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Senhit

Born in Bologna, Italy, to Eritrean parents, Senhit is a singer that combines her African roots with Italian style and European electro-pop attitude. Senhit has worked with the most prominent names in the Italian music scene, such as Gaetano Curreri and Maurizio D'Aniello and international producers like Busbee, Steve Daly & Jon Keep, Jamie Hartman and Brian Higgins.

Senhit began her career playing leading roles in successful musicals throughout Europe: The Lion King in Germany, Hair in Switzerland, Fame and Il Grande Campione with Massimo Ranieri in Italy. In 2009, she performed the single No More in San Siro Stadium in Milan in front of 60.000 people for the charity event Amiche per l'Abruzzo. After opening the national tour of Zucchero, Francesco Renga and Stadio, Senhit took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 in Dusseldorf, representing the Republic of San Marino with the song Stand By.

In 2016, Senhit travelled all over Europe for a tour of the most popular clubs: she sang in Milan, Amsterdam, Paris, Manchester, Berlin and London. One year later she released the EP Hey Buddy and her single, Something on your Mind, reached the Top 5 in the UK Commercial Pop Club Chart. In 2019 Senhit released two new singles in Italian, one also released in English, the videos for which were both directed by Luca Tommassini.

Senhit recently acted as a jury member for the Italian TV show All Together Now. This year, Senhit will enter the Eurovision Song Contest, representing San Marino, with the song Freaky!; a song about the beauty of being out of the box, the freedom of living thoughtlessly, not caring about prejudices, breaking old rules and making up new ones. Freaky! was chosen by European fans in a digital battle between it and the song Obsessed.

Lyrics of Freaky!

So when you touch me
I feel your love all over my body
You make me feel like I'm spinning
From the way that you want me

Put on a show
Cuckoo completely
Some people think our love is freaky, freaky, freaky
They say we're cray
And must be faking
But you and I we like it freaky, freaky, freaky

Drinks on rooftops and kiss in the dark
Dance around late at night in the park

Sparkle it up
Dressing in colours
Cuz life is good when we're freaky, freaky, freaky

So when you touch me
I feel your love all over my body
You make me feel like I'm spinning
From the way that you want me

Yeah we wanna break all the rules
And make up some new
Then we'll destroy all of them too
Cause that's what we do, oh yeah
And life goes by too quickly now
Not be freakin' it up, freakin' it up
(Freaky, freaky, freaky)

Drinks on rooftops and kiss in the dark
Dance around late at night in the park

Sparkle it up
Dressing in colours
Cuz life is good when we're freaky, freaky, freaky

They say we're cray
And must be faking
But you and I we like it freaky, freaky, freaky
Sparkle it up
Dressing in colours
Cuz life is good when we're freaky, freaky, freaky
Yeah we wanna break all the rules
And make up some new
Then we'll destroy all of them too
Cause that's what we do, oh yeah
And life goes by too quickly now
Not be freakin' it up, freakin' it up
(Freaky, freaky, freaky)

Break all the rules
And make up some new
Then we'll destroy all of them too
Cause that's what we do, oh yeah
And life goes by too quickly now
Not be freakin' it up, freakin' it up
(Freaky, freaky, freaky)

They say we're cray
and must be faking
But you and I we like it freaky, freaky, freaky
Sparkle it up
Dressing in colours
Cuz life is good when we're freaky, freaky, freaky
Freaky freaky…