Pre-Contest Vote 2014: San Marino

Well hello there! Welcome to the twelfth summary article in ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2014! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 37 entries! Right, shall we get onto another country?

San Marino's next into the race - how many points would you give them?
San Marino’s next into the race – how many points would you give them?

This is how we’re running this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 37 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2014 (Armenia is first, Latvia is second etc). We’ll do two articles a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song. We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from both of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Next up in our pre-Contest vote is the smallest country taking part in the competition this year – San Marino. After two previous attempts, one of which coming extremely close to a qualification, San Marino is once again sending Valentina Monetta – or as we like to call her, ValMon – to Eurovision. Another Ralph Siegel composition, James did a review of her Eurovision song ‘Maybe’ when it was released. MAYBE it’s third time lucky with San Marino and our beloved ValMon? Oh yeah, we went there… If you haven’t heard “Maybe as of yet, have a listen below!

Our opinions:

Rory – Okay, “Maybe” is sorta middle-of the-road for me, but I think it’s seriously underrated. She is an amazing singer and such and the song is actually not that bad after you hear it a few times, but I don’t know if qualification is guaranteed…let’s hope they actually get a qualification soon! And Vale, if you’re reading this, your hair is absolutely fantabulous in the video! Score: 6 points out of 12.

James – Valentina… well. She’s a lovely lady, and a formidable vocalist… she’s just been given yet another horrendous song for ESC. “Maybe” is her worst effort yet – I would love San Marino to qualify but they don’t deserve it with this song unfortunately.  Score: 1 point of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Sammarinese song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate San Marino’s song! However, stay tuned to ESC Views as tomorrow we’ll take on Portugal and the Netherlands!

If you’d like to share your opinions on San Marino’s song, please feel free to comment below or vote in the poll!

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