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Spirit of the Shite
The difficulty for San Marino exists in their lack of allies, or at least nations they have allegedly traded points with
It’s the song we’ve all been waiting for! San Marino have just announced the return of Valentina Monetta for the fourth time. She will be joined by Jimmie Wilson and will perform the Ralph Siegel-penned Spirit Of The Night.
Last year’s disco throwback from Serhat finished 12th in semi-final 1, some 65-points adrift of potential qualification. Last time Siegel entered a song for San Marino, the nation finished 16th, 42-points short of qualification.
Spirit Of The Night bridges both genres and sits a little closer to Valentina’s previous cheesy entries from 2013 and 2014; the latter qualified 10th. The difficulty for San Marino exists in their lack of allies, or at least nations they have allegedly traded points with. However, the semi-finals are mostly watched by hardcore Eurovision fans, and Valentina’s reappearance in the Contest could see a good level of support go San Marino’s way. Even so, subject to an amazing running order slot and staging to match, I have to favour non-qualification at present given there are plenty of better upbeat entries in this semi-final.
Are you feeling the San Marino spirit?