San Marino To Send Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson To Eurovision 2017 With “Spirit Of The Night”

Yes, Valentina Monetta is returning to Eurovision for her fourth appearance, this time in collaboration with Jimmie Wilson

Yesterday, San Marino announced their act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017; it’s the return of Valentina Monetta; only this time she’s accompanied by Jimmie Wilson on this exciting club track “Spirit Of The Night”.

Bringing a bit of life to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017; this song is the dance tune we need, to liven up this competition. Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson bring an energy that we weren’t expecting for this song, totally nailing the harmonies; hopefully, they’ll deliver just as well on the Eurovision stage.

The music video is set in a club; where Valentina Monetta dances away on the dancefloor, whilst Jimmie Wilson makes eyes at her. They later find each other, as we all do in clubs, and dance together on the dancefloor. At the end, we see them together, on a balcony, ready to leave.

Watch Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson’s Eurovision Music Video For “Spirit Of The Night” Here:

Valentina Monetta is quickly becoming a Eurovision regular. This is her fourth time representing San Marino. She previously performed in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In her first two years, she failed to make it to the Grand Final, but it was third time lucky in 2014, where she came 24th overall.

As for Jimmie Wilson, he’s an American singer from Detroit, Michigan. He studied acting in Hollywood and played in the Michael Jackson-produced Sisterella. He then went to live in Germany to play Barack Obama in Hope! – Das Obama Musical. In 2012, he appeared in the third series of the Polish version of Must Be The Music, where he was eliminated in the semi-finals.

San Marino debuted at Eurovision in 2008 and has only ever made it to the Grand Final on one occasion; when Valentina Monetta came back for her third time. Gracing the stage once more; she’s definitely become a Eurovision favourite; could this collaboration be exactly what San Marino needs to go on and win? Especially since this is the only club-like dance song in the competition this year.

To win, Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson will have to beat all the other countries. Almost all the acts have been announced. So far we have: Cyprus’ HovigThe Netherlands’ O’G3NEBelgium’s BlancheMacedonia’s Jana BurceskaAzerbaijan’s DiHaj, Ireland’s Brendan MurrayAustria’s Nathan TrentAlbania’s LinditaArmenia’s ArtsvikMontenegro’s Slavko KalezicGreece’s Demy, Georgia’s Tako GachechiladzeBelarus’ NaviThe United Kingdom’s Lucie JonesFinland’s Norma JohnSwitzerland’s Timebelle, Germany’s Levina, France’s Alma, Spain’s Manel NavarroItaly’s Francesco GabbaniIsrael’s Imri Ziv, Czech Republic’s Martina BártaCroatia’s Jacques HoudekMalta’s Claudia FanielloPoland’s Kasia MosHungary’s Joci Pápai, Slovenia’s Omar NaberDenmark’s Anja NissenMoldova’s SunStroke ProjectUkraine’s O.TorvaldLatvia’s Triana ParkSerbia’s Tijana BogicevicEstonia’s Koit Toome & LauraRomania’s Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, Portugal’s Salvador SobralAustralia’s IsaiahLithuania’s FusedmarcNorway’s JowstIceland’s Svala, and Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be hosted at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine after Jamala won last year with “1944”. The semi-finals will take place on 9 May and 11 May, with the Grand Final taking place on 13 May 2017.

What do you make of Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson’s “Spirit Of The Night”? Can San Marino win the Eurovision Song Contest 2017? Let us know all your thoughts on Twitter @CelebMix.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

24-year-old writer, blogger, author and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, The Coffee House, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, and Fuzzable. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni

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