Valentina Monetta is a glutton for punishment. She’s worked with Eurovision songwriting legend Ralph Siegel on sufficient number of jaw-droppingly awful productions (two) for her to know better. Third time lucky perhaps?
Not a chance. ‘Spirit of the Night’ – a song that echoes a number of disco anthems from the past – is a dull creation even by Ralph Siegel’s standards. It promises the world and delivers nothing but a series of foundation-level chord progressions, and two trademark truck-drivers gear changes that do little to lift spirits.
It’s greatest crime? The bridge to each chorus – just a little too reminiscent of ‘It’s Raining Men’.
This entry deserves to sink without a trace. Not just because of the song, but because of Jimmie Wilson’s appalling piece to camera at the end of San Marino’s rehearsal footage.