Valentina Monetta—the San Marinese siren who cast a spell on us at Eurovision 2012…and Eurovision 2013—has released the Italian-language video for her entry “Maybe”. Called “Forse” in Italian, the video showcases her working her native tongue and we absolutely love it. This woman oozes passion. Or should we say passione?
Valentina proves once again that she knows how to bring the drama. Wearing a white gown, she wanders along the shore and conveys a mix of emotions from isolation to hope. This is a complicated song about failed love and potential redemption. The hope that things might work out is born from the memory of falling in love. As she says: “Maybe it’s a journey in the darkest night/ Maybe we can make it to the morning light/ Maybe this is it this is real and I feel this is right/ Finally right /And maybe/ The courage that I’m finding now/ Remembering and sensing how/ We fell in love.”
In a statement sent to wiwibloggs.com, Valentina’s people said that “even if the song will be peformed in English in Copenhagen, she wants to delight her fans with this Italian version as well.” Well, we are delighted!
You’ll be able to enjoy both versions of the song on Sensibilità, her forthcoming album which drops in early April 2014.
Valentina has updated her official website for the 2014 season. You can learn more about the story of “Maybe” (Forse) and Valentina’s journey to a third straight Eurovision.
The web site explains that Carlo Romeo, Director General of San Marino RTV, “was so disappointed of the totally unexpected Semi-final result that he asked Valentina Monetta right after the Malmö contest if she would perform and try it again for a third time in Denmark 2014.”
Valentina—a contemplative woman—gave it some thought, consulted with her producer Ralph Siegel, and eventually agreed to take part.
Ralph Siegel and lyricist Mauro Balestri worked on seven songs for Valentina. At the same time she wrote and produced nine songs of her own. That’s a whole lot of songs to choose from, y’all.
“After a long research with colleagues, professionals and friends, the clear and final decision was made and the song “Maybe” (Forse) was chosen,” the web site explains. “The song is in English, so everyone in Europe and all over the world can understand the wonderful lyrics by Mauro Balestri. The Italian version is also released, as well as a Dance-version for the Euroclub to enjoy the song in many different ways.”
We cannot wait to dance to it with you in Copenhagen, Valentina!
- WATCH: Valentina Monetta speaks with wiwibloggs.com while recording her Eurovision 2014 song
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- WATCH: Valentina wows during her rehearsal at the London Eurovision Party