The results of San Marino’s 1in360 second wildcard vote is in! Italian singer Giovanni Montalbano will join Finnish singer Emma in the live online shows of the San Marinese selection process in January.
The results of San Marino’s 1in360 first wildcard vote is in! The place has been snapped up by Finnish singer Emma. Emma will be one of three wildcards that will be chosen to progress to the live final stage of the San Marino selection in January. The three wildcards will be joined by up to seven other contenders to be chosen by a panel of experts.
Submissions for the San Marino selection process for 2018 opened a few weeks back and will close on 30 November. Entries are to be submitted on the 1in360 website where fans can listen to the artists and the artists can help to build a fanbase.
Austria staged their national selection show Wer Singt Fur Osterreich last night. Ten singers took to the stage to perform the song with which they wanted to represent Austria at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Austria will stage their national selection show: ‘Wer singt für Österreich?’ (or ‘Who Will Sing For Austria?’) from 20.15 CET tonight. Ahead of this we had asked you to listen to all the songs and vote for your favourite in our poll. Well, the results are in. Let’s find out who won…
Austrian singer AzRaH has beaten off stiff competition from Laura Kamhuber, Ola Egbowon, Sara Koell and David Siedl feat. Madelene & MC Vio to become Austria’s Wildcard contestant. The Viennese singer won the Facebook competition on 15th January and will go on to compete against nine other pre-selected acts on 12th February in a bid to become the 2016 Austrian Eurovision contestant.
Austria have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest forty eight times and have won the contest on two occasions: Udo Jürgens’ ‘Merci, Chérie’ (1966) and more recently with Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ in 2014. Until Conchita’s win (and since) Austria have fallen short, only having qualified for 4 finals since 2004. Austria have finished last on eight occasions and have received nul points four times: 1962, 1988, 1991 and last year when the MakeMakes failed to makemake a lasting impression on Europe with ‘I Am Yours’.