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San Marino: Minister of the Government talks about a potential withdrawal from Eurovision!

The Minister of Tourism of San Marino, Federico Pedini Amati, spoke about the country’s possible withdrawal from the Eurovision Song Contest.

“We could make the choice not to participate in Eurovision anymore ” is the statement from the San Marinese Government Minister. The last time the micronation advanced to the final was in 2021. Last night San Marino failed agained to reacht the final!

Amati added:

“Above all – he underlines – there is something that doesn’t add up to me: for three years in a row we are out of the final. First Achille Lauro, then Piqued Jacks and now Megara. It almost seems that the small states are too penalised . The game cannot be only for large countries”.

The national selction process of San Marino Una Voce per San Marino that commenced in 20220 has been financially supported by the government of San Marino. However the decision to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest belong to the national broadcaster of San Marino, RTV!

Source: San Marino RTV

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Luxembourg: Details revealed about the past collaboration with San Marino for Eurovision!

New details have emerged about a potential partnership from nearly a decade ago that would bring Luxembourg to Eurovision 2015.

Ahead of Eurovision 2015, there were reports that Luxembourg and San Marino were to team up for an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Thierry Mersch gave an interview to Luxembourger Wort explaining more about how he almost represented San Marino and Luxembourg on the Eurovision stage:

“A member of the ESC delegation from San Marino TV contacted me and at first I wasn’t sure whether he was serious at all. The idea was for two European microstates to come together for a unique project.”

Then there was a discussion about cooperation, which was sparked by the then Minister of Culture stating her agreement to regarding the return of Luxembourg. New details revealed:

The song was already decided, I already had a duet partner. Since the organizers did not want to support this unique project alone, Luxembourg was supposed to contribute 50,000 euros – and that ultimately failed.”

It is not known who the duet partner would be, nor the song that was to be performed. San Marino participated in Eurovision 2015 represented by two previous participants of the state in Junior Eurovision. Anita Simoncini and Michele Perniola and the song  “Chain of Lights”.

Luxembourg returns to the Eurovision Song Contest this year in Malmö after a hiatus of 31 years represented by Tali Golergant and the song “Fighter”

Source: Wort.lu

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San Marino: SMRTV shares exclusive footage from Megara’s first rehearsal!

San Marino‘s national broadcaster SMRTV has shared some additional footage from the band Megara’s first rehearsal earlier today.

You can watch the additional footage of the rehearsal in the post from X below.

San Marino is going compete in the 10th spot of the second semi-final on Thursday 9 May, claiming one of the 10 tickets to the Grand Final on Saturday 11 May.

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Eurovision 2024: San Marino’s First Rehearsal!

The show goes on, as it should be. After Dons from Latvia, who performed for the very first time his song, “Hollow”, on Eurovision’s stage, it is time for us to move to Southern Europe for a liitle bit, more specifically to the Italian Peninsula but with an Iberian essence as well. It is neither Italy, nor Spain, nor Portugal, but is San Marino and Megara, this year’s Spanish rock band, who represents the tiny country in Malmö, with the song “11:11“.

Who are Megara?

Megara is a Spanish rock band formed in Madrid, Spain back in 2015, currently consisting of the lead vocalist Kenzy Loevett, Vitti Crocutta, Tio Rober Bueno and Raphaela Tache. That same year, the band released their debut EP named “Muérase Quien Pueda” and in 2016 they released their first solo album “Siete“.

Being natives of Spain, Megara participated in Benidorm Fest of 2023, the Spanish National Final for Eurovision, with the song “Arcadia“, finishing fourth both in the semi-final and the final as well.

In 2024, the band took the decision to give another try for a possible Eurovision entry, releasing their song “11:11“, which is inspired by the number 1111, which in numerology is considered as an angel number, representing intuition, positive dreams and the presence of benevolent spiritual guidance. The song was originally intented for Benidorm Fest 2024, but after RTVE’s rejection, the band decided to participate with their song in the preselection of “Una Voce Per San Marino“. After complying with the Sammarinese regulations and changing some of the lyrics from Spanish to Italian, Megara won the National Final hence here they are in Sweden to represent San Marino; the one who insists, wins, we would say.

