2000 and Whatever – San Marino

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.

San Marino

Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Miodio – Complice | 19th place, 5 points (Semi-Final)

Miodio was the debut act for San Marino at Eurovision, and it was coincidentally the first year I had watched a complete edition of Eurovision. Looking back, I don’t remember this performance, but I do remember the song. With all Sammarinese entries in mind, I would actually agree that Complice is one of San Marino’s best entries. What I appreciate above all is that this song is actually authentic. And yes, that is a read on the other Sammarinese entries. This is by far not the best song we’ve ever heard at Eurovision, far from it, but I like that this isn’t a song that feels forced for Eurovision. It’s a decent band, with a decent song, which was decently performed. Definitely not the best vocals of the night either, but the singer definitely warms up during the performance. It’s in Italian as well? Bonus! Definitely underrated in the results.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Valentina Monetta – Crisalide (Vola) | 11th place, 47 points (Semi-Final)

Easily my second favourite Sammarinese entry at Eurovision. I think it is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine when a song explodes from a gentle ballad into an upbeat number. Objectively I feel as this is also Valentina’s best entry for her home country – it is a good balance of lightheartedness and drama. Bonus points for the inclusion of the Italian language, too!

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

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