San Marino will use an ambitious new festival to choose their entry for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest: ‘Una Voce Per San Marino’.
Looking to build on their back-to-back qualification successes (thanks to Senhit, Flo Rida, and Serhat), the Most Serene Republic will adopt a new national final format with the potential to springboard an artist to international stardom.
Una Voca Per San Marino will encourage entrants to compete in one of two categories: ‘emerging’ or ‘established’ acts.
Established artists will be invited by festival organisers, while the preliminaries for emerging talent will take place 13 – 19 December 2021 and from 5 – 11 January 2022 at the Titano Theatre (built in the 18th century with a capacity of 315, in case you were interested in potential venues should San Marino win Eurovision).
Further selections will take place in February 2022, with no restrictions on citizenship or choice of language during the contest.
All stages will be filmed for a show called Aspettando il Festival – Una Voce per San Marino. More details will follow shortly.
The Grand Final (scheduled for Saturday 19 February) will see 18 artists (9 established, 9 emerging) compete for the crown in front of a jury of experts. Second and third place will also be awarded.
The new festival is a collaborative effort between Media Evolution Srl, the Ministry of Tourism and broadcaster SMRTV (San Marino RTV).