Megara’s musical style is characterized as “fucksia rock“, a music genre which incorporates electronic, dance, punk, rock and alternative metal sounds. The members of the band themselves stated that the term and the overall genre is of their own creation.

The rehearsal:

Have we had enough coffee this morning? Not yet. Does it matter? Also no. Because Megara from San Marino are waking up the whole arena with their rock anthem 11:11. Their rehearsal started at 11:13, which is one of those things we will all just have to learn to live with.

Megara are still in the pink and black fur we saw at Una Voce per San Marino, but a slightly different design with added zebra stripes. The LED wall shows a pink and black animation with lots of spooky trees and dragons that feels like a fairy story – the whole thing comes together as a really cohesive bit of staging that feels fun, uplifting and very LOUD.

There’s a really fun dance routine that runs through this whole performance, which we don’t usually see with big rock bands, but Megara are definitely here to entertain – there’s even a moment at the end where Kenzy takes off her fur coat to reveal a new outfit featuring pink PVC armour with a dinosaur spine. We’re also happy to report that the flamenco dance break from the official video has made it to Malmö, with Megara’s two dancers shedding their fur coats to reveal skeleton bodysuits and fur boots.

PYRO UPDATE: smoke AND flame balls, with a huge fiery finish. If you have tickets for the arena standing area, dress for warm weather.

Below you can take a look at a snippet from Megara’s very first rehearsal and appearence on Malmö’s stage:

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Punk, pyro and a hell of a lot of pink! @MEGARA have touched down in Malmö 🇸🇲 #Eurovision2024

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Megara’s second rehearsal is set to take place on Friday the 3rd of May, when we will get a better idea of how this year’s San Marino’s entry is going to like on stage.

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Source: Eurovision.tv

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Listen to the Brais Remix of San Marino’s entry in “A Little Bit More”!

Just like last year, some time before the first rehearsals of the countries, the show called “A Little Bit More” aired on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

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San Marino: MEGARA will represent the country in Malmö with “11:11”!

Una Voce per San Marino 2024 was concluded yesterday evening. Una Voce per San Marino served as the country’s selection format for Eurovision for the third year in a row and was broadcasted live from Teatro Nuovo di Dogana, San Marino.

Hosted by Fabrizio Biggio and Melissa Greta Marchetto, and following the voting exclusively by a five-member jury, MEGARA were crowned as the winners with their song “11:11“!

A total of seventeen acts, out of which eight were advanced from the semi-finals’ stage as “emerging” artists and the remaining nine were established artists invited by RTV San Marino, competed for the Sanmarinese representation in Malmö:

  1. Pago – “Il Protagonista”
  2. Daudia – With You”
  3. XGIOVE – Nostalgia
  4. Aimie Atkinson – “A Dare For Love”
  5. DEZ – Freedom”
  6. Marcella Bella – “Chi siamo davvero”
  7. Aaron Sibley – “Human”
  8. Wlady, DJ Jad, Corona & Ice MC  “Questa volta
  9. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  10. KIDA – “Invincibile”
  11. BOOOM! – “Dance Like This”
  12. Jalisse – Il Paradiso E’ Qui”
  13. Mate – “Big Mama”
  14. Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  15. La Rua – Governo del cuore
  16. Dana Gillespie – The Last Polar Bear 
  17. MEGARA – “11:11”

Riccardo Cocciante was a guest on yesterday’s show and performed on multiple occasions between the participating acts.

The results

The winner was decided by a five member-jury, which consisted of:

  • Celso Valli (Head of the experts’ committee, composer and conductor)
  • Anna Bischi (Musician)
  • Clarissa Martinelli (Journalist)
  • John Vignola (Journalist)
  • Steve Lyon (Music Producer)

At first, the hosts announced the classification of yesterday’s show from place seventeen to place four.

