And now for some news we know all y’all have been waiting for. Senit, the Eritrean from Bologna who represented San Marino at The Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, has changed her name. She has added the letter “h” smack in the middle, and will now be known as “Senhit”. She obviously thought the news would floor you, as she released a trailer to mark the announcement.
The self-affirmation continues in her latest single “Don’t Call Me”, when she tells her fans not to call her babe. Fortunately she won’t have to worry. Just like the self-appointed diva herself, the new song isn’t much to talk about. It’s reasonably catchy, but Sista doesn’t really enunciate. Thankfully the release comes with a lyric video. Having the lyrics on screen helps a great deal. The backing vocals echo the doo wop sound of the 60’s, but give it a fresh spin. Although Senhit’s vocal delivery doesn’t really grab me, the powerful chorus makes it interesting enough to hear her out.
In recent months, Senit–sorry, Senhit—has released tracks on YouTube that have only been searchable and viewable in Italy. Such a commercially senseless tactic can only suggest one thing: She’s using Italy as a testing ground for something bigger. Let’s hope that her follow up singles bring extra spice to the table.