VALENTINA MONETA, who is celebrating a birthday today, represented SAN MARINO 4 times at the Eurovision song contest.
From today, for the entire month of February, ESC Covers will take every day a South African artist/group/duo on a virtual tour to Europe. We will visit 28 countries.
San Marino United Artists have collaborated on a song called Sogno (Dream). The anthemic pop ballad features several acts including former San Marino Eurovision participants – Valentina Monetta (ESC 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017) and Anita Simoncini (ESC 2015 and JESC 2014).
Sogno is composed by Nicola Della Valle, Paolo Macina and Francesco Sancisi
The full list of performers for San Marino United Artists are – Nicola Della Valle, Fabrizio Pregnolato, Sara Jane Ghiotti, Luca Partisani, Piermatteo Carattoni, Alessandra Busignani, Roberto Moghe Moretti, Francesco Zazzi, Anita Simoncini, Paolo Beccari, Valentina Monetta, Monica Hill, Elisa Massari, Irol*.
*Irol MC was the original rapper on the 2018 San Marino Eurovision song, Who We Are, but withdrew before the contest. The final version was performed by Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening.
You can see the official music video for Sogno below.
Source: ESC Covers – photos @ Valentina Monetta, Anita Simoncini from the video clip of ‘Sogno’
COLE VAN DAIS made a video a week or so ago of a Eurovision song she covered in Afrikaans. It is a song from SAN MARINO, from VALENTINA MONETTA. It was their 2013 Eurovision entry CRISALIDE.
After two thirds of the 100 Ralph Siegel songs, we get to song 65 which is again one of his actual Eurovision entry – CRISALIDE by Valentina Monetta which represented San Marino in the 2013 Eurovision song contest. Cole van Dais covered it in Afrikaans.
Probably the newest of all Ralph Siegel songs we will feature is the 2017 Eurovision entry for San Marino – SPIRIT OF THE NIGHT by Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson.
Cole van Dais became the 3rd South African artist to register. She has indicated that since she is busy with a DUET CD, her songs will all be duets, Euro covers and even with foreign singers. The first one she registered is with Sergey Sysuev from the Ukraine. And they will do the 2017 Eurovision song from San Marino, SPIRIT OF THE NIGHT, originally sung by Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson. It is of course a song composed by German composer Ralph Siegel who has over 100 of his songs covered in South Africa. Afri music song contest is only open to singers outside of AFRICA if they are in duet with someone from Africa and then the song is entered for the country of origin of the African duet partner. But this is another way to involve especially Eurovision singers to be part of this contest and help it grow.
We started working today on a new exotic duet – between Cole van Dais of South Africa and Sergey Sysuev of Ukraine. They will cover the 2017 Eurovision song of San Marino Spirit of the night. It will be in at least three languages with Sergey singing his bit in one language, Cole singing her bit in another language and together the chorus will be in English. We hope it will be done within the next 3-4 weeks.