 

Then, the top three was announced in random order, the artists were welcomed on stage and the final results were revealed.

  1. MEGARA
  2. Loredana Bertè
  3. La Rua

The winner

MEGARA won UVPSM 2024 and will therefore serve as the country’s representatives in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest that will take place in Malmö in May. San Marino is allocated to perform at the second half of the second semi-final on May 9.

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San Marino: The results of the second chance round of Una Voce per San Marino 2024!

San Marino commenced  its search for the representative of the country in Eurovision 2024. Una Voce per San Marino 2024, the national final of the country, consists of five semi-finals, a second chance round and the Grand Final.

Ilenia De Sena and Camillia Spinelli are the hosts of the semi-finals.

A few minutes ago, the second chance round was completed with 16 artists taking part.

The 16 artists that took part in the second chance round were:

  1. Basti“Rhythm Ιn The Rain”
  2. Camellini“Patchwork”
  3. Cinzia Paoletti“Tallone d’Achille”
  4. Corde Libere“Deserti in viaggio”
  5. DƏVA – “One Love”
  6. Edoardo Brogi“Magari Subito”
  7. Effemme – ¨Half Full Glass¨
  8. ITAMA – Chorizo”
  9. Mace – “Vivimi”
  10. Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  11. MEGARA“11:11”
  12. Nadine Randle“What’s on your mind”
  13. Sandro Machado“Mi Sangas Sen Vi”
  14. Simon Evans – Anywhere to Go”
  15. This is Elle – “Gold
  16. XGIOVE – “Nostalgia

In the end, the jury selected three artists that qualified directly to the final.

The three artists that qualify for the final is:

  • Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  • MEGARA“11:11”
  • XGIOVE – “Nostalgia
The 17 artists we will see in the grand final are:
  1. Aimie Atkinson – “A Dare For Love”
  2. Aaron Sibley – “Human”
  3. Jalisse – Il Paradiso E’ Qui
  4. La Rua – “Il Governo del Cuore”
  5. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  6. Marcella Bella – “Chi siamo davvero”
  7. Pago – “Il Protagonista”
  8. Wlady, DJ Jad, Corona & Ice MC – “Questa volta”
  9. Dana Gillespie – The Last Polar Bear
  10. Daudia – ‘With You”
  11. BOOOM!“Dance Like This”
  12. Mate “Big Mama”
  13. DEZ – “Freedom”
  14. KIDA – “Invincibile”
  15. Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  16. MEGARA“11:11”
  17. XGIOVE – “Nostalgia

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Source: RTV San Marino

San Marino: The results of the fifth semi-final of Una Voce per San Marino 2024!

San Marino commenced  its search for the representative of the country in Eurovision 2024. Una Voce per San Marino 2024, the national final of the country, consists of five semi-finals, a second chance round and the Grand Final.

Ilenia De Sena and Camillia Spinelli are the hosts of the semi-finals.

A few minutes ago, the fifth semi-final was completed with 7 artists taking part.

The 7 artists that took part in the fifth semi-final were:

  1. Alessia Felici“Non Conviene Mai”
  2. Francesco Mariani – “Breathe”
  3. Giulia B.
  4. Gynevra – “Il mio nome”
  5. HBH Band – “I Can Be Real”
  6. KIDA – “Invincibile”
  7. Why Xes – “Fatti A Musica”

In the end, the jury selected one artist that qualified directly to the final. The artist that qualifies for the final is KIDA with the song “Invincibile””. 

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Source: RTV San Marino

San Marino: The results of the fourth semi-final of Una Voce per San Marino 2024!

San Marino commenced  its search for the representative of the country in Eurovision 2024. Una Voce per San Marino 2024, the national final of the country, consists of five semi-finals, a second chance round and the Grand Final.

Ilenia De Sena and Camillia Spinelli are the hosts of the semi-finals.

A few minutes ago, the fourth semi-final was completed with 30 artists taking part.

