San Marino

Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola

Country
🇸🇲 San Marino
Song
Chain of Lights
Written by
John O'Flynn
Composed by
Ralph Siegel
On the internet
Broadcaster
SMRTV

San Marino's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was born from an intuition which comes from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It all started from the idea of having two young and beautiful singers on stage together: Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola, both former Junior Eurovision artists for San Marino and both very young. 

Anita Simoncini was born in 1999 in San Marino. Since 2014 she has been taking singing lessons with Linda Hermes and Augusto Ciavatta at the Voice Academy in San Marino.

She represented her country in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta as a member of the girl band The Peppermints. She loves to define it as one of the best times of her life. She also has a passion for ballet, which she started practicing at the age of 4. She loves listening to Coldplay, Linkin Park, Radiohead and Etta James.

Michele Perniola was born in 1998 in Palagiano, Italy. From the age of 9 he attended school of classic ballet and took singing lessons. In 2012 he won the sixth edition of the RAI talent show Ti Lascio Una Canzone. Michele was chosen by SMRTV for their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 with the song O-o-O Sole Intorno A Me which is Michele’s first single release. He co-wrote this song together with his producer and vocal coach Antonello Carozza who is also this year art director of the San Marino participation.

What else do you need to know about them?

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

It's a song of hope for the whole world. It's a duet song that fits the artists like a glove.  

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

  • Anita & Michele are the youngest duet in the history of Eurovision Song Contest. They are 32 years old combined! 
  • Both singers have been part of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and represented San Marino in 2013 and 2014.
  • A young Sammarinese girl and a young Italian boy jointly present a song for international understanding in this unsteady and restless time.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

It's a great opportunity to meet artists from all over Europe and to reach a broader audience. It's an amazing stage!

Lyrics of Chain of Lights

  • English
  • French
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
Michele: non je ne veux pas rever a jamais d’un temps ou la paix etait plus qu’un simple mot je veux trouver une meilleure vie et relier mes larmes et mes craintes a mes amis comprehension et pardon doivent donner une meilleure chance au monde Anita: je sens que la vie change les temps deviennent meilleurs en tellement de maniere essayons de rendre le monde meilleur Anita & Michele: alors allumez les bougies illuminez la nuit allumez les bougies laissez les briller au dedans de vous faites une chaine de lumiere pour vous et une chaine de lumiere pour moi et croyez que nous pouvons changer la realite Anita: nous n’avons qu’une vie alors essayons de faire survivre nos reves Michele: peut-etre decouvrirons nous que beaucoup pensent la meme chose – oh yeh Anita & Michele: un est un petit chiffre – mais ensemble nous pouvons faire briller un million de bougies a tout jamais Michele: construisons une chaine de cœurs dans un monde qui est bleu et sombre Anita & Michele: alors allumez les bougies illuminez la nuit et ensemble main dans la main nous sentirons l’amour a l’interieur de nous construisez une chaine d’amour pour vous (construisez une chaine d’amour pour vous) et une chaine d’amour pour moi (chaine d’amour pour moi notre vision changera la realite Anita & Michele: si nous allumons tous une bougie nous pourrions construire une chaine de lumiere si nous marchons tous ensemble nous sentirons l’amour en nous Michele: c’est une chaine de cœurs pour vous Anita: chaine de cœurs pour vous Michele: et une chaine de cœurs pour moi Anita: chaine de cœurs pour moi Michele: creons un monde humain, juste et lumineux si nous allumons tous une bougie Anita spoken: si nous allumons tous une bougie Michele: nous illuminerions la nuit Anita spoken: nous illuminerions la nuit Michele: si nous marchons tous ensemble Anita spoken: oui nous devrions Michele: nous sentirons l’amour au dedans de nous Anita: c’est une chaine de lumiere pour vous Michele: chaine de lumiere pour vous Anita: et une chaine de lumiere pour moi Michele: chaine de lumiere pour moi Anita: nous pouvons batir un monde en paix faisons le bien Michele: a cote les uns des autres Anita: c’est une chaine d’amour pour vous Michele: chaine d’amour pour vous Anita: et une chaine d’amour pour moi Michele: chaine d’amour pour moi Anita: creons un monde humain Anita & Michele: juste et lumineux