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National final season always seems to bring the drama, and San Marino has seen its fair share already. But just ahead of the release of the studio versions of the 1 in 360 songs, we were handed a little more.

Yes, everyone’s favourite Sammarinese rapper, IROL, has dropped out of his role in Jessika’s “Who We Are”. Thankfully, there was a quick solution. With 24 hours notice, Jenifer Brening has stepped in to give her own spin on the rap section of the song!

The song is flipped in to a girl power duo and we’re loving this new take on it. You can listen to the revised version in full below, along with the rest of the studio versions:

1 in 360: Studio Versions

1 in 360: Funding Standings (2000 CET, 23 February)

The revamp of the 1 in 360 voting system continues. The funding of songs by Global Rockstar remains the only way the public can have their say on the final result of 1 in 360. Now, though, the minimum amount necessary to fund a song has been reduced from €20 to just €2. A little easier on the wallet now, y’all!

Sara de Blue continue to leads the way, now up to €6050 in funding for “Out of the Twilight”. It’s all change behind her, though: Jenifer Brening has stormed in to second, raising her funding from just €120 on 19 February to €2922.

Now that Jenifer is part of “Who We Are” as well, she sits in both second and third place. That’s called making the most of it, y’all!

And the good news is that now, all songs have at least some backing. IROL will have to hope for a boost in his only remaining entry though: “Sorry” only has a total of €6 funding at this time.

  1. Sara de Blue – “Out of the Twilight” (€6050)
  2. Jenifer Brening – “Until the Morning Light” (€2922)
  3. Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening – “Who We Are” (€1968)
  4. Giovanni Montalbano  – “Per quello che mi dai” (€1266)
  5. Franklin Calleja  – “Stay” (€746)
  6. Camilla North  – “Yo no soy tu chica” (€604)
  7. Basti – “Stay” (€522)
  8. Judah Gavra – “Stay” (€202)
  9. Tinashe Makura – “Free Yourself” (€164)
  10. Emma Sandström  – “Diamonds” (€156)
  11. IROL feat. Basti  – “Sorry” (€6)

What do you think of the studio versions? Do you like Jenifer’s new role in Jessika’s song? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Zunächst möchte ich allen teilnehmenden Künstlern meinen großen Respekt aussprechen. Bis hierher habt Ihr eine großartige Arbeit geleistet. Jeder Song und jeder Interpret hat etwas ganz eigenes. Man hat selten die Gelegenheit in einer Show so viele gute Beiträge zu erleben. Ich finde, es ist gar nicht so einfach aus Euch den Sieger herauszufinden und ich hoffe, dass die Jury eine ebenso großartige Arbeit leisten wird wie Ihr. Überrascht hat mich die Jüngste, nämlich Jenifer. Sie ist mein heimlicher Favorit und ich hoffe zukünftig mehr von ihr zu hören. Ich drücke ihr die Daumen.

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Fuchs

By and large, all artists are very good. Jessika feat Jenifer Brening-WHO WE ARE a very good work. Jenifer Brening is my favorite, super great voice. Until The Morning Light very good performance. Emma – Daimonds also a very nice song. So with me would be: 3rd place Emma, ??2nd place Jessika and 1st place Jenifer Brening

Olbrich
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Olbrich

Hast Du ein Problem mit Jenifer?

Kato
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Kato

Jenifer ist die beste, das ist deren Problem, hehe ;o)

AngieP
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AngieP

“Stay” is not the most amazing ballad, but it’s decent. From the 3 interpetations, I like Judah’s more. Basti sounds dated and Franklin has a smoother instrumentation I like but it feels weaker. Instead, Judah’s voice is warm, it makes the song more intimate and I like it builds up to a strong chorus. Jenifer Brening is my favourite. Great voice, modern sound, beautiful verses and a strong chorus. Sara de Blue has an outstanding voice and her live audition was stunning! This is a ballad mainly based on the voice. If she wins, with a great performance she can… Read more »

press office J.B.
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press office J.B.

Es reicht jetzt langsam Jenifer zu beschuldigen. 1. Es bestreitet niemand das Sie vor 4 Jahren mit den besagten Herren zusammengearbeitet hat. Das ist nichts verbotenes !! 2. Es ist eine Lüge zu behaupten das Jenifer mit diesen Herren heute noch arbeitet, geschweige dann das Einer ihr aktueller Producer ist. 3. Ihr langjähriger und aktueller Produzent ist Herr A. Müther und Ihre Plattenfirma ist KHB Music. 4. Alles Andere an Gerüchten und falschen Aussagen entspricht nicht der Wahrheit. Hier Unruhe und Falschaussagen zu verbreiten ist ja wohl eine fiese Aktion. Nicht Jenifer gehört disqulifiziert sondern diese Typen hier die den… Read more »

press office J.B.
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press office J.B.

