When San Marino’s Valentina Monetta warmed up at the London Eurovision Party, her pitch-perfect delivery inspired William and Deban to pull out their cameras. Valentina has long been one of our favourites. But when she started dropping vocal flourishes Mariah Carey-style at London’s Shadow Lounge, she reminded us just how much she has evolved in the past year. She is no longer the keyboard-tapping singer behind “The Social Network.” She is Valentina 2.0—a rising star, our Sammarinese idol and a real contender to win Eurovision 2013.

Below you can see two videos of Valentina in action. There is no audience because this was her soundcheck hours before the actual concert.

Valentina warms up those amazing vocal chords:

Valentina performs “Crisalide” during her soundcheck:

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Samo
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SAN MARINO!!! Let ESC 2014 be held in Valentina’s backyard! WHO CARES IT IS SUCH A GOOD SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alex
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Alex

Where are your Valentina t-shirts???

Victoria
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Victoria

I really like her! One of my favorites along with Margaret (NORWAY).

Mojito
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Mojito

But Wiwi, can San Marino be the host of the ESC2014?

Romeo
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Romeo

I love everything about Crisalide! Song, performance, meaning, dress, staging, tempo, dance factor. YES!

Ant
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Ant

Valentina: You are a goddess! La Goddess!