jESC 2014: San Marino – The Peppermints – Breaking my heart



It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 16 competing entries from the 16 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, which will be held in Marsa, Malta (officially, though, the host will be Malta as a whole. Marsa is only the location of the venue)

Only 5 songs left – next stop is San Marino. Once again, the name of the game is pop music with the entry “Breaking my heart”, sung in italian and english by The Peppermints, a girl quintet formed for this occasion by contestants from the italian regional talent show “Vocine nuove di Castrocaro” (one of them is sanmarinese (Anita Simoncini), the other four are italian (Raffaella Perniola (Michele Perniola (jESC 2013, “O-o-O sole intorno a me”, 10th)’s sister), Greta Doveri, Arianna Ulivi and Sara Dall’ Olio). The girls collaborated in the lyrics made by their producer, Antonello Carroza (who had participated in the Russian ESC NF 2010 and co-wrote the jESC 2013 entry for San Marino), Luka Medrè and Chris Lapolla. The last two mentioned writers also composed the entry. A more extensive biography of the participant can be seen on this link:

Now to the opinion of the song: a nice pop entry with solid idealistic catchy elements throughout the song – the problem is with its production: it isn’t as wonderfully concieved/mastered or powerful as many of the other jESC 2014 entries – overall, it needed some extra oomph. Still, the best of the song are surely the lyrics about a unavoidable broken relationship. I think this really needs a unforgettable performance (both visually and vocally) in order to, at least, avoid the bottom-3 (which is, sadly, my prediction for San Marino this year thus far)

Another double post will come soon, both coming from ex-Yu countries: Serbia (the fourth and last returing country) and Slovenia (the third and last debuting country). Don’t miss them…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 31 de October de 2014, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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