It is now enough to blame Jenifer slowly. 1. There is no denying that you worked together with the gentlemen 4 years ago. This is nothing forbidden !! 2. It is a lie to say that Jenifer still works with these gentlemen today, let alone that one is their current producer. 3. Your longtime and current producer is Mr. A. Müther and your record label is KHB Music. 4. Everything else about rumors and false statements is not true. Unrest and false statements to spread here is probably a nasty action. Not Jenifer is disqulified but these guys are spreading… Read more »

Kato
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Kato

No one would care if Mr. Strasser wrote a few songs for Jenifer many years ago if Jenifer was not the strongest artist there, hehe

Teeks
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Teeks

Hmmm, there’s probably nothing in this, but Sarah’s studio version appears to have been removed from Youtube…

Uli
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Uli

… you can find it on the YouTube-cannel “Rares Alex”, whith the note : “The revamp of Sara’s song will be published on the official channel of 1in360 soon.”…

Sun
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Sun

You are nothing but a stupid hater. Learn to accept that there are others besides your favorite. All the other artists are also great ……and all will sing by the same jury! This jury is independent. If it is not, it will be changed. You know why Zoe had to leave, do you?

Sun
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Sun

This comment is for Antonella and the other haters.

Sun
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Sun

Is Mr. Strasser a member of the jury???????

Antonella
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Antonella

The Head of Delegation of San Marino, Alessandro Capicchioni, must release a statement explaining this blatant conflict of interest between Jenifer Brening and Mathias Strasser (Director of 1 in 360). I willl give Mr. Capicchioni the benefit of the doubt that he wasn’t aware of these backroom dealings or unequal footing that beneifited Jenifer to be chosen as a candidate. This was after all the supposed search for “the internet candidate” (their words) and look! Jennifer and Mr. Stasser had had previous business delings before as co-workers. This is so unfair to all of the artists who invested time, effort,… Read more »

Annette Mewes-Thoms
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Annette Mewes-Thoms

Gleicher Text unter anderem Namen. Peinlich “Antonella”. Wie oft willst Du Deinen Namen noch wechseln. Übrigens korrespondiert gerade mein Hund mit Dir! 😉

Kurt Herholtz
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Kurt Herholtz

Antonella, wie oft willst Du das hie noch schreiben?
Erzähl das lieber Deinem Friseur, der hört Dir vielleicht noch eher zu!

Sun
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Sun

I do not understand your excitement. Mr. Strasser is not a member of the jury!!! Do you suggest that Mr. Strasser is prejudicing the jury? Is the jury not independent from your point of view? In your place I would be wary of such allegations. Mr. Strasser could report you to the police.

Kato
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Kato

for me Jenifer is the best artist of this competition, especially her performance in the second show was absolutely great, she has to win

Annette Mewes-Thoms
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Es ist großartig, dass eine so junge Künstlerin wie Jenifer Brening einige so wahrhaft tolle Auftritte hingelegt hat und es in diesem Wettbewerb bereits so weit gebracht hat. Ich drücke Ihr die Daumen, dass sie die letzte Hürde auch noch schafft. Das hat sie verdient. Sie ist eine phantastische Sängerin und ich wünsche mir zukünftig noch viel mehr von ihr zu Hören.

miramax09
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miramax09

it’s getting exciting with the crowdfunding-votes. sara finished the crowdfunding already on saturday, now jenifer is closing up, she already has 6500 bucks together!

as you can see at globalrockstar.com, sara has 58 bakers, which have payed (average) 133 Euros. (8000 / 58 = 133~). jenifer has now 25 bakers, which means, that jenifers bakers paid an average amount of 255 euros. (6228 / 25 = 255~).

very thrilling!!!!!!

miramax09
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miramax09

i mean backers. 🙂 sorry. i am hungry now! :p

miramax09
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miramax09

i am not sure about, that “fans” are “backers”. sorry, no valid data in my comment above.

Uli
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Uli

SMH alias Scam Marino… thank you very much for the infos !… yes, Jenifer had a live before the 1in360-show, Mr. Strasser wrote a few arrangements for Jenifer more than 4 years ago, but he is NOT her producer, that’s Andrè Müther !… and Jenifer has nothing at all to do with Mr. Strasser’s company, her label is KHB in Berlin… Mr Strasser is also not a member of the jury, and he didn’t sponsor 8000,-€ for Jenifer… the proof is on the back-page of the booklet of Jenifer’s album “Recovery” of 2016 ( first single “ASAP” released 04.2015 )… Read more »

R.S.
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R.S.

