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For the third time in a row, microstate San Marino is thinking big with Una Voce per San Marino — the country’s Eurovision selection show. After an evening with spectacle, it was determined that Megara will represent San Marino in Malmö with “11:11”. 

This year’s Una Voce per San Marino saw a number of Italian legendary artists compete with new names. While Italian and Sanremo star Achille Lauro won the show’s first edition in 2022 and new name Piqued Jacks took the trophy last year, San Marino is yet to qualify using the show. Will this be their lucky year?

You could watch Una Voce per San Marino 2024 via SMRTV’s official website.

Una Voce per San Marino in short

Over the past week, we saw 129 shortlisted acts battle it out in semi-finals as well as a small final among San Marinese acts. 

A total of sixteen acts, including eight established names and eight emerging acts, performed to earn the right to represent San Marino in Malmö. In addition, a song written by AI was also competing. 

In Una Voce per San Marino 2024, we saw amongst others Sanremo 2024 star Loredana Bertè, long-time Italian songstress Marcella Bella and Eurovision 1997 act Jalisse.  

A jury determined the winner of the show. There was no public vote. 

Una Voce per San Marino 2024: Results

  1. Megara – “11:11”
  2. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  3. La Rua – “Governo del cuore”
  4. Aimie Atkinson – “A Dare for Love”
  5. Booom! – “Dance Like This”
  6. Marcella Bella – “Chi siamo davvero”
  7. Dana Gillespie – “The Last Polar Bear”
  8. XGiove – “Nostalgia”
  9. Mate – “Big Mama”
  10. Jalisse – “Il Paradiso è qui”
  11. Masala & Foresta – “Paranoia”
  12. Daudia – “With You”
  13. Aaron Sibley – “Human”
  14. Wlady, DJ Jad, Corona & Ice MC – “Questa volta”
  15. Kida – “Invincible”
  16. Dez – “Freedom”
  17. Pago – “Il Protagonista”

Are you happy with the Una Voce per San Marino result? Did your favourite win? What did you think of the show? Let us know in the comments down below!

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ISAAC
ISAAC
16 days ago

My Qualifiers:

Lithuania
Croatia
Serbia
Ukraine
Slovenia
Portugal
Luxembourg
Poland
Finland
Ireland

My NQ:

Cyprus
Azerbaijan
Australia
Iceland
Moldova

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago

I will congratulate San Marino for its loyalty to the Contest and we need San Marino (and other microstates) in the contest.

However, I feel they need to reassess their voting criteria.The last years (since Senhit), their songs are almost unlistenable, very low quality and very bad production.

I did not watch any of the other songs but clearly there should have been better songs than this horrific one (among the I don’t know how many entries).

Good luck San Marino! Please find your way again! 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Quality is not defined just by YOUR personal taste!

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Jonas, yes. You are right. But you cannot state the level of knowledge of everybody commenting. Maybe the guy has a degree in musicology, or is a vocal coach and has much more knowledge on the matter than you and me. I also don’t like the song selected by the jury of San Marino. But at least she sings. The song from Croatia doesn’t sing at all. He talks. So out of the two, despite I don’t like both, I prefer San Marino than Croaria. But you know I watch eurovision from the seventies, from Mia Martini, Tozzi & RAF,… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Vincenzo

Even if he is a musicologist or vocal coach like you suggest, Paul also says that he has not listened to even ONE other song on the selection, so…

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yes, indeed. Just remind me next time I will have an opinion on something to ask for your permission, Mr Jonas. That would help me define quality the best way possible. ;p

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

It’s gone to have an opinion, but only on the condition that it is an informed one.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

It’s FINE to have an opinion, but only on the condition that it is an informed one.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oh thank you, Mr Jonas. Next time can I email you my documentation so you know and approve my opinion first hand? That would help a lot and save time from both of us. Tak!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Wait. So you’re unhappy with the choice of Megara, but long for the days of SENHIT?
There’s something so very backwards in this.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Yes, I do. Again not my cup of tea but at least I could listen to those songs. In the last 3 years, I feel I can’t listen to them. No offence to the artists, I appreciate everyone’s efforts but as a fan, I am sorry, the San Marinese songs from 2022 onwards are very bad in my opinion. No wonder they fail to qualify.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

The “your way” in your message means the San Marino’s way or a way by which they choose songs that you like??

