Valentina Monetta is a Sammarinese singer who began her music career in 1995 as part of a band before going solo.
She first represented her homeland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku with "The Social Network Song (Oh Oh – Uh - Oh Oh)" which failed to qualify for the final. She returned the following year in Malmö with the song "Crisalide (Vola)" but failed to qualify once more. Making a third appearance in a row in Copenhagen with the song "Maybe", she finally qualified for the grand final, marking the microstate's first ever qualification, finishing in 24th place.
She appeared for the fourth time three years later in Kiev, this time duetting with American singer Jimmie Wilson, performing the song "Spirit of the Night", but they failed to qualify for the final, finishing in last place in the second semi-final.