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San Marino United Artists release ‘Sogno’ …featuring a couple of ESC acts!

San Marino United Artists have collaborated on a song called Sogno (Dream). The anthemic pop ballad features several acts including former San Marino Eurovision participants – Valentina Monetta (ESC 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017) and Anita Simoncini (ESC 2015 and JESC 2014).

Sogno is composed by Nicola Della Valle, Paolo Macina and Francesco Sancisi

The full list of performers for San Marino United Artists are – Nicola Della Valle, Fabrizio Pregnolato, Sara Jane Ghiotti, Luca Partisani, Piermatteo Carattoni, Alessandra Busignani, Roberto Moghe Moretti, Francesco Zazzi, Anita Simoncini, Paolo Beccari, Valentina Monetta, Monica Hill, Elisa Massari, Irol*.

*Irol MC was the original rapper on the 2018 San Marino Eurovision song, Who We Are, but withdrew before the contest. The final version was performed by Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening.

You can see the official music video for Sogno below.

Source: ESC Covers – photos @ Valentina Monetta, Anita Simoncini from the video clip of ‘Sogno’

Anita Simoncini hopes for success in the San Marino online competition

Anita Simoncini from The A Team video
Anita Simoncini from The A Team video

Anita Simoncini has entered the competition to find the next Eurovision entry for San Marino at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. She has submitted a video of herself singing The A Team by Ed Sheeran.

Anita represented San Marino at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with Michele Perniola with Chain Of Lights and also was part of The Peppermints at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest singing Breaking My Heart also representing San Marino.

You can vote for Anita at the 1in360 website https://www.1in360.com/fullscreen-page/comp-jamd7ttn/7be7b68e-436d-45d7-baee-106d393040e1/11/%3Fi%3D11%26p%3Ddty6r%26s%3Dstyle-jamd7ot6 and you can also view the video of her singing The A Team on youtube below.

Source: ESC Covers


Greta & Sara from the Peppermints in 2015 Castrocaro festival in Italy

Greta Doveri & Sara Dall'Olio {copyright: Peppermints.eu/Facebook}
Greta Doveri & Sara Dall’Olio {copyright: Peppermints.eu/Facebook}

One of the most important music festivals in Italy after the San Remo competition is the Castrocaro festival. Greta Doveri and Sara Dall’Olio are members of the Peppermints who represented San Marino at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Breaking My Heart.

Greta and Sara will participate as solo singers in the 2015 Castrocaro competition. They will perform two songs each. One will be an originally composed song and the other will be an Italian cover song.

The Peppermints have been busy recently performing at various festivals including Notte Bianca at Pontedera and the BIM Music Network events. Of course Anita represented San Marino at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with Michele Perniola and their song Chain Of Lights.

We wish Greta and Sara both the best of luck and also look forward to hearing more from all the Peppermints soon. The Peppermints are Anita Simoncini, Arianna Ulivi, Greta Doveri, Raffaella Perniola and Sara Dall’Olio.

Source: www.facebook.com/thepeppermints.eu; www.esccovers.com


Mozart Award Announced

Eurovision Radio International today launched a new Eurovision Award, to be known as ‘The Mozart Award’ marking both the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna and the concept of ‘Building Bridges’ between the Adult Contest, and its much younger sibling, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Radio International’s founder and regular show host Jürgen Börning, known to all as ‘JP’, said that he wished to mark the wonderful support the station receives from the organisers of both Contests by inaugurating a new award in the spirit of ‘Building Bridges’ from one Contest to the other.

There have already been a number of instances of young artists ‘graduating’ from Junior to Adult Eurovision – last year’s Russian Eurovision entrants the Tolmachevy Sisters being just one example. The ‘Mozart Award’ will be awarded to the person or group who graduate from being lead artists for their country at a Junior Eurovision Contest to performing the same role at the Adult Contest in the shortest time span. The award will be held by that artist until the record they have set is beaten.

Former 2013 Junior Eurovision participant Michele Perniola is singing for San Marino this year, but the time span of 18 months or so that Michele has set is completely overshadowed by his singing partner here in Vienna, Anita Simoncini.

Anita Simoncini
Anita Simoncini

Anita, who only recently turned 16, performed for San Marino as part of girl-group The Peppermints in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta on Saturday 15th November. On Thursday 21st May Anita will sing for her country once again, this time alongside Michele performing ‘Chain of Lights’ in the second Semi-final of Eurovision 2015 – just 187 days after performing at the Junior Contest.

The Peppermints
The Peppermints

‘JP’ presented Anita with her award during the San Marino Press Conference in Vienna on Saturday. So many congratulations to Anita for her achievement. We feel it likely that Anita’s record short ‘graduation’ time-span is going to be a very difficult one to beat too!