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

i could vote for this (if i feel confident about Belgium, Norway)

first non-english entry since 2013 (2022 had english phrases)

first spanish language entry for them

Fredrik
Fredrik
1 month ago

In the end 3 artists never showed up to the semi-finals which meant 126 artists (not 129), including the 6 San Marinese acts, competed for 8 of the 17 spots in the final. Yes, I watched all of it 🙂

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

This is horrendous both to the ears and to the eyes, and in no ways representative of San Marino.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago

I agree, the song is bad, the staging is bad, the production and performance are bad. I literally can’t believe that there were people who said “Yes, this is our winning entry!”. There’s something wrong with their jury.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

A Tamburitza Lullaby. I like, it’s catchy etc. but lacking some sort of wow factor onstage.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

The main discussion post for Croatia is now live, so we can switch over. 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Ugh, okay. I have to schlep all the way over there just as I was getting comfortable here. Sigh.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Ty!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Let 3. A climbdown from last year, for sure. Maybe this is left over from the drawer from last year.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Little people being used as comedy props is a bit undignified, and makes me a little uncomfortable… but they are doing it with their full consent, I assume, so that makes it okay? I guess. The whole thing is deliberately undignified, that is the point.

Kalla
Kalla
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Agreed, society has moved on from using dwarfism as a comedy prop.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Dont worry, its almost Easter!!

Their show looked nice for me only the song isnt .Glad they dropped the heavy vocoder from the studiocut

BL is still in the oven.
Lets see what comes out of it………….??

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

We can say everything we want about Let 3 but they are impactful and don’t leave indifferent.

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago

how do you guys like the hosts?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

They’re okay.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Ok half of the songs, if there were only these 8 songs in competition I would go with song 1 or 5 without hesitation

Kalla
Kalla
1 month ago

Agreed I have song 1 a top of my list currently

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

Time for the Queen of Croatia (and Let 3)

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Not many thoughts on the song… but ALWAYS happy to see Severina.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Song 8 – Well performed. I wasn’t sure who was rapping though. Am I going blind?

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

yes, it was good. and no, there was no rapper on stage. makes the performance a little strange

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

Not gonna lie, I’m kinda digging song 8… which is strange for me!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Someone should tell her there’s a tear in her trousers.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I like it, though!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Waitingfor the final note of Saša …

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Ok a bit average but less disastrous than on Tursday.

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago

Fun fact. Sasa Lozar has made a sexist comment to Severina during press conference. Telling her that he would also like to hold an egg and saying, oh wait, I have got an egg for you and touched his crotch. Disgusting.

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Wow, that is very disturbing. His song is not very good anyway.

Eve
Eve
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Awful yuck

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Pavel would be at home in 1980s Melodifestivalen, I love it.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

Really like how Croatia does this, so far. Minimal fluff in between songs and right to the point of the show.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Song 6 (Pavel “Do Mjesca”) – I admit I have a soft spot for this old sound. I gain personal enjoyment in playing those double-octave melodies on the piano. It’s also wonderful just to see a band have a good time, and I love the silly backing track too. 🙂

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago

I think the problem with the Croatian music scene is that sound wise it has not progressed at all. It has been the same generic pop for over 20 years. No experiments, no ethno melodies, no modern twists. Serbia is so much more advanced than Croatia music wise. All young Croatians mainly just listen to Serbian music while the older generations complain about that. Like just make better music…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Interesting. Thanks; I didn’t know that.
My general knowledge of Croatian music is rather limited. (Endi…) 🙂

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

I like the vibe of the Croatian Abba, nostalgic vibe

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Oh, this is where you’re all hanging out for Dora.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Welcome 😉

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Thank you. My invite never arrived, but that won’t stop me!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

No need invitations, everybody is welcome here, have fun!

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Hanging out is a choice of words, more of a suffering for now

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’m glad you found us! No idea what’s going on with the failed post updates, but I suspect it’s technical gremlins.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

*waves*

Eve
Eve
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Good you found us, better late than never

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Songs 2, 3 and 4 not bad, song 5 has grown on me I think cause I really like it!

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago

I am so sorry for every non-Croatian ESC fan that has to sit through all of that. unfortunately the glory days of Dora were in the 90s…

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

It’s okay, I turned it off after 2 songs

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

What is wrong with it? There are a lot of good songs.

Eve
Eve
1 month ago

So far I liked Boris the most

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Looks like Stefany just got married.

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago

Stefano looks stunning!

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago
Reply to  Ollie

I mean Stefany

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago

i just wanna listen to baby lasagna

Eve
Eve
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

I don’t mind looking at him as well))

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago
Reply to  Eve

Same but he should consider going with brown hair.

