Today we begin the first acts for Eurovision‘s Semi Final 2.
Born in Bologna to Eritrean parents, Senhit is a performer who combines her African roots with Italian style and a European electro-pop attitude. The most serene club queen has worked with some of the biggest names on the Italian music scene, including Gaetano Curreri and Maurizio D’Aniello, as well as international producers like Busbee, Steve Daly & Jon Keep, Jamie Hartman and Brian Higgins. Senhit began her career in musical theatre, performing in a wide range of productions across Europe from The Lion King in Germany and Hair in Switzerland to Fame and Il Grande Campione in her native Italy.
“The Lucky One”
Born in the Estonian town of Võru, multi-talented Uku Suviste is a singer, pianist, composer and music producer. The entertainment industry flows through the performer’s veins as his father is a TV producer and his mother a classically trained singer. A patron of UNICEF Estonia, Suviste produced a song in collaboration with the Estonian Ministry of Defence called Võitmatu (Invincible), dedicated to all the Estonian soldiers who had served in Afghanistan. More recently, in 2018, Uku set his sights on international success and took part in The Voice of Russia, landing himself on the team of Ukrainian Eurovision icon Ani Lorak, and making it all the way to the semi-finals.
Already a competitive snowboarder, tennis ace and master of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Plzeň-born performer Cristo can now add a second Eurovision entry to his list of accomplishments! Benny’s roots span from the Czech Republic all the way to Angola (his mother and father’s respective birthplaces), and it’s his ability to fuse a range of global genres that broadcasters Česká televize (ČT) believe could give Cristo the edge at the Eurovision Song Contest. Last year Benny won the Czech Republic’s national selection show ESCZ with his track Kemama, pushing Elis Mraz & Čis T into second place. After the cancellation of the 2020 Contest, Benny Cristo was one of the first artists to receive a no-strings invitation from their home broadcaster to return with a new entry the following year.