San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013

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Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Country  San Marino
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 30 January 2013
Song: 15 March 2013
Selected entrant Valentina Monetta
Selected song "Crisalide (Vola)"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (11th, 47 points)
San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2012 2013 2014►

San Marino participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, and selected their entry through an internal selection, organised by the Sanmarinese broadcaster San Marino RTV (SMRTV). Valentina Monetta represented San Marino with the song "Crisalide (Vola)", which failed to qualify from the second semi-final of the competition, placing 11th and scoring 47 points.[1][2][3]

Internal selection[edit]

On 30 January 2013, SMRTV held a press conference where they revealed that Valentina Monetta and the song "Crisalide (Vola)" were selected as the official entry for San Marino.[1] The Sammarinese broadcaster reportedly received various proposals, but a jury panel of music professionals assisted in ultimately selecting the entry.[1] Valentina Monetta previously represented San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "The Social Network Song", failing to qualify to the final and placing 14th with 31 points in the first semifinal.

In August 2012, Valentina Monetta and Ralph Siegel collaborated to prepare an entry which resulted in the Italian pop ballad "Crisalide (Vola)".[1] The song was composed by Siegel with lyrics by Mauro Balestri.[1] An English version of the song titled "Chrysallis" has also been recorded with lyrics by Timothy Touchton.[1]

"Crisalide (Vola)" was presented to the public in a television special on SMRTV on 15 March 2013.[4][5]

At Eurovision[edit]

Valentina Monetta at the second semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö

San Marino was allocated to compete in the second semi-final on 16 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[6] In the second semifinal, the producers of the show decided that San Marino would perform 2nd, following Latvia and preceding Macedonia.[7]

San Marino failed to qualify from the second semi-final of the competition, placing 11th and scoring 47 points.[2][3]

In San Marino, the semi-finals and final were aired on SMtv San Marino and Radio San Marino, with commentary by Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo.[8]

The national vote in the second semi-final and the final consisted of Massimiliano Messieri, Fabio Guidi, Viola Conti, Monica Moroni and Boris Casadei.[9] The Sammarinese spokesperson in the grand final was John Kennedy O'Connor.[10]

Points awarded to San Marino[edit]

Points awarded to San Marino (Semi-Final 2)[3]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by San Marino[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Roxburgh, Gordon (30 January 2013). "It's Valentina Monetta again for San Marino". 
  2. ^ a b Leon, Jakov (16 May 2013). "We have ten more finalists!". Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (2)". 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (8 March 2013). "San Marino entry to be presented on 15th March". 
  5. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (15 March 2013). "Watch the official video of "Crisalide"". 
  6. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2013). "Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?". 
  7. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). "Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed". 
  8. ^ "SM Tv San Marino: confermati i conduttori per l'Eurovision 2013". (in Italian). 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ecco la giuria di SMtv San Marino per l'Eurovision 2013". (in Italian). 19 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (18 May 2013). ""Good evening Malmö" - Jury order revealed". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final". 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

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