The San Marinese Radio and Television broadcaster, SMRTV, has revealed further details on their upcoming national selection and the dates of the shows.
Over 250 entries were submitted to San Marino’s national selection for Eurovision 2018.
The representative will be selected over the course of three shows, which will be broadcast by San Marino RTV via terrestrial broadcast and satellite and by 1 in 360 on its YouTube channel; the first and second shows will be pre-recorded, whereas the finals will be broadcast live from Bratislava.
The format for 2018
For the preparation for the show, the contestants attended a songwriting camp, at which each of them developed two songs with the help of a team of experienced songwriters and producers. The interaction between the candidates will be covered in background footage shown on the 1 in 360 website.
In the first two shows, candidates will perform their songs to the judges – as acoustic – so they can provide feedback. At the end of the second show, judges will pick one song for each candidate to be performed at the finals.
The live performances from the first two shows will be released as an album and as digital downloads on 19 February.
More details can be found on the Sammarinese national broadcaster’s website: SMRTV official page.
Sammarinese national selection dates
- 09/02: Show 1
- 16/02: Show 2
- 03/03: Grand final