΕΡΤ
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland – RUV
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland– RTE
  • 🇮🇱 Israel – IPBC/Kan
  • 🇮🇹 Italy– RAI
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia – LTV
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania – LRT
  • 🇲🇹 Malta – PBS
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova – TRM
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands – AVROTROS
  • 🇳🇴 Norway – NRK
  • 🇵🇱 Poland – TVP
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal – RTP
  • 🇷🇴 Romania – TVR
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino – RTV
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia – RTS
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia ​​- RTVSLO
  • 🇪🇸 Spain  – TVE
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – SVT
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – SRG / SSR
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine – UA: PBC
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – BBC

Martin Green, BBC’s Managing Director of the Eurovision Song Contest added:

“We are incredibly proud to be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine and welcoming delegations from 37 countries to Liverpool next year. The BBC is committed to making the event a true reflection of Ukrainian culture and showcasing British creativity to a global audience.”

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

San Marino: Host revealed for Una Voce per San Marino 2023!

At a press conference in Rome, it was revealed that Senhit who represented San Marino in Eurovision 2011 and 2021 respectively, is going to be the host of the country’s national final Una Voce per San Marino 2023.

The General Manager of national broadcaster San Marino RTV, Ludovico Di Meo, stated:

“Like everything new, we need to grow and we will do it, year after year. We will have to be lucky and also good – he added – to find a new, real talent to bring to Liverpool, the home of the Beatles”

In this conference, it was also revealed that two acts that have represented San Marino in past editions of the Eurovision Song Contest will perform, one of them being the winner of the first edition of Una Voce per San Marino and the country’s represntative in Eurovision 2022, Achille Lauro.

Details about Una voce per San Marino 2023

The 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.

As we pointed out before, 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.

Will San Marino be able to progress to the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final that will take place in Liverpool?

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the details regarding Una Voce per San Marino 2023!

Source: Eurovoix

San Marino: The participants of Una Voce per San Marino 2023 Casting Round!

A little while ago, the first names of artists who will participate in the first round of auditions for Una Voce per San Marino 2023 were announced.

91 singers have been announced by the organizers as participants in the first round of casting on October 28, 29 and 30. Auditions for Una Voce per San Marino 2023 will be held at the Little Tony di Serravalle amphitheater.

Below you can see the complete list of candidates for the first casting round :

October 28
  1. KIDA
  2. Giada Pintori
  3. Gianfranco Lo Schiavo
  4. CHIMERICO
  5. Noemi Castiello
  6. Francesca Monte & Kevan
  7. Mariafrancesca
  8. JAMAX
  9. MORENA
  10. Stil Novo
  11. DASCAR
  12. Tyrone
  13. Lorenzo Iuracà
  14. Maikol Arcarisi
  15. Acousticouple
  16. Supernova Universe
  17. Sølk
  18. Morgana
  19. Massimo Bertacci
  20. Davide Zamma
  21. Daudia
  22. Anna Cucchi
  23. Nati Miele
  24. Marco Spiezia
  25. Kiens
  26. Jack
  27. Bea
  28. Giorgia Mancini
  29. Adriana Sardano
  30. Doc
  31. Agatha
  32. Andrea Licciardo
  33. Martina Guerra
  34. Roundeep
  35. MALADIE DES IF
  36. Messyah
October 29
  1. Giorgio Solitro
  2. ELIN
  3. EGO59
  4. MoTs
  5. Samuele Tognini
  6. ALAN
  7. Dionysian
  8. Santo
  9. Ester Canepa
  10. Marta Tronci
  11. Gaia Belletti
  12. ISMAELE
  13. MATE
  14. Myky
  15. Caravaggio
  16. Only Sara
  17. Brenda Novella
  18. Arsenico
  19. V3N3R3
  20. Mad
  21. Julia
  22. MadMars
  23. Pjero
  24. GLADIAH
  25. Camelia Redox Brity Bluzu Band & Iannetti
  26. Massimo Galfano
  27. Marie Nicole
  28. Angela Nobile
  29. Silver
  30. Out Offline
  31. Freakybea
  32. Dimy Place
  33. Blonde Brothers
  34. ARTIKA
  35. La Luce di Daphne
  36. Crasti Peter
October 30
  1. Moore
  2. Alessio D.
  3. Melissa Perilli
  4. Daniel Schuhmacher
  5. CHRISTOPHER
  6. Domi
  7. Daniele Nicolò
  8. Saemon Vega
  9. Lost City feat Emerique
  10. March.
  11. Leonor
  12. Con Amore
  13. PAUSA
  14. Rudge S. Feat Neela Quinn
  15. The DaniPhils
  16. Noelia Mora
  17. DRE’
  18. HANIA
  19. Diamante Denardi