@SMH oder sollte ich Lieber San Marino Scam sagen ???

1. Du brauchst nicht in Englisch schreiben jeder sieht in deiner Schreibweise das du aus Deutschland oder aus Österreich kommst

2. Sehe ich hier nur den Interessenkonflikt das du wirklich unter jedem Kommentar deinen Kommentar kopierst wo liegt da der Sinn ?? Schonmal darüber nachgedacht das dieses Verhalten als Spaming zählt??

3. Ist es keine Befangenheit wenn ein Musikexperte hinter den Bühnen tätig ist er ist nicht in der Jury!!! Ich sehe hier keinen Interessenkonflikt denk mal drüber nach…

Uli
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Uli

… ich finde es ist außerdem eine unglaublich Unverschämtheit die Ehre für Jenifer’s und André’s exellente Arbeit der letzten Jahre jemandem anderen zuzuschreiben !!!…

miramax09
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miramax09

funny comment, made me smile! 🙂

it’s sad, that this whole post is getting to a battle field between the fans of the artists. so please calm down everybody, i am very sure, that our Idols would not be very happy about it. as you can see, the contestands like and support each other and exactly that should we do as well.

respect and acceptance please, thank you very much.
sara <3
jenifer <3
both are great 🙂

Uli
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Uli

… thanke you miramax09… no, it’s not a battle, Jenifer is slandered here, we just put it right … Jenifer’s fans not do such perfidious intrigues ;o)… <3

Uli
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Uli

… my heart beats for Jenifer <3… for me she made the best performance with "until the morning light"… with her 4 credits for songwriting she not only worked hard on her own song, and now she also does the rap-part in Jessica's song and damn good… Jenifer has already impressed me very much with her beautiful album "Recovery" (from 2016, first single "ASAP" was released in March 2015) which she produced completely herself with the help of her producer André Müther… this young lady is fantastic and she should perform for San Marino at the ESC in Lisbon… <3… Read more »

Kurt Herholtz
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Kurt Herholtz

Jenifer Brening is really a great artist. Soul, Rap – she just has it, a versatile artist.

miramax09
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miramax09

Commentary rolback? 🙂 Good decision 🙂 Can’t wait for the Studio-Version of “Out of the twilight” by Sara De Blue… 🙂

Curly
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Curly

I have to say that I’m utterly disappointed with those studio versions 🙁 (well, actually, with the whole selection in general). The acoustic songs were highly promising, and instead, after producing them they give us something that sound as rejects from this year’s Melfest (which, in my humble opinion, doesn’t have the same quality as other years). I had set my hopes on Jessika and IROL, and it’s a shame that once the crowdfunding system started, the production changed the songs at their will. I think the song was special because of the Jessika-IROL combination, but now it sounds as… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

Oh, San Marino, what did you done? This started out as an inspirational search for talented underdogs turned into a corporate cash-grab with too much creative control from the producers compared to artists. As much as I would be happy to hear Jessika (finally) in Eurovision, the combo isn’t the same without Irol. I am sad for that.

West
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West

I agree – some songs work (Free Yourself), but some sound very very amateurish, which is pretty much most of them – but mostly Diamonds that was better accustic or as a Who We Are version and all versions of Stay.

Ari
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Ari

What a mess. Just don’t go with Emma, that performance in the Finnish NF of last year was mortifying enough. Also, as an Austrian, I totally agree with what previous commentators stated about this being an Austrian sham. Just for the sake of how incredibly ludicrous and unprofessional the San Marino decision makers are, I hope they crash and burn in the semi final with a big fat zero points. I haven’t even followed the shows or anything (because, well, why?!), just by randomly checking some of the articles on wiwibloggs, it’s painfully obvious that this is indeed a sham.

Ari
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Ari

Sara de Blue? Ridiculous name, by the way.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Sara de Purple. Then she could be my cousin. 😛
What does the name “Ari” mean anyways?

Ari
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Ari

It exists in so many languages that you could really pick and choose your meaning. Personally, I’ve decided for “eagle” and “messenger”.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Ooo, interesting. Thanks. x

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

As a fan of Ralph Siegel’s music, I acknowledge you. (And yes, I realise this means I don’t have many friends. However, not psychotic.)

