In June 2013 San Marino RTV announced that Valentina Monetta had been asked to perform for the third time in a row for San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen.
The Story started right after Malmö:
Carlo Romeo, Director General of San Marino RTV, was so disappointed of the totally unexpected Semi-final result that he asked Valentina Monetta right after Malmö 2013 if she would perform and try it again for a third time in Denmark 2014. After serious and long consideration, Valentina and her producer Ralph Siegel agreed to give their best and take part one more time.
In July Ralph Siegel and Mauro Balestri started to write another song for Valentina and she was invited to record the demos in Forte dei Marmi, Italy, at the end of August. One month later Ralph Siegel finally recorded seven songs with Valentina in his studio in Munich. In the meanwhile, Valentina Monetta also wrote and produced 9 songs in San Marino with a little help of her many musical friends and different artists. Finally the new album Sensibilità was finished and the decision to choose the entry for Copenhagen was not easy. A great variety of potential songs were produced and many of them could have been the song for Copenhagen.
After a long research with colleagues, professionals and friends, the clear and final decision was made and the song Maybe (Forse) was chosen. The song is in English, so everyone in Europe and all over the world can understand the wonderful lyrics by Mauro Balestri. The Italian version is also released, as well as a Dance-version for the Euroclub to enjoy the song in many different ways.
Then the video was planned, and this took a lot of creative thinking and time. Fabrizio Raggi and a creative team from San Marino RTV started producing the video in English and Italian.
Valentina Monetta is one of the most talented jazz and pop singers in San Marino and the whole country keeps the fingers crossed, hoping that she will be third time lucky. She really deserves it.
Good luck to Valentina Monetta for her historic three-in-a-row and San Marino! Remember, it's a positive maybe.