The duo of Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson were chosen to represent San Marino at Eurovision 2017. The pair will sing the song ‘Spirit of the Night’ and we get more acquainted with the singer in our feature article 10 Things About…Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson!
San Marino is the smallest nation currently competing in Eurovision. As such, they have limited resources from which to choose their entries from. In their six attempts since 2008, Valentina Monetta has represented them three times. Her third attempt in 2014 with ‘Maybe’ gave them their best result- 24th place, the only time that they have qualified for the final. San Marino’s other acts includedMichele Perniola & Anita Simoncini in 2015, Senit in 2011 and Miodio in 2008.
San Marino’s Valentina Monetta qualifies for the final after three years of trying
San Marino and Montenegro will compete in the Eurovision Final on Saturday 10th May for the first time ever, after having qualified from Tuesday’s first semi final.
Valentina loves a big billowy dress.
The video for the San Marino entry opens with a ghost playing the piano. We then cut to the beach (a popular location for Eurovision videos this year) where a woman wearing a billowy white dress stands in the sand looking out at the sea and pontificates many things that may be.