Polyna
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Polyna

> As a fan of Ralph Siegel’s music

Lys, is that you?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Wow, no. I could never be the amazing Lys Assia!
I’m just a lowly amateur songwriter in comparison.

Daniel
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Daniel

Ralph Siegel is responsible for some of the biggest travesties in music. Don’t ever let him nowhere near an Eurovision entry again!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

We all make mistakes.

Polyna
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Polyna

> A 15 year old kid they got from craigslist using Garageband on his laptop whom they paid €100 a song?

Won’t be surprised if it was indeed the case.

Remember, most of the artists here serve as a decoy for the 1in360 producer’s favourite. Their songs don’t need to be well done, doing them quickly and cheaply suffices.

David S
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David S

You’re clearly psychotic, please get yourself some help dude, I’ll keep you in my prayers x

Jordan Brown
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Jordan Brown

Sara’s song has been suspended until Monday pending further production, 1in360 just tweeted me. Hopefully we’ll get the gothic version we’re looking for

Mariakki
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Mariakki

I want to hear Sara’s song, but the link doesn’t work… 🙁

Mariakki
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Mariakki

Oh, nevermind I saw on twitter that it was on purpose.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Hoping Irol gets internally selected for 2019, that’s if San Marino continues to participate after Lisbon. Also, hoping they don’t crash in the semi.

P.S: If it doesn’t happen, at least make Irol the spokesperson for Lisbon, but at this rate is gonna be Zöe Straub. LOL

Polyna
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Polyna

> Hoping Irol gets internally selected for 2019

The only way it could happen would be another collaboration with Ralph Siegel.

And you DON’T want to have song for IROL written by Ralph Siegel.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

San Marino seriously can’t do it, can they? They could bring it with Irol or any of these artists, yet they use this scammy selection and a dumb songwriting camp.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

In that case, let Irol break ties with that corrupt entity that’s SMRTV. It’s sad considering he really wants to represent his country.

Jo
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Jo

Keep Irol then, and send him next year with a killer song.

Lori
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Lori

Ths San Marino head of delegation should be ashamed of himself for letting this whole dirty mess happen and selling out the Eurovision spot of his country to a bunch of greedy vulptures. I wonder how much he got out if this for himself. What did he even do to promote San Marino?

Annette Mewes-Thoms
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I think you have spoiled all songs with too much technology. In this way much individuality has been lost by the artists. Even the beautiful strong voice of my favorite JENIFER you have softened. The drums are suddenly too loud. Just as she sang the song on TV, it was simpler and thus perfect. Jenifer Brening is a great talent. Please show the strengths of this fantastic singer and do not drown her in the acoustics.

Ron Kavaler
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Sara.

Eurovision_Australia
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San Marino, need to try to discuss Eurovision with Italian Broadcaster RAI and Maltese broadcaster TVM as supporter next year and select an artist from musicians from their pool of artists at Sanremo and MESC. somebody like Arisa from italy whose tried to ask San Marino to send her in past

they need a few artists internally selected to create a selection where artists bring their own songs. 1in360 wasnt thought out. Judging panelists need to be from Sanmarino by decent international durors from Itlay and Malta

Joe
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Joe

Yeah, it’s Sara for me now. I hope San Marino streamline this selection process for next year – this funding stuff is very sketchy but I like that we have options for who to send as opposed to trusting the tv network to not screw up for once.

Also, stop railing on Zoe. Goddamn.

Leanne
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Leanne

Jesus, I just wanted IROL to get selected and now he has zero chance. This selection is getting dumber every day.

Al
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Al

It wouldn’t have made the producers any money to keep IROL on in “Who We Are” since he wrote his own rap and they wouldn’t have been able to cash in as cowriters so they had no problem throwing him under the bus and replacing him with a no-rapper mediocre singer. The whole “he quit because the sing was too poppy” is a lie because his other song is way poppier but since it had no chance they didn’t care.

Debz
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Debz

1 in 360 is 0w.n3d by [email protected]!.a.$ $.t.r.a.s.s.€.r, the main pr0duc3r behind Jenifer. What a coincidence! Don’t believe me? Just look it up yourself.

Debz
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Debz

I had to spell his name like that, otherwise my comment wouldn’t get posted.

Robyn Gallagher
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Hmmm, that’s odd. We have no filters around posting with that name (or any other person’s name!). When a comment is made that uses a blocked term (usually profanity), it’s held in a moderation queue. There’s nothing from you in there. Did you get any sort of error message?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Mathias Strasser.
Just testing.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

As far as I can tell, Strasser is a Producer on 1in360. I don’t know who actually owns the company. But the past connection with Jenifer Brening is very obvious.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thanks.
Ugh, will the industry never be free of “conflicts of interest”?

