Has San Marino found the 2015 entrant?
CITY OF SAN MARINO, SAN MARINO – While SMRRTV is struggling to find a sponsor for the 2014 participation in Junior Eurovision Song Contest which the broadcaster wants very much, it seems that the broadcaster has reached a decision regarding the 2015 #Eurovision participant. No, it’s not Valentina Monetta as originally oikotimes.com first published few weeks ago.
Italian hunky, Antonello Carozza seems to be finalising the negotiations with the state television and the sponsors for the 2015 participation of the small Italian state in Austria.
Carozza was born in Campobasso, Italy. While studying in Campobasso Conservatory, where in 2006 he graduated in piano cum laude and in 2009 graduated in jazz, he took part in the fourth edition of the popular Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi.
In 2005, in the City of Sanremo, following his victory in the preselection called SanremoLab, he qualified to compete in the Sanremo Music Festival 2006, in the newcomer category, where he received the prize for the Best New Production by an Independent label.
In 2009 Antonello debuted as music producer with his single “27 Angeli” (27 angels), a charity record in memory of the victims of 2002 earthquake in San Giuliano di Puglia.
In 2009, having been the runner-up in the New Wave Festival in Jurmala, Latvia, ending at 2nd place.
In 2010, he took part in the Russian National Contest for ESC, ending in 8th place with the song “Senza respiro”
His song was selected by OGAE Russia members to represent their country in the OGAE Second Chance contest.
In 2012, Antonello pursued a career in artistic and event management, receiving again the second prize in the New Wave festival, this time as producer of Costanzo Del Pinto and Songwriter of Se vuoi. He also founded his own Queens’ Academy, International Institute of Modern Music and Performing Arts in Isernia, Italy.
In 2013 Antonello was the record producer and vocal coach of Michele Perniola for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013. He was also the composer of the San Marino’s song “O-o-O Sole intorno a me”.
SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA.ORG / OIKOTIMES.COM