1 in 360 filming

San Marino’s 1 in 360 search for a Eurovision star continues to build hype before its first show. We now know all eleven acts taking part, as well as the identity of the three judges.

One thing we don’t know yet is when the show will air. In public, at least, 1 in 360 have been very quiet so far this year — offering only a tweet promising “announcements in coming days”:

But whilst it’s been quiet in public, behind the scenes it seems like a lot has been happening. Social media has been filled with little snippets from contestants about what we might expect.

1 in 360: recording in Austria

The acts first set off for recording sessions in Vienna. From what we’ve gathered, acts worked on a number of songs – including performing backing vocals for each other.

San Marino’s IROL suggested that his entries may in fact be duets — backed up by fellow wildcard Giovanni Montalbano’s Facebook post. Here, IROL is listed as performing “Sorry” featuring “Basti” (presumably Sebastian Schmidt) and “Stuck Without Me” featuring Jessika.

RTV’s video, meanwhile, shows “Stay” — listed as a song for Sebastian Schmidt — has writers including Zoe & Christof Straub.

No matter what the outcome of the recording sessions, it’s clear that the talent has really bonded:

1 in 360: filming in Slovakia

Part of the mystery surrounding 1 in 360 has been just what form the shows will take and when. An early leak suggested that the first show would air on January 27 — but RTV’s schedule shows no sign of 1 in 360. Could this mean a February air date?

One thing we do know is that some shows have already been filmed in Slovakia. Local news there filmed a brief report on the tapings, which took place in the last week.

The judges were also present, as shown by IROL’s picture with Neon Hitch. What role they’ll play and how voting will work still seems to be a slight mystery. Given the deviations from their initial press conference, we’re just going to wait and see y’all!

Are you looking forward to 1 in 360? Who do you want to win? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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I love the fact they filmed it in Slovakia. That might encourage Slovakia to come back to Eurovision! 😀

Weuyrtanfej
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I agree, and my thoughts exactly 🙂

Maybe EBU gave San Marino a discount on their fee on the agreement that they film it in slightly Slovakia, so as to influece the Slovaks to compete next year. Just a thought hehe

Weuyrtanfej
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Weuyrtanfej

Send IROL. He’s hot!

Hunter Doerksen
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Hunter Doerksen

No IROL with Emma tho? No Tinashe combos? 🙁

Benny
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Benny

Seriously think that this contest was a bunch of shambles. Highly unfair…
There were so many better acts that were underlooked. Corruption I say….

Good luck to them, but they really need to re-evaluate again next year. Maybe not have a judge that is writing the song. Or have a judge write a song and have the contestants battle it out to see, who is better at performing the song?

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Matt

I hope it’s a good song and overall package that does well at the end of this, because this whole process seems really huge given their smaller resources

Kir
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Kir

Isn’t Zoe Straub one of the judges? Isn’t she uncompetent in judging the acts as a song writer for one of them?

Maros
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Maros

Good point

Liam
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Liam

I think it’s really bad that Zoe is one of the judges and wrote some of the songs! What a scandal if she only likes the people whos songs she wrote and she critisizes the ones she didn’t write for…

Maros
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Maros

Its gonna be Objetivo Eurovisión 2017 all over again 😀

Paula
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Paula

WHAT?!? Zoe wrote a song for the contest AND is one of the judges?!?!?! WHAT WHAT WHAT?!?! There’s so many wrong things about this I don’t know where to begin…

Maros
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Maros

Why isnt Emma and Franklin on that first picture? Does it mean they got eliminated??

Talentina Monetta
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Talentina Monetta

IROL feat Jessika sounds really good. Here for it!

Mark
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Mark

I really hope this is a turning point for San Marino. Destination Eurovision and 1 in 360 have been the biggest anticipations all season.

NickC
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I really hope they qualify this year. They had an inclusive selection process, they try to unite Europe through musical collaboration, and they are doing their best given their resources. R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Joe
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Joe

If they and the Czech Republic make the final, it will be a banner year for Eurovision underdogs (if Montenegro makes the leap, even more so).

Kaz
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Kaz

100% agree. This type of effort from a country as small as SAN Marino should be applauded. Hopefully they qualify but even if they don’t at least they know they have it their all.