It’s the second time Valentina Monetta is representing San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2012 she got on stage with a hilarious tune, this year she’s back with something more interesting. “Crisalide (Vola)” is the title of another Eurotrash today!
WHAT WE LIKED
What we really liked in this one is that it’s by far better than the 2012 San Marino entry. Valentina is presented on stage totally different than in 2012 more professional and severe. (by oikotimes.com)
At the opening Crisalide (Vola), Valentina is sitting crouched on the stage clutching the globe lit lamp in her arms. She is wearing the red dress that has featured in the video, and in her promotional performances recently, with a black net shawl covering it for the first half of the song. Once the tempo changes, she discards the shawl, with the aid of her two backing dancers, and the red dress is revealed in all its glory. Red by now is very much the dominating colour in the lighting and in the effects, and Valentina brings the song to a rousing climax. (by eurovision.tv)
WHAT WE DISLIKED
We dislike the song and the format of the song. Valentina Monetta is overrated by the fans and the odds although we could see a surprise qualification of the country to the final (after all SMRTV said it clearly: if not qualification this year we are out of 2014 edition)
INFORMATION ABOUT SAN MARINO
Valentina Monetta was born on the 1st of March,1975 in the Republic of San Marino. She is the second of two children, her father is from Calabria and her mother is San Marinese. Monetta spent her childhood in San Marino where she attended primary and secondary schools. She then graduated from the high school for arts “Giovanni da Rimini” in Rimini. In her childhood she discovered the love for music, listening tirelessly to various musical styles, creating and forming over time a specific taste. Although she has not dealt with an academic background, she had studied piano and singing by herself, reaching the same professional high quality.
PHOTO: SANDER HESTERMAN / EUROVISION.TV