Presenting the entries: San Marino

Michele Anita1


Composers: Ralph Siegel, John O’Flynn

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Since 2012, San Marino was represented by Valentina Monetta. This time she is not competing in the song contest, however, she will be the spokesperson for San Marino in the final. The Sammarinese broadcaster internally picked two former Junior Eurovision participants to compete as a duet with a song, penned by Ralph Siegel.

Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola

Michele Perniola, born in 1998, represented the nation in Junior Eurovision in 2013. Back then he finished 10th with ‘O-o-O Sole Intorno A Me’. It was also their debut entry in JESC. Before that he had won Ti Lascio Una Canzone which is the Italian broadcaster RAI’s talent competition.

Anita Simoncini, born in 1999, on the other hand competed in Junior Eurovision last year when the contest was held in Malta. She was part of Peppermints band but they finished 15th. Anita mentions Coldplay and Linkin Park as her favorite bands.

The duo’s entry is written by legend Ralph Siegel. The duo is the youngest one in the history of the song contest, a new record there!