San Marino 2018 🇸🇲 we might have the final version of the song now but we still don’t really know what happened with the voting!
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
SAN MARINO – Well the organisers of 1in360, responsable for the San Marino selection for Eurovision definitely keep up with their promise on Facebook to keep on surprising us towards Lisbon as today more details were leaked after last weekends final.
In first place a full list of all investors of the crowd funding was leaked which you can find here.
It is pretty clear that the organisation was actively involved in putting money into all participants. But surprise surprise, the main investor of the Project, Mathias Strasser only invested into Jessika. It is no secret that there was already longer close connection between Jessika and Strasser. And Miss Muscat got all the family mobilised to invest in her song. I wouldnt call it really a full public support.
However more details after the final are bubbling up. The jury vote remains a big mystery. definitely it were not the judges on the final who actually gave a vote, as one of the jury members stated even during the show but also after. A 100% jury voting outcome has not been revealed (we wonder why) but the only possible voting for the jury was:
05 points to Camilla
06 points to Giovanni
07 points to Jennifer
08 points to Sara
10 points to Jessika
12 points to Franklin
The rest of the votes remain untraceable till now.
Last but not least more and more claims of possible plagiarism or at the very least very big similarities to Heroes (Mans Zelmerlöw) in the chorus are coming up. you can obviously compare it yourself and make any conclusions.
It it very clear that the San Marino entry is heading for a big failure in Lisbon. There is no doubt this will never get to the finals, the only question remains will they be able to avoid last place in the semis (providing the song remains as it is or there might be any other changes. We wouldn’t be surprised anymore of anything!)
The betting odds aren’t looking very promising as well. Currently San Marino dropped after the finals and is currently last. Well that’s called Karma!