Eurovision Song Contest 2017: San Marino – “Spirit of the Night” By Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson

Eurovision Song Contest 2017: San Marino - "Spirit of the Night" By Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson

Eurovision 2017 – San Marino

The San Marino song is called “Spirit of the Night” and performed by Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson.

ARTIST

Valentina is back! The jazz singer is representing San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest for the fourth time, this time together with Jimmie Wilson, who has starred in the musicals Sisterella and Hope.

Valentina Monetta is a jazz and funky singer and was born in 1975 in San Marino. She is very well known to followers of the Eurovision Song Contest having participated for San Marino in 2012, 2013 and 2014 where she qualified for the Grand Final. Valentina prefers to sing live with different musicians in Italy and in Europe to promote her music. Currently she’s performing with her band Myfunky Valentine and also collaborating with a jazz band called Live Tropical Fish.

Jimmie Wilson is a singer and songwriter, born in Detroit, Michigan. He came to Europe as the star of Michael Jackson’s musical Sisterella and now lives in Germany. In 2010, he starred as President Obama in the musical Hope. As a major highlight in his career he joins legendary producer Ralph Siegel and Valentina Monetta in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest as part of Team San Marino with the song Spirit of the Night. His life’s motto is “life is a journey – enjoy the ride”. He recently released a brand new album, So Damn Beautiful.

SONG

Ralph Siegel was born in Munich in 1945. At 13, he started taking lessons in harmony and composition and studied various instruments such as the piano, accordion, guitar and drums. After graduation, he spent years in Paris, Nashville and New York and started his professional career at the age of 20, as composer, lyricist, producer and publisher.

Ralph wrote the Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1982, A Little Peace, performed by Nicole, and has participated in the competition 24 times. He wrote Theater, Johnny Blue, Journey to Jerusalem and We’re Giving a Party, all of which reached the top three in the contest.

Ralph said; “Music is still my life and the Eurovision Song Contest is the most wonderful possibility to present a song as a composer, that millions of people around the world can hear and hopefully like. As a producer I love to help great artists to be able to show their talent and touch the hearts of the audience. This is my 25th participation in the contest and I want to thank all the artists and musicians that have joined me on this journey”.

Jutta Staudenmayer is a German singer and lyricist who was many years of experience on stage. She specialises in lyrics in all genres of pop, classical music, TV Shows and children’s songs. Lyrics on rockers like The Huguenots and Friedrich Rückert were characteristic in the early years. She has worked on many successful projects. The essence of the language and their emotion, and the craft of rhyme and metric is its unique selling point. She says about herself: a song can change your life in just one moment.

Steven Barnacle is an English musician, composer, lyricist, with extensive experience with many famous artists. He loves the challenge of working with different people from different backgrounds and countries to see if the mix works, always in search of magic! “For me the unique thing about a good song is, that you can take it with you, memorised, unlike a good book, film or painting you can re-create it yourself, alone or with other people, this makes it most interactive art form of all”.

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Coming soon…

VIDEO

OPINION

She’s back! She’s brought a friend this time and it looks like they are having a fantastic time. More like this please!

PREDICTION

It will be touch and go for this to qualify but it does it might get a decent amount of points in the final but will not cross to the left hand side of the leader board.

LYRICS

‘Hey, are you the one I dream about?
Baby, I am
I really feel the night can take away my doubt
I’ll try and do what I can

Every time I see you smile there is a sadness in your eyes
Well I’ve been hurt before
I know it’s nothing new and time will make you realise
We always wish for more

We find we’re searching high and low
And always looking for the right time
Together we can make it through the night

It’s the spirit of the night, spirit of the night
Burning like St. Elmo’s fire
Spirit of the night, takes our feelings so much higher

It’s the spirit of the night
(Spirit of the night, spirit of the night)
We can live our fantasy
Spirit of the night, burning in our ecstasy

Hey, are you the one to take my pain?
Just take my hand
I’ve been so hurt before, it’s hard to trust again (Trust again)
You know I understand

You’ve got me feeling right and I can see the future is bright
I’ll take your blues away

So no more searching high and low
And always looking for the right time (Right time)
Together we can make it through the night

It’s the spirit of the night, spirit of the night
Burning like St. Elmo’s fire
Spirit of the night, takes our feelings so much higher
Feed our deep desire

It’s the spirit of the night
(It’s a feeling, got me reeling)
We can live our fantasy

It’s the spirit of the night
(It’s a feeling, just a feeling)
Burning in our ecstasy

Time to celebrate our love
We’re caught in its ray of light
Calling to the world out loud
Just let our spirits fly

We can write another page
A golden age within our lifetime

It’s the spirit of the night (Spirit of the night)
It’s the spirit of the night
It’s the spirit of the night
Takes our feelings so much higher and higher

It’s the spirit of the night, spirit of the night
Burning in our ecstasy

Spirit of the night, we can live our fantasy’

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