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“Stand By” – Senit to represent San Marino

For San Marino it’s only the second participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country debuted in 2008 with the band Miodio but failed to enter the final. This year, as a result of an internal selection San Marino RTV presented Senit who will be performing the song Stand By, written by Radiosa Romani.

Senit will compete in the 1st semi-final on 10th May, at starting position #12.

Read more and check out the video clip…

For San Marino it’s only the second participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country debuted in 2008 with the band Miodio but failed to enter the final. This year, as a result of an internal selection San Marino RTV presented Senit who will be performing the song Stand By, written by Radiosa Romani.

Senit will compete in the 1st semi-final on 10th May, at starting position #12.

Check out the video clip:

BIOGRAPHY

She has Eritrian origin, was born in Bologna, and has an international background. Senit is an eclectic interpreter whose activities range from musicals to discography. Her artistic debut was 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, as in the musical IL GRANDE CAMPIONE under the direction of Patroni Griffi. The 2001-2002 season saw her as the protagonist of the musical that celebrated her success in Germany – THE LION KING signed by the Walt Disney Studio under the direction of Julie Taymor.

In 2002 she went back to Switzerland and joined the cast of HAIR, directed by Joachim Schlote. In February 2006 Senit took part in the musical RENT which was produced by Pavarotti International and signed by Gianfranco Vergoni.
At the same time Senit started performing as a singer and started a collaboration with the Stadio, she had the chance of going on a tour and opening their concerts and made herself known to the Italian public.

In May 2006 Senit “made her debut” inf the world of Italian discography with the album that took her name “SENIT”, produced by Panini, historic editing house of footballers stickers, that chose her as the testimonial of their new discographic activity. The album, under the direction of Gaetano Curreri and Saverio Grandi, sold thousands of copies.
In 2007 the artist focused on the creation of “UN TESORO E’ NECESSARIAMENTE NASCOSTO”, her first album of Italian unpublished songs, with an original arrangement from “The beauty and the beast” musical theme. This new album, produced by Panini under the artistic direction of Popi and Maurizio Fabrizio, was introduced by a single: “La faccia che ho”. In the album, her voice is both smooth and soft as well as aggressive and powerful; her talent as a soul singer became so evident that Zucchero asked her to open his 2007 Fly Tour concerts.

Introduced by two singles, “WORK HARD” and “NO MORE”, on 29th May 2009 her third album, “SO HIGH”, was published. It was recorded in Los Angeles in collaboration with Michael Baker, a historic drummer who had also arranged and produced artists such as Missy Elliot, Christina Alguilera and Whitney Houston. It was her first step to the Hall of Fame of R&B and international pop music.

On 21th June of the same year Senit participated in the concert “Amiche per l’Abruzzo” together with great artists such as Laura Pausini, Gianna Nannini, Fiorella Mannoia and Giorgia, a project born to raise funds to invest in the reconstruction of all had been destroyed during the earthquake in Aquila. After this extraordinary event, which allowed them to raise more than 1 million Euros, a dvd was born – which is still one of the top sellers and which also contains Senit’s live performance of “No More”.

In November 2009, a few days after her new single “Party on the dance floor” had come out – third extract from the album “So High” – Senit had her tv debut as a conductor. She became the presenter in the programme “Urban Charts” on HIPHOPTV, a daily appointment, during which Senit, as VJ resident, presented several charts and gave information mainly about the world of black music, also inviting well-known international artists as guests. Her commitment on tv continued to the end of 2010. In October she took part in the 2nd HipHopTv Birthday Party together with the most popular hiphop Italian artists.

Still in November, from the 21st to the 25th, Senit performed in Asmara, at a festival organized by the National Confederation of Eritrian workers, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the workers’ movement. It is a way to go back to her original place of birth, Eritrea, to live and interact with Eritrian artists from all over the world. Here again Senit showed her ability of being a “no-limit” artist, her voice was appreciated not only in Europe but also in Africa, a country which is, geographically speaking, very far from Italy but, in spite of that, very interested in an artist who is undoubtedly talented from a singing point of view .

The next step which made Senit land in the Us, was the shooting of the video “Party on the Dance Floor”, in December 2009. A project which involved an international team – photography by George Lyon and post-production by Chris Foster for “Spy Dirt”, graphic design studio for the Cinema and Tv which had already been working with very important artists such as U2. Senit then opted for a universal language which combined Pop and her passion for R&B. The video, born from the idea of two Italian directors, Marco Bellone e Giovanni Consonni – who are used to playing with different languages in their videoclips, from documentaries to videos of great events – has been on the major national tv networks since 19th February 2010.

After her experience abroad, which allowed her to meet and personally live the culture of the country where R&B was “coined” for the first time, Senit went back there in spring and summer 2010 to record some demos tracks with some of the most important American producers, who had already been working with some other great artists such as Pink, Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Busta Rhimes. During her stay on the West Coast, Senit also focused on the pre-production of here new album, cooperating with an exceptional team.

 

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