San Marino: Behind the Scenes of the Video ShootWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
One of the least successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest is the micro-state of San Marino, one which is yet to qualify from the semi-final stages of the event despite two participations, one coming in 2008 with the group Miodio and their song 'Complice' and the other coming last year with Senit and her entry 'Stand By'. This time round, SMTV decided on staying true to their roots by sending someone who actually is from San Marino in the form of Valentina Monetta who is known for a variety of song styles. Nevertheless, the chosen song is the one that caused a lot of controversy and had to be changed following a respective announced from the European Broadcasting Union reference group.
In the long run, the song kept the same melody but had to see a change in lyrics because the issue was the promotion of Social Networking website; Facebook. The brand new title of the song is 'The Social Networking Song (Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh)' and most of the segments have been amended to fit into the new regulations. In the meantime, the video of the song was quite an interesting process and the production company along with the San Marinese broadcaster has prepared a video in which one could see what happened behind the scenes of the shoot. There were quite a number of interesting things taking place therefore, you should take a look below. Stay tuned to ww.escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.