Photo: Diego Pinzon

After a week of semi-finals and a second chance round, Friday saw the final of the emerging artists’ section of Una Voce per San Marino.

The 15 remaining emerging artists were all trying to secure one of nine spots in the grand final of Una Voce per San Marino.

After everyone had sung, the ranking of the top nine performances was announced. Aaron Sibley took first place, winning €7,000. He was followed by Camille Cabaltera and Sebastian Schmidt (Basti), who earned €2,000 and €1,000 respectively.

Una Voce per San Marino: Emerging artists’ final top nine

  1. Aaron Sibley – “Pressure”
  2. Camille Cabaltera – “Move Em Like You Never Did
  3. Sebastian Schmidt (Basti) – “Running”
  4. Vina Rose – “Sweet Denial”
  5. Alessia Labate – “World Falls Down
  6. Maria Chiara Leoni – “Tiramisu
  7. Kurt Cassar – “Tears of Gold”
  8. Elena & Francesco Faggi – “Nothin’ Can Blow Me Out
  9. Mate – “DNA”

Photos: Diego Pinzon

Una Voce per San Marino: Grand final

The grand final of Una Voce per San Marino will be hold in Teatro Nuovo in Dogana. The show is set to be hosted by Eurovision 2021 star Senhit and TV presenter Jonathan Kashanian

The nine qualified emerging artists will be joined by the nine established artists. This includes stars Achille Lauro and Cristina Ramos.

It was originally due to be ten established artists. However, due to the health reasons, Blind has decided to withdraw from the grand final. This means 18 acts will compete for the ticket to Turin and for the chance to represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

The running order of the grand final has already been determined by a draw. Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV will announce it during the live show on Saturday.

On Friday night, SMRTV also revealed the jury members for the grand final. The jury of will consist of five people, including Susanne Georgi, who participated in Eurovision 2009 for Andorra.

Grand final jury members

  • Mogol (President of the jury)
  • Simon Lee (Conductor / Composer / Arranger / Orchestrator)
  • Clarissa Martinelli (Speaker of Radio Bruno)
  • Susanne Georgi (Andorra’s representative in Eurovision 2009)
  • Dino Stewart (Director of A&R BMG Italy)

A radio and press award will be awarded before the winner’s announcement. Each award will be decided by three professional juries.

The grand final of Una Voce per San Marino will be live on air at 9pm CET on Saturday 19 February. There will be a live audience in the theatre and all the tickets have already SOLD OUT!

You can watch the grand final live here.

What did you think of Una Voce per San Marino emerging artists’ final? Are you excited about the grand final on Saturday? Let us know in the comments below.

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Babes
Babes
9 months ago

Achille Lauro!!!

Alex
Alex
9 months ago

YES Aaron stood out from the start, very talented and professional. Good for him to win the prize. Happy to see that there will be audience and it’s sold out. II’ve always been interested to see how a San Marinese national final would look like! I find it weird that they have so many acts in the final (more than Sweden, Spain, Norway, Finland, Ukraine..) but whatever. So the emerging artists won’t get new songs, they will just compete with their own. i think it gives a clear advantage to the established acts… I would love to see a song… Read more »

Thomas Sturley
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex

The reason why there’s no Televote is the same as ESC Televote from San Marino are under Italy’s calling code, they just get registered under the Italian Televote at ESC so I assume that’s why there’s none here. No Sanmariese Telephone company.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
9 months ago

Congrats Aaron Sibley! I watched him reacting to Diodato’s Fai Rumore 2 years ago on Youtube. Seeing him in the contest was such a pleasant surprise.

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago

So it’s confirmed that those will be their songs for Eurovision in case they win Una Voce? Just watched a few performances, but it’s hard to judge the songs when the sound of the background track is so low, hope they improve the mixing for the final.

Leafar
Leafar
9 months ago

I’m really sad Giada Pintori didn’t go through with “Sola” it was a pretty solid ballad coming from a Sanmarinese singer…With a revamp it could have done well ! Rooting for Sweet Denial right now

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

Every new performance of Pressure, I like it more and more. Just disappointed at the lack of Frio or any of the Sammarinese emerging artists.

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

Pressure is a really good song, and I’d be quite happy to see Aaron in Eurovision. 🙂
I just hope that, in a case that “a veteran act” wins tomorrow, it will be with a song on pair or better, not only for their name. So far, I’m team Aaron, but also ready to be dazzled by nine (or eight, depending on whether Domenica is competing) still unreleased songs.

Eli
Eli
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Yeah it kinda feels like if they go for an “established” artist, this whole thing (what is it, like 8 rounds of auditions now?) will have been a waste for the emerging artists that have been through all that.

guilermo
guilermo
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Blind won’t compete tomorrow because he has fever.
Achille Lauro’s song is called Stripper.

Sale
Sale
9 months ago
Reply to  guilermo

They could ve replaced him with Ciao Ciao 🙁
So 18 acts tomorrow not 19?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

When you check out an article just to see Colin’s happiness at the result. 😉

Colin
Colin
9 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Aww… thanks 🙂

ponjo49
ponjo49
9 months ago

Congrats to all the artists and well deserved by Aaron Sibley!! A great song and performance that should put the BBC to shame for their recent entries…
San Marino is coming through this year!