In preparation for the shows, candidates attended a songwriting camp, at which each of them developed two songs, with the help of a team of experienced songwriters and producers. Candidates were allowed to contribute ideas to both their own songs and the songs of other participants.
In the first two shows, the candidates will perform acoustic versions of their songs, and the judges will provide feedback. At the end of the second show, the judges will pick one song for each candidate, of which the candidates will perform a fully produced version in the final. The live performances from the first two shows will be released as an album and as digital downloads on 19th February 2018.
San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest