EUROVISION 2017 - KYIV - UKRAINE  

SECHUK JURY 2017

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SPIRIT OF THE NIGHT

 

VALENTINA MONETTA & JIMMIE WILSON

 

SECHUK JURY

Rating

 167/320 (52.2%)

 

INTERNATIONAL JURY

SAN MARINO

INT

JURY TOTAL

82

 

Amar

Oh, here we go again... this would honestly fit perfectly into a Ghostbusters soundtrack!  

5

 

Benedek

 

This small country is bringing one of his best attempts. This song still is just bland and tc tc tc. The duett has no chance to go in the final. I cant see people voting massive for this. It brings the cheep crap feeling and it is bad.

1

 

Christos

 

Despite the fact that this is the fourth attempt for Valentina under the flag of San Marino Ö. I like the song and it is a happy up-tempo euro-song. Valentina go go and donít worry we all love you even it will be the 20th time in the contest. San Marino is a small country (35.000 inhabitants) and the State tv decided to send to Kiev a singer from the country properly and an American singerÖ the right combination. Kisses my dearÖ

6

 

Daria

The best thing about the song is Valentina herself. But I also like that itís a dance tune, I can see Euroclub going crazy dancing to it. And we donít have many duos this year so itís nice that Jimmie joined our queen!

7.5

 

Douwe

Valentina is turning into Eurovision royalty and after performing solo in the past she returns to the contest in 2017 with American singer Jimmie Wilson. 'Spirit of the Night', written and composed by Ralph Siegel is fun and entertaining and will be a huge hit at the preparties and in the Euroclub but it sounds very dated and cheesy. There are several key changes and plenty of energy here but there is no escaping the poor production. Serhat only just missed the final in Stockholm in 2016 so anything is possible but this is nowhere near as strong as 'Crisalide (Vola)' or 'Maybe (Forse)'.

5

 

Elena

Four times the charm for Valentina Monetta? No, I don't think so. The 80's sound is really fun but it's a bit sleepy, and experience show that Monetta isn't that great live. This is at least different from what she's done before, but her new friend won't save her.

5

 

Frederico

And now we are back in the 80s, when duos were du jour. This is a masterclass of composing for Eurovision gone wrong, when all clichťs just seem to flounder.

0.5

 

Josť

I like it, this is a song that I will listen for sure, very pleasently while I drive my car. However I found it a "modern dated" style, if we were in the early 90's it would have been a contender. I want to see how Valentina does with an energetic song in scene, I'm used to her romantic songs.

7

 

Mark L

I really admire San Marino for putting in an entry every year, but this song just sounds so outdated, not something I will ever be downloading to my playlist anytime soon

2.5

 

Melissa

Okay I'm not a fan of the totally unnecessary key change, but this is great fun! Jimmie has an awesome voice and I can totally see the arena in Kiev go absolutely nuts for this. I'm in love! Unforgettable!

8

 

Octavio

This is so catchy and it has an 80's vibe in it. Remember me a bit the song ďI need a heroĒ.

6

 

Paul C

It doesn't sounds great to me. I can see this stay at the semi finalsand scoring quite low. Not for me.

3.5

 

Pia

Are they stucked in the 80īs ? Ok, I like it, but this is so out ! 30 years old discohit ......sorry , but no ......SM

5

 

Roberto

Nice song. Valentina brings again her powerful talent and her lovely personality, in a classic two-voices dance-pop, a bit dated, acceptable but not so remarkable. 10/10 for Valentina.

7

 

Roy

Again I am happy that Ralph Siegel will be back at Eurovision, although I am not so sure if I am happy to see Valentina back for the 4th time. Eurovision is suppose to introduce us to new singers. The song is fairly good but I would have liked if it was a bi-lingual entry with the male singing in English and Valentina in Italian

7

 

Samantha

We know how reliable Valentina is on stage, and Jimmie has a Vandross-esque 90's era R&B sound (and that's not a bad thing!). It's Siegel, so it naturally feels a bit dated, but it's charming. 

