San Marino – The dust has hardly had the time to settle on Eurovision 2013 that the first official candidate was announced for 2014. The official San Marino broadcaster has announced that Valentina Monetta has already been selected by SMRTV to represent the country in Denmark.
It was already discussed that San Marino delegation was interested in sending Valentina for a third time in the contest. While many feared that the country could be withdrawing after a disappointing 11th place in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2013 (after being OGAE’s votes runner-up overall), the small Republic made it clear it wanted to make more room for Valentina to finally bring the country to the final, where it has never qualified.
An agreement was signed today at the SMRTV headquarters in San Marino by Valentina Monetta, Ralph Siegel (producer and composer), Fabrizzio Raggi (artistic director) and Carlo Romeo (Director of SMRTV). Alessandro Capicchioni (Head of Delegation of San Marino for Eurovision) was also present during the signing of the accord. Meaning that the same teams that brought us San Marino 2012 and 2013 “failures” are going to try again.
Indeed, in 2012 the same team gave the contest “The Social Network Song” which finished 14th with 31pts in the first semi-final. In 2013 the team returned with “Crisalide” which finnished 11th with 47pts in the second semi-final. Here were Valentina’s performances:
Do you think this is the right move for San Marino? What kind of songs do you want to listen to from Valentina next year?