Rory
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Rory

Scam Marino.

Jo
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Jo

Pretty much.

Elio22
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Elio22

So you think jennifer will win ?

Aaron
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Aaron

This comment. This comment is literally what I though to eloquently put. I think it’s vile to keep changing the rules to fit certain people. I hope Emma goes, but in the same sentence I hope she doesn’t because this is a shambles of a selection. San Marino deserve dead last on principle.

Aaron
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Aaron

Why is everyone overhyping Sara De Blue? If they send that song it’s an automatic non-qualifier. Emma does deserve it more than any of the other acts, in my opinion, she hasn’t the funding to go herself but I can imagine Sara De Blue would have received donations from another certain Austrian….cough *Zoe* cough.

Diamonds would be a good serious contender to qualify for San Marino to send. Everyone slating Emma’s vocals, do you not know how good of a live performer she is? Sara De Blue was a flop, the backing vocalists are overproduced.

Daniel
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Daniel

Actually, she is the worst performer among the finalists. Her voice is dreadful and she is nothing than a stick in the sh*t when performing live. She must never go to Eurovision.

Miguel
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Miguel

The acoustic version of most of the songs sounded better. The studio versions sound a bit amateurish unfortunely. They should go back to the acoustic version in Lisbon. 3 “Stay” songs in the final is too much… Judah is boring, Franklin the same. They deserved a different song. Sebastian’s version is actually very good and he should be the only one singing the song. It’s one of the few songs i like the studio version. Tinashe is doing reggae. It’s quite refreshing, a little bit cliché, but nice. Camilla singing spanglish… I hate spanglish so i can’t have an objective… Read more »

Aaron
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Aaron

Miguel, let me tell you that is not a violin. It’s at least a cello…

Her performance is far from flawless lmaooooo

Miguel
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Miguel

Might be a cello. Something like that. I am just disappointed because she was one of my favourites and now the song sounds like a remix of something else.

Sara is flawless. You might don’t like her song or her style, but her vocals are out of this world.

Nyko;
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Nyko;

I am very dissappointed about San Marino and their TV channel. They sell their participation and the fans pay for it. I know San Marino is a small country and they don’t have much singers but it is not a reason to sell it to a British casting show with an Austrian judging/composer team and a Slovakian show production. Where is the Sammarinese connection?? They could’ve produced the show in a studio at Sammarinese Radio Television at least. The only country connection is IROL. I guess some of the other participants didn’t even know that San Marino existed before they… Read more »

Martin
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Martin

Whatever you think of the format, it’s different and they’ve got quality. Forgetting fandom, Sara is clearly out of their league and if she doesn’t win this San Marino have missed their greatest ever change of winning. Damn she could win for Austria out right with that song and vocal. Quality.

Joe
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Joe

Given money to Emma, but am pretty sure the entire thing is a scam in itself.

Sami
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Sami

“Yo no soy tu chica” could be absolutely amazing with completely Spanish lyrics. Spanglish doesn’t fit the song as well, in my opinion.

ImpressiveInstants
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ImpressiveInstants

wtf is this? HAHAHAHAHA funding? those thieves from SMTV

Edu
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Edu

Loved the studio version of Diamonds. Very good song!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’ve listened for these songs for the first time and I had the feeling that Sara is playing on a different league from the others. If she can sound like that when performing live, it’s a deal. It’s not even my kind of music, but it’s very convincing.

Elio22
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Elio22

Exactly what i think <3

Sabrina
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Sabrina

And I agree with you on the backing vocals, they must sound like that live too, otherwise it can gets distracting.

Good job 1in360
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Good job 1in360

My top 2 (the other songs aren’t good enough to get San Marino out of the bloodbath):

1. Until the morning light (Jenifer Brening) 9/10
2. Out of the twilight (Sara de Blue) 8/10

Elio22
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Elio22

I love the new version of Out of the twilight. If she and the backings can reproduce this end as it is in the song, it’s perfect !

D
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D

“Sorry” is my favourite but I guess that’s dead in the water. Don’t like any others.

Kaz
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Kaz

Yeah I really like it to mainly cause of IROL. Either that song or Out Of The Twilight.

Hunter Doerksen
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Hunter Doerksen

Jenifer’s song is definitely the most improved. Her and Sara actually deserve to be the top 2, the rest is up for heavy debate.