San Marino’s Eurovision 2014 Entry

Valentina Monetta is back to represent San Marino for the third year in a row. This year, she will be singing “Maybe (Forse)”:

Like last year’s San Marino entry “Crisalide,” “Maybe” was composed by Eurovision legend Ralph Siegel with lyrics by Mauro Balestri. Like “Crisalide,” “Maybe” starts off as a quiet piano-driven ballad. Like “Crisalide,” “Maybe” builds up to a disco beat decorated with synthesized strings. “Maybe” is a lot like “Crisalide.”

That said, I like “Maybe” more than “Crisalide.” It’s a pleasant song, if a bit dull. Siegel still has a knack for a lovely melody. Monetta is now a well-seasoned Eurovision performer, so I’m confident she is going to deliver on the night.

Is it enough to secure San Marino its first appearance in the Final? I have a feeling the answer is no, because it’s facing some stiff competition in that first Semi (and also “Cake to Bake”). But I can’t help but root for Monetta, who has invested so much into Eurovision. I hope she gets rewarded for it… Maybe?