Michele Perniola has been confirmed today as San Marino’s Junior Eurovision 2013 entrant. Michele who is 15 has been confirmed as the participant by his producer in an interview with Oggimedia. The interview took place on September 3rd this year with Antonio Carozza. You can read the extract of the interview below:
Antonello, one last question. What are your next projects?
“I’m producing Perniola Michele, a young and talented artist who has won TLUC 2012 for the” Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, “to be held in Kiev on November 30.
Michele Perniola rose to fame after winning the RAI 1 show “Ti lascio una canzone” with 42% of the jury and public vote. Michele however is not a citizen of San Marino, he comes from Palagiano in Taranto southern Italy over 600 km away.
His song is called “O-o-O Sole intorno a me”, which means ‘Sunlight all around me’. It will be sung in Italian, which will be the second time the language will be used for a song in the competition. The song was written by Michele Perniola, Piero Romitelli, Massimiliano Messieri and Antonello Carozza.
You can watch his most well-known performance below: