It’s one of the most complicated national finals of the Eurovision 2022 season that already saw a series of live auditions narrow the field to 66 Emerging Artists. And today Una voce per San Marino added 10 Established Artists to the mix, creating what is surely San Marino’s deepest field ever.
Among the most talked-about names is Sanremo 2022 artist Achille Lauro. The Verona-born star, who is known for working across hip hop and trap, gave a fleshy, sultry performance of “Domenica” during this year’s Sanremo, drawing plaudits from many — and condemnation from the Vatican. Officials there called his faux on-stage baptism “profane”.
‘Una voce per San Marino’: The 10 Established Artists
- Achille Lauro
- Burak Yeter & Alessandro Coli
- Cristina Ramos
- Farby & Labiuse feat. Miodio
- Francesco Monte
- Ivana Spagna
- Matteo Faustini
- Tony Cicco & Deshedus & Alberto Fortis
- Valerio Scanu
Among the other Sanremo alums is Valerio Scanu, who won in 2009 with the “Per Tutte le Volte Che” (For all the times that). And then there’s Ivana Spagna, the queen of 1980s Italian disco. She participated in the festival five times as a competitor and two times as a guest, achieving fourth place in 1996.
Matteo Faustini competed in the Newcomers category at Sanremo 2020 with the song “New bene e new male”.
The rapper Blind placed third on X Factor Italia in 2020 and was coached by Eurovision and Sanremo alum Emma
Serving international flair is Burak Yeter, a well-known Turkish DJ (now a Dutch citizen) who has amassed millions of views on YouTube. He famously collaborated with Italian star Elodie on the song “Friday Night. He’ll be joined on stage by singer Alessandro Coli.
There’s a trio in the mix. Huge star Tony Cicco, drummer of the group Formula 3, joins noted singer-songwriter Albtero Fortis and the progressive rock band Deshedus.
Not all of the established acts are known primarily for their singing. Francesco Monte has participated on a number of television shows, including Big Brother VIP and Celebrity Survivor. His musical credits include Tale e quake show — the Italian version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.
Spaniards will be particularly interested to see the name Cristina Ramos. The operatic pop singer previously won Spain’s Got Talent and The Voice Mexico. She placed third on the local version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.
Eurovision fans are excited about the one act from the Established Artist group that includes Sanmarinese flavour.
Miodio — San Marino’s very first Eurovision contestant from back in 2008 — will perform alongside Fabry & Labuse.