Caffe` Latte` previews…
As countries begin selecting their entries for the Eurovision Song Contest in May, this blog will look back on the stats and the best from each of the 43 participating nations.
For a time, San Marino filled the void left by Italy's lengthy Eurovision boycott. The tiny autonomous republic first competed at the ESC in 2008. It was absent the next 2 years but has participated each year since its re-emergence in 2011. Thus far, San Marino has only made it to a Grand Final once: in 2014. This was a case of 3rd time lucky for performer Valentina Monetta who had represented San Marino at Eurovision in 2012 and 2013. The 1st attempt, "The Social Network Song (Oh Oh -Uh- Oh Oh)", was a controversial song that required alteration as it originally referred to Facebook.
The 2014 song and its performer is yet to be announced. San Marino will compete in Semi-Final 2.
BEST ENTRY EVER:
CRISALIDE (Vola) Valentina Monetta
MAYBE (Forse)Valentina Monetta
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.