Organisers behind 1 in 360 — San Marino’s search for an Internet candidate for Eurovision 2018 — have crowned Emma the winner of the first wildcard. As we pause to celebrate, we thought it’d be a good time to check where things stand with Wildcard #2.
Of the roughly 557 entries currently listed on the 1in360 candidates page, a total of 69 have managed to earn more than 100 votes. Of these, just 16 have managed to secure more than 2,000 votes. And while technically any of them are still contenders, in reality this appears to be a two-voice race.
Gloria Zaccaria from Italy currently counts 28,571 votes, while Miguel Vincentre from Spain has 26,191. The next highest act — Julian Lesinski from Poland — has 10,294.
The votes are changing quickly and constantly — a number of the acts are adding hundreds of votes per hour. These tallies are accurate as of 22:30 on Monday 4 December. Scroll down to see who is still in the race for the second wildcard.
1 in 360: Second Wildcard Leaders
1. Gloria Zaccaria — Italy (28,571 votes)
Gloria makes the most of the Italian language, showing off its beauty as she rolls through her song with confidence and vim. She’s emotional for sure, but it’s controlled and never over-the-top. A well-produced video with a handsome mister doesn’t hurt either.
2. Miguel Vincente — Spain (26,191 votes)
One of the shorter videos in the selection, Miguel’s “Alone” sees him sitting alone and playing his guitar. And while his strumming isn’t necessarily wowing us, his intensity is. He is staring straight into our souls!
3. Julian Lesinski — Poland (10,294 votes)
If you like Charlotte Perrelli then you’re going to love Julian. Taking on the Eurovision winner’s song “Hero”, he adds masculinity to a schlager classic — slowing it down and lowering the pitch. He’s seriously feeling it, which makes us feel it too.
4. Mac Zavadsky — Poland (10,011 votes)
An electro-banger filmed on the beach, Mac is serving blonde ambition. He’s got the look and he’s got some production behind him.
5. Hllary Smile — Italy (9,924 votes)
She’s an adorable popstrel with major swag and a funky-and-cute music video. If the Mickey Mouse Club had a bad girl it would be Hllary (no I) Smile.
6. Stavros Pilichos — Greece (9,549 votes)
Stavros covers Conchita Wurst’s “Rise LIke a Phoenix” and pours passion into his three-minutes, which he pairs with images of him in the studio and standing in nature. He’ll need to work on his enunciation, but his neatly 10,000 votes suggests people don’t mind the slip-ups.
7. Dario Mifsud Bonnici — Malta (8,356 votes)
Dario hits the parking garage and the rooftops of Malta in this video of contrasts which celebrates his undying love for a special someone. It’s heartfelt and wouldn’t sound out of place in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. “If you’re home I just hope that you’re sober, is it time to let go now that you’re older?…Will you call me to tell me you’re alright ’cause I worry about you.”
8. Sofya Angel-Barokko — Russia (8,234 votes)
Her strength isn’t in her voice, but instead her unique delivery, which sounds like a musical cat in heat. Her quirky style — purple wig, angel wings, and dramatic eyes — would give San Marino something to talk about.
9. Yana Gloushak — Russia (7,717 votes)
WOW! Competing on Got Talent, Ms. Gloushak proves herself to be a proper diva, nailing her cover of Jennifer Hudson’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls.
10. Camilla Dentale — Italy (6,390 votes)
A soul-jazz singer, Camilla isn’t afraid to put it all out there, as you can see in this live performance. “I just feel so good, so real,” she sings. “But right now I just feel cold, so cold, right down to my bones.” Well her voice is warming us right up.
11. Tom Leo Tanguy-Wiart — France (4,977 votes)
Frenchman Tom sings of “teardrop rain” — which may mimic the sound of our own sobbing when we don’t get past the wildcard round. Anyway, Tom’s got a fab voice — it’s slightly husky and thoroughly sexy. Plus he’s got a nice lyric video to boot.
12. Sebastian Calleja — Malta (4,723 votes)
The slick Maltese singer covers Elton John’s “Candle In the Wind 1997” (released in honour of the late Princess Diana). Staring into the camera and demonstrating his sonorous tones, he deserves to be high on this list — lovely voice!
13. Raylan Arbizu — Spain (3,363 votes)
Unleashing his inner cowboy, Raylan slips into denim, tips his head back and sings about a woman he used to love “so bad”. The liquor, he says, helps him forget jor name, jor face, jis pain I can’t erase.
14. Panagiotis Mademlis — Greece (2,945 votes)
Singing an original song called “Cure & War”, Panagiotis wears all white, accompanied only by a woman translating his song into sign language. He has an ability to hit those high notes — and an eye-catching tattoo on his left foot.
15. Marcus Reischmann — Germany (2,330 votes)
Singing “Higher Window”, Marcus works the lower register before taking us higher. Filmed in black and white, he’s ready to tug on heartstrings.
16. William and Deban — United Kingdom (2,054 votes)
Throwing themselves fully into their Eurovision 2017 mash-up, our vloggers are living every minute of their audition video, which captures the spirit and fun of the competition. But don’t let me tell you about it. You can hear them discuss their bid below.
Where is everybody?
Some veterans can be found further down the table. Maika Barbero — the husky singer from Spain has fewer than 900 votes, while Sweden’s Melfest veteran Dina Nah has 379.
Do you think the two front-runners have a strong chance of advancing to Eurovision if they win the wildcard? Or are you feeling the two Polish contestants more? Let us know in the comments box below.
Great to see an artist going without extrange effects, without mic and without videoclip. That is what makes it REAL . Well done Miguel Vicente.
And glad to see people rewarding it here and also in the fan wildcard with Emma (also without mic or effects)
This selection is going much better than most people initially thought.
It’s really interesting! And I’m so pleased for Emma!
I like Miguel Vicente 🙂 🙂 🙂
Omg!! YaY! The only one who has something different and creative to offer. And he’s hott!! Haha GO MIGUEL VICENTE GO!
I would say the poll is rigged. Come on… how those “nobody” have earned that amount of votes with that big gap with the other contestants. I could believe Gloria to have some votes, she isn’t bad, but what about Miguel Vicente? Nothing special there, to say the least. It isn’t credible and for me it’s obviously rigged (like last year with Ukraine wiildcard, though I loved Kuznesov). If I was an artist and wanted to participate I would be ashamed of rigging the voting.
Sorry, maybe I’m wrong, but I hate cheaters and this situation, if analyzed, stinks.
I completely agree with you. None of the ‘normal’ people stand a chance. All these top voters have a leg to stand on. They have a higher chance, as they are not completely ‘nobodies’. They should split it into sections, like San Remo Festival. ‘Not complete nobodies’ and ‘nobodies’
I can guarantee the winner is actually one of those people, who’s videos have not been watched a lot…
Gloria Zaccaria deserves the top spot in this race! Loved her song and voice from the moment I heard it! Go, go, Gloria! 🙂
I love Hllary Smile’s vid and song. I think she should be the rep for San Marino
She’s aodrable! And her sound is fresh and fun.
I know! It would be great for them. I can see that definitely qualifying if they can give her a great staging.