Details about Una voce per San Marino 2023

The 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.

The country was represented last year by Italian-born Achille Lauro withStripper” who took 14th place in the second semi-final with only 50 points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCmX64N_sXM&feature=emb_title

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun, for all the updates about Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool!

Source: Eurovoix

San Marino: 402 applications received to date for Una Voce per San Marino 2023!

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 withStripper” who took 14th place in the second semi-final with only 50 points.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun, for all the updates!

Source: Eurovoix

 

San Marino: Una Voce per San Marino 2023 received over 300 applications so far!

San Marino’s national broadcaster San Marino RTV has revealed today through a press conference more information regarding Una Voce per San Marino 2023. As we have previously informed you, the established artists won’t be able to pre-qualify to the Grand Final.

Also, during the press conference it was revealed that Una Voce per San Marino 2023 has received over 300 applications so far. Last week, it was also revealed that artists from more than 17 countries have shown their interest for the contest.

The production team for Una Voce per San Marino is expecting more than 1000 applications until the end of the deadline, 700 more than last year.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding San Marino’s participation for Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

Source: Eurovoix

San Marino: From where are the, so far, participating artists coming from?

The registration window inviting artists from all over the world to participate to Una Voce per San Marino, the country’s national final, is still open.

As we have previously written, despite the country’s disqualification in 2022, San Marino has already started prepearing, since the summer, for Eurovision Song Contest in the United Kingdom. Specifically, the process includes the castings, five semi-finals and the grand final that will take place in February 17th 2023.

Through the Twitter account, the countries that the participanting artists are coming from have been made public. Each performer comes from one of the countries in the list below:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

As we observed, there is still no proposal having been submitted from a Greek artist, unlike last year with Panagiotis Tsakalakos and Artemis Matafia, the candidate trying to represent Greece in Eurovision 2023.

Of course, there is still plenty of time for the artists to submit their proposals to the channel until January 20th 2023, with additional cost, for which you can read here.

Last year, the country was represented by the italian Achille Lauro with “Stripper”, and managed to finish 14th in the Second Semi-Final with only 50 points.

Eurovision 2023: National broadcaster participation window closing today!

The national broadcasters from the countries having an active EBU membership, have a deadline until today (15/9), in order to confirm their participation in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.

We might not know the city at United Kingdom that we are going to travel to for Eurovision 2023 yet, but today is the deadline for the national broadcasters-EBU members to confirm their participation in the contest.

Until October 11th, according to the rules, the possibility of withdrawal is provided without the imposition of a fine. From this date on, the broadcasters that applied for participating and are willing to withdraw, are going to face the imposition of a fine, which is varying, depending on the time of withdrawal (before or after the semi-finals draw etc.).

31 countries, with one way or another, have announced their will to participate in Eurovision 2023. Among them there’s Greece, and Cyprus too. Those countries are:

  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

The number from the countries above is expected to grow, because nine countries that participated in this year’s contest, haven’t clarified their intentions yet. Those are:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Slovenia

There’s always a chance, although slight, for a country to return or for another one to debut. The participating countries and their exact number will be confirmed through EBU’s official announcement. The respective announcement for Eurovision 2022 was made on October 20th.