Valentina Monetta Crisalide Vola poll winner wiwibloggs

Will it be third time lucky for Valentina Monetta? San Marino’s state broadcaster seems to think so, as it has announced that the “Crisalide” singer will make a run for the Eurovision final for the third year in a row next May in Denmark.

Valentina certainly has momentum. She achieved San Marino’s highest-ever finish in 2012 when she came 14th in her semi-final with “The Social Network Song.” Then in Malmö she upped herself by finishing 11th. (That dedication to making the final inspired us to launch the Valentina Monetta Awards ). Once again Valentina will team up with composer Ralph Siegel and artistic director Fabrizio Ragi–the man responsible for her visual transformation in Malmö.

As our north of England correspondent has pointed out previously, returning to Eurovision can be a curse–unless you show up with a good song.
But we’re fairly confidant that she will. At her official Eurovision party this year Valentina wowed us with her jazz numbers. Hopefully she’ll bring that genre–undoubtedly her strongest–to the table in Denmark. How can she not beep bop into the final doing what she does best?

Photo: Eurovision.tv

 

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il pleut
il pleut
7 years ago

After all three esc, Valentina will compare all esc hosts……….

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

YESSSSSSSSSS 🙂

That’s my girl. She needs to go with jazz this time. Hey, they’ve got a year to work on it, right?

Paige
Paige
7 years ago

Returning artists never win? Carola participated in 1983 and came back to win it in 1991. Helena Paparizou participated in 2001 with Antique and came back as a solo act in 2005 to win it. Dima Bilan who participated in 2006, came back to win in 2008. I don’t get why people say returning artists never win, because they clearly do, meaning Valentina may be able to win the trophy sometime soon 🙂

Weird
Weird
7 years ago

No Emily, Chiara did not win. Actually her tird time was the worst one.

I’m sooo tired of the San Marinese Valentina / Siegel combination.

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

she was boring x2… doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results

Emily
Emily
7 years ago

The weird thing? Every artist that has competed in ESC three times in a row won one contest.

Zolan
Zolan
7 years ago

I prefer countries sending their own artists to importing ringers.
A different writer might have been interesting, but Siegel with more old-school influences is probably a good match for her style. A pinch more Gershwin, perhaps.

David Thielen
David Thielen
7 years ago

She’s trending in the right direction. I think San Marino should keep returning her as long as her final position improves each year. At the rate she’s going, she’ll win in ’16.

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
7 years ago

Hmm…San Marino obviously haven’t heard of the law of diminishing returns. She’s never going to win – consider it karma for inflicting “The Social Network Song” on the world.

Fikri
Fikri
7 years ago

i think they should just import a popular italian artist or something… this is just too much.

American Andy
7 years ago

So, way back when SMRTV first got her, they discovered her at one of her shows – where she was singing jazz. Her background is in jazz. It only makes sense that they should finally give her a jazz song. People may not be as enthusiastic about it at first, but I think she’ll be able to give a performance that will blow away the judges and televoters with a style that better suits her.

SQFan
SQFan
7 years ago

I hope she (1) gets a weak semi (2) gets a good running order (3) gets Italy as a Big 5 voter in her semi.

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

It will be a tricky task to outdo this year’s masterpiece that is Crisalide (Vola), but I’m sure they’re up for the challenge.