Our love of Valentina Monetta is deeper than the ocean. So when we saw her at the London Eurovision Party last Sunday, we ran to her with our camera like a hungry lion runs after a baby deer. Valentina, whose English has improved dramatically since she first entered Eurovision in 2012, was keen to emphasize her personal growth from “The Social Network Song” to “Crisalide” to today.

“Years by years I learn a lot of things,” she says. “Eurovision help me with this, my music, my passion. I am in evolution…In the end I have much more peace inside me and much more confidence in me…My team is much more close to me. And I sing all the type of the songs with all the type of style. I give you my truth now.”

On Ralph Siegel:

“I’m very close to Ralph Siegel, but Ralph Siegel is very old school. For me and him there is a big feeling I think. We are a lot of idea. We are a salad and mix my style with his style. It’s very interesting for me to work with him once again. I don’t know about the future, but for now I’m still with Ralph Siegel.”

On her song ‘Maybe’

“We have chosen this song for the signs, the positive message. Very classical fashion style of the song. Finally in the end I think this is great for my third participation. Some fans ask me, ‘Why you don’t choose jazzy?’ I think for Eurovision it’s maybe too much for me. I think ‘Maybe’ is a great song. When I sing this song I am very happy.”

On filming her video on the beach

“It very cold in January! It was, oh my god. This place is very interesting, is very important for me. I have to start my kite-surf. When I sing this song I have in front of me my kite because I have to respect my life. If I don’t respect my kite, my kite don’t respect me. This is it. I have to respect my life, my job, my voice, and all the people who support me.”

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On the ocean

“I think this place is wonderful. The ocean is like infinity, infinity story. When I stay in front of the water, I take a peace. I need this for my health, for my reflection, for my breathe. This is it.”

Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. You can keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Marcelo N
7 years ago

Hurray for the defence of her own English!! This is the open-mindedness I so wanted to see at ESC.
And she is really cute. I hope at least she will move on to the final. That’d be nice, yes.

joey
joey
7 years ago

Out of all 3 Valentina entries, I like this one the most, way way far better than the hyped “Crisalide”. That song by the way, makes me wanna punch someone, or even her!!! Just deserving not to be in the final!!! But this one, I believe her with this!!! Hopefully she will go to the final!!!

Erin
Erin
7 years ago

I believe in the sincerity of the song, but I still insist that the Italian version sounds better in terms of syntax and fluidity. I understand it’s important for Valentina to convey her message and state of mind and soul in English, so ‘Maybe’ the truth is more important after all.

Eme
Eme
7 years ago

I’m in love with her English.