New information and changes do not stop from coming from the Sanmarinese Eurovision 2024 delegation. Following the reveal of the collaboration between RTV and the London-based startup Casperaki with the aim to bring the first AI Eurovision entry, new regulations regarding UVPSM 2024 were released.
According to the new information, it seems that the Grand Final of UVPSM 2024 is rescheduled and will then be held a week earlier, on February 24, 2024. The regulations also do not rule out another possible reschedule.
The Grand Final of UVPSM will be held at Teatro Nuovo di Dogana, the same venue that has been hosting the selection since 2022.
UVPSM 2024: the entire procedure
As far as it was known, 16 participants will compete in UVPSM 2024 Grand Final.
- 8 of them would be “emerging artists”
- and the remaining 8 would be established
The established artists will be selected by RTV without having to participate at any of the following stages of the competition.
Well, the updated UVPSM 2024 regulations give us more insight regarding the emerging artists selection, which will compete at the semi-finals
Following the conclusion of the “Academy and Casting” phase, Una Voce per San Marino 2024 will consist of six semi-finals in total.
- 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.
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.