San Marino: John Kennedy O’Connor will be the spokesperson for Eurovision 2023!

John Kennedy O’Connor will return to the contest to be the spokesperson of the San Marainese jury votes at Eurovision 2023!

Specifically, last night during the San Marinese  broadcaster’s evening news it was announced that, John Kennedy O’Connor will be the one to announce the twelve points at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.

John Kennedy O’Connor has appeared in the contest before as he was the first non-native San Marinese to announce the jury votes of San Marino back in 2013 and 2018. In addition, he has been a judge on 1in360, the talent show used to select a song and a singer for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018. Therefore, John Kennedy O’Connor has a close connection to the competition and lots of experience. All that remains now is to find out to whom San Marino juries will give their twelve points!

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San Marino: “Like an Animal” Music Video has been released!

San Marino has chosen its representative for this year’s Eurovision through Una Voce Per San Marino. The winners were Piqued Jacks with the song “Like an animal“, and will represent the microstate enclave in May in Liverpool.

Earlier in April, the final version of “Like an Animal” was released, which was the last entry in this year’s competition to be officially released digitally.

A short while ago, via Piqued Jacks‘ official YouTube channel, the video clip of the track was revealed.

Check out the video clip of Piqued Jacks’ “Like an animal”, by Piqued Jacks for Eurovision 2023:

San Marino is competing in the 12th place of the Second Semifinal on May 11.

You can watch the EurovisionFun team’s reaction to San Marino‘s participation below:

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San Marino: Listen to the revamp of “Like An Animal”!

As it had became known, in late February, the band Piqued Jacks won the San Marinese National Final “Una Voce Per San Marino 2023”, claiming their ticket for Liverpool and Eurovision 2023.

With the song Like An Animal, Piqued Jacks will represent their country in Eurovision, as the new version of the song was published today on Spotify which is specially composed for the European Song Contest!

Down bellow you will find the final form of the song:


Down below you can see the live performance of the song in the National Final along with the reaction of EurovisionFun:

We want to remind you that San Marino will perform 12th at the second semi final, at 11th of May 2023 in Liverpool.

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San Marino: Public Broadcaster RTV takes issue against the negativity surrounding Piqued Jacks’ BCN performance

A rather unfortunate event that occurred during the Barcelona Eurovision Party in Spain has caused enormous frustration to the Sammarinese delegation.Throughout the course of this year’s Sammarinese entrants performance,that took place in the Saint Jordi Club on March 25,various Eurovision fans would be heard shouting Ronela Hajati’s (Albania 2022) name,who competed against Piqued Jacks’ in San Marino’s selection process Una Voce per San Marino,but eventually lost to them and did not earn the right to represent the country in this year’s song contest.

Nevertheless,all those derogatory comments were not left unnoticed by the Sammarinese Public Broadcaster RTV,who were quick to respond with the following statement,with Piqued Jacks reacting on their behalf as well:

Shortly afterwards,RTV released the following statement,clarifying that they feel no resentment towards the Spanish audience,but instead,they are more than willing to continue setting up performances in the country:

You can have a look at the Piqued Jacks’ performance in Barcelona here:

San Marino is competing in the second semi-final of this year’s contest,on May 11.

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San Marino: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2023 Entry “Like an Animal”!

San Marino has completed the search for its representative and entry for Eurovision 2023 with “Una Voce per San Marino 2023” taking place for another year with big winners Piqued Jacks and “Like an Animal”.

The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the live performance of the country’s participation in the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Elefterium, Aps and Apostolis in a Reaction video with detailed commentary on the participation of San Marino, for 2023!

(edit of the video by Elefterium)

Enjoy the Performance of “Like an Animal” from the national final:

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San Marino: Tonight the Final of “Una Voce Per San Marino”!

Today, among so many countries, the time of San Marino to choose their artist for Eurovision 2023 has come. Tonight the final of “Una Voce Per San Marino” will be completed and we will officially know the winner of the San Marinize National Final.

The show will start at 21:00 CET live from Teatro Nuovo in the center of the country and it will last approximately 3 hours. you can watch it from RTV by pressing the button here.

The Host of UVPSM:

The host of the show will be (again) Senhit, the singer represented San Marino three time in Eurovision (in 2011, 2020 and 2021) and she hosted the previous Final of “Una Voce Per San Marino”.