6

 

UNITED KINGDOM JURY

SAN MARINO

UK

JURY TOTAL

85

 

Andrew G

this is a bit crinch! it is different but i dont like it

3

 

Danny

Oh San Marino , never change! It was a surprise to see OUR VAL back in Eurovision, but a nice surprise at that. This is VERY 80s though and just ever so slightly (ok very) dated, but itís sung well and itís catchy enough. However, Iím pretty sure it has next to no chance of qualifying, but I donít really care, itís just nice to have something like this in the line up. 

7

 

David B

Where to begin? I don't think songs like this even existed in the worst recesses of the 1980s. Herr Siegel adds his special 'magic' to this terrifyingly bad entry. It feels as though the song is aiming for a high point which, oddly, doesn't exist. Proof that 'disco' can be lifeless.

2.5

 

David E

Oh Valentina!  God loves a trier...  This is just SO middle-of-the-road and unremarkable.  Like Jimmy's voice on it, but this is seriously bland, and as such does not really deserve a place in the final. 

5.5

 

Dean

Can you believe it?! Valentina is back, back, back, this time with a new bloke in tow. This is kind of fabulously bad, and how many key changes are there? 4? Amazing. In some ways I am loving this, because it has some joy and is wrong in so many ways.  But in a contest with a lot of serious, modern songs, thank goodness for a bit of old fashioned disco camp. The final might need something like this! 

7

 

Eddie

Valentina back for her 4th attempt. Disco and key changes galore. I'm glad it's a duet and they are trying something a little bit different. It's a fun track and adds something that is missing to the contest. It's hard to call this one but it does add some fun to the contest.

7

 

Edward

What a complete joy!  A pure Ď80s dancefloor retro trip and lovely to see Valentina again.  This song is not trying to tell us anything; it just lets us dance along and laugh a bit at the cheesy bits.  And is that three key changes I hear?  Go San Marino !!!

8.5

 

Gary

Iím sure everyone will be happy to see Valentina back again Ė has anyone else managed 4 times? Great that this is a disco stomping duet and one that will get all the fans going. This is one that can appeal to all ages and I hope it takes San Marino to the final again! Go Valentina and Jimmie!

8

 

Joe  

Valentina someone-or-other... never heard of her. Honestly though, this is absolute trash. But I kinda love it regardless. Or do I hate it? I have strong feelings for it, but not sure in which direction.

5

 

Kevin

San Marino have entered the Eurovision seven time, letís hope itís seventh time lucky, nice disco number which will go down in clubs around Kyiv, good luck San Marino !

7

 

Lloyd

Being a fan of 90's pop/disco this one gets my foot tapping and puts a smile on my face. Not too sure if the vocals go together and the lyrics are noticeably repetitive. 

7

 

Mark M

Why oh why is she back?  And she's brought a smarmy friend with her.  Awful song and no doubt will be a car crash on stage.

2

 

Martin

Now this is a throwback to the Disco era that San Marino can be proud of!  Jimmie has a touch of Isaac Hayes in his vocals and Valentina is at her best with this uptempo crowd pleaser - together this makes for an appealing uplifting entry that might, dare I say it, give San Marino its second Final appearance...

7.5

 

Matt

 

The 'Queen of San Marino song' is back and... she need not have bothered to be honest.  Another one that sounds like a disco throwback but is quite forgettable too.

7

 

Nico

I'm beyond disappointed with the same old same old in every sense from San Marino . After such a promising start with Miodio, it's all gotten terribly awkward. Just one minute into this song I'm struggling to resist pressing the stop button. Please get back to your roots San Marino, You could do worse than poaching the second placed song from San Remo or the winner of the new artists section if you are really struggling that much.

2

 

Sally-Ann

They're back!  Whether by popular demand or not is a mute point, but that comforting duo of Valentino Monetta and Ralph Siegel return for attempt No 3,522.  Our girl is joined by Jimmie Wilson for an 80s disco duet and our ESC lives are suddenly complete.  It will, though - once again - struggle to qualify.

4