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Hannah Leah Mancini (born 22 January 1980), also known as Stella Mercury or simply Hannah, is an American singer and songwriter who works and lives in Slovenia. She has been heavily involved in dance, nu disco and electronic scenes, there, and has had the opportunities to work with a diverse group of first-rate artists and producers in these genres. Hannah's first music industry experiences had her on multiple soundtracks for Disney films and the opportunity to collaborate with Grammy winning producer, Larry Klein. She also performed at Radio City Music Hall, Universal Amphitheatre and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
|Birth name||Hannah Leah Mancini|
|Also known as||Hannah|
|Born||January 22, 1980|
Fresno, California, U.S.
Mancini was the Slovene representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden and co-wrote the Slovene entry, "Round and Round" in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2009–2013: Early careerEdit
Being a singer and songwriter, she's lent her efforts and collaborated on projects with grammy winning producer, Larry Klein, top international DJ, Umek (Vice Grip; Circle Records 2009, Dementia; Hell Yeah Records 2009), DJ/Producer Sare Havlicek (3 singles off album, Toscana Nights – Nang Records 2010), one single from Sare's current album (Vibe on You: Nang Records 2011) and from the Russian electronic band, D-Pulse, their 2010 release, (Highway to Saturn, Nang 2010). She has also performed as the front singer in the nationally successful band, XEQUTIFZ for the last 4 years, which has yielded 3 radio hits, She recorded XEQUTIFZ songs in both Slovene and English versions. ('Anywhere With You'/'Dalec Stran' in 2009 and 'And We Danced'/'Bil je Ples' in 2010, and Walking Away in 2011). The music video released for the single, And We Danced, reached the #3 position on MTV Adria. Hannah also has current releases with Beltek (Connect Us, High Contrast Recordings, February 2013) and David Puentez, Kosta Radman and Vanillaz with their single (Back2Life, Tiger Records) the single was placed on a popular house compilation by top house label, Kontor Records (May 2013). More recently, Hannah developed the moniker, Stella Mercury, for more underground, less commercial dance releases. The first single released under Stella Mercury is a collaboration with Mike Vale ('Don't Give a Damn', Stealth Records) which was released in May 2013 and stayed on the Beatport house chart Top 10 for 3 months.
2013–present: Eurovision Song ContestEdit
Hannah was asked to represent Slovenia in Eurovision 2013. Before that, together with Sylvain and Mike Vale, she took part in the Slovenian national final for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Ti si tisti. It did not win the contest, but became a national hit. She was internally selected between several other singers/songs to represent Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö with the song "Straight Into Love". Although she did not qualify to the final, the song, an EDM track, was remixed by DJ/producer Denis Goldin released on Lovenest Records and also deep house DJ duo, WD2N. Currently Hannah is working with WD2N on a project in that genre. Mancini co-wrote the Slovene entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, "Spet/Round and Round", performed by Tinkara Kovač. That song did manage to get through to the final and placed 25th out of 26 countries.
- "Slovenia: Hannah to Malmö". ESCtoday.com. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- "Hannah Mancini gre naravnost v ljubezen" (in Slovenian). slovenskenovice.si. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- Vakselj, Mojca (12 December 2011). "Hannah Mancini: Slovenke si ne pustijo dvoriti" (in Slovenian). zadovoljna.si. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- "Svakinja Hannah Mancini srce oddala dekletu" (in Slovenian). slovenskenovice.si. 2013-10-09. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
|Awards and achievements|
| Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Spet/Round and Round"
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