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Event

Artist

Hannah

Song

Straight Into Love lyrics | lyrics in French

Composer(s)

Hannah Mancini, Gregor Zemljic, Erik Margan, Matija Rodic

Writer(s)

Hannah Mancini, Marko Primuzak

Event Points Place
Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (1)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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About Hannah

Hannah, singer, composer and lyricist, has appeared on Slovene musical stages and on TV screens for a number of years. She also appeared in international music theatres like the Radio City Music Hall, the Universal Amphitheatre and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

She has worked on numerous Disney movies, collaborating with top music authors and producers, such as Todd Chapman and the Grammy Award winner, Larry Klein, as well as the highly acclaimed American group Haute Chile, who used to perform as the opening act for Sheryl Crow and Seal. She has also worked as a backing vocalist with stars like Luis Miguel. Hannah, who is American-born and is currently busy writing music in Europe and Slovenia having moved here from the USA six years ago after marrying a Slovenian.

During this time she has appeared on the international productions of various albums and compilations, collaborating with DJ Umek (Vice Grip, Circle Records 2009; Dementia, Hell Yeah Records 2009), the DJ and producer Sare Havliček (three singles from the album Toscana Nights, Nang Records 2010: Dreams in Light, Pleasure Storm and In/Out, and a single from her latest album Vibe on You, Nang Records 2011) and the Russian electronic music group D-Pulse (Highway to Saturn, Nang 2010).

Hannah has been the lead singer of the Xequtifz group for a number of years now, and with them she has recorded the Slovene and English versions of three radio hits. In 2011 she took part in the EMA Contest for the Slovene representative at the Eurovision Song Contest, performing the pop song You're The One (Sylvain, Mike Vale & Hannah). She didn't win, yet the song was a huge radio hit in Slovenia. She is currently working on her upcoming international albums (Don't Give A Damn by Mike Vale and Connect Us by Beltek).

Producers

Gregor Zemljič – producer, musician, DJ, sound editor and lecturer. He has been in the music production business and in similar fields for 25 years. His references cover almost every genre, style and form within the parameters of contemporary music. He has been working as a producer and sound editor with a number of internationally acclaimed musicians. His line of work is in creating integral musical profiles for promotional projects and also for TV shows. He continues to discover new sounds and musical territories in various experimental projects.

Erik Margan – multimedia producer, musician, DJ, sound editor and graphic designer. He has actively participated in the production of electronic dance music, and from time to time trying his hand at various other genres also. During the last four years he has also been involved in video production, post-production, graphic design and animation. He has done re-mixes for a number of well-known Slovene and international music performers. He also writes his own music and also writes music for other performers. He is actively involved in certain projects associated with the Jesenice-based video production firm MZP.

Matija Rodić – music producer from Zagreb with five years of experience in this field. His piece entitled Retroboost won him third prize in the category Dubstep at the international contest BeatPort. Among his outstanding professional hits was his music for the K-Mart promotional project (the composition entitled PhunkShock). He is the official re-mixer for some of the most successful and critically acclaimed Croatian musicians.

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