The votes are in: San Marino's Senhit will sing 'Freaky!' in Rotterdam09 March 2020 at 14:00 CET
The digital battle took place on Senhit's website, and voting closed at midnight on 8 March.
Do you think Freaky! has what it takes to take San Marino to the Grand Final? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted 06 March 2020 at 12:00 CET
Senhit, previously spelt Senit, will represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest for a second time. Public broadcaster RTV announced that she will either sing 'Freaky!' or the song 'Obsessed' in Rotterdam. Fans will be able to vote for their favourite in an online contest that will determine the chosen entry. The singer will perform in the first half of the second Semi-Final on 14 May.
The success of Senhit's recent electro-pop single Dark Room was one of the reasons that prompted San Marino to consider her for their 2020 participation in the world's largest live music event.
What will Senhit sing?
Senhit will either take the song Freaky! or the song Obsessed to the stage in Rotterdam. From Saturday 7 March at 9:00 CET, until midnight on Sunday 8 March, it will be possible to vote for your favourite song on Senhit's website.
The winning song will become Senhit's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The official reveal of the winning song will be on 9 March on our YouTube channel.
Senhit, then Senit, was the Sammarinese representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf.
Senit Zadik has Eritrean origin, was born in Bologna and grew up between the Italian city and San Marino. Her artistic debut took place in Switzerland with the musical Fame (1999-2000), under the direction of Andreas Koeneche, and she soon extended her collaborations to include prestigious authors such as Massimo Ranieri. The 2001-2002 season saw her as the protagonist of the musical that celebrated her success in Germany as the lead role of Nala in The Lion King signed by the Walt Disney Studio under the direction of Julie Taymor.
In May 2006, Senhit made her debut in the world of Italian discography with an album that took her name, SENIT. The album, under the direction of Gaetano Curreri and Saverio Grandi, sold thousands of copies. In November 2009, Senhit had her tv debut as a TV personality. She became the presenter in the programme Urban Charts on HIPHOPTV, a daily appointment, during which Senhit acted as a VJ resident. Recently, Senhit has been releasing new Italian singles and performing them in clubs across Europe and the United States. International producers such as Brian Higgins and Busbee have collaborated on her songs.
Her latest singles are Un bel Niente and Dark Room.
Behind the creative team
The Sammarinese delegation invited Luca Tomassini to join the team; Luca is one of the most renowned names in the Italian creative industry and will oversee the execution of the entry.
Being world-class choreographer and TV director, Tomassini has worked with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Geri Halliwell, Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue and many others. For the 2008/2009 season, he was the choreographer of the musical Hair with David Parsons. He was also the artistic director and choreographer at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, and X Factor Italia for 10 editions, X Factor UK, X Factor Spain and Amici 17.