Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV have selected Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The two former Junior Eurovision singers will join forces for Vienna.
Michele Perniola is a sixteen year old Italian singer. He became famous in Italy for winning a talent show, Ti Lascio Una Canzone. After that, he was selected to represent San Marino in their Junior Eurovision début in 2013. He then finished in tenth place with his song O-o-O Solo Intorno A Me.
He will be joined on stage by Anita Simoncini. At the time of the contest in Vienna, she will be sixteen, possibly making her the youngest artist for Eurovision 2015 already. Anita recently entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with The Peppermints, where the song Breaking My Heart finished in fifteenth place. She is the only Sammarinese member of The Peppermints.
Anita stated that it is a great responsibility to represent the country in Eurovision, and Michele said, when asked if he would consider representing Italy, that he was honoured that he had been offered the opportunity to represent San Marino.
It will be the first time that an artist enters Junior Eurovision and Eurovision in consecutive years. Only two acts have previously entered both the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the Eurovision Song Contest. The Tolmachevy Twins (Junior Eurovision 2006, Eurovision 2014) and Nevena Božović (Junior Eurovision 2007, Eurovision 2013) were the only two acts to do so until now.
The song Michele and Anita will sing will be revealed at a later date.