Oonagh (singer)

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  • Oonagh
  • Senta
Delliponti performing as Oonagh in 2015
Delliponti performing as Oonagh in 2015
Background information
Birth nameSenta-Sofia Delliponti
Born (1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 32)
Wolfsburg, West Germany
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Actress
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2003–present
LabelsUMG

Senta-Sofia Delliponti (born 16 April 1990 in Wolfsburg, Germany) is a German singer, songwriter and actress. Since January 2014, she used the stage name Oonagh (German pronunciation: [ˈuːnäːɣ]),[1] until she changed it to Senta in 2022.[2] Her signature musical style is inspired by the mystical lore of J. R. R. Tolkien's universe and by ethnic sounds throughout the world.[3]

Oonagh during a concert in 2015

Biography[edit]

Oonagh performing in 2015

Early life and education[edit]

Senta-Sofia Delliponti was born on April 16, 1990, in Wolfsburg, Germany, to Maik Delliponti and Elena Delliponti.[4] Her father is Italian and a pizza maker, and her mother is Bulgarian and a music teacher.[4] She was named after the actress Senta Berger and the capital of her mother's home country, Sofia.[4] She grew up in Gifhorn, Lower Saxony and has a younger brother.[4] At the age of 13, Delliponti made her first appearance on the casting show Star Search, during which she took second place in the category Music Act from 10 to 15 years.[4][5] With other candidates on the show, she released the single Smile, which made it to fifth place in the German music charts.[4][5] She released a second single entitled Mother with the winner of Star Search, Daniel Siegert, although it only made it to number 71 in the charts.[4][5] She appeared with Daniel Siegert on Die Schlager des Jahres 2003 (a compilation of hits of 2003).[4] She also sang one track on a Christmas album released by TV Allstars.[4] After completing her secondary school diploma in 2006, Delliponti was trained in acting and vocals at the Charlottenburg Acting School in Berlin from 2007 until 2010.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Oonagh during a 2015 performance in Freiburg, Germany

On 12 July 2003, Delliponti made her first appearance on the Talent Show Star Search on Sat.1. She participated in the category Music Act of 10 to 15 years and was able to prevail until the finale. Behind her associate act Daniel Siegert, she finished second on 10 August 2003.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Release Record Label
Oonagh 2014 Universal Music
Aeria 2015 Universal Music
Märchen enden gut 2016 Universal Music
Eine neue Zeit 2019 Universal Music

Singles[edit]

  • "Scheißegal" (2006)
  • "Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst" (2007) – Theme song for German series of Big Brother
  • "Gäa" (2014)
  • "Kuliko Jana - Eine neue Zeit" (2019)

Tours[edit]

  • Mit den Gezeiten Tour 2014 (2014)
  • Oonagh Tour 2015 (2015)
  • Oonagh Tour 2017 (2017)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senta-Sofia Delliponti". Gala.de. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  2. ^ mdr.de. "Sängerin geht neue Wege: Aus Oonagh wird Senta | Das Erste". www.mdr.de (in German). Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Oonagh - New Age Pop in Elvish". Dw.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Senta-Sofia Delliponti: Aktuelle News, Infos & Bilder | BUNTE.de". www.bunte.de. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d "Senta-Sofia Delliponti". gala.de (in German). Retrieved 27 June 2022.