The jurors of the show:

Also, this morning, SMRTV revealed the jury for tonight’s National Final. The jury consists of six members which are:

  • Al Bano (singer and president of the jury)
  • Steve Lyon (producer and sound engineer)
  • Dino Stewart (managing director – BMG Music Italy)
  • Charlotte Davis (artist)
  • Antonio Rospini (artist)
  • Clarissa Martinelli (radio producer)

The results of the show will be decided only by the vote of the jury.

The finalists of Una Voce Per San Marino 2023:

Down bellow you will find the twenty two artists with their songs where one of them will claim the ticket of Liverpool in an alphabetical order:

  1. Alfie Arcuri – “Collide”
  2. Deborah Iurato – “Out of Space”
  3. Deshedus – “Non basterà”
  4. E.E.F. – “Something for You”
  5. Eiffel 65 – “Movie Star”
  6. Ellynora – “Mama Told Me”
  7. Iole – “Sul tetto del mondo”
  8. Le Deva – “Fiori su Marte”
  9. Lorenzo Licitra – “Never Give Up”
  10. Mayu – “C’è qualcosa in me che non funziona”
  11. Nevruz – “L’alieno”
  12. Piqued Jacks – “Like an Animal”
  13. Thomas – “23:23”
  14. Tothem – “Sacro e profano”
  15. Vina Rose – “Oblivious”
  16. XGiove – “Fuoco e benzina”
  17. Kida – “Stessa Pelle”
  18. Simone – “Catching  Memories”
  19. Edoardo Brogi – “Due punti sull’equatore”
  20. Mate – “Prisma”
  21. Ronela – “Salvaje”
  22. Roy Paci – “Tromba”


Last year’s winner of “Una Voce Per San Marino” and representative of San Marino in Eurovision 2022 was the Italian singer Achille Lauro with the song “Stripper”. Nevertheless, he failed to claim a qualification for last May’s Grand Final by finishing 14th in the second semi final.

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San Marino: Semi finalists to be announced on February 20!

San Marino RTV will announce the names of the Semi-finalists on February 20.  The announcement will take place in a press conference.  Sixty artists will participate at the Semi finals of Una Voce per San Marino national selection.

This is the second time that San Marino held a national final.  Over 1000 singers from 31 countries registered to participate in the San Marinese national selection.  According to RTV this is an increase of over 300 singers since their last update in 2022.

Una Voce per San Marino

Una Voce per San Marino will consist on five Semi-finals taking place between 18-20 February 2023.  The Semi-Finals will be broadcast on delay by SMRTV.  The Grand Final of Una Voce per San Marino will take place on February 25, 2023 at the Teatro Nuovo in Dogana.  A five member jury representing San Marino RTV (2), Segreteria di Stato (1) and  the production company (2) will chose the San Marinese representative.

Achille Lauro won the first edition of Una Voce per San Marino.  He represented San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Source: RTV

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San Marino: Semi Final dates for Una Voce per San Marino revealed!

New details have been revealed about the San Marino national selection for Eurovision.  The organizers have further revealed the dates for the national final.

The first major change is that some of the deadlines changed:

The application deadline has moved to January 27, 2023.

The registration period has moved from January 15, 2023 to February 13, 2023.

Una Voce per San Marino 2023

The second edition of Una Voce per San Marino will have five Semi Finals and a Grand Final.  However, the selection started with a number of casting rounds.  Two casting rounds took place between October and December 2022.  The last casting round is scheduled for January 27, 2023.   For the 2023 edition there was not a Established artist casting selection and no artist was invited directly to the final.  On the other hand, established artists could go directly in the semi-finals.

The five semi-finals will be held between 18-20 February, 2023.  Broadcaster SMRTV will broadcast the shows on delay.  For the Semi-Finals the contestants will sing a cover song and an unreleased song of their own.

The Grand Final will take place on February 25, 2023 at the Teatro Nuovo in Dogana.  Senhit (San Marino 2021, 2011) will host the final.  A panel of five jurors will chose the winner.  Two jurors from San Marino RTV, one from the Segreteria di Stato and two from the production company will make the jury vote.

Achille Lauro won Una Voce per San Marino 2023.  He represented San Marino in Eurovision 2022

Source: Una Voce per San Marino


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.

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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.