On October 11 SMRTV, San Marino’s state broadcaster, will finally reveal whether it will participate in Eurovision 2015—and how it will choose its singer if it does. As anticipation about San Marino’s future in the contest builds, it’s finally time to say goodbye to Valentina Monetta once and for all.
Many of us here in the House of Wiwi love Valentina Monetta. And by love, I mean LOVE with four capital letters in bold. Why else would we have created our own awards in her honour?
Back in 2012, we had mixed feelings about “The Social Network Song” but loved her spunk and sass and even her meltdown at the Baku Airport after being eliminated. A year later she shined with “Crisalide”. Oh my god, was that a fan favourite or what?! There were some major temper tantrums in the house when she failed to qualify.
Finally, in 2014, we were delighted to see Valentina take “Maybe” (and her giant seashell) into the final, where she finished 24th with 14 points. She was so happy just to be in the final, so the end the result didn’t actually matter.
It is unlikely we will see Valentina next year, because the national broadcaster of San Marino has said it is likely for a male performer to compete for them next year (O-o-O O-o-O).
So, what is your favourite song of Valentina? Is it her social network song? Her fan and bookies favourite “Crisalide”. Or maybe it was her only qualifying entry? Comment below and make sure to vote in the poll!