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?