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’ Hovig, The Netherlands’ O’G3NE, Belgium’s Blanche, Macedonia’s Jana Burceska, Azerbaijan’s DiHaj, Ireland’s Brendan Murray, Austria’s Nathan Trent, Albania’s Lindita, Armenia’s Artsvik, Montenegro’s Slavko Kalezic, Greece’s Demy, Georgia’s Tako Gachechiladze, Belarus’ Navi, The United Kingdom’s Lucie Jones, Finland’s Norma John, Switzerland’s Timebelle, Germany’s Levina, France’s Alma, Spain’s Manel Navarro, Italy’s Francesco Gabbani, Israel’s Imri Ziv, Czech Republic’s Martina Bárta, Croatia’s Jacques Houdek, Malta’s Claudia Faniello, Poland’s Kasia Mos, Hungary’s Joci Pápai, Slovenia’s Omar Naber, Denmark’s Anja Nissen, Moldova’s SunStroke Project, Ukraine’s O.Torvald, Latvia’s Triana Park, Serbia’s Tijana Bogicevic, Estonia’s Koit Toome & Laura, Romania’s Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, Portugal’s Salvador Sobral, Australia’s Isaiah, Lithuania’s Fusedmarc, Norway’s Jowst, Iceland’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.