As we enter the final weekend of voting for the second wildcard of 1 in 360, only a handful of artists remain in contention. Of the 557 uploaded entries, only 19 have more than 3,000 votes. But more importantly, only three have more than 74,000 votes, suggesting that they are the three to watch this weekend.
The last time we checked in Gloria Zaccaria from Italy led with 28,571 votes, while Miguel Vincente from Spain had 26,191 and Julian Lesinski from Poland had 10,294. But by Friday at 13:30 GMT the three acts had drawn to a veritable deadlock, with each claiming more than 74,000 votes a piece. Every vote counts and you can still make the difference.
Please note: The votes are changing quickly and constantly, so the numbers below will, no doubt, be slightly off by the time you read this.
1 in 360: Second Wildcard Leaders
1. Gloria Zaccaria — Italy (77,903 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 (77,359 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 (74,454 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. Tom Leo Tanguy-Wiart — France (68,495 votes)
Still within striking distance of the top three is Frenchman Tom, who sings of “teardrop rain” — which suggests the man knows heartache. Tom’s got a fab voice — it’s slightly husky and thoroughly sexy. Plus he’s got a nice lyric video to boot.
After those four, the gap in votes really widens…
5. Dario Mifsud Bonnici — Malta (31,082 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.”
6. Stavros Pilichos — Greece (24,443 votes)
Stavros covers Conchita Wurst’s “Rise Like a Phoenix” and pours passion into his three minutes, which he pairs with images of himself in the studio and standing in nature. He’ll need to work on his enunciation, but his neatly 25,000 votes suggests people don’t mind the slip-ups. Keep on rising!
7. Marcus Reischmann — Germany (23,931 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.
8. Yana Gloushak — Russia (23,081 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.
9. Mac Zavadsky — Poland (21,012 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.
10. Hllary Smile — Italy (14,820 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.
11. Camilla Dentale — Italy (13,315 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.
12. Jessika — Malta (11,256 votes)
One of our favourite Maltese singers who hasn’t yet sung at Eurovision, Jessika is here and ready to slay. A new entry to the Top 18, we’re pasting her video below so you can appreciate her in all her glory.
13. Sofya Angel-Barokko — Russia (11,112 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.
14. Sebastian Calleja — Malta (5,560 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!
15. Domenico Caringella — Italy (5,476 votes)
Domenico has talent — and you need to hear it. It’s no easy feat covering Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” — we’ve probably heard a million versions. But this Italian stallion manages to stand out from the crowd with his soulful voice, passion and some very effective beating of his chest. The video is thoughtful, showing five different cuts of him simultaneously covering the track. He may be #15 in this wildcard vote, but surely he deserves consideration for the live shows anyway? Watch this space.
16. Panagiotis Mademlis — Greece (5,432 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.
17. Maika Barbero — Spain (4,287 votes)
Fresh from her appearance in the final of Spain’s Objetivo Eurovision in the spring, Maika has also leapt into the Top 18 since we last reviewed the standings. The performance shows off her sexy-gritty voice and is among the finest videos we’ve seen of her. As she is new to the Top 18, we’ll also paste her video below.
18. Raylan Arbizu — Spain (4,029 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.
19. William and Deban — United Kingdom (3,263 votes)
Throwing ourselves fully into our Eurovision 2017 mash-up, we’re channeling the spirit and fun of the competition. And while we’ve known from the beginning we have zero chance of winning the wildcard, we’re still singing for love, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Plus Tijana Bogicevic has promised to be our backing vocalist!
Do you think the three front-runners have a strong chance of advancing to Eurovision if they win the wildcard? Do any of the favourites compare to the first wildcard winner Emma? Let us know in the comments box below.
Im rooting for Hilary Smile! She has a very different style! I think the only one in this mix of singers!
I’d like to see her in this competition absolutely! has also returned among the 70 of the fan club! wiwi make an article about her! I would like to know more about this beautiful and talented italian girl ?
Pls judge consider her..she deserve it??
My boyfriend entered this competition and loves you guys, and wanted to know what you guys think of him. The audio is a bit quiet but there is a link on the Youtube page to a video with better audio. Thank you 🙂
These votes are weird. I can’t believe my favourite one (Alex Scuderi from Germany) has only 20 likes when these have more than 100 000 ! Something goes wrong in my opinion… Latvian fans would ask ‘Who’s counting?’ I guess…
Gloria Zaccaria è una voce particolare che non ha bisogno di acuti per emergere. Ha carattere e la canzoni è veramente interessante per i temi che tratta e per l’arrangiamento che è moderno e ben costruito. Credo che la Card se la meriti anche per il lavoro già svolto precedentemente e poi le radio la amano. Io tifo per lei !
