In a post on Facebook today, Sammarinese broadcaster RTVSM has announced the names of the seven jury members who will choose the finalists of the Emerging Artists section of the competition. The jury will choose nine artists to join the “Big” established artists that will compete together for the right to represent San Marino at Eurovision 2022 in Turin in May.
In the same announcement, RTVSM indicated that the top 3 artists chosen by the jury will receive prizes of 1,000, 2,000, and 7,000 euros, respectively.
The jury members include:
Emilio Munda is a producer, composer and author for Sanremo Festival artists like Il Volo (where he won an award for Musica che resta in 2019), Umberto Tozzi, Francesco Renga, Nina Zilli, Dear Jack, and many more. He has also worked with many more artists on The Voice, and” X-Factor. Quite impressive given he’s only 39 years old!
Nabuk is a producer and musician for artists including Eros Ramazzoti, Giorgia, Gianni Morandi, and Ambra Angiolini. He has composed soundtracks for films and documentaries for Rai, Mediaset, Netflix and Sky in Italy, as well as producing Pop-Dance House tracks for many years.
Maurizio Raimo, a manager and record producer who has collaborated with Raquel Welch, Loredana Bertè, Notre Dame de Paris, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to name a few. He has also been the Artistic Director of the Christmas Concert in the Vatican!
Mimmo Paganelli is a music producer and consultant, as well as an artistic director at EMI. He has collaborated with Rino Gaetano, Mia Martini, and Renato Zero for RCA, as well as Vasco Rossi, Ivano Fossati, Tiziano Ferro, and Stadio for EMI (among many others).
Roberta Faccani has a background in musical theatre and voiceover work. She is also a founder of La Fabbrica del Cantante Actore, which teaches singing, and the Bandidos Records label.
Roberto Costa is man of many talents – from a bassist, to a sound engineer, and even an arranger and producer for artists including Lucio Dalla, Stadio, and Luciano Pavarotti! Roberto has authored and produced music for cinema, theater and television.
Steve Lyon is a sound engineer and producer from the UK who has collaborated with artists including Depeche Mode, Sir Paul McCartney, Reamonn, Marco Guazone, Laura Pausini, and Eros Ramazzotti. He has won numerous Platinum and Gold Records and two Latin Grammys.
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