Today, we found out more about two countries’ participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malmö. These countries are San Marino and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R. Macedonia for short). With San Marino now revealing their artist, the total number of countries that have revealed the singer and/or song thing has risen to seventeen.
San Marino – In the previous post, I told you that today, the Sammarinese would reveal their singer and song title, and they did! The will send Valentina Monetta… again! It was revealed at today’s press conference that the 37 year old will re-represent the tiny republic in Malmö. It was also revealed that the name of the song will be called “Crisalide”, which is “Chrysalis” in English. The song will be sung in both English and Italian and the song will be again composed by Ralph Siegel, but the lyrics will be left to Mauro Balestri. Buona fortuna San Marino!
F.Y.R. Macedonia – We had already learned that Vlatko Luzanoski and Esma Redzepova would be sent to Sweden on behalf of F.Y.R. Macedonia, but today we learned what the sing will be about. The song will be provisionally called “Opsesija“, which means Obsession in English. The song will be written by Esma’s son, Simeon Atanasov. As I said, the title is provisionally called “Opsesija”, so Atanasov will work around the title, but it’s likely that the song will be called another name.
What do you think of the choices by the countries? Let me know!