On Monday, Semi-Final 1 of Una Voce per San Marino took place in the Auditorium Little Tony in San Marino. Four songs qualified directly for the final on Saturday, while another four artists have the chance to fight for the final ticket in the Second Chance show on Friday.
Twenty-two acts took part in the show on Monday. In the end, Alfie Arcuri, who finished in 5th place in Australia Decides 2019, booked his spot in Saturday’s final. Deborah Iurato, Deshedus and E.E.F. have also advanced to the final night.
Another four acts will progress to the second chance round. Camilla, Camille Cabaltera, Daulia and Edoardo Brogi emerged as the lucky four acts who will get another chance on Friday.
Una Voce per San Marino: Semi-Final One results
The four acts that qualified for the final are:
- Alfie Arcuri – Collide
- Deborah Iurato – Out of Space
- Deshedus – Non Basterá
- E.E.F. – Something For You
The four acts that qualified for the second chance are:
- Camilla – It’s Not You It’s Me
- Camille Cabaltera – Mental
- Daudia – What If
- Edoardo Brogi – Due Punti Sull’equatore
Semi-final one acts qualified for the final
Alfie Arcuri – “Collide”
Alfie Arcuri is an Australian singer-songwriter. In 2016, he won the fifth season of The Voice Australia. In 2019, he participated in Australia’s national final and placed 5th with the song “To MySelf“.
In August 2019, Arcuri represented Australia at the Golden Stag Festival, winning the prize for the best interpretation of a Romanian song. He also co-wrote “Running” with Sandro Nicolas, who was meant to represent Cyprus in Eurovision 2020.
Deborah Iurato – “Out of Space”
Deborah Lurato is an Italian pop singer and TV personality born in Sicily. She was the winner of the thirteenth season of the talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi in 2014.
In February 2016 Iurato made her debut in Sanremo with Giovanni Caccamo with the single “Via da qui”, achieving third place in the final ranking.
Deshedus – “Non Basterá”
Deshedus is a band made up of four very young artists: Alessio Mieli, Gabriele Foti, Federico Rondolini and Stefano Tozzi. Their music is a bridge between the essence of 70s progressive rock and the contemporary.
E.E.F. – “Something For You”
EEF (Early Ettringite Formation) is a sextet of young musicians from the Marche region.
The group proposes an unreleased music project with original sounds, a Rock matrix but with multiple Jazz, Funk and Fusion influences. The members of the band are: Edoardo Gili (vocals), Mattia Leoni (drums), Giovanni Golaschi (bass), Umberto Ferretti (guitar), Leonardo Rosselli (saxophone) and Matteo Paggi (trombone).
What did you think of Una Voce per San Marino semi-final one? Are you excited about the grand final on Saturday? Let us know in the comments below.
The acts obviously already know who has gone through, they’re just conveniently ready to walk on just as their names are called. Eiffel 65 appear to already have gone to bed. The jury is also probably long gone. A fun night for all.
I’m loving the efficiency of San Marino.
Bish, bash, bosh.
The jurors sure make quick decisions.
I noticed Eiffel 65 couldn’t be bothered to hang around to see if they got through – it probably took about 27 days to film.
Iole and La Bebae were my two favourites, they have both survived. Eiffel 65 also through, undeserved from what I remember of the song.
Eiffel 65, Ellynora, Iore and Le Deva through to the final. 3 out of 4 ain’t bad.
I can’t remember everything, but I liked Ellynora, Flexx, Iore, Jenny & Me, Le Deva, Leioung, and Lodia according to my posts
Is that it? I don’t know who will get through, and frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.
This final guy is alright too. Eiffel 65 really shouldn’t qualify.
Apparently if you name yourself “Le Deva” instead of just “Deva,” you get a better slot in the show.
If you were a potential contestant in San Marino, you could totally game this, like getting your name listed in a phone book
I’m sending this one through as well
Oh, it’s the American. Or an Italian and an American, probably. This isn’t bad.
Ugh, the rapper’s lyrics, though.
La Babae… actually good. The best so far?
Going from Malta to San Marino is a step… down? up? sideways?
Sorry Kurt, with all due respect, this song is a hurdle.
I appreciate Jenny May’s effort to try any staging at all here, but I don’t dig the song.
It lasted for about nine minutes. The almost naked men can only do so much.
I imagine the dressing rooms are pretty crowded in that tiny theatre. I hope those men backing dancers were able to get changed into their towels in privacy.