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago

I liked Can We Talk better when there was no Can We Talk.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

I guess this is the official Dora chat haha. Boris has a voice I could listen to all day!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

The audience seems more awake tonight at least

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Oh, there has been a technical problem at Dora, I think. I’ll put the tea on

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

That was way too funny hahaha

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

Did Boris not show up for his Final appearance at Dora?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

I once kept an audience waiting at a festival for an extra two minutes. (I’ve told this story on here before, I know.)
It worked beautifully. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

(Croatia Final) So far I like song 1 the best, but there’s a long way to go…

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Same

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

I loved Nathalie again!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

It looks like Wiwibloggs main post updates are not materialising since late yesterday night. There might be a technical error.
In the mean time, we can all comment on this post (for mow) and use it as a general discussion board. Brings back memories on internet in the year 2000. 🙂

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

It’s Croatian Final guys and nothing?
Ok so the live discussion will be here then….
So for tonight let’s be real Baby Lasagna will win the televote, so everything is in the hands of the jury I think.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

Where is Wiwiblogg’s live discussion for the final?

trabzan
trabzan
1 month ago

Something is wrong. not weekly music news, not festival de cancao live, it’s still there with no update, no dora live. strange.

Span
Span
1 month ago

Mediocre Spanish band instead of an Italian legend. Classic San Marino.

Calp
Calp
1 month ago
Reply to  Span

An Italian legend that sang rather poorly…

Eve
Eve
1 month ago

Nothing about Dora? No live discussion, no link?
It has started already…

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago

When do we get the live discussion for Croatia final?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Ollie

Hopefully soon. We can have it here if the post doesn’t materialise 🙂

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

That’s a good idea! I hope Baby Lasagna sounds good and takes the win tonight.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Ollie

William & Deban were excited about Baby Lasagna too! 🙂

Eve
Eve
1 month ago
Reply to  Ollie

Me too. But bit worried as they put him right after Damir…

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago
Reply to  Eve

Damir is not very special this year imo

Ria NL
Ria NL
1 month ago

I am sorry but for me the entry from San Marino is horrible . I don’t like it at all

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

My precious San Marino loves to be iconic, doesn’t it <3

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

They are.
Hope they wont allow the rodeo horse back on stage.

Gosh
Gosh
1 month ago

Forgettable yet not original.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago

It’s really interesting how people view this show as poor production. Let’s remind ourselves this is a tiny country with a tiny tv station and the percentage of their budget spent on this is probably comparatively huge compared to what some of the major broadcasters across Europe spend on their selection shows. I applaud them for even entering the contest.

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

Well said.

Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

They don’t have to produce such a mega show. Especially not for so many days and such a long final. I’m not sure we have to clap our hands just because San Marino is San Marino.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

AMEN!!
Just checking out their other acts of last nite.

WOW, now I get it their show took 4 1/2 hours.
Juries tho decided otherwise!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

I thought all the songs were MUCH BETTER than previous years. San Marino are doing better and better each year.

lasse braun
lasse braun
1 month ago

good choice,san marino!
i’ve seen all 4 semis and they were full of quality stuff (129 acts total!) – believe it or not,i’ve never seen a complete! NF with so many interesting acts in nearly all styles of music – poptrash – metal – ethno – pop – electro – retro – ballads and some groovy genremixes.
thank you,san marino for the show!
🙂

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago

Oh this is nice and I like that is quite different from everything else we’ve got this year. I really liked their last year’s BeFest entry and this is at a similar level. Kenzy has also a strong voice and good stage presence. Not sure how well it will do but it will certainly have its fans. On another note, I would like them to add some more Italian in the song, not because it’s San Marino but mostly because it sounds like it fits the song well. Good luck!

Calp
Calp
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

No, thanks. It is a Spanish band. If you don’t like Spanish language I am sorry, but they have won with a song in Spanish, and it was about time Spanish rock was heard at ESC.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Calp

I love Spanish language but I really liked how Italian sounded in the last chorus so I’d like a bit more. If they had kept the whole song in Spanish I wouldn’t know that. It’s just a personal preference don’t get me wrong. 🙂

Calp
Calp
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Yes, and Il Volo should have sung Grande Amore in Spanish as well.

Moses
Moses
1 month ago

good luck

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

Calm down guys! San Marino are in the second half of th second semi final, which is the weaker one! Megara’s singer is a great performer with brilliant stage presence! The dancers were great too! Megara are LONG overdue a trip to the Eurovision stage! Just watch, they’ll put on a great show again!

Bucket
Bucket
1 month ago

Based on the songs so far, semi final 2 does not seem like a weaker semi than 1st at all

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Bucket

From what i’ve heard from others, semi final 1 is stacked again.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Bucket

the NLDs:Joost Klein Droom Groot ” OPEN die Moshpitt, the bigest one EVER>”
Mustii: Before the party is over.

Let go lets go!!!