Hannah Mancini is trying to put her last-place finish at Eurovision 2013 behind her, and apparently that means ditching her birth name. The American-born, Slovenian singer has assumed the name “Stella Mercury” for a series of upcoming projects. “Don’t Give A Damn” proves that she is much more than the winner of our 2013 Pirates of the Sea Cruise Ship Award.  She flourishes with a more experimental sound, and uses the back-up of internationally acclaimed DJ Mark Vale to great effect. Yeah, sista.

Vale rose to prominence after Beatport included him on their 2013 DJs to Watch list. His remix of Prok & Fitch’s “Symphony” went straight to number one in the house charts, and he’s quickly become a staple of tastemakers in the underground. Hannah Mancini has been heavily involved in the dance, disco and electronic scene in Europe, particularly in Slovenia, for several years. She brought some fierce choreography to Eurovision 2013—not to mention a sexy black catsuit—but still finished sixteenth out of 16 countries in her semi-final.

Unfortunately Vale has disabled embedding of his videos—not a smart move if you wanna spread your music—but you can watch it here.

Vale has delivered a crisp number layered with club beats. It plays stronger in the Wehbba remix. He auto-tunes Mancini’s  Mercury’s voice in a way that makes it gel better with the electro drums. Although the track strips Mancini of her identity, it’ll keep the punters on the dancefloor. As someone’s mama once said: Never deny who you are unless it gets you somewhere.

Rating: 3/5

Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Wow, Hannah looks beuatiful. But unfortunately, Like Mei Finegold (Only angry), I think that Hannah is trying too hard to be like Queen Bey.

eurovicious
eurovicious
6 years ago

Hannah is awesome. One off-key performance shouldn’t kill a career. Hey, it hasn’t for Rihanna, Katy Perry, etc etc….

Thomas
Thomas
6 years ago

Stop judging one performance, people. Hannah is a great singer, artist and song writer who has quite an impressive list of other songs, all which she wrote. She unfortunately had an off performance on ESC. I’ve seen other live performances she did of her song on Youtube and she was great. It can happen to the best artists. I still love her..Go Hanna!!

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

Did she do backup for Tinkara Kova? at this year’s ESC? She co-wrote the song.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

Her live singing (bad) at last year’s ESC killed her campaign.

Duff
Duff
6 years ago

I’m pretty sure she mentioned that she has an artistic alter ego she calls “Stella Mercury” during the ESC 2013 season. Kind of like how Beyoncé has “Sasha Fierce”

David
David
6 years ago

She is an average artist.. Sadly