If the saying ‘Everyone loves a trier’ is true, then Eurovision must love Valentina Monetta. The San Marinese singer has taken to the Eurovision stage on three other occasions, including in 2014 when she achieved the country’s best ever result when she helped them reach the final for the first ever time with song ‘Maybe’. She’s back for a fourth attempt in 2017 and this time she is not alone. She teams up with male singer Jimmie Wilson for the song ‘Spirit of the Night’.
Many Spanish Eurovision fans were initially outraged when Manel Navarro was chosen to represent the nation at Eurovision 2017 over Mirela. The two acts had tied on points and the decision was put in the hands of the jury of judges rather than the public who had voted in favour of Mirela. Nevertheless Manel was chosen to be Spain’s representative with song ‘Do It For Your Lover’.
We are now in the penultimate week of the Eurovision World Cup 2017! Four countries remain in the running (United Kingdom, Sweden, Cyprus and Israel) and they will now face off against each other head to head in this the Semi Final Round. Only two of the songs will make it into next week’s final, so be sure to vote wisely. The match ups are below.
Imagine if Eurovision was an episode of ‘Dragon’s Den’. I feel like Ilinca and Alex Florea would be one of the risky investments that few of the dragons would invest in and were they to invest they would give hardly any money and ask for a lot of shares in return. You would think that if someone was to say ‘I have this idea for musical fusion. I want to bring the world of yodelling folk music together with rap music’, any one who knows anything about music’s response would be ‘I’m out!’. Moreover, if you were to pin down a country that would propose such a musical fusion you would think it likely to be an Alpine country like Switzerland or Austria, but it is in fact Romania who has brought this proposal forward and strangely the combination works a treat.