The Most Serene Republic of San Marino, as its official name goes, is not exactly the most serene Eurovision contestant there is. Having failed to qualify in its first four attempts, the landlocked microstate reached the Eurovision final for the first time in 2014, where it finished 24th — out of 26 contestants.
This year's proud candidates, Anita Simoncini and Michele Perniola, are both former Junior Eurovision Song Contest artists — because, hey, kids aged 10 to 15 also have the right to sing over-the-top lyrics while dressed as George Michael.
In the official video for their song "Chain of Lights," something that looks like Tinkerbell decides to freak random people out by traveling from smartphone to smartphone. We're guessing the moral to this story is "maybe don't pick up your phone if you're golfing in San Marino?"
With lyrics like "If we all light a candle/We could build a chain of light/If we all walk together/We will feel the love inside," their "Chain of Lights" sounds like a charity song somebody wrote while high on marshmallows. It also boasts what's potentially the worst intro in the whole history of intros, and so many key changes you can't unlock the door and run.
Does it make you want to visit that country? 7.25/10
Was there enough glitter? 6.25/10
Ok to quit your day job? 3.25/10
OVERALL AVERAGE: 5.58/10