The 30 artists that took part in the fourth semi-final were:

  1. Auroro Borealo & Martelli“Giù dal pero”
  2. Bluesy“Dune”
  3. Brenda Novella – “Where I Belong”
  4. CAINERO – “Buio”
  5. Casino Moon – “La chiave”
  6. DƏVA – “One Love”
  7. DEZ – “Freedom”
  8. Diego Federico – “Drop It”
  9. Effemme – ¨Half Full Glass¨
  10. Eklettika – “Occhi viola”
  11. Elis – “A me”
  12. FEDERUBIN – “Maddalena”
  13. FLAT BIT“Una disco”
  14. Gelida – “Occhi di ghiaccio”
  15. JunaisinsaneDon’t Care About”
  16. Known Physics“Call My Name”
  17. Mad –Terra rossa
  18. Mirjam“Io Amo”
  19. Myky – “Coming Home”
  20. Nadine Randle“What’s on your mind”
  21. Only Sara “Drama Queen”
  22. Prima“Ferma”
  23. RAFFI“E Poi Ti Voglio”
  24. Sandro Machado“Mi Sangas Sen Vi”
  25. Spiros – “C’ est ma guerre”
  26. Thea“Nordic Sages”
  27. Veronica & Faber“Strangers”
  28. VincentLALLA”
  29. Vitania“Lia”
  30. Viva“Sono Come te”

In the end, the jury selected one artist that qualified directly to the final, and four artists that qualify for the second chance round.

The artist that qualifies for the final is DEZ with the song “Freedom”. 

The four artists that qualify for the second chance round are:

  • DƏVA – “One Love”
  • Effemme – ¨Half Full Glass¨
  • Nadine Randle“What’s on your mind”
  • Sandro Machado“Mi Sangas Sen Vi”

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Sammarinese participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Source: RTV San Marino

San Marino: The results of the third semi-final of Una Voce per San Marino 2024!

San Marino commenced  its search for the representative of the country in Eurovision 2024. Una Voce per San Marino 2024, the national final of the country, consists of five semi-finals, a second chance round and the Grand Final.

Ilenia De Sena and Camillia Spinelli are the hosts of the semi-finals.

A few minutes ago, the third semi-final was completed with 30 artists taking part.

The 30 artists that took part in the third semi-final were:

  1. Alessandro & Guya Canino “Liberi tutti quanti”
  2. Alunno – “Inevitabile
  3. Atwood“Can’t Stop Me”
  4. Camilla Rinaldi“Rara”
  5. Camilla Ruffini – “Mi dicono”
  6. Cinzia Paoletti“Tallone d’Achille”
  7. Corde Libere“Deserti in viaggio”
  8. Cristiano Cosa“Crescere”
  9. Daiana Lou“Trauma”
  10. Daniel Marin 
  11. Eki & Katy “Oro e Diamanti”
  12. Elina “Ti amo”
  13. Emil Lindholm – “Try My Luck”
  14. Fijord“Giulia”
  15. ILYTH“Love”
  16. Karma“Meglio di no”
  17. Lorenzo Postiglione – “Pochi eroi
  18. Malvax“La Spezia”
  19. MARK“Return”
  20. Mate “Big Mama”
  21. Mhora – “Le labbra in fumo
  22. Michela Baselice – “Abbassa la cresta
  23. NOOR – “Canzone tragicomica
  24. Operapop“Like Angel”
  25. ROS-ARIA“Blu notte”
  26. The Atlantis – “Heart of the Abyss
  27. The Miss – “L’enfer
  28. This is Elle – “Gold
  29. Xada“Shell”
  30. XGIOVE – “Nostalgia

In the end, the jury selected one artist that qualified directly to the final, and four artists that qualify for the second chance round.

The artist that qualifies for the final is Mate with the song “Big Mama””. 

The four artists that qualify for the second chance round are:

  • Cinzia Paoletti“Tallone d’Achille”
  • Corde Libere“Deserti in viaggio”
  • This is Elle – “Gold
  • XGIOVE – “Nostalgia

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Sammarinese participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Source: RTV San Marino