As the public submissions draw to a close, San Marino’s 1 in 360 continues to take shape. With ten acts to make the final round, we know that three of those slots will be Wildcard entries.
One of those Wildcard slots will be determined by votes from OGAE and fan groups worldwide. Now that the shortlist of songs in the running for the fan vote has been revealed, it’s time to comb through some of the familiar faces.
Notable Names in Wildcard Round
With so many former national final acts in the running across 1 in 360, it’s no surprise to see some of those names on the shortlist.
And among the most talked-about is Emma Sandstrom. The UMK 2017 star has been documenting her attempt to represent San Marino on her YouTube channel. Her sincerity and passion touch our hearts — especially after all the drama of UMK earlier this year. Will her journey be made even easier by the Wildcard?
Malta is making its presence known in this round too. Franklin Calleja, Dominic Cini and Dario Bonicci have all appeared at MESC in previous years. There’s also a number of other Maltese acts who have made it through — the island really does go Eurovision crazy!
There’s also proof that putting in effort with Eurovision fans can pay off. Karl William Lund — from the UK’s national final in 2016 — has been a regular feature at many fan events. He takes his place in the wildcard round as well.
What’s more, there’s so many more acts that we could name: Judah Gavra (Kdam 2013), Angelika Pushnova (Belarus 2017), Sada Vidoo (DMGP 2017) — and still there’s more!
Of course, we still don’t quite know if all these acts are genuine, but we’ll hope so. Fan groups will now vote again for their winner, which will be revealed on December 3.
You can see all the entries in the fan vote on 1 in 360.
Dinah Nah amongst latest entries
She’s late to the party, but she is bringing the party. Dinah Nah took us to the dancefloor in Melodifestivalen 2015 and 2017. Now, she’s entered 1 in 360 for her shot at Eurovision.
Dinah’s late entry meant that she wasn’t in the running for this first Wildcard vote, which explains her absence on the shortlist. However, she’ll still be in running for the second Wildcard (or the third, details of which still are yet to emerge…)
That’s also the same for another Maltese favourite: Jessika. She’s already racked up an immpresive 300+ likes on 1 in 360’s web page — you go girl!
Are you part of a fan group voting for 1 in 360? Do you have any favourites from the shortlist? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!