For the past four months we’ve been eagerly waiting for some (any!) information on the San Marinese Eurovision 2015 entry. Last November, San Marino’s broadcaster SMRTV announced that JESC-alumni Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini will represent the microstate at the upcoming contest, but there’s been silence ever since.
Tonight, however, we got the first taste of the duo’s song. A short snippet of “Chain Of Lights” was broadcast during SMRTV’s evening news bulletin. Shortly after that the song was leaked through iTunes and quickly spread all over internet. The song starts off as a very modern pop song, but builds into a typical, early 2000’s Eurovision ballad.
Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini “Chain Of Lights”
Last month John Kennedy O’Connor, an author known from his Eurovision books, teased fans by tweeting that the song would be similar to Israel’s entry from 1989. He might be right, but this is much better.
@thequalitydan In that case, don’t hold your breath. Have a listen to Israel 89 & you’ll get the picture.
— John Kennedy OConnor (@JohnKOConnor) February 28, 2015
What do y’all think? Will San Marino make it to the final for the second year in a row?