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Zoë Straub Dominates San Marino's Selection

She may not have won the contest, but the Austrian representative during Eurovision 2016 Zoë Straub has certainly been busy, and has nearly implemented her position with San Marino by composing no less than 20 of the 22 songs that will be present in the nations national final.

The talented artist has been busy indeed. It has seen her almost dominate the written side of 1 in 360 which has seen singers from all over the world publically compete to be the lucky eleven to try and sing for San Marino in Lisbon. It has also been noted that the 1 in 360 team have also contributed in some way or another with the songs competing in the finals.

The selection shows will be pre-recorded and broadcast on the 9th and 11th February.

The first show will see the singers perform their songs acoustically, giving judges a chance to hear their voices, whilst giving feedback.

The second show will see the artists perform once more. The judges will then decide which song is best of the two evenings. That song will progress to the final.

The Grand Final will be live, but in a twist will be held in the Slovakian city of Bratislava, and not San Marino. There, all artists will finish and sing their complete melody for the chance of representing the small nation.

The Voting

It has been revealed that the winner will be chosen through a combination of online public vote, and the jury vote. To stamp out voter fraud, the broadcaster has imposed a one vote per person which will be regulated via their Paypal account costing 1 Euro each time. Points from the juries, and online voters will be announced in the traditional Eurovision style.

The finalists are as follows:

Camilla North (Norway)

Emma (Finland)

Franklin Calleja (Malta)

Giovanni Montalbano (Italy)

Irol MC (San Marino)

Jenifer Besky (Germany)

Jessika Muscat (Malta)

Judah Gavra (Israel)

Sara de Blue (Austria)

Sebastian Schmidt (Switzerland)

Tinashe Makura (Zimbabwe)

With Zoë writing so many song, do you think she will compose San Marino's next Eurovision entry? Are you happy with this? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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