Name Michele Perniola
|Years active 2012–present|
Associated acts Anita Simoncini
Genres Pop music, Teen pop
|Born 6 September 1998 (age 17)
Palagiano, Italy (1998-09-06) |
Similar People Anita Simoncini, Molly Sterling, Leonor Andrade, Debrah Scarlett, Melanie Rene
Michele perniola and anita simoncini sing chain of lights unplugged
Michele Perniola (born 6 September 1998) is an Italian singer, best known for representing San Marino at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with his song "O-o-O Sole Intorno a Me" (O-o-O Sunlight all around me). He also represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with Anita Simoncini. They performed the song "Chain of Lights".
- Michele perniola and anita simoncini sing chain of lights unplugged
- Michele perniola queens superband live agnone 09 08 2015
- Life and work
- 2012 Ti lascio una canzone
- 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
- 2014present Eurovision Song Contest
Michele perniola queens superband live agnone 09 08 2015
Life and work
Michele Perniola was born on 6 September 1998 in Palagiano, a small town in the province of Taranto, Italy, where he lives with his parents and two younger sisters. One of his sisters, Rafaella represented San Marino in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as a member of The Peppermints. Perniola first became interested in music at an early age, but started his singing career at the age of 9.
2012: Ti lascio una canzone
In December 2012, Perniola won the sixth edition of the popular Italian TV series Ti lascio una canzone, thus rising to fame. Ever since his victory, Perniola started having fans not only in Italy, but also in the United States and China.
2013: Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Even though the rules of Junior Eurovision say that lead performers must be nationals or have lived in that country for at least two years, the EBU gave special permission to children aged 10-15 of either Sanmarinese or Italian nationality. Michele Perniola was internally selected to represent San Marino at the 11th Junior Eurovision Song Contest on 30 November 2013 with his song "O-o-O Sole Intorno a Me". The song placed 10th in a field of 12 songs, scoring 42 points.
2014–present: Eurovision Song Contest
On 18 April 2014, it was announced that Perniola would read the points for San Marino at the 59th Eurovision Song Contest. Despite the fact that he was born in September 1998, the EBU gave him special permission to be announcer of the votes for the microstate.
SMRTV revealed that Perniola and Anita Simoncini would represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 during a press conference on 27 November 2014. Perniola previously represented San Marino in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 while Simoncini represented the nation in the 2014 Junior Contest as part of the group The Peppermints.
Perniola has said that he only learned he would be singing a duet with Simoncini while driving in the car to the press conference announcing it.