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San Marino: Meet Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola


Michele Perniola and Anita SimonciniSan MarinoValentina Monetta‘s reign has ended and the San Marino broadcaster SMRTV have internally selected Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola to fly their flag at the Eurovision Song Contest in May. They will be singing their entry “Chain of Lights” in Semi Final 2.

Song: “Chain of Lights”
Composer: Ralph Siegel and John O’Flynn

About Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola:
Anita was born in Montegiardino, San Marino and Michele was actually born in Palagiano, Italy. Anita has only just turned sixteen and is therefore the youngest of this years contestants. Both Anita and Michele have represented San Marino before… In the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Anita represented San Marino in 2014 as part of the group The Peppermints and finished 15th out of 16. Michelle represented San Marino in the 2013 event as a solo artist where he finished 10th out of 12.
Anita, as well as a singer is a keen Ballet dancer and has been dancing since she was four.

Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini

Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola are only the fourth act to represent San Marino in the six years they have participated. Valentina Monetta who has represented the micro country three times dropped out after having qualified for the first time last year. In what has become San Marino tradition their song has again been written by German Songwriter Ralph Siegel.

Lyrics:
(Taken from eurovision.tv)

Michele:
no
I don’t wanna dream forever
of a time when peace was more than just a simple word
I wanna find a better way of living
and connect my tears and fears with friends
understanding and forgiving
must give this world a final chance
Anita:
I can feel life is changin’
times are rearrangin’
in so many many ways
let us try to make the world
a better place

Anita & Michele:
so light up the candles
let’s illuminate the night
just light up the candles
let Them shine on deep inside
build a chain of light for you
and a chain of light for me
and believe that we can change reality

Anita:
we’ve only got one life
so let’s try to make our dreams survive
Michele:
maybe we’ll find out that many people feel the same – oh yeah
Anita & Michele:
one’s a lonely number – but together
we can make a million candles
shine forever
Michele:
let us build a chain of hearts
in a world that‘s blue and dark

Anita & Michele:
so light up the candles
let’s illuminate the night
an’ together hand in hand
we will feel the love inside
build a chain of love for you
(chain of love for you)
and a chain of love for me
(chain of love for me)
we will let our vision change reality

Anita & Michele:
if we all light a candle
we could build a chain of light
if we all walk together
we will feel the love inside
Michele:
it’s a chain of hearts for you
Anita:
chain of hearts for you
Michele:
and a chain of hearts for me
Anita:
chain of hearts for me
Michele:
let’s create a world that’s human, fair and bright

if we all light a candle
Anita spoken:
if we all light a candle
Michele:
we‘d illuminate the night
Anita spoken:
we’d illuminate the night
Michele:
if we all walk together
Anita spoken:
yes we should
Michele:
we will feel the love inside
Anita:
it’s a chain of light for you
Michele:
chain of light for you
Anita:
And a chain of light for me
Michele:
chain of light for me
Anita:
we can build a peaceful world –
let’s do it right
Michele:
standing side by side
Anita:
it’s a chain of love for you
Michele:
chain of love for you
Anita:
and a chain of love for me
Michele:
chain of love for me
Anita:
let’s create a world that’s human
Anita & Michele:
fair and bright

Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola on Social Media:
Anita Facebook: Link
Anita Twitter: @anisimonc
Michele Facebook: Link
Michele Twitter: @MichelePerniola

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11 comments on “San Marino: Meet Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola

  1. Good luck Michita/Anichele. :)

  2. This has super grown on me. Cheesy

  3. Well, kill me but I don’t think this is THAT bad. It’s kinda cute in its very naïve way. The whole formula reminds me of that Norwegian rap song about Utøya in MGP 2012, two youths singing about peace and uniting.

    Good luck!

  4. I quite like the string arrangement in the beginning of the song, but that is all about it really. The rest of the song is very pseudo-emotional.

    There is nothing wrong with singing about peace and unity in itself. It is indeed a goal we should work towards, but some ways to sing about it are better than others. In Eurovision many of them – but not all of them – are sort of forcing their message down at the listener in a way that actually seems a bit unpleasant. This is sadly the case here.

    I normally prefer when things are said less direct and in-your-face. Then it is respecting the listeners integrity and ability to think for him/herself and make his/her own opinion.

  5. 4/10
    #38/40
    #17/17
    Prediction : 14-17 in semi!
    My favourite San Marinese entries will remain 2008 and 2014!
    Good luck!

  6. San Marino is probably the only country I want to see withdraw from the contest. It’s so obvious at this stage that they don’t have the means of putting together an entry themselves, and it’s sad watching Ralph Siegel live out his days as their perennial entry simply because he’s prepared to foot the bill.

  7. Sucks for them. I really wanted that pair to suceed. Their JESC entries were of decent quality, would’ve been their breakthrough.

    Antonello Carozza should’ve told Siegel he got this one. Would’ve been a great upbeat and actually stand out.

    middle part of the song’s (if we all light…) the worst, cliché peace song breakdown, but the rest is only so decent. Their voices are good, though.

    They should try again, but doing what they do best.

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