Bonus points for raising excaliber.
There are some nice singers that probably need to buy a song if they win, I guess?
Iole was nice.
This singer could have stopped after 30 seconds and gone through.
I guess that was Iole
Real japanese authenticity here.
Oh fun, this is gonna be three minutes of Orientalist tropes
What were we saying about good vocals? This band is the worst yet.
Ice Eye is my “so bad it’s good” pick of the night.
Oh wow, the voices went really off course here
Signing away your soul for a Grammy is not worth it. Caution advised.
Gisele might be the first since Eiffel 65 that I have real second-hand embarrassment for.
FreakyBea should also be a qualifier of some kind, though she did not deliver the freakiness promised by the name.
There’s more singers with some talent tonight, just a pity their songs don’t match it.
I wonder if the sound is better tonight, or the singers learned something from day 1, or if it’s just dumb alphabetical luck
I don’t think these performances are even live, they could have been recorded in any order at any time. Who knows.
Oh yeah, I forgot that these are pre-recorded. I guess dumb luck!
The band (Flexx?) was also surprisingly okay, though I don’t know about the guy on stage just holding up the lyrics to the song
Holy cow, is this third singer in San Marino actually… good?
I think it was Ellynore. This show is hard to follow. Erna Hronn was boring.
Say no to Eiffel 65, San Marino. Absolutely dreadful.
I watched a recap from this first semi and I must say it got me worried about those who watched the whole thing. You’re brave warriors and I’ll keep you guys on my thoughts. Please be safe!
It’s not that bad. None of it was filmed live, so it cuts directly from the host introducing an act to the act starting the performance. At the end there is no attempt to hide who qualified, they just list them. It’s jury only so no interval either. The whole thing took like an hour and a half because there is no down time. It’s not a Sanremo style marathon but with less quality. It’s pretty snappy.
Either something is wrong with San Marino’s sound system or the vocals are really bad. A lot of artists had poor breath control or were out of tune.
Lyrics to Loreen’s ‘Tattoo’ don’t fill me with optimism…
Still.. in Sweden people are praising it and thinks it’s the winner of Melodifestivalen. It’s that strong. (Journalists have listened to it first time today.)
Why the dislike? It’s true.
The song isn’t out yet..?
Apparently the lyrics was leaked (according to unreliable sources)
If the leak is true then Tattoo lyrically at least is VERY bland.
All lyrics is on Mellopedia
Loreen’s “Tattoo” lyrics: I don’t wanna go But baby we both know This is not our time It’s time to say goodbye Until we meet again Cus this is not the end It will come a day When we will find our way Violins playing and the angels crying When the stars align then I’ll be there No I don’t care about them all Cus all I want is to be loved And all I care about is you You stuck on me like a tattoo No I don’t care about the pain I’ll walk through fire and through rain… Read more »
They were ALL bad
it’s Voyager for Australia 😉
Australia is sending Chris Sebastian, who is Guy Sebastian’s (Australia 2015) brother, if the rumours are true.
rumours are true unfortunately
OT: We’re getting Australia today!
Is Alfie song any good? Anyone knows?
Certainly sounds like a quality song, especially compared to most entries in the semi
Would probably NQ at Eurovision tho
He had the song I rated the highest in this semi. I gave him a 4/10.
A bit sad for Daniel Schuhmacher, his singing was one of the more decent approaches and the song was one of the best (to me). Unfortunately it didn’t translate well to the stage so I guess his elimination makes sense but I would have been happy for him.
I find it very hard to assess the quality of the songs because of the bad singing.
Oh good. I thought it was must me.I though they were all bad.
Well, that was an entertaining night. I laughed especially at “Hard to Be an Angel” and the song that started with a “The number you have dialed”-message. But there were some decent songs that wouldn’t be that bad contestants for Eurovision.
Don’t know if I want to watch all the semifinals though. 106 songs is a lot!
I would have liked to have seen Ronela or Eiffel to go through just to see their songs!
They weren’t in todays semifinal
Eiffel is tomorrow(today :))and Ronela on Thursday
I’m sorry but who?
Alfie Arcuri, Deborah Iurato, Deshedus, and EEF. It says so in the article.
San Marino needs to be promoting their own artists, or at least a collaboration of one of their artists with someone else, not failed randos from afar who couldn’t care less about San Marino. If you’re a foreigner competing for San Marino, the very least you can do is come with a song in Italian or Romagnol.
Pnpy two san marino artists submitted entries and they will be automatic finalists