For some lucky artists, Christmas has definitely come early. San Marino’s 1 in 360 has revealed the remaining finalists for its next judging round. And though we were only expecting seven finalists, it seems that it may be eight in total completing the list.
1 in 360 Finalists: Reaction
Among the finalists who stand out are former national final hopefuls Judah Gavra and Sara de Blue. There’s also some worldwide talent, as Zimbabwe’s Tinashe Makura makes the list.
Also included are the Maltese pair of Franklin Calleja & Jessika. An earlier version of the list — published by SMTV, before later pulled — suggested that the two artists may be working together as a duet.
In the final list, however, both acts are listed separately, with 1 in 360 explaining they “weren’t able to get the list down” to 11. Time will tell on this one!
The new finalists join the three previously announced wildcards: Emma Sandstrom, Giovanni Montalbano and Irol. You can see the full list of who’s made it through below:
San Marino: 1 in 360 Finalists
- Camilla North (Norway)
- Emma Sandstrom — Fan Vote Wildcard (Finland)
- Franklin Calleja (Malta)
- Giovanni Montalbano — Video Likes Wildcard (Italy)
- Irol — San Marino Wildcard (San Marino)
- Jennifer Besky (Germany)
- Jessika (Malta)
- Judah Gavra (Israel)
- Sara de Blue (Austria)
- Sebastian Schmidt (Germany)
- Tinashe Makura (Zimbabwe)
Of course, it’s not all good news for some old national final favourites. Elisa Kolk, Dinah Nah and Karl William Lund are amongst those who have been eliminated at this stage. With so many entries, it was always going to be a tough cull!
Are you sad to see some familiar faces go out of the competition? Who do you think has the best shot out of the finalists? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!