The honour of being the first ever representative of San Marino in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest goes to Michele Perniola! The Italian young singer is no stranger to audiences in either San Marino or his homeland, having won the sixth season of talent show Ti lascio una canzone, broadcast on RAI 1.
The song that Michele will sing is 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.
The song was 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. The song itself will be presented in the very near future!