It’s the brand new national final that’s sparking huge fan interest. Now San Marino‘s broadcaster SMRTV has revealed that 1050 entries were submitted to the 1 In 360 national selection.
Entries for 1 In 360 closed on 30 November and now SMRTV has released some statistics about the entries received.
Of the 1050 entries, 971 were submitted in video format, while 79 were entered as audio only.
And of the video entries, 557 were uploaded to the 1 In 360 YouTube channel. It’s not clear why the other 414 videos weren’t uploaded to YouTube. However, this could include deleted videos, such as fake entries or multiple entries from one artist. It’s also possible that entries that paid the five euro fee to bypass the public vote were not uploaded.
San Marino’s 1050 total is topped only by Sweden (2771) and Norway (1200). However, both those countries required an original song to be entered, whereas San Marino was only auditioning singers.
1 In 360 was open to singers from any country, and SMRTV notes that entries were received from 75 countries. As well as many entries from within Europe, the contest also attracted entries from such far-flung locations as Cameroon, the Philippines, South Africa, Haiti and Afghanistan.
The contest also attracted seven artists from the microstate itself.
Eurovision 2015 representative Anita Simoncini, 2016 points spokesperson Irol MC, Alessandra Busignani, Alibi, Fabrizio Valentini, Gianluigi Colucci, and Jimmy JDKA. The seven local acts will face a wildcard vote, meaning that at least one San Marino artist will make it to the next phase of the selection.
Less than one percent of the 1050 entries will make it to the next stage. As well as the San Marino wildcard, there will also be a wildcard determined by public vote. Votes were reset on December 1, and the artist with the most number of votes (in this case hearts) will bag the ticket.
Currently, the vote is led by Gloria Zaccaria from Italy with 28,571 votes, while Miguel Vincentre from Spain has 26,191. The next highest act — Julian Lesinski from Poland — has 10,294.
A third wildcard vote has already been decided. Various OGAE fan clubs nominated 69 acts and voted for their favourite. The winner was Finland’s Emma Sandström, who earlier placed third at UMK 2017 with “Circle of Light”.
The three wildcard winners will join seven other acts chosen by the selection jury. The ten finalists will compete in the elimination shows which will take place in January.
What do you think? Who would you like to see in the next phase of 1 In 360? Share your thoughts below!
I’m just thankful they took down all but one of Vasilije’s videos (taken down were his “Rockabye” cover, “We Share the Same World”, “Just Wanted to Be Free” [featuring music stolen from Adam Jordan’s “Love Me Stronger”] and “Walk Away” [under the name Alicia Renee] – “To the Moon and Back” is the only video left of his on the channel). Is someone as tone-deaf as him that desperate to make an absolute fool of himself on the Eurovision stage in front of over 200 million people?
As this is a singing competition in the first place and not only a who’s-the-best-social-media-expert-selection I pretty much hope that San Marino will also choose wisely to include in their show lineup some of those really exeptional vocal artists and songwriters that you can find amongst all the contestants. Just to name a few: Sara de Blue: I’m pretty sure you will find her on their list. A great singer and songwriter with a very unique style in voice and music. Rick Jurthe: With his beautiful timbre and emotional songwriting he surely sticks out. Very authentic artist. Silvia Vicinelli: Musically… Read more »
It may be a singing competition. But a lot of people will be highly overlooked. There is a lot of singers, which have had past involvement in other ventures such as reality tv shows, and Eurovision pre selections from other countries. They seem to have the higher interest with the public, as they have a slight more fan base. I feel this is such a huge disadvantage for the rest of the 90% applicants. I Feel they should of split it into catagories and then picked the top 5 from those catagories. Then you have a mix of ‘professional’ and… Read more »
Names from San Marino and Italy, and they sent Valentina four times. I’m rooting for Irol, but I hope he has a song. Imagine if they give a rap song to him…
I am hoping that at least a variety of singers, not just a boring bunch. I know for a fact there a couple of videos that have less than 100 views, have great potential! I hope these are not overlooked by jury.
The public are known to vote more for the name, than the actual talent…..
Like a person buying an item, just on the brand, than the actual quality.
Sada Vidoo and Dinah Nah need to get through!