Valentina Monetta, the most talented singer ever to come out of San Marino, has released the video clip of her song “L’Amore Verra”.
This video is hot on at least two levels. First, art director Fabrizio Raggi, whom Valentina worked with in Malmö, has created a playful but mature aesthetic that captures the madness of love. Four men—two of the them shirtless—attempt to win over Valentina in a series of playful vingettes. They often bring baggage with them. As the song unfolds, Valentina croons about the journey all women endure as they sift through all the toads in search of their prince. As the “L’Amore Verra” lyrics say: “sweet baby girl, curious and playful and eager to know already what is love, the love that fills you up and then who knows where it is, if it’s love.”
Second, this video has us moist with excitement because it suggests that Valentina will deliver jazz at Eurovision. She will unveil her Eurovision song in January, and this video may be acting as a harbinger of things to come. As you’ll remember from Malmö, Valentina threw down some amazing jazz at her official Eurovision party (and we filmed the action here). Authenticity allows any artist to soar. Wait for Valentina to fly straight into the final in Copenhagen. Vola!
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Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @willyleeadams. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.