On April 6 the people of Brighton staged a special concert to mark the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s Eurovision victory in the Brighton Dome. As part of the festivities organisers invited our favourite Sanmarinese diva Valentina Monetta to sing her Eurovision 2014 song “Maybe”.
In between rehearsals and her performance, Valentina let her hair down and explored the sights and sounds of Brighton. Wiwiblogger Deban Aderemi was fortunate enough to be Valentina’s tour guide. He showed her around the peer, the Pavillion, and the Dome, and Valentina answered questions that our readers supplied on Twitter and via our web site.
She tells us how the sea brings her peace and what it was like to portray a teenager in “The Social Network Song”, and discusses her ongoing Eurovision journey.
“Sometimes when I look in the mirror at my face, I think, ‘How many things you have learned,'” she says. “And I want to learn a lot of things for the rest of my life and I can give a lot of music for the people. I write every day about the sea, about my feelings, about my friends. About Facebook, about Crisalide, about Maybe.”
And we’re so glad you do! You can see the highlights of Deban’s day with Valentina below.
And don’t forget to listen to Valentina’s Eurovision 2014 song.