Kamilla Ismailova will represent San Marino at Junior Eurovision 2015 with “Mirror”. At just 11 years old, the multi-talented youngster has many titles to her name – singer (obviously), actress, tv presenter, Russian citizen. Yes, you read correctly. The budding songstress hails from the Motherland and has no connections to the Mediterranean micro-state. But that doesn’t mean she lacks enthusiasm.
Her official Junior Eurovision bio tells us that she visited the land of Monetta as a young child, and ever since it has “taken a place in her heart”. Kamilla and her people approached SMRTV with the idea of singing at Junior Eurovision, and much to her delight they said yes.
And what of the song? “Mirror” is a ballad, not uncommon but a first for San Marino. Sung in a mixture of Italian and English, it’s slightly darker than what we’re used to at the contest – “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Can’t you see I’m losing it all?”
Although EBU rules require JESC contestants to be citizens of the country they are representing, officials make an exception for San Marino, which has a population of just 32,000 people. The inaugural San Marinese representitve in 2013 was the Italian Michele Perniola. And last year they sent the Peppermints, of which only one member was from San Marino.
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