Michele Perniola has unveiled his official preview video for “O-o-O Sole intorno a me” (Sunshine all around me). San Marino’s JESC 2013 song is a ray of Italian sunshine, and we don’t just mean that it’s happy and upbeat. Michele literally gives us sunshine on loop: “Sun around me/ More sun, more sun, more sun/ Sun around me/ More sun, yes, more sunshine/ Sun around me.” We hope he has his sunscreen!

The song plays to Perniola’s strengths. The timbre of his voice regularly invokes Michael Jackson. If you close your eyes and listen you might just picture the King of Pop at your computer! That Michele wears a black leather jacket at various points in the video only furthers his Jackson vibe. We approve.

What do you think of the song? Is Perniola the Italian incarnation of Michael Jackson? How will this fare at Junior Eurovision against the electro-dance numbers coming out of the former Soviet Republics? Let us know below!

O-o-O Sole intorno a me Lyrics

O-o-O O-o-O O-o-O (…)
One, two, one, two, three, four!
O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O O-o!

Ogni istante mi
fa sentire che
io ce la farò
Ogni attimo,
ogni battito
mi sollevano
Resto in bilico
vado al massimo
velocissimo
Parto subito
mi riprenderò il calore
Sole intorno a me!

O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
Sole intorno a a me
O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
Sole intorno a me
Più sole, più sole, più sole
Sole intorno a me
Più sole, sì, più sole
Sole intorno a me

Fermo immagine
di una terra che
porto via con me
Sopra i limiti
irraggiungibili
Più di Icaro
Supersonico

O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
Sole intorno a me
O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
Sole intorno a me
Più sole, più sole, più sole
Sole intorno a me
Più sole, sì, più sole
Sole intorno, sole intorno a me!

English translation

O-o-O O-o-O O-o-O (…)
One, two, one, two, three, four!
O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O O-o!

Every instant
makes me feel that
I will make it
Every moment,
every beat
lift me up
I am balanced
I am going at full blast
superfast
I start right away
I’ll get back the heat
Sunlight all around me!

O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
Sunlight all around me
O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
Sunlight all around me
More sunlight
More sunlight
More sunlight
Sunlight all around me
More sunlight, yes,
More sunlight
Sunlight all aroud me

Still frame
of a land that
I will carry away with me
Above the unreachable
limits
More than Icarus
Superonic

O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
Sunlight all around me
O-o-O
O-o-O
O-o-O
Sunlight all around me
More sunlight
More sunlight
More sunlight
Sunlight all around me
More sunlight, yes,
More sunlight
Sunlight all aroud me

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Ian Davis
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Ian Davis

He’s a good singer, but the song sounds a bit strange. This is clearly going to bomb badly. it’s a shame because I was looking forward to hearing what song he would be singing.

Arianna
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That’s crazy. I watched his Billie Jean performance too! It’s like he’s channeling MJ’s spirit or something. He’ll definitely be competition for Gaia from Malta.. or maybe like AlAlekoff says, it could be too much of an “adult”-like number & could bypass the kids & end up scoring low :C

Patrick
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Patrick

So the youngest performer this year is from Azerbaijan and the oldest one from San Marino.

Bugabu3456
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Bugabu3456

Definitely a strong contender! After having seen his Ti lacsio una canzone videos, I can bet that we’ll be surprised by what’s going to happen on stage in that long introduction. Finally, a catchy song in the often boring technopop Jesc Scene!

AlAlekoff
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AlAlekoff

First of all it has way too long of an intro – the time could have been used better there. Secondly, I have the feeling this fits more into the Senior Eurovision market…it’s just not too child-friendly. However, sending a pubescent 15-year old boy would get you a ton of girl votes, so I get that part. The song is easy going and nice, but not spectacular. Not a winner and we know that the cure factor wins more often than not and he won’t get the mommies and daddies to vote for him.

D
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D

Not a fan tbh, probably my least favourite of the 2013 contest.

beccaboo1212
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It’s an OK song.