Despite their Eurovision elimination during Thursday’s second semi final, San Marino’s Anita Simoncini and Michele Perniola were in great humour when we bumped into them in the press centre yesterday. You’d never know that Michele had just caused a minor internet furore.
It all started when the “Chain Of Lights” singer sent a tweet comparing Sweden’s entry to David Guetta’s “Lovers on the Sun”. Despite later claiming it was a joke, the tweet came up during the qualifiers press conference, with Måns Zelmerlöw dismissing any notion of plagiarism.
Of course, we had to find out more and asked the one time Junior Eurovision star if someone had hijacked his profile. This caused Michele to break into a fit of laughter, before he composed himself and said “it’s true”. The shade of it all!
With the awkward questions out of the way we moved onto safer topics such as the duo’s thoughts on their performance, potential new music from the pair and the future of Anita’s girl group, The Peppermints. And pay close attention for cameos from Junior Eurovision 2014 winner Vincenzo Cantiello and Arianna Ulivi of the Peppermints.
You can watch the full interview below.