What are you saying? Gloria Zaccaria is well known in different countries because she has done some tour dates in Los Angeles and Japan!
This song has been broadcasting in so many radios! Gloria should be the winner of this wildcard!
The fact that their videos have less than 40,000 views each and yet they have nearly 80,000 votes… yikes.
My favourite so far is Raylan Arbizu. At least from the top20 at the moment. I don’t understand why so hate at your description William. Too underrated in my opinion.
Wew, how can Miguel be first. 😐
Btw Right now. Suddenly GLORIA ZACCARIA HAS 115.147!!! :s nobody says nothing??? From 77.000 to 115.147!!! :s
We Italians have big families.
lol this comment just made my day thank you. xD
LLLOOOLLL on Jo’s comment. But, yes: This is definitely a suspicious leap…. 🙁
And suddenly Giovanni Montalbano wins but is nowhere to be seen in this listing… One would wonder how he got those votes so quickly ??
From Top 10 I like only Hilary, Mac and Dario. One of them should be a winner. Plus there is a lot of great talents that did not make it to top 10.
Is Miguel Vicente posting comments with different names? Seriously, this voting isn’t serious. It’s obviously rigged and they aren’t even trying to hide it.
Relax dude. I dont know bout the others comments but This is 100 percent from finland 😉
Totally agree with you
To be honest, I thought William and Deban would win it like it’s nothing, I dunno why. :p I personally support them, that would be really fun to see them at ESC stage, but still let the best win and good luck to all of the talented people in this selection.
Awww, thanks Elmar! Our goal was, and remains, to raise awareness about 1in360 and to build hype for our friends in San Marino, who we’ve grown to love over the years. Those 3,200+ hearts fill us with so much joy, so that’s been an added bonus. Naturally we’re still working on our debut single!
I thought you guys were serious about entering. I’m glad that awareness was your goal.
@William Adams please send it to the bbc for eurovision 2018 😀 it would be amazing, of course!
No doubt. Among these three only one shines: Miguel Vicente . He has to Win. The polish and italian are bull#####$//$$$##
Is it you Miguel? Posting positive comments about yourself, how sad…. btw you suck…
I thought the same. Those votes are most problably rigged..
You guys need to chill if your favorite is not on the list is not my problem
Where is Domenico Caringella ?! He has more than 5000 heart !!!! I’m voting for him
Thanks! Can you please paste the link here? I can’t find it!
OK, found it! Thanks for mentioning Stella. The 1in360 gallery is a little hard to use (the numbers don’t always show up, there are 550+, etc.) so I must have missed it the first time. Anyway, it’s definitely a strong one. I hope the judges pick him!
My spanish boy has to win this!! 1000000 votes for MIGUEL VICENTE !
Everybody knows this is a fake voting. All top 5 even top 6 are not playing fair game. Someone wrote on facebook that 1in360 is aware of it and they will take some action. So I think there will be some disqualifications coming soon ? This miguel guy didn’t even bother to learn a whole song ? I mean come on guys! and he is in the top of the list. This is not cool.
I love Mac Zavadsky! He is cute and has fab voice 🙂 His song could be an international smash hit ? Check his youtube and instagram! This boy can SANG! Rooting for him! Hope you are too ??
I like his video — there was good production there relative to the rest of the field.
Miguel Vicente go go go !!
From a strategic point of view, the stupidest thing they can do is to choose an Italian or Maltese singer. Italy and Malta, due to their geographical;/cultural/linguistic proximity to SM, are inclined to vote for them anyway. If they choose a French/Polish/Russian/Greek/Swedish/Spanish/Finnish singer, however, they will ‘tap into’ a new market.
It’s an interesting point. From that perspective, a country with a strong diaspora vote — maybe Poland or Russia? — would be very wise indeed.
Yup. Or Armenian, or Greek. Hovig could have just stood still on stage last year, and would still have received 12 points from Greece and Armenia. However, I think a singer like Emma would not only get points from Finland, but also from other Scandinavian countries, as well from Hungary and Estonia. Similarly, a Spanish singer would appeal to not only Spaniards but also Portuguese. A British singer may receive few points from Ireland.
Emma would also get points from Sweden, as she’s Finnish Swede
I’m really rooting for Hillary but it seems that she might not get this wildcard. I wonder if there is another way she can get to the competition.
Would love to see her among the judges’ 7 picks. She has unique style and adds a nice bit of diversity to the mix. Hopefully the judges will see she’s had support in the voting and consider her.
Me too! This song would do so well in Eurovision!
Yana Gloushak Russia,chic voice, talented girl. https://www.facebook.com/sirena.yna/videos/1577409992316661/