San Marinese entry and videoclip for Junior Eurovision 2013 has been presented! Listen to O-o-O Sole Intorno a Me.
O-o-O Sole intorno a me has been written by Michele Perniola, Piero Romitelli, Massimiliano Messieri and Antonello Carozza. The latter will be known to many people, having won New Wave Festival in 2009 and taking part in the Russian preselection for the adult Eurovision Song Contest in 2010.
15 years old Michele Perniola has been internally selected by SMTV to represent the San Marino at Junior Eurovision 2013. The song that Michele will sing in Kyiv is called O-o-O Sole intorno a me, which means ‘Sunlight all around me’. It will be sung in Italian, making it the first time the language will be used for a song in the competition since 2004.
San Marino confirmed participation three days ago as debuting country, It became the 12th country in the competition. According to the rules of Junior Eurovision, section 1.2.2 e) “Eligible artists are children who are either of the nationality of the participating country or have been resident in that country for at least two and a half years“. With a population of just over 32,000, San Marino was granted special dispensation from the Steering Group that allows them to select a singer of either San Marinese or Italian nationality.
Thanks to SMTV and Eddy Anselmi