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Valentina Monetta

The story of Valentina Monetta representing San Marino is a sort of fairy tale. Taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest requires organisation, partners, resources, the right song and the right interpreter. SMtv in San Marino started working on that last autumn, evaluating different proposals. And initially Valentina wasn’t one of them!
The internal selection started, the proposals left were finally two and then one, but at the very last moment the unplanned happened. They needed a good, young, Sammarinese singer and they needed her straight away.

Valentina Monetta was singing on a Saturday night, and that same night, the SMtv director was there by chance. She listened to her, and really appreciated her. She was the perfect singer for the song they had already selected. On the Monday they organised an audition.

Monetta has got a rich career, and she is used to adapting every style to suit her. Two days afterwards she recorded the song and shot the video in the production studio.

With her first group 'Tiberio' she got her first taste of Black Music vocals (R&B, Soul, Funky, Acid Jazz), while she worked with Hip Hop with her second group 'Parafunky' and started a new partnership with Monica Giacomobono for the Sharm project, which then became Harem-B. In 2002 she released the single Sharp in collaboration with Paul Manners Production.

She continued her collaboration with vocalist Vanessa J and high calliper musicians like Marcello Sutera, Nicola Peruk and Nabuk. In the meantime, she was able to put her love of jazz and Bossa nova into practice with various local bands.

In 2006, she joined the discography project, 2black, a very successful record in 2004 with the single (a remake of In Alto Mare by Loredana Bertè) Waves of Love, releasing the main track VAI with a new single in the summer of 2006.

She has backed performers such as Silvie Vartan, Vanessa-J, DJ Master Frees, Bombo’s, El Ruben, Elena Cattaneo and Dance-House for musical productions, and the New York artist R Fame. She has also worked with Sammarinese band Blue Mobile.

In the meantime, Valentina created her bases, her melodies and her beats, submitting the song Se Non Ci Sei Tu for the competition to select the artist to represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008.

Today, thanks to her experience, better self-awareness and talent, Valentina Monetta started to explore her love of jazz and Bebop rediscovering the importance of Italian music and its artists. She recorded her album Il Mio Gioco Preferito with the trio 'My Funky Valentine'.

Music video

Live performance

Lyrics of The Social Network Song (Oh Oh – Uh - Oh Oh)

oo ooooooo ooo
I like
Are you ready for a little chat
And a song about the Internet
It's a story ‘bout a social door
You’ve never seen before
If you wanna be seen by everyone
Wanna be in the dream and have some fun
If you wanna be on the hook
Then simply take a look


Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh
Everybody loves you so
Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh
Everybody that you know

Do you wanna be more than just a friend
Do you wanna play cyber sex again
If you wanna come to my house
Then click me with your mouse

Hello uh oh oh
Never gonna let you go

Your logging in then it begins
And your computer is waking you
Taking your time away
The scene is right for social light
You're on the Internet anywhere
Anytime night and day


Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh
I like
Everybody loves you so
Oh Oh Uh-Oh Oh
Mi piace
Never gonna let you go

So you wanna make love with me
Am I really your cup of tea
Are you really the one that’s you
And am I really me

Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh
I like
Everybody loves you so
Social Network Oh
Mi piace
Never gonna let you go

You’re login’ in with just a friend
But soon the Internet's
Beeping and peeping around the bend
We used to greet friends on the street
But now it’s googling giggling gaggling
When we meet

Beep Beep Uh Oh Oh
How about a little chat
Group: Oo oo network fans
Meet ya@ the internet

Do you really like politics
Wanna talk about dirty tricks
Are you really a sex machine
Or just a beauty queen
Everybody is better than before
Everybody is calling out for more
Everybody in cyber Ville
Is knocking on your door


Beep Beep Uh Oh Oh
I like
Everybody does a show
Oo Oo Uh-Oh Oh
Mi piace
If you like it click and go
Now you know it is easy loggin' in
For a little more fun and cyber sin
Wanna know what the net's about
The hard part’s loggin’ out

Oo Oo Uh-Oh Oh
Now I've got a million friends
This is how the story ends
Oh Oh –
Beep beep
J'aime ça

Tu es prêt pour un brin de causette
Et une chanson sur l'Internet
C'est une histoire d'une porte sociale
Que tu n’as jamais vu auparavant
Si tu veux être vu par tout le monde
Si tu veux rêver et t’amuser
Si tu veux être sur le crochet
Alors tout simplement prends un coup d'œil

Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh
Tout le monde t’ aime tant
Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh
Tout le monde que tu connais

Tu aimerais être plus qu'un ami
Tu aimerais jouer le cybersexe à nouveau
Si tu veux venir à ma maison
Alors clique avec ta souris

Hello Uh Oh Oh
Je te laisserai jamais

Connecte-toi puis ça commence
Et ton ordinateur te réveille
En prenant ton temps
La scène est parfait pour une lumière sociale
Maintenant tu es sur Internet partout
À tout moment jour et nuit

Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh
J’aime ça
Tout le monde t’ aime tant
Oo Oo Uh-Oh Oh
Ca me plait
Je te laisserai jamais

Ah oui - tu veux faire l'amour avec moi
Suis-je vraiment ta tasse de té
Es-tu vraiment toi
Et suis-je vraiment moi

Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh
J’aime ça
Tout le monde t’aime tant
Social Network Oh
Ça me plait
Je te laisserai jamais

Tu es connecté avec un ami
Mais bientôt l’Internet est
Beeping and peeping
Autrefois nous avons salué nos amis
Lorsque nous nous rencontrions dans la rue
Mais maintenant tout le monde est googling, giggling, gaggling
Lorsqu’on se rencontre

Beep Beep Uh Oh Oh
Tu es prét pour un brin de causette
Group : Oo Oo Network Fans
Rencontrez-vous @ l'Internet

Tu aimes vraiment la politique
Tu veux parler à propos de sales tours
Tu es vraiment une machine à sexe
Ou tout simplement une reine de beauté
Tout le monde est mieux qu'avant
Tout le monde est criant pour plus
Tout le monde dans Cyber Ville
Frappe à ta porte

Beep Beep Uh Oh Oh
J'aime ça
Tout le monde fait un spectacle
Oo Oo Uh-Oh Oh
Ça me plait
SI tu veux clique et parts
Maintenant tu sais qu'il est facile de se connecter
Pour un peu plus de plaisir et aussi pour le péché cyber
J'aimerais savoir ce que ce NET veut dire
Voilà c’est le fin

Oo Oo Uh - Oh Oh
Maintenant j’ai des millions d’amis
Au revoir les amis de Network
Voilà c’est le fin de l’histoire
Oh